Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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seemed to be no earthly freind to succoror or to sympathize.
Under these circumstances Joseph felt a great desire to gratify the man’s feelings as far as it was justifiable to do so accordingly he enquired at the hand of the Lord concerning the Matter when he received a revelation which is contained in the book of doctrine and covenants Sec 33. Revelation given March 1829 Sec. 33— Revelation given March 1829.
<​1st. paragraph​> Behold I say unto you, that as my servant has desired a witness at my hand that you my servant Joseph Smith junior have got the plates of which I <​you​> have testified and borne record that you have received of me: and now behold, this shall you say unto him, He who spake unto you said unto you, I the Lord am God, and have given these things unto you, my servant joseph Smith Junior and have commanded you that you should stand as a witness of these things, and I have caused you that you should enter into a covenant with me that you should not show these them except to those persons to whom I command you and you have no power over them except I grant it unto you. And you have a gift to translate the plates and this is the first gift that I bestowed upon you and I have commanded that you should pretend to no other gift untill my purpose is fulfilled in this for I will grant unto you no other gift untill this <​it​> is finished— again paragraph 5 a And now <​again​> I speak unto you concerning the my servant Joseph concerning the that desires the witness Behold I say unto you concerning he exhalts himself and does not humble humble himself sufficiently before me but if he will bow down before me and humble himself in mighty prayer and faith in the sincerity of his heart then will I grant unto him a view of the things which he desires to see And then he shall say unto the people of this generation behold I have seen the things which the Lord has shown [p. [11], bk. 6]
seemed to be no earthly freind to succoror or to sympathize.
Under these circumstances Joseph felt a great desire to gratify the man’s feelings as far as it was justifiable to do so accordingly he enquired at the hand of the Lord concerning the Matter when he received a revelation which is contained in the book of doctrine and covenants Sec. 33— Revelation given March 1829.
1st. paragraph Behold I say unto you, that as my servant has desired a witness at my hand that you my servant Joseph Smith junior have got the plates of which you have testified and borne record that you have received of me: and now behold, this shall you say unto him, He who spake unto you said unto you, I the Lord am God, and have given these things unto you, my servant joseph Smith Junior and have commanded you that you should stand as a witness of these things, and I have caused you that you should enter into a covenant with me that you should not show them except to those persons to whom I command you and you have no power over them except I grant it unto you. And you have a gift to translate the plates and this is the first gift that I bestowed upon you and I have commanded that you should pretend to no other gift untill my purpose is fulfilled in this for I will grant unto you no other gift untill it is finished— again paragraph 5 And now again I speak unto you my servant Joseph concerning the that desires the witness Behold I say unto you he exhalts himself and does not humble himself sufficiently before me but if he will bow down before me and humble himself in mighty prayer and faith in the sincerity of his heart then will I grant unto him a view of the things which he desires to see And then he shall say unto the people of this generation behold I have seen the things which the Lord has shown [p. [11], bk. 6]
Page [11], bk. 6