And now I, Jacob, speak unto you again, my beloved brethren, concerning
this righteous branch of which I have spoken.
2 For behold, the
promises which we have obtained are promises unto us according to the
3 Wherefore, as it has been shewn unto me that many of our
children shall perish in the flesh because of unbelief.
God will be merciful unto many, and our children shall be restored
that they may come to that which will give them the true knowledge of
5 Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be
expedient that Christ -for in the last night the angel spake
unto me that this should be his name- should come among the
Jews, among those who are the more wicked part of the world.
6 And they
shall crucify him, for thus it behooveth our God.
7 And there is none
other nation on earth that would crucify their God.
8 For should the
mighty miracles be wrought among other nations, they would repent and
know that he be their God.
9 But because of priest-crafts and
iniquities, they at Jerusalem will stiffen their necks against him
that he be crucified.
10 Wherefore, because of their iniquities,
destructions, famines, pestilences and bloodsheds shall come upon
them, and they who shall not be destroyed shall be scattered among
11 But behold, thus saith the Lord God, When the day cometh that they shall
believe in me that I am Christ, then have I covenanted with their
fathers that they shall be restored in the flesh upon the earth unto
the lands of their inheritance.
12 And it shall come to pass that they
shall be gathered in from their long dispersion from the isles of the
sea and from the four parts of the earth.
13 And the nations of the
Gentiles shall be great in the eyes of me, saith God, in carrying
them forth to the lands of their inheritance.
14 Yea, the kings of the
Gentiles shall be nursing fathers unto them and their queens shall
become nursing mothers.
15 Wherefore, the promises of the Lord are great
unto the Gentiles, for he hath spoken it and who can dispute?
behold this land, saith God, shall be a land of thine inheritance and
the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land.
17 And this land shall be a
land of liberty unto the Gentiles and there shall be no kings upon
the land who shall raise up unto the Gentiles.
18 And I will fortify
this land against all other nations and he that fighteth against Zion
shall perish, saith God, for he that raiseth up a king against me
19 For I the Lord, the King of heaven, will be their king
and I will be a light unto them forever that hear my words.
20 Wherefore, for this cause, that my covenants may be fulfilled which I
have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while
they are in the flesh, I must needs destroy the secret works of
darkness and of murders and of abominations.
21 Wherefore, he that
fighteth against Zion, both Jew and Gentile, both bond and free, both
male and female, shall perish, for they are they who are the whore of
all the earth.
22 For they who are not for me are against me, saith our
23 For I will fulfill my promises which I have made unto the
children of men that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh.
24 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, thus saith our God, I will afflict
thy seed by the hand of the Gentiles.
25 Nevertheless, I will soften the
hearts of the Gentiles that they shall be like unto a father to them.
26 Wherefore, the Gentiles shall be blessed and numbered among the house
27 Wherefore, I will consecrate this land unto thy seed and
they who shall be numbered among thy seed forever for the land of
their inheritance, for it is a choice land, saith God unto me, above
all other lands.
28 Wherefore, I will have all men that dwell thereon
that they shall worship me, saith God.
29 And now my beloved brethren, seeing that our merciful God has given us so
great knowledge concerning these things, let us remember him and lay
aside our sins and not hang down our heads, for we are not cast off?
30 Nevertheless, we have been driven out of the land of our inheritance,
but we have been led to a better land, for the Lord has made the sea
our path and we are upon an isle of the sea.
31 But great are the
promises of the Lord unto they who are upon the isles of the sea.
32 Wherefore, as it says isles, there must needs be more than this and
they are inhabited also by our brethren.
33 For behold, the Lord God has
led away from time to time from the house of Israel according to his
will and pleasure.
34 And now behold, the Lord remembereth all they who
have been broken off, wherefore, he remembereth us also.
cheer up your hearts and remember that ye are free to act for
yourselves, to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of
36 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to
the will of God and not to the will of the devil and the flesh.
remember after ye are reconciled unto God that it is only in and
through the grace of God that ye are saved.
38 Wherefore, may God raise
you from death by the power of the resurrection and also from
everlasting death by the power of the atonement, that ye may be
received into the eternal kingdom of God, that ye may praise him
through grace divine.