Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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have extended his arm and supported you against all the fiery darts of the adversary and he would have been with you in every time of trouble
Behold thou art Joseph and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord but because of transgression if thou art not aware thou wilt fall but remmember God is merciful therefore repent of that which thou hast done which is contrary to the commandment which I gave you and thou art still chosen and art again called to the work except thou do this thou shalt be delivered up and become as other men and have no more gift
And when thou deliveredst up that which God had given thee sight and power to translate thou deliveredst up that which was sacred into the hands of a wicked man who has set at naught the counsel of God and has broken the most sacred promises which were made before God and has depended upon his own strength judgment and boasted in his own wisdom and this is the reason that thou hast lost thy privileges for a season for thou hast suffered the counsel of thy director to be trampled upon from the begining
Nevertheless my work shall go forth for inasmuch as the knowledge of a saviour has come unto the world through the testimony of the Jews even so shall the knowledge of a saviour come unto my people and to the Nephites and the Jacobites and the Josephites and the Zoramites throug[h] the testimony their fathers and this testimony shall come to the knowledge of the Lamanites and Lemuelites and Ishmaelites who dwindled in unbeleif because of the iniquity of their Father’s whom the Lord has suffered to destroy their brethren the Nephites because of their iniquities and their abominations and for this purpose are these plates preserved which contain these records that the promises of the Lord might be fulfilled which he made to his people and that the Lamanites might come to the knowledge of their Fathers and that they might know the promises of the Lord and that they [p. [10], bk. 7]
have extended his arm and supported you against all the fiery darts of the adversary and he would have been with you in every time of trouble
Behold thou art Joseph and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord but because of transgression if thou art not aware thou wilt fall but remmember God is merciful therefore repent of that which thou hast done which is contrary to the commandment which I gave you and thou art still chosen and art again called to the work except thou do this thou shalt be delivered up and become as other men and have no more gift
And when thou deliveredst up that which God had given thee sight and power to translate thou deliveredst up that which was sacred into the hands of a wicked man who has set at naught the counsel of God and has broken the most sacred promises which were made before God and has depended upon his own judgment and boasted in his own wisdom and this is the reason that thou hast lost thy privileges for a season for thou hast suffered the counsel of thy director to be trampled upon from the begining
Nevertheless my work shall go forth for inasmuch as the knowledge of a saviour has come unto the world through the testimony of the Jews even so shall the knowledge of a saviour come unto my people and to the Nephites and the Jacobites and the Josephites and the Zoramites through the testimony their fathers and this testimony shall come to the knowledge of the Lamanites and Lemuelites and Ishmaelites who dwindled in unbeleif because of the iniquity of their Father’s whom the Lord has suffered to destroy their brethren the Nephites because of their iniquities and their abominations and for this purpose are these plates preserved which contain these records that the promises of the Lord might be fulfilled which he made to his people and that the Lamanites might come to the knowledge of their Fathers and that they might know the promises of the Lord and that they [p. [10], bk. 7]
Page [10], bk. 7