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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

ye are blessed with: and ye must practice vir tue and holiness before me continually; even  so: Amen.
 

Revelation, 9 May 1831 [D&C 50]

SECTION XVII.
 
A Revelation given May, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my church, and  give ear to the voice of the living God; and  attend to the words of wisdom which shall be  given unto you, according as ye have asked  and are agreed as touching the church, and the  spirits which have gone abroad in the earth.  Behold, verily I say unto you, that there are  many spirits which are false spirits, which have  gone forth in the earth, deceiving the world:  and also satan hath sought to deceive you, that  he might overthrow you.
2 Behold I the Lord have looked upon you,  and have seen abominations in the church, that  profess my name; but blessed are they who  are faithful and endure, whether in life or in  death, for they shall inherit eternal life. But  wo unto them that are deceivers, and hypo crites, for thus saith the Lord, I will bring  them to judgment.
3 Behold verily I say unto you, there are  hypocrites among you, and have deceived  some, which has given the adversary power,  but behold such shall be reclaimed; but the hy pocrites shall be detected and shall be cut off,  either in life or in death, even as I will, and  wo unto them who are cut off from my church, [p. 190]
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The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. By Joseph Smith, President of Said Church. 2nd ed. Nauvoo, IL: John Taylor, 1844; 3–448; includes typeset signature marks and copyright notice. The copy presented herein is held at CHL; includes marginalia and archival markings.
All but the final gathering of this book was printed in octodecimo format on thirteen sheets that were cut and folded into thirteen gatherings of eighteen leaves (thirty-six pages) each. The final gathering comprises eight leaves (sixteen pages). The text block measures 5⅞ × 3⅝ inches (15 × 9 cm).
The copy of the book presented herein is in a presentation binding of red sheepskin with gilt edges. The volume measures 6 × 3⅞ × 1 inches (15 × 10 × 3 cm). The spine is stamped with gilt ornamental panels and “Doctrine | and | Covenants” and “J. Glenn.” in gilt. The front and back pastedowns, the front flyleaf, and the back flyleaf are single-sided marbled leaves featuring a shell pattern with brown body and veins of red and white. In this copy, the first leaf of the first gathering, which is blank in other extant copies, is missing. The verso of the front flyleaf has two inscriptions, the first in graphite and the second in ink: “RN 69025 | Vault | Book Area | M223.1 | D632 | 1844” and “Jane Glenn | from her friend | Leonora Taylor | Nauvoo Oct 27th | 1844”. The handwriting of the first inscription is unknown; Leonora Taylor inscribed the second.
As the aforementioned ink inscription indicates, Leonora Taylor, wife of early church leader and printer John Taylor, presented this book to Jane Glenn. The book came into the possession of the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints circa 1983.

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