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Revelation, April 1829–D [D&C 9]

no thought, save it was to ask me; but behold I say  unto you, that you must study it out 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.
4 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, that 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 nei ther of you have I condemned.
5 Do this thing which I have commanded you,  and you shall prosper. Be faithful, and yield to no  temptation. Stand fast in the work 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. [p. 21]
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Revelation, Harmony, PA, Apr. 1829; in Book of Commandments, pp. 20–21.

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