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Passage: Jacob 2:69 - Jacob 3:19
69 These plates are called the plates of Jacob and they were made by the hand of Nephi;
70 And I make an end of speaking these words.
1 Now behold, it came to pass that I, Jacob, having ministered much unto my people in word, And I cannot write but a little of my words because of the difficulty of engraving our words upon plates, And we know that the things which we write upon plates must remain,
2 But whatsoever things we write upon anything, save it be upon plates, must perish and vanish away, But we can write a few words upon plates which will give our children, and also our beloved brethren, a small degree of knowledge concerning us, or concerning their fathers.
3 Now in this thing we do rejoice, And we labor diligently to engraven these words upon plates, hoping that our beloved brethren and our children will receive them with thankful hearts, And look upon them, that they may learn with joy and not with sorrow, neither with contempt, concerning their first parents.
4 For, for this intent have we written these things: That they may know that we knew of Christ and we had a hope of His glory many hundred years before His coming, And not only we ourselves had a hope of His glory, but also all the holy prophets which were before us.
5 Behold, they believed in Christ and worshipped the Father in His name, And also we worship the Father in His name,
6 And for this intent we keep the law of Moses, it pointing our souls to Him; And for this cause it is sanctified unto us for righteousness, Even as it was accounted unto Abraham in the wilderness to be obedient unto the commands of God in offering up his son Isaac, which was a similitude of God and His Only Begotten Son.
7 Wherefore, we search the prophets, And we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy, And having all these witnesses, we obtain a hope, And our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus, And the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea;
8 Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness, that we may know that it is by His grace and His great condescensions unto the children of men that we have power to do these things.
9 Behold, great and marvelous are the works of the Lord!
10 How unsearchable are the depths of the mysteries of Him! And it is impossible that man should find out all His ways;
11 And no man knoweth of His ways, save it be revealed unto him; Wherefore brethren, despise not the revelations of God.
12 For behold, by the power of His word man came upon the face of the earth, Which earth was created by the power of His word;
13 Wherefore, if God being able to speak and the world was, and to speak and man was created, O then, why not able to command the earth, or the workmanship of His hands upon the face of it, according to His will and pleasure?
14 Wherefore brethren, seek not to counsel the Lord, but to take counsel from His hand;
15 For behold, ye yourselves know that He counseleth in wisdom and in justice and in great mercy over all His works;
16 Wherefore beloved brethren, be reconciled unto Him through the atonement of Christ, His Only Begotten Son,
17 That ye may obtain a resurrection, according to the power of the resurrection which is in Christ, And be presented as the firstfruits of Christ unto God, Having faith and obtained a good hope of glory in Him before He manifesteth Himself in the flesh.
18 And now beloved, marvel not that I tell you these things, For why not speak of the atonement of Christ and attain to a perfect knowledge of Him, as to attain to the knowl- edge of a resurrection and the world to come?
19 Behold, my brethren, he that prophesieth, let him prophesy to the understanding of men, For the Spirit speaketh the truth and lieth not;
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