you, according to my .
3 And now behold I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth to unto you, will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen.
Revelation given to at , Seneca County, New York. June 1829.
1 Hearken my servant , and listen to the words of Jesus Christ, your Lord and your Redeemer, for behold I speak unto you with sharpness and with power, for mine arm is over all the earth, and I will tell <thee> that which no man knoweth save thee <me> and thee alone: for many times you have desired of me to know that which would be of the most worth unto you 2 Behold, blessed are you for this thing, and for
speaking my words which I have given you according to my commandments:
3 And now behold I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you, will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen.
We found the people of in general friendly and disposed to enquire into the truth of these strange matters which now began to be noised abroad: Many opened their houses to us in order that we might have an opportunity of meeting with our friends for the purposes of instruction and explanation. We met with many from time to time, who were willing to hear us, and wishful to find out the truth as it is in Christ Jesus, and apparently willing to obey the
Gospel when once fairly convinced and satisfied in their own minds; and in this same month of June, my brother , , and were , <in Seneca lake> the two former by myself; the latter by —
From this time forth many became believers, and were baptized, whilst we con tinued to instruct and persuade as many as <applied> for information.
In th[e] course of the work of we ascertained that three special witnesses were to be provided by the Lord, to whom he would grant, that they should see the plates from which this work (the Book of Mormon) should be translated, and that these witnesses should bear record of the same; as will be found, recorded, Book of Mormon First edition <second book of Nephi, chap. 11.> Page 110. and second edition Page [blank]. <third european edition section 17, page 102.>
Almost immediately after we had made this discovery, it occurred to , , and the aforementioned (who had came to enquire after our progress in the work) that they would have me enquire of the Lord, to know if they might not obtain of him to be these three special witnesses; and finally they became so very solicitous, and teazed me so much, that at length <I> complied, and through the Urim and Thummin, I obtained of
the Lord for them the folowing Revelation. [p. 23]