herefore, I am in your midst, and I AM
the Good Shepherd, and THE STONE OF ISRAEL.
He that buildeth upon THIS ROCK
shall never fall." --- [D&C 50: 44]
hosoever cometh to Me, AND HEARETH MY SAYINGS, AND DOETH THEM,
I will show you to whom he is like:"
e is like a man which built a house, and digged deep, AND LAID THE FOUNDATION ON A ROCK:
and when the flood arose,
the stream beat vehemently upon that upon that house, and could not shake it: FOR IT WAS FOUNDED UPON A ROCK."
"49 BUT HE THAT HEARETH, AND DOETH NOT,
is like a man that without a foundation built
a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." --- [Luke 6: 47-49 - Bible]
ut Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked; thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness;
THEN HE FORSOOK GOD WHICH MADE HIM, AND LIGHTLY ESTEEMED THE ROCK OF HIS SALVATION. ... Of THE ROCK THAT BEGAT THEE
thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten GOD THAT FORMED THEE.
" --- [ Deuteronomy 32: 15 & 18 - Bible]
hen the Lord answered Job OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND,
and said, ... "
here wast thou when I LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH?
Declare, if thou hast understanding."
ho hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?"
hereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? OR WHO LAID THE CORNER STONE THEREOF;
"7 WHEN THE MORNING STARS SANG TOGETHER, AND ALL THE SONS OF GOD SHOUTED FOR JOY?
--- [Job 38: 1 & 4-7 - Bible]
which the builders refused IS BECOME THE HEAD STONE OF THE CORNER."
--- [Psalm 118: 22 - Bible]
esus saith unto them, Did you never read in the scriptures, THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THE SAME IS BECOME
THE HEAD OF THE CORNER
: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes." --- [Matthew 21: 42 - Bible]
nd it came to pass as He was alone praying, His disciples were with him: and He asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?"
hey answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others, say, that one of the old prophets is risen again."
e said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God."
nd He straightly charged the to tell no man that thing;"
aying, The Son of Man must suffer many things, AND BE REJECTED OF THE ELDERS AND CHIEF PRIESTS AND SCRIBES,
and be slain, and be raised the third day." --- [Luke 9: 18-22 - Bible]
"BUT FIRST MUST HE SUFFER MANY THINGS, AND BE REJECTED OF THIS GENERATION."
--- [Luke 17: 25 - Bible]
herefore it also contained in the scripture, BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHIEF CORNER STONE,
and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded."
"7 UNTO YOU THEREFORE WHICH BELIEVE HE IS PRECIOUS:
but unto them which be disobedient,"
"UNTO YOU THEREFORE WHICH BELIEVE HE IS PRECIOUS:
but unto them which be disobedient,"
"THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS DISALLOWED, THE SAME IS MADE THE HEAD OF THE CORNER,"
"8 AND A STONE OF STUMBLING, AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE, EVEN TO THEM THAT STUMBLE AT THE WORD,
whereunto also they were appointed." --- [1st Peter 2: 6-8 -Bible]
herefore thus saith the Lord God, BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION FOR A FOUNDATION A STONE, A TRIED STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER STONE,
A SURE FOUNDATION:
he that believeth shall not make haste." --- [Isaiah 28: 16 - Bible]
oreasmuch as ye know that you were not REDEEMED
with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation
received by tradition from your fathers;"
"19 BUT WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST,
as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot,"
ho verily was FOREORDAINED BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD,
but was manifest in these last times for you,"
--- [1st Peter 1: 18-20 - Bible]
ine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats; FOR THE LORD of Hosts HATH VISITED HIS
FLOCK THE HOUSE OF JUDAH,
and hath made THEM
as His goodly horse in the battle."
>UT OF HIM CAME FORTH THE CORNER,
out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together." --- [Zechariah 10: 3-4 - Bible]
"FOR IT IS EVIDENT THAT OUR LORD SPRANG OUT OF JUDAH;
of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning Priesthood."
--- [Hebrews 7: 14 - Bible]
ut behold, THE JEWS WERE A STIFFNECKED PEOPLE; AND THEY DESPISED THE WORDS OF PLAINNESS,
AND KILLED THE PROPHETS, AND SOUGHT FOR THINGS THAT THEY COULD NOT UNDERSTAND.
Wherefore, because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking beyond the mark, they must needs fall;
for God hath taken away His plainness unto them, and delivered unto them many things which they cannot understand, because they desired it. And because they desired it, God hath done it, that they may stumble."
nd now I, Jacob, am led on by the Spirit unto prophesying: for I perceive by the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that
BY THE STUMBLING OF THE JEWS THEY WILL REJECT THE STONE UPON WHICH THEY MIGHT BUILD AND HAVE SAFE FOUNDATION."
ut behold, according to the scriptures, THIS STONE SHALL BECOME THE GREAT, AND THE LAST, AND THE ONLY SURE FOUNDATION,
UPON WHICH THE JEWS CAN BUILD." --- [Jacob 4: 14-16 - The Book of Mormon]
nd they shall observe the covenants and church articles to do them, and these shall be their teachings, AS THEY SHALL BE DIRECTED BY THE
"14 AND THE SPIRIT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU BY THE PRAYER OF FAITH;
AND IF YE RECEIVE NOT THE SPIRIT YE SHALL NOT TEACH." --- [D&C 42: 13-14]
e worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: FOR SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS. ..."
he woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things."
esus saith unto her, I THAT SPEAK UNTO THEE AM HE." --- [John 4: 22 & 25-26 - Bible]
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