the Lord was angry with him who was my servant : and also, my servant : for they kept not the law, neither the : they sought evil in their hearts, and I the Lord with held my spirit. They condemned for evil, that thing in which there was no evil; nevertheless, I have forgiven my servant . And also my servant , behold he hath sinned,
and Satan seeketh to destroy his soul: but when these things are made known unto him them and they repent of evil the evil, they shall be forgiven.
4 And now verily I say, that it is expedient in me that my servant , after a few weeks, should return upon his business, and to his agency in the land of : and that which he hath seen and heard, may be made known unto my disciples, that they perish not. And for this this cause have I spoken these things. And again, I say unto you that my servant may not be tempted above that which he is able to bear, and counsel wrongfully to your hurt, I
gave commandment that this farm should be sold. I willeth not that my [servant] should sell his farm, for I the Lord willeth to retain a strong hold in the land of , for the space of five years, in the which I will not overthrow the wicked, that thereby I may save some; and after that day, I the Lord will not hold any guilty, that shall go, with an open heart, up to the land of Zion; for I the Lord requireth the hearts of the children of
5 Behold now it is called to day, (until the coming of the Son of man,) and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be (at his coming) for after to day cometh the burning: this is speaking after the manner of the Lord; for verily I say, to morrow all the proud and they that do wickedly shall be as stubble; and I will burn them up, for I am the Lords of hosts, and I will not spare any that remaineth in
Ba[b]ylon. Wherefore, if ye be lieve me, ye will labor while it is called to day. And it is not meet that my servants, and should sell their , and their possessions here, for this is not wisdom until the residue of the , which remaineth in this place, shall go up unto the land of Zion.
6 Behold, it is said in my laws, or forbidden to get in debt to thine en emies; but behold it is not said at any time, that the Lord should not take when he please, and pay as seemeth him good: wherefore as ye are agents, and ye are on the Lord's errand: and whatever ye do [p. 152]