THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 40

Revelation to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon
Fayette, New York, January 1831

Satan stole James Covill from Jesus
Absurdity Intolerance Injustice 40:1-3

1 Behold, verily I say unto you, that the heart of my servant James Covel was right before me, for he covenanted with me that he would obey my word.

Things were good between me [Jesus] and James Covel. [1]

He said he'd obey me.

2 And he received the word with gladness, but straightway Satan tempted him; and the fear of persecution and the cares of the world caused him to reject the word.

But Satan tempted him and he rejected the word.

3 Wherefore he broke my covenant, and it remaineth with me to do with him as seemeth me good. Amen.

So he broke our agreement.

Now I have to decide what to do to him.

Amen.