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Blessing for William W. Phelps, 22 September 1835

Blessed of the Lord is brother Phelps, -[William W. Phelps]- for he shall have the desires of his heart in the gift that pertain eth to writing the law of God, and in being an instrument in assisting to lift up an ensign to the nations. And accor ding to the greatness of the desires of his soul, for blessings upon his friends, so shall the blessings of the Lord come upon  him to the uttermost. The Lord will chasten him because he taketh honor to himself, and when his Soul is greatly  humbled he will forsake the evil; then shall the light of the Lord break upon him as at noon-day, and in him shall  be no darkness so great is the glory that shall come upon him. And blessed is his name among all nations. He  shall have part in that that coucheth beneath: and it shall be revealed unto him things by the hand of the Lord’s an nointed that have been kept secret from the foundation of the world, concerning the last days. And he shall be a bles sing unto his posterity from generation to generation, and shall be satisfied in beholding his enemies cut off out  of the earth. He shall be filled with a fulness of the good things of the earth: with houses and with lands, [p. 14]
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Blessing, JS to William W. Phelps, Kirtland, OH, 22 Sept. 1835; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery; in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, pp. 14–15; CHL.

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