History, circa 1841, fair copy

until the translations was completed and copy  right secured. In the mean time, David, John,  and Peter Whitmer Jr. sons of Peter became our zeal ous friends and assistants in the work and  being very anxious to know the will of the Lord con cerning them after much solicitation I inquired of  the Lord through the Urim & Thummin and rec eived the following Revelations
1 A great and marvelous work is about to come  forth unto the children of men. Behold I am  God and give heed unto my word which is quick  and powerful sharper than a two edged sword  to the dividing assunder of both joints and ma rrows therefore give heed unto my word
2 Behold the field is white already to harvest  therefore whoso desireth to reap let him thrust in  his sickle with his might and reap while the  day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul  everlasting salvation in the Kingdom of God; Yea  whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap the  same is called of God; Therefore if you will  ask of me you shall receive if you will knock  it shall be opened unto you.
3 Seek to bring forth and establish my Zion. Keep  my commandments and endure to the end and you shall  have eternal life which gift is the greatest of all the  gifts of God. 4 And it shall come to pass that if you  shall ask the father in my name in faith beleiving  you shall receive the Holy Ghost which giveth utter ance that you may stand as a witness of the things  which you shall both have and see, and that  you may declare repentance unto this generation
5 Behold I am Jesus Christ the son of the living God who  created the heavens and the earth, light which cannot be  hid in darkness, wherefore I must bring forth the fullness  of my Gospel from the Gentiles unto the house of Israel  and behold thou art David and thou art called to assist [p. 41]
JS, History, [ca. 1841], fair copy; handwriting of Howard Coray; 100 pages; CHL.
See also source note for JS History, circa 1841, draft.