And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether withmany, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.
They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and
become another man’s, shall he return unto her again? shall not that
land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot withmany lovers; yet return again to me, saith the Lord.
And he shall confirm the covenant withmany
for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice
and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he
shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and
the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and withmany ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
Now, because Gideon withstood him with the words of God he was wroth with Gideon, and drew his sword and began to smite him. Now Gideon being stricken withmany years, therefore he was not able to withstand his blows, therefore he was slain by the sword.
Therefore, when he saw that they would not hear his words, he departed
out of their synagogue, and came over to a village which was called
Ani-Anti, and there he found Muloki preaching the word unto them; and
also Ammah and his brethren. And they contended withmany about the word.
And thus we see that except the Lord doth chasten his people withmany afflictions, yea, except he doth visit them with death and with terror, and with famine and with all manner of pestilence, they will not remember him.
Nevertheless, I am not well pleased withmany things; and I am not well pleased with my servant William E. McLellin, neither with my servant Sidney Gilbert; and the bishop also, and others have many things to repent of.
And our glorious Mother Eve, withmany of her faithful daughters who had lived through the ages and worshiped the true and living God.
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Even before they were born, they, withmany
others, received their first lessons in the world of spirits and were
prepared to come forth in the due time of the Lord to labor in his
vineyard for the salvation of the souls of men.