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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may come, that thou O God may be glorified in heaven, so on earth, that thy enemies may be subdued; for thine is the honor, power and glory, forever and ever: Amen.
 

Section 25 • Revelation, circa 2 November 1831 [D&C 67]

SECTION XXV.
 
Revelation given November, 1831.
 
1 Behold, and hearken, O ye elders of my church, who have assembled yourselves together, whose prayers I have heard, and whose hearts I know, and whose desires have come up before me. Behold and lo, mine eyes are upon you; and the heavens and the earth are in mine hands, and the riches of eternity are mine to give. Ye endeavored to believe that ye should receive the blessing which was offered unto you, but behold, verily I say unto you, there were fears in your hearts; and verily this is the reason that ye did not receive.
2 And now I the Lord give unto you a testimony of the truth of these commandments which are lying before you: your eyes have been upon my servant Joseph Smith, jr.: and his language you have known; and his imperfections you have known; and you have sought in your hearts knowledge, that you might express beyond his language: this you also know: now seek ye out of the book of commandments, even the least that is among them, and appoint him that is the most wise among you; or if there be any among you, that shall make [p. 221]
go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may  come, that thou O God may be glorified in  heaven, so on earth, that thy enemies may be  subdued; for thine is the honor, power and  glory, forever and ever: Amen.
 

Section 25 • Revelation, circa 2 November 1831 [D&C 67]

SECTION XXV.
 
Revelation given November, 1831.
 
1 Behold, and hearken, O ye elders of my  church, who have assembled yourselves to gether, whose prayers I have heard, and whose  hearts I know, and whose desires have come  up before me. Behold and lo, mine eyes are  upon you; and the heavens and the earth are  in mine hands, and the riches of eternity are  mine to give. Ye endeavored to believe that  ye should receive the blessing which was of fered unto you, but behold, verily I say unto  you, there were fears in your hearts; and ver ily this is the reason that ye did not receive.
2 And now I the Lord give unto you a tes timony of the truth of these commandments  which are lying before you: your eyes have  been upon my servant Joseph Smith, jr.: and  his language you have known; and his imper fections you have known; and you have sought  in your hearts knowledge, that you might ex press beyond his language: this you also know:  now seek ye out of the book of command ments, even the least that is among them, and  appoint him that is the most wise among you;  or if there be any among you, that shall make [p. 221]
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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

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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, 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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