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. Amen.
Revelation given to , April
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
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.