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Revelation, 13 August 1831 [D&C 62]

65 Commandment
given Aug 13th. 1831  on the Bank of the river Missorie at a meeting of  some of the Elders which had not yet arived at their Journeys end &c
Behold & hearken oh ye Elders of my Church saith the Lord your  God even Jesus Christ your advocate who knoweth the weakness  of man & how to sucour they that are tempted & verily mine eyes  are upon you those who have not as yet gone up unto the Land of  Zion wherefore your mission is not yet full nevertheless ye are blessed  for the testimony which ye have borne is recorded in heaven for the  Angels to look upon & they rejoice over you & your sins are forgiven  you & now continue your Journey assemble yourselves upon the  land of Zion & hold a meeting & rejoice together & offer a sacrament  unto the most high & then you may return to bear record yea even  all together or two by two as seemeth you good it mattereth not unto  me only be faithfull & declare glad tidings unto the inhabitants  of the Earth or among the Congregations of the wicked Behold I  the Lord have brought you together that the promise might be  fulfilled that the faithfull among you should be preserved &  rejoice together in the Land of Missorie I the Lord promised the  faithfull, & cannot lie I the Lord am willing if any among  you desireth to ride upon horses or upon mules or in chariots  shall receive this blessing if he receive it from the hand of the  Lord with <a> thankfullness hearts in all things these things remain  with you to do according to Judgement & the directions of the spirit  Behold the kingdom is yours And Behold & lo I am with the  faithfull always even so Amen—— [p. 104]
In summer 1831, JS traveled to western Missouri and spent nearly a month there. After consecrating land for Zion, the New Jerusalem, and its temple, JS prepared to return to Kirtland, Ohio. During the trip back to Ohio, JS’s party had a chance meeting with his brother Hyrum and three others on their way to Jackson County, Missouri. This revelation urged Hyrum Smith and his companions to continue to Zion in fulfillment of the revelation that originally commissioned their journey.
In September 1831, John Whitmer copied the text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “65 Commandment given Aug. 13th 1831.” The 1833 Book of Commandments dates it to August 1831 on the bank of the Missouri River, while the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the same date but no location.

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