1 Thus saith the Lord, verily, verily I say unto you my son, thy sins are a thee, according to thy petition, for thy prayers and the prayers of thy brethren have come up into my ears.
2 Therefore, thou art blessed from henceforth that bear the a of the kingdom given unto you; which b is coming forth for the last time.
3 Verily I say unto you, the keys of this a shall b be taken from you, while thou art in the world, neither in the world to come;
4 Nevertheless, through you shall the a be given to another, yea, even unto the church.
5 And all they who receive the a of God, let them beware how they hold them lest they are accounted as a light thing, and are brought under condemnation thereby, and stumble and fall when the storms descend, and the winds blow, and the b descend, and beat upon their house.
6 And again, verily I say unto thy brethren, Sidney Rigdon and a, their sins are forgiven them also, and they are accounted as b with thee in holding the keys of this last kingdom;
7 As also through your administration the keys of the a of the prophets, which I have commanded to be organized;
8 That thereby they may be a in their ministry for the salvation of Zion, and of the nations of Israel, and of the Gentiles, as many as will believe;
9 That through your administration they may receive the word, and through their administration the word may go forth unto the ends of the earth, unto the a b, and then, behold, and lo, they shall turn unto the Jews.
10 And then cometh the day when the arm of the Lord shall be a in power in convincing the nations, the b nations, the house of c, of the gospel of their salvation.
11 For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall a the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his own b, through those who are c unto this d, by the administration of the e, shed forth upon them for the f of Jesus Christ.
12 And now, verily I say unto you, I give unto you a commandment that you continue in the a and presidency.
13 And when you have finished the a of the prophets, you shall from thenceforth b over the affairs of the church and the school;
14 And from time to time, as shall be manifested by the Comforter, receive a to unfold the b of the kingdom;
15 And set in order the churches, and a and b, and become acquainted with all good books, and with c, tongues, and people.
16 And this shall be your business and mission in all your lives, to preside in council, and set in a all the affairs of this church and kingdom.
17 Be not a, neither confounded; but be admonished in all your high-mindedness and b, for it bringeth a snare upon your souls.
18 Set in a your houses; keep b and c far from you.
19 Now, verily I say unto you, let there be a a provided, as soon as it is possible, for the family of thy counselor and scribe, even Frederick G. Williams.
20 And let mine aged servant, a, continue with his family upon the place where he now lives; and let it not be sold until the mouth of the Lord shall name.
21 And let my counselor, even a, remain where he now resides until the mouth of the Lord shall name.
22 And let the bishop search diligently to obtain an a, and let him be a man who has got b in store—a man of God, and of strong faith—
23 That thereby he may be enabled to discharge every debt; that the storehouse of the Lord may not be brought into disrepute before the eyes of the people.
24 Search a, b always, and be believing, and c things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly and remember the d wherewith ye have covenanted one with another.
25 Let your families be a, especially mine aged servant Joseph Smith’s, Sen., as pertaining to those who do not belong to your families;
26 That those things that are provided for you, to bring to pass my work, be not taken from you and given to those that are not worthy—
27 And thereby you be hindered in accomplishing those things which I have commanded you.
28 And again, verily I say unto you, it is my will that my handmaid Vienna Jaques should receive a to bear her expenses, and go up unto the land of Zion;
29 And the residue of the money may be consecrated unto me, and she be rewarded in mine own due time.
30 Verily I say unto you, that it is meet in mine eyes that she should go up unto the land of Zion, and receive an a from the hand of the bishop;
31 That she may settle down in peace inasmuch as she is faithful, and not be idle in her days from thenceforth.
32 And behold, verily I say unto you, that ye shall a this commandment, and say unto your brethren in Zion, in love greeting, that I have called you also to b over Zion in mine own due time.
33 Therefore, let them cease wearying me concerning this matter.
34 Behold, I say unto you that your brethren in Zion begin to repent, and the angels rejoice over them.
35 Nevertheless, I am not well pleased with many things; and I am not well pleased with my servant a, neither with my servant Sidney Gilbert; and the bishop also, and others have many things to repent of.
36 But verily I say unto you, that I, the Lord, will contend with a, and plead with her strong ones, and b her until she overcomes and is c before me.
37 For she shall not be removed out of her place. I, the Lord, have spoken it. Amen.
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