History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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From least unto greatest, and greatest to least,
The reward is exactly as promis’d in this.
70. These are they that came out for Apollos and Paul;
For Cephas and Jesus, in all kinds of hope;
For Enoch and Moses, and Peter and John;
For Luther and Calvin, and even the Pope.
71 For they never received the gospel of Christ,
Nor the prophetic spirit that came from the Lord;
Nor the Covenant neither, which Jacob once had;
They went their own way, and they have their reward.
72 By the order of God, last of all, these are they,
That will not be gather’d with saints here below,
To be caught up to Jesus, and meet in the cloud:—
In darkness they worshipp’d; to darkness they go.
73 These are they that are sinful, the wicked at large,
That glutted their passion by meanness or worth;
All liars, adulterers, sorc’rers, and proud;
And suffer, as promis’d, God’s wrath on the earth.
74 These are they that must suffer the vengeance of hell,
‘Till Christ shall have trodden all enemies down,
And perfected his work, in the fulness of times:
And is crown’d on his throne with his glorious crown.
75 The vast multitude of the telestial world—
As the stars of the skies, or the sands of the sea;—
The voice of Jehovah echo’d far and wide,
Ev’ry tongue shall confess, and they all bow the knee.
76 Ev’ry man shall be judg’d by the works of his life,
And receive a reward in the mansions prepar’d;
For his judgments are just, and his works never end,
As his prophets and servants have always declar’d.
77 But the great things of God, which he show’d unto me,
Unlawful to utter, I dare not declare;
They surpass all the wisdom and greatness of men,
and only are seen, as has Paul, where they are.
78 I will go, I will go, while the secret of life,
Is blooming in heaven, and blasting in hell;
Is leaving on earth, and a budding in space:—
I will go, I will go, with you, brother, farewell.
, Feb. 1843 Joseph Smith
25 February 1843 • Saturday
<​25​> Saturday 25 This morning brother Samuel C. Brown made me a present of a Gold Watch. Spent the forenoon in the City Council— the Council passed “An ordinance in relation to Interments” “An Ordinance in relation to the duties of City Attorney”: “An ordinance concerning a Market on Main Street”. resigned his Office as an Alderman and was elected to fill his place.
At three o clock the Council assembled after an adjournment for dinner, the subject of a [p. 1483]
From least unto greatest, and greatest to least,
The reward is exactly as promis’d in this.
70. These are they that came out for Apollos and Paul;
For Cephas and Jesus, in all kinds of hope;
For Enoch and Moses, and Peter and John;
For Luther and Calvin, and even the Pope.
71 For they never received the gospel of Christ,
Nor the prophetic spirit that came from the Lord;
Nor the Covenant neither, which Jacob once had;
They went their own way, and they have their reward.
72 By the order of God, last of all, these are they,
That will not be gather’d with saints here below,
To be caught up to Jesus, and meet in the cloud:—
In darkness they worshipp’d; to darkness they go.
73 These are they that are sinful, the wicked at large,
That glutted their passion by meanness or worth;
All liars, adulterers, sorc’rers, and proud;
And suffer, as promis’d, God’s wrath on the earth.
74 These are they that must suffer the vengeance of hell,
‘Till Christ shall have trodden all enemies down,
And perfected his work, in the fulness of times:
And is crown’d on his throne with his glorious crown.
75 The vast multitude of the telestial world—
As the stars of the skies, or the sands of the sea;—
The voice of Jehovah echo’d far and wide,
Ev’ry tongue shall confess, and they all bow the knee.
76 Ev’ry man shall be judg’d by the works of his life,
And receive a reward in the mansions prepar’d;
For his judgments are just, and his works never end,
As his prophets and servants have always declar’d.
77 But the great things of God, which he show’d unto me,
Unlawful to utter, I dare not declare;
They surpass all the wisdom and greatness of men,
and only are seen, as has Paul, where they are.
78 I will go, I will go, while the secret of life,
Is blooming in heaven, and blasting in hell;
Is leaving on earth, and a budding in space:—
I will go, I will go, with you, brother, farewell.
, Feb. 1843 Joseph Smith
25 February 1843 • Saturday
25 Saturday 25 This morning brother Samuel C. Brown made me a present of a Gold Watch. Spent the forenoon in the City Council— the Council passed “An ordinance in relation to Interments” “An Ordinance in relation to the duties of City Attorney”: “An ordinance concerning a Market on Main Street”. resigned his Office as an Alderman and was elected to fill his place.
At three o clock the Council assembled after an adjournment for dinner, the subject of a [p. 1483]
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