know of a surety that they are true for I have seen them: for they have been shown unto me by the power of God and not of man. And I the Lord him, my servant that he shall say no more unto them concerning these things, except he shall say, I have seen them and they have been shown unto me by the power of God: And these are the words which he shall say. But if he
deny this he will break the covenant which he has covenanted with me, and behold he is condemned. And now except he humble himself and acknowledge unto me the things the
things that he has done which are wrong, and covenant with me, that he will keep my commandments, and exercise in
me faith in me, behold I say unto him, he shall have no such views; for I will grant unto him no views of the things of which I have spoken. And if this be the case I command you, my servant Joseph, that you shall say unto him that he shall do no more, nor trouble me any more concerning this matter.
And if this be the case, behold I say unto thee Joseph, when thou hast a few more pages thou shalt stop for a season, even untill I command thee again, then thou mayest translate again. And except thou do this, behold, thou shalt have no more gift, and I will take away the things which I have entrusted with you <thee>. And now because I foresee the lying in wait to destroy thee: yea I foresee that if my servant
, humbleth not himself, and receive a witness from my hand that he will fall into transgression; and there are many that lie in wait to destroy thee <from> off the face of the earth: and for this cause that thy days may be prolonged, I have given unto thee the<se> commandments; yea, for this cause I have said, stop and stand still until I command thee, and I will provide means whereby thou mayest accomplish the thing which I have commanded
thee; and if thou art faithful in keeping my commandments, thou shalt be lifted up at the last day. Amen.
On the fifth day of Aprile Eighteen hundred and twenty nine came to my house, untill when I had never seen him. He stated to me that having been teaching school in the neighborhood where resided, and my father being one of those who sent to the school, he had went to board for a season at my father’s house, and while there the family related to him the circumstance of my
having received the plates, and accordingly he had came to make enquiries of me.
Two days after the arrival of (being the seventh of April) I commenced to translate the book of Mormon and he commenced to write for me, which having continued for some time I enquired of the Lord through the Urim and Thummin and obtained the following revelation.
Revelation given April 1829, to and Joseph Smith Jr..
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
joints to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow: therefore give heed unto my words.
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 who [p. 13]