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Old Testament Revision 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Who thou art, & from wence thou came? & he saith unto him <​them,​> I came out from the Land of Canaan, the land of my fathers, a land of righteousness unto this day; & my father taught me in all the ways of God. And it came to pass, as I Journied from the land of Canaan, by the Sea East, I beheld a vision; & lo, the Heavens, I saw. And the Lord spake unto <​with​> me, & gave me commandment; Wherefore, for this cause, to keep the commandment, I spake <​speak​> forth these words. <​/​> & Enoch continued his speech, saying, The Lord which <​16/​> spake with me, the same is the God of Heaven, & he is my God, & your God, & ye are my Brethren; And why council ye yourselves, & deny the God of Heaven. The Heavens that he made; the Earth is his footstool, & the foundation there of is his. Behold, he laid it, & hosts of men hath he broughht in upon the face thereof. & death hath come upon our Fathers; nevertheless, we know them, & cannot deny, And even the first of all men we know, even Adam; for a Book of rememberance we have written among us, according to the pattern given by the finger of God; & it is given in our own language. <​/​> And as Enoch spake forth the words of God, <​17/​> the people trembeled, & could not stand before <​in​> his presence. And he saith <​said​> unto them, because that Adam fell we are, & by his fall came death, & we are made partakers of misery & wo. <​/​> Behold, satan hath come among the Children of <​18/​> men, And tempteth them to worship him And men have become carnal, sensual & Devlish, & are shut out from the presence of God. <​but God​> hath made known unto our Fathers, that all men must repent. <​/​> And he called upon our <​19/​> father Adam, by his own voice; Saying, I am God; I made the world, & men before they were <​in the flesh.​> & he also said unto him If thou wilt turn unto me, & hearken unto my voice & believe, & repent of all thy transgressions, & be baptized, even by <​in​> water, in the name of mine only begotten Son, which <​who​> is full of grace & truth; which <​who​> is Jesus Christ; the only name which shall be given under Heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto the children of men, & ye shall <​receive the gift of the holy Ghost​> ask<​ing​> all things in his name, & whatsoever ye shall ask it shall be given <​you​>. <​/​> And our father Adam said <​spake​> unto the <​20/​> Lord & said why is it that men must repent & be baptized [p. 17]
Who thou art, & from wence thou came? & he saith unto them, I came out from the Land of Canaan, the land of my fathers, a land of righteousness unto this day; & my father taught me in all the ways of God. And it came to pass, as I Journied from the land of Canaan, by the Sea East, I beheld a vision; & lo, the Heavens, I saw. And the Lord spake with me, & gave me commandment; Wherefore, for this cause, to keep the commandment, I speak forth these words. / & Enoch continued his speech, saying, The Lord which 16/ spake with me, the same is the God of Heaven, & he is my God, & your God, & ye are my Brethren; And why council ye yourselves, & deny the God of Heaven. The Heavens he made; the Earth is his footstool, & the foundation there of is his. Behold, he laid it, & hosts of men hath he broughht in upon the face thereof. & death hath come upon our Fathers; nevertheless, we know them, & cannot deny, And even the first of all we know, even Adam; for a Book of rememberance we have written among us, according to the pattern given by the finger of God; & it is given in our own language. / And as Enoch spake forth the words of God, 17/ the people trembeled, & could not stand in his presence. And he said unto them, because that Adam fell we are, & by his fall came death, & we are made partakers of misery & wo. / Behold, satan hath come among the Children of 18/ men, And tempteth them to worship him And men have become carnal, sensual & Devlish, & are shut out from the presence of God. but God hath made known unto our Fathers, that all men must repent. / And he called upon our 19/ father Adam, by his own voice; Saying, I am God; I made the world, & men before they were in the flesh. & he also said unto him If thou wilt turn unto me, & hearken unto my voice & believe, & repent of all thy transgressions, & be baptized, even in water, in the name of mine only begotten Son, who is full of grace & truth; who is Jesus Christ; the only name which shall be given under Heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto the children of men, & ye shall receive the gift of the holy Ghost asking all things in his name, & whatsoever ye shall ask it shall be given you. / And our father Adam spake unto the 20/ Lord & said why is it that men must repent & be baptized [p. 17]
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