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Joseph Smith (1832): "and I saw the Lord and he spake unto me"

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Joseph Smith (1832): "and I saw the Lord and he spake unto me"

Joseph Smith recorded the following in his own handwriting:

a piller of fire light above the brightness of the sun at noon day come down from above and rested upon me and I was filled with the spirit of god and the Lord opened the heavens upon me and I saw the Lord and he spake unto me saying Joseph my son thy sins are forgiven thee. go thy way walk in my statutes and keep my commandments behold I am the Lord of glory I was crucifyed for the world that all those who believe on my name may have Eternal life [1]


  1. Joseph Smith Letterbook 1, pp. 1-6. This electronic text was copied from Wikisource. The editor notes that insertions are indicated like this and deletions are indicated like this. Text in blue is in Smith's own handwriting, the remainder in the handwriting of Frederick G. Williams. "History, circa Summer 1832," The Joseph Smith Papers.