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Blessing for John Corrill, 22 September 1835

Blessed of the Lord is brother Corrill, -[John Corrill]- for the hand of the Lord shall be over him, and there are  none that surpass him in understanding pertaining to architecture: unto this end hath the Lord raised him up and  he shall yet stand upon the land of Zion and be greatly multiplied in the midst of her: for he shall build the house  of the Lord in Zion, and shall do a work that none other man understandeth to do, in building the houses of the Lord: It  shall be a gift unto him: he shall be enlightened by visions and dreams, and his soul shall be satisfied with the abundance  with which the Lord his God shall bless him: and his seed after him shall be blessed from generation to generation.  And his name shall be had in remembrance and be known among all nations; and it shall be said of him  among governors, rulers and kings: This man reared the temple of God in Zion. And he shall be reverenced because  of his great sagacity. His life shall be prolonged until he is very old. He shall be accounted among the wise  counsellors of Israel, and he shall hear the voice of the Lord his God, and receive counsel by the ministering of angels;  and shall be very terrible unto his enemies, and his soul shall be satisfied in seeing the wrath of God poured out  upon them to the uttermost. He shall have communion with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and with the spirits of all  men made perfect, and shall be caught up, whether in the body or out of the body, I cannot tell, God knoweth, he shall  be caught up to the third heaven and behold unuterable things. And thus shall the hand of God be upon him all the days of  his life, unto his joy and the satisfaction of his soul: and he shall have a crown of eternal life. And these are the  blessings that I want should come upon my brother Corrill. Amen.
Oliver Cowdery, [C]lerk and Recorder.
Given September 22, 1835, and recorded October 3, 1835. [p. 14]
Blessing, JS to John Corrill, Kirtland, OH, 22 Sept. 1835; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery; in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, p. 14; CHL.

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