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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

men in this generation; and then shall all things  be added thereunto.
11 Behold thou art Hyrum, my son; seek  the kingdom of God and all things shall be ad ded according to that which is just. Build up on my rock, which is my gospel; deny not the  Spirit of revelation, nor the Spirit of prophe cy, for wo unto him that denieth these things;  therefore, treasure up in your hearts until the  time which is in my wisdom, that you shall go  forth: behold I speak unto all who have good  desires, and have thrust in their sickle to reap.
12 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of  God: I am the life and the light of the world:  I am the same who came unto my own, and  my own received me not; but verily, verily I  say unto you, that as many as receiveth me,  them will I give power to become the sons of  God, even to them that believe on my name:  Amen.
 

Revelation, May 1829–B [D&C 12]

SECTION XXXVIII.
 
Revelation given to Joseph Knight, Sen. May,  1829.
 
1 A great and marvellous work is about to  come forth among the children of men: behold  I am God, and give heed to my word, which  is quick and powerful, sharper than a two- edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both  joints and marrow: therefore, give heed unto  my word.
2 Behold the field is white already to har vest, therefore, whoso desireth to reap, let him [p. 250]
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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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