THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 100

Perrysburg, New York, October 12, 1833

Sidney and Joseph: Say whatever you say in my name
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1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, my friends Sidney and Joseph, your families are well; they are in mine hands, and I will do with them as seemeth me good; for in me there is all power.

Joseph and Sidney, your families are well. They're in my hands.

I'll do to them whatever seems good to me. I have all the power.

2 Therefore, follow me, and listen to the counsel which I shall give unto you.

 

3 Behold, and lo, I have much people in this place, in the regions round about; and an effectual door shall be opened in the regions round about in this eastern land.

There's a lot of people around here.

And a door will be opened in the eastern land.

4 Therefore, I, the Lord, have suffered you to come unto this place; for thus it was expedient in me for the salvation of souls.

 

5 Therefore, verily I say unto you, lift up your voices unto this people; speak the thoughts that I shall put into your hearts, and you shall not be confounded before men;

Say whatever I put into your hearts.

6 For it shall be given you in the very hour, yea, in the very moment, what ye shall say.

You'll be told what to say.

7 But a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall declare whatsoever thing ye declare in my name, in solemnity of heart, in the spirit of meekness, in all things.

Here's a commandment for you: Say whatever you say in my name.

8 And I give unto you this promise, that inasmuch as ye do this the Holy Ghost shall be shed forth in bearing record unto all things whatsoever ye shall say.

If you do this, the Holy Ghost will be shed forth.

9 And it is expedient in me that you, my servant Sidney, should be a spokesman unto this people; yea, verily, I will ordain you unto this calling, even to be a spokesman unto my servant Joseph.

Sidney, you'll be the spokesman for Joseph.

10 And I will give unto him power to be mighty in testimony.

 

11 And I will give unto thee power to be mighty in expounding all scriptures, that thou mayest be a spokesman unto him, and he shall be a revelator unto thee, that thou mayest know the certainty of all things pertaining to the things of my kingdom on the earth.

Joseph will be a revelator to you.

12 Therefore, continue your journey and let your hearts rejoice; for behold, and lo, I am with you even unto the end.

 

13 And now I give unto you a word concerning Zion. Zion shall be redeemed, although she is chastened for a little season.

Zion will be redeemed, although she'll be chastened for a while.

14 Thy brethren, my servants Orson Hyde and John Gould, are in my hands; and inasmuch as they keep my commandments they shall be saved.

Orson Hyde and John Gould are in my hands.

If they keep my commandments, they'll be saved.

15 Therefore, let your hearts be comforted; for all things shall work together for good to them that walk uprightly, and to the sanctification of the church.

 

16 For I will raise up unto myself a pure people, that will serve me in righteousness;

I'll rasie up to myself a pure people.

17 And all that call upon the name of the Lord, and keep his commandments, shall be saved. Even so. Amen.

All that call upon the name of the Lord and keep his commandments will be saved. Amen.