9 Behold thou art
, and I have spoken unto thee because of
thy desires, therefore, treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful
and diligent in keeping the
of God, and I will incircle thee in the
arms of my love.
10 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the
same that came unto my own and my own received me not. I am the light which
shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
11 Verily, verily I say unto you, if
you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you
cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of
these things; did I not speak peace to your mind concering the matter?—
What greater witness can you have than from God? And now behold, you
have received a witness, for if I have told you things which no man
knoweth, have you not received a witness? And behold I grant unto you
a gift if you desire of me, to trans late even
as my servant
12 Verily, verily I say unto you, that there are records
which contain much of my gospel, which have been kept back because of the
wickedness of the people; and now I command you, that if you have
good desires, a desire to lay up treasures for yourself in heaven, then
shall you assist in bringing to light, with your gift, those parts of my
which have been hidden because of iniquity.
13 And now behold I give unto you, and also un to my
servant Joseph, the of this gift, which shall bring to light this ministry; and in the mouth of
two or three witnesses, shall every word be estab lished.
verily I say unto you, if they reject my words, and this part of my gospel
and ministry, bles [p. 16]