Preserved from Enemies by God — Eliza R. Snow (August 31, 1842)
He said that great exertions had been made on the part of our enemies, but they had not accomplished their purpose — God had enabled him to keep out of their hands — he had war’d a good warfare inasmuch as he had whip’d out all of Bennett’s host his feelings at present time were that inasmuch as the Lord Almighty had preserv’d him to day. He said it reminded him of the Savior, when he said to the pharisees, “Go ye and tell that fox, Behold I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.” &C.
He said he expected the heavenly Father had decreed that the Missourians shall not get him— if they do, it will be because he does not keep out of the way.Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, p. 80, The Joseph Smith Papers.
Enemies Can Be Close to You — Willard Richards (July 16, 1843)
. . . preached . . . concerning a mans foes being they of his own house. such as having secret enemies in the city— intermingling with the saints &cDiscourse, 16 July 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards–A, p. 2, The Joseph Smith Papers.