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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

me, and I in you: wherefore I am in your  midst; and I am the good Shepherd, (and the  stone of Israel: He that buildeth upon this  rock shall never fall,) and the day cometh  that you shall hear my voice and see me, and  know that I am. Watch, therefore, that ye  may be ready; even so: Amen.
 

Revelation, 1 August 1831 [D&C 58]

SECTION XVIII.
 
Revelation given in Zion, August, 1831.
 
1 Hearken O ye elders of my church, and  give ear to my word, and learn of me what I  will concerning you, and also concerning this  land unto which I have sent you: for verily I  say unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my  commandments, whether in life or death; and  he that is faithful in tribulation the reward of  the same is greater in the kingdom of heaven.
2 Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes,  for the present time, the design of your God  concerning those things which shall come  hereafter, and the glory which shall follow, af ter much tribulation. For after much tribu lation cometh the blessings. Wherefore, the  day cometh that ye shall be crowned with  much glory, the hour is not yet but is nigh at  hand.
3 Remember this which I tell you before,  that you may lay it to heart, and receive that  which shall follow. Behold, verily I say unto  you, for this cause I have sent you that you  might be obedient, and that your hearts might  be prepared to bear testimony of the things [p. 194]
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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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