receive knowledge from all those ancient records which have been hid up, that are sacred, and according to your faith shall it be done unto you. Behold it is I that have spoken it: and I am the same who spake unto you from the beginning.
Revelation given to , April 1829.
Behold I say unto you, my son, that because you did not according to that which you desired of me, and did commence again to write for my servant Joseph Smith jr even so I would that I you should continue untill you have finished this record, which I have intrusted unto him: and then behold, other records have I, that I will give unto you pow er that you may assist to translate. Be patient my son, for it is wisdom in me, and it is
not expedient that you should translate at this present time. Behold, the work which you are called to do, is to write for my servant Joseph; and behold it is because that you did not continue as you commenced, when you began to translate, that I have taken away this privilege from you. Do not murmur my son, for it is wisdom in me that I have dealt with you after this manner.
Behold you have not understood, you have supposed that I would give it unto you, when you took no thought, save it was to ask me; but behold I say unto you, that you must study it in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right, I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you: therefore, you shall feel that it is right; but if it be not right, you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a stupor of thought, that shall cause you to
forget the thing which is wrong: therefore you cannot write that which is sacred, save it be given you from me.
Now if you had known this, you could have translated; nevertheless, it is not expedient that you should translate now. Behold it was expedient when you commenced but you feared, and the time is past, and it is not expedient now: for do you not behold that I have given unto my servant Joseph sufficient strength, whereby it is made up? and neither of you have I condemned. Do this thing which I have you, and you shall prosper. Be faithful and yield to no
temptation. Stand fast in the work wherein wherewith I have called you, and a hair of your head shall not be lost, and you shall be lifted up at the last day. Amen.