Blessing to William W. Phelps, 22 September 1835

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with the fruit of the vine and with the fat of the olive, and he shall feed on the finest of the wheat; and because of his liberal soul the Lord will make him rich; even with treachers of gold, silver, precious stones, and with all precious metals. He shall be a wise lawyer in Israel; for he shall understand the law of the Lord perfectly; and the renowned among men shall acknowledge his superior wisdom pertaining to the laws of nations and of kingdoms. Behold, he shall have understanding in all sciences and languages, and with his brother <​​> shall write and arrange many books for the good of the , that the young may grow up in wisdom: these shall remain for a memorial unto their names, and the generations to come shall call them blessed. His days shall be prolonged upon the land of ; and when he is old and bowed down with many years, behold, he shall lift up his eyes and the heavens shall be opened upon him. He shall be lifted up at the last day, and his rest shall be glorious. Amen.
, clerk and Recorder.
Given Sept. 22, 1835, and recorded Oct. 3, 1835. [p. 15]
with the fruit of the vine and with the fat of the olive, and he shall feed on the finest of the wheat; and because of his liberal soul the Lord will make him rich; even with treachers of gold, silver, precious stones, and with all precious metals. He shall be a wise lawyer in Israel; for he shall understand the law of the Lord perfectly; and the renowned among men shall acknowledge his superior wisdom pertaining to the laws of nations and of kingdoms. Behold, he shall have understanding in all sciences and languages, and with his brother shall write and arrange many books for the good of the , that the young may grow up in wisdom: these shall remain for a memorial unto their names, and the generations to come shall call them blessed. His days shall be prolonged upon the land of ; and when he is old and bowed down with many years, behold, he shall lift up his eyes and the heavens shall be opened upon him. He shall be lifted up at the last day, and his rest shall be glorious. Amen.
, clerk and Recorder.
Given Sept. 22, 1835, and recorded Oct. 3, 1835. [p. 15]
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