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Old Testament Revision 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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saying how is it the heavens weep and Shed fourth her tears as the rain upon the Mountains and Enoch said unto the heavens how is it that thou canst weep seeing thou art holy and from all eternity to all eternity and were it possable that man could number the particles of the earth yea and milions of earths like this it would not be a begining to the number of thy creations and thy curtains are stretch’d out still and yet thou art there and thy bosom is there and also thou art just thou art mercifull and kind forever thou hast taken Zion to thy thine own bosom from all thy creations from all eternity to all eternity and naught but peace justice and truth is the habitation of thy throne and mercy shall go before thy face and have no end how is it that thou cansts weep the Lord said unto Enoch behold these thy breatheren they are the workmanship of mine own hands and I gave unto them their knowledge in the day I created them and in the garden of Eden gave I unto man his agency and unto thy breatheren have I said and also gave commandment that they should love one another and that they should cho[o]se me their father but behold they are without effection and they hate their own blood and the fire of mine indignation is kindled against them and in my hot displeasure will I send in the floods upon them for my first <​feirce​> anger is kindled against them behold I am God man of holiness is my name man of Council is my name and endless and eternal is my name also wherefore I can stretch fourth <​forth​> my <​mine​> hands and hold all the creations which I have made and mine eye can peirce them also and among all the workmanship of mine hand there has not been so great wickedness as among thy breatheren but behold their sins shall be upon the heads of their fathers Satan shall be their father and misary shal[l] be their doom and the whole heavens shall weep over them even all the workmanship of mine hands wherefore should not the heavens weep seeing these shall suffer but behold these which thine eyes are upon shall perish in the floods and beho[ld] I will shut them up an a prison have I prepared for them and that which I have chosen hath plead before my face wherefor[e] he suffereth for their sins inasmuch as they will repent in the day that my chosen shall return unto me and untill that day they shall be in torment wherefore for this shall the heaven weep yea and all the workmanship of thine <​mine​> han[ds] and it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Enoch and told Enoch all the doings of the children of men wherefore Enoch knew and looked upon their wickedness and their misary and wept and stretched forth his arms <​& his heart swelled​> wide as eternity and his bowels yearned and all eternity shook and Enoch saw Noah also and his family that the posterity of all the sons of Adam <​Noah​> should be saved with a temporal salvation wherefore he saw that Noah built an Ark. and the Lord smiled upon i[t] and held it in his own hand but upon the residue of the wicked came the floods and swallowed them up [p. 17]
saying how is it the heavens weep and Shed fourth her tears as the rain upon the Mountains and Enoch said unto the heavens how is it that thou canst weep seeing thou art holy and from all eternity to all eternity and were it possable that man could number the particles of the earth yea and milions of earths like this it would not be a begining to the number of thy creations and thy curtains are stretch’d out still and yet thou art there and thy bosom is there and also thou art just thou art mercifull and kind forever thou hast taken Zion to thine own bosom from all thy creations from all eternity to all eternity and naught but peace justice and truth is the habitation of thy throne and mercy shall go before thy face and have no end how is it that thou cansts weep the Lord said unto Enoch behold these thy breatheren they are the workmanship of mine own hands and I gave unto them their knowledge in the day I created them and in the garden of Eden gave I unto man his agency and unto thy breatheren have I said and also gave commandment that they should love one another and that they should choose me their father but behold they are without effection and they hate their own blood and the fire of mine indignation is kindled against them and in my hot displeasure will I send in the floods upon them for my feirce anger is kindled against them behold I am God man of holiness is my name man of Council is my name and endless and eternal is my name also wherefore I can stretch forth mine hands and hold all the creations which I have made and mine eye can peirce them also and among all the workmanship of mine hand there has not been so great wickedness as among thy breatheren but behold their sins shall be upon the heads of their fathers Satan shall be their father and misary shall be their doom and the whole heavens shall weep over them even all the workmanship of mine hands wherefore should not the heavens weep seeing these shall suffer but behold these which thine eyes are upon shall perish in the floods and behold I will shut them up a prison have I prepared for them and that which I have chosen hath plead before my face wherefore he suffereth for their sins inasmuch as they will repent in the day that my chosen shall return unto me and untill that day they shall be in torment wherefore for this shall the heaven weep yea and all the workmanship of mine hands and it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Enoch and told Enoch all the doings of the children of men wherefore Enoch knew and looked upon their wickedness and their misary and wept and stretched forth his arms & his heart swelled wide as eternity and his bowels yearned and all eternity shook and Enoch saw Noah also and his family that the posterity of all the sons of Noah should be saved with a temporal salvation wherefore he saw that Noah built an Ark. and the Lord smiled upon it and held it in his own hand but upon the residue of the wicked came the floods and swallowed them up [p. 17]
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