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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap  while the day lasts, that he may treasure up  for his soul, everlasting salvation in the king dom of God: yea, whosoever will thrust in his  sickle and reap, the same is called of God:— therefore if you will ask of me you shall re ceive; if you will knock it shall be opened un to you.
3 Now as you have asked, behold I say un to you, keep my commandments, and seek to  bring forth and establish the cause of Zion.
4 Behold I speak unto you, and also to all  those who have desires to bring forth and es tablish this work, and no one can assist in this  work, except he shall be humble and full of  love, having faith, hope and charity, being tem perate in all things, whatsoever shall be intrus[ted]  to his care.
5 Behold I am the light and the life of the  world, that speaketh these words: therefore  give heed with your might, and then you are  called: Amen.
 

Revelation, June 1829–A [D&C 14]

SECTION XXXIX.
 
Revelation given to David Whitmer, June,  1829.
 
1 A great and marvellous work is about to  come forth unto 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. [p. 251]
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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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