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SELECTIONS FROM THE
BOOK OF MOSES
CHAPTER 6
(November—December 1830)
  31 And when Enoch had heard these words, he abowed himself to the earth, before the Lord, and spake before the Lord, saying: bWhy is it that I have found favor in thy sight, and am but a lad, and all the people chate me; for I am dslow of speech; wherefore am I thy servant?

Footnotes
31a
Ex. 34: 8.
  8 And Moses made haste, and abowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
b
Ex. 3: 11 (10-21)
  11 ¶ And Moses said unto God, aWho am I, that I should go unto bPharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
c
Jer. 11: 19.
  19 But I was like a alamb or an ox that is brought to the bslaughter; and I knew not that they had cdevised ddevices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us ecut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
Matt. 10: 22.
  22 And ye shall be ahated of all men bfor my cname’s sake: but he that dendureth to the end shall be saved.
JS-H 1: 20.
  20 He again forbade me to join with any of them; and many other things did he say unto me, which I cannot write at this time. When I came to myself again, I found myself alying on my back, looking up into heaven. When the light had departed, I had no strength; but soon recovering in some degree, I went home. And as I leaned up to the fireplace, bmother inquired what the matter was. I replied, “Never mind, all is well—I am well enough off.” I then said to my mother, “I have learned for myself that Presbyterianism is not true.” It seems as though the cadversary was aware, at a very early period of my life, that I was destined to prove a disturber and an annoyer of his kingdom; else why should the powers of darkness combine against me? Why the dopposition and persecution that arose against me, almost in my infancy?
d
Ex. 4: 10.
  10 ¶ And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of aspeech, and of a bslow tongue.
Jer. 1: 6 (6-9)
  6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot aspeak: for I am a bchild.