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THE BOOK OF ETHER
CHAPTER 12
  27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their aweakness. I bgive unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my cgrace is sufficient for all men that dhumble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make eweak things become strong unto them.

Footnotes
27a
Jacob 4: 7.
  7 Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our aweakness that we may know that it is by his bgrace, and his great condescensions unto the children of men, that we have power to do these things.
b
Ex. 4: 11.
  11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who amaketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
1 Cor. 1: 27 (26-31)
  27 But God hath chosen the afoolish things of the world to bconfound the wise; and God hath chosen the cweak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
c
d
D&C 1: 28.
  28 And inasmuch as they were ahumble they might be made strong, and blessed from on high, and receive bknowledge from time to time.
e
Deut. 11: 8.
  8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be astrong, and go in and bpossess the land, whither ye go to possess it;
Joel 3: 10.
  10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am astrong.
Luke 9: 48 (46-48)
  48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my aname receiveth me: and whosoever shall breceive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be cgreat.
Luke 18: 14 (10-14)
  14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that aexalteth himself shall be abased; and he that bhumbleth himself shall be exalted.
2 Cor. 12: 9 (7-10)
  9 And he said unto me, My agrace is sufficient for thee: for my bstrength is made perfect in cweakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may drest upon me.
Heb. 11: 34.
  34 Quenched the violence of afire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made bstrong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
1 Ne. 14: 1.
  1 And it shall come to pass, that if the aGentiles shall hearken unto the Lamb of God in that day that he shall manifest himself unto them in word, and also in bpower, in very deed, unto the ctaking away of their dstumbling blocks—