Revelation, March 1829 [D&C 5]

against my words Behold I deliver them up unto Satan for  he reigneth & hath much Power at this time for he that hath  hath got great hold upon the hearts of the People of this  Generation & how far from the iniquities of Sodom and  Gomorrah do they come at this time & Behold the Swoard  of Justice doth hang above their heads & if they persist in the  hardness of ther hearts the time cometh that it must fall upon  them Behold I tell you these things even as I also told the People  of the destruction of Jerusalem & my word shall be verrified  at this time as it hath hitherto been verrified & now I com mand my Servant Joseph that he repenteth & walketh  more uprightly before me & yield to the perswations of men  no more & that he be firm in Keeping the commandments  which I have commanded him & if he do this Behold I grant  unto him Eternal life even if he should be slain. And  now I speak again concerning the the man that desireeth the Wit ness Behold I say unto him if he exalteth himself & doth not  humble himself sufficiently before me I will grant unto  him no such vews but if he will go out & bow down before  me & humble himself in mighty prayer & faith in the  sincerity of his heart then will I grant unto him a vew  of the things which he desireth to vew then shall he say un to the People of this Generation Behold I have seen the things &  I know of a surety that they are true for I have seen  them & they have been shone unto me by the Power  of God & I command him that he say no more except  I have seen them & they have been shone unto me by the  Power of God & these are the words which he shall say  but if he deny this he shall brake the covenant which  he hath covenanted with me & Behold he is condemn ed & now except he humble himself & acknowledge unto  me the things which he hath done that is wrong & cove nant with me that he will Keep my commandments  & exercise faith in me Behold I say unto him he shall  have no such vews for I will grant unto him no such vews  of which I have spoken & if this be the case I command him  that he shall do no more nor trouble me no more Con cerning this matter & if this be the case Behold I say unto  you Joseph when thou hast translated a few more [p. 2]
Revelation, Harmony, PA, Mar. 1829; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery; three pages; Newel K. Whitney Papers, BYU. Includes Newel K. Whitney endorsement.