and eternal weight of glory; otherwise a greater condemnation: Amen.
Revelation given in , September 1842 1831
1 Behold, thus saith the Lord your God unto you, O ye of my , hearken ye and hear, and receive my will concerning you; for verily I say unto you, I will that ye should overcome the world;— wherefore I will that have compassion upon you. There are those among you who have sinned; but verily I say, for this once, for mine own glory, and for the salvation of souls, I have forgiven you your sins.
2 I will be merciful unto you, for I have given unto you the king dom: and the of the mysteries of the kingdom, shall not be taken from my servant Joseph Smith, Jr. through the means I have appointed, while he liveth, inasmuch he obeyeth mine . There are those who have sought occasion against him without cause; nevertheless he has sinned, but verily I say unto you, I the Lord forgiveth sins unto those who confess their sins. before me, and ask
forgiveness, who have not sinned unto death My disciples, in days of old, sought occasation [occasion] against one another, and forgave not one another in their hearts,— and for this evil they were afflicted, and sorely chastened: where fore I say unto you, that you ought to forgive one another, for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses, standeth condemned before the Lord, for there remaineth in him the greater sin. I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required
to forgive all men: and ye ought to say in your hearts, let God judge be tween [me] and thee, and reward thee according to thy deeds. And he that repenteth not of his sins, and confesseth them not, then ye shall bring him before the church, and do with him as the scripture saith unto you, either by commandment, or by revelation. And this ye shall do that God might be glorified, not because ye forgive not, having not compassion, but that ye may be justified in the eyes of the law, that
ye may not offend him who is your lawgiver.
3 Verily I say, for this cause ye shall do these things. Behold I [p. 151]