Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, March 1829, at the request of Martin Harris.
1 Behold, I say unto you, that as my servant a has desired a witness at my hand, that you, my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., have got the plates of which you have testified and borne record that you have received of me;
2 And now, behold, this shall you say unto him—he who spake unto you, said unto you: I, the Lord, am God, and have given these things unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and have commanded you that you should stand as a a of these things;
3 And I have caused you that you should enter into a a with me, that you should not b them except to those c to whom I commanded you; and you have no d over them except I grant it unto you.
4 And you have a gift to a the plates; and this is the first gift that I bestowed upon you; and I have commanded that you should pretend to no other gift until my purpose is fulfilled in this; for I will grant unto you no other gift until it is finished.
5 Verily, I say unto you, that a shall come unto the inhabitants of the earth if they will not b unto my words;
6 For hereafter you shall be a and go forth and deliver my b unto the children of men.
7 Behold, if they will not a my words, they would not believe you, my servant Joseph, if it were possible that you should show them all these things which I have committed unto you.
8 Oh, this a and b generation—mine c is kindled against them.
9 Behold, verily I say unto you, I have a those things which I have entrusted unto you, my servant Joseph, for a wise purpose in me, and it shall be made known unto future generations;
10 But this generation shall have my word a you;
11 And in addition to your testimony, the a of three of my servants, whom I shall call and ordain, unto whom I will show these things, and they shall go forth with my words that are given through you.
12 Yea, they shall know of a a that these things are true, for from heaven will I declare it unto them.
13 I will give them power that they may behold and view these things as they are;
14 And to a else will I grant this power, to receive this same testimony among this generation, in this the beginning of the rising up and the coming forth of my b out of the wilderness—clear as the c, and fair as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.
15 And the testimony of three a will I send forth of my word.
16 And behold, whosoever a on my words, them will I b with the c of my d; and they shall be e of me, even of water and of the Spirit—
17 And you must wait yet a little while, for ye are not yet a—
18 And their testimony shall also go forth unto the a of this generation if they b their hearts against them;
19 For a desolating a shall go forth among the inhabitants of the earth, and shall continue to be poured out from time to time, if they b, until the earth is c, and the inhabitants thereof are d away and utterly destroyed by the brightness of my e.
20 Behold, I tell you these things, even as I also a the people of the destruction of Jerusalem; and my b shall be verified at this time as it hath hitherto been verified.
21 And now I command you, my servant Joseph, to a and b more uprightly before me, and to yield to the c of men no more;
22 And that you be a in b the commandments wherewith I have commanded you; and if you do this, behold I grant unto you c, even if you should be d.
23 And now, again, I speak unto you, my servant Joseph, concerning the a that desires the witness—
24 Behold, I say unto him, he exalts himself and does not a himself sufficiently before me; but if he will b down before me, and humble himself in mighty c and faith, in the d of his heart, then will I grant unto him a e of the things which he desires to see.
25 And then he shall say unto the people of this generation: Behold, I have seen the things which the Lord hath shown unto Joseph Smith, Jun., and I a 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.
26 And I the Lord command him, my servant Martin Harris, 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.
27 But if he deny this he will break the a which he has before covenanted with me, and behold, he is condemned.
28 And now, except he humble himself and acknowledge unto me the things that he has done which are wrong, and covenant with me that he will keep my commandments, and exercise a 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.
29 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.
30 And if this be the case, behold, I say unto thee Joseph, when thou hast translated a few more pages thou shalt stop for a season, even until I command thee again; then thou mayest translate again.
31 And except thou do this, behold, thou shalt have no more gift, and I will take away the things which I have entrusted with thee.
32 And now, because I foresee the lying in wait to destroy thee, yea, I foresee that if my servant Martin Harris humbleth not himself and receive a witness from my hand, that he will fall into a;
33 And there are many that lie in wait to a thee from off the face of the earth; and for this cause, that thy days may be b, I have given unto thee these commandments.
34 Yea, for this cause I have said: Stop, and a still until I command thee, and I will b means whereby thou mayest accomplish the thing which I have commanded thee.
35 And if thou art a in keeping my commandments, thou shalt be b at the last day. Amen.