The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
88Hearken ye, O Rulers of America and the presidents of the Republics therein, unto that which the Dove is warbling on the Branch of Eternity: “There is none other God but Me, the Ever-Abiding, the Forgiving, the All-Bountiful.” Adorn ye the temple of dominion with the ornament of justice and of the fear of God, and its head with the crown of the remembrance of your Lord, the Creator of the heavens. Thus counseleth you He Who is the Dayspring of Names, as bidden by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. The Promised One hath appeared in this glorified Station, whereat all beings, both seen and unseen, have rejoiced. Take ye advantage of the Day of God. Verily, to meet Him is better for you than all that wheron the sun shineth, could ye but know it. O concourse of rulers! Give ear unto that which hath been raised from the Dayspring of Grandeur: “Verily, there is none other God but Me, the Lord of Utterance, the All-Knowing.” Bind ye the broken with the hands of justice, and crush the oppressor who flourisheth with the rod of the commandments of your Lord, the Ordainer, the All-Wise.
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Cross-References
American republics/presidents,   16
Bahá’u’lláh
advent of ,   K82, K85, K165, K177, n160
identifies with God,   K39, K86, K132, K134, K143, K163, K168, n160
Day(s) of God,   K80, K138
Exhortations to observe justice,   K134, K167, K187
Fear of God,   K64, K73, K120, K167
Kings (Crowned heads), addressed collectively,   K78-K79-K80-K81-K82-K83, K87
Oppression,   K73, K148
Promised One,   K35, n108, n160, n171
Study Guide
What instructions are given to the Rulers of America?
Complete this quotation:
Bind ye . . . ”