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Explanation of Scripture, 1830 [D&C 74]

An explanation of the Epistle to the first Corinthians 7 Chapter & 14th verse given to Joseph the Seer at Wayne County

First permanent white settlement established, Mar. 1789. Created from Ontario and Seneca counties, 11 Apr. 1823. Bounded on north by Lake Ontario. County seat, Lyons. Erie Canal completed through southern portion of county, near Palmyra, by 1825. Population...

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. N.Y 1830
For the unbelieveing husband is sanctified by the wife & the unbelieveing wife is sanctified by the husband else were your Children unclean but now ere [are] they holy
Now in the days of the Apostles the law of circumcision was had among all the Jews which believed not the Gospel of Jesus Christ, & it came to pass that there arose a great contention among the People concerning the law of circumcision for the unbelieveing husband was desirous that his children should be circumcised & become subject to the law of Moses which law was [p. 60]
An explanation of the  first Epistle to the first Corinthians 7 Chapter & 14th verse1

Although JS altered a number of verses in 1 Corinthians 7 during his revision of the Bible in 1832, he did not revise verse 14. (See New Testament Revision 2, part 2, pp. 127–128 [Joseph Smith Translation, 1 Corinthians 7].)  


 given to Joseph the Seer at Wayne County

First permanent white settlement established, Mar. 1789. Created from Ontario and Seneca counties, 11 Apr. 1823. Bounded on north by Lake Ontario. County seat, Lyons. Erie Canal completed through southern portion of county, near Palmyra, by 1825. Population...

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John Whitmer likely created this heading when he copied the text into Revelation Book 1.  


For the unbelieveing wife husband is sanctified by the  wife & the unbelieveing wife is sanctified by the husband  else were your Children unclean but now ere [are] they holy3

This direct quotation of 1 Corinthians 7:14 may have been added by John Whitmer when he copied the document into Revelation Book 1. It does not appear in either copy of the document found in Revelation Book 2. (Revelation Book 2, pp. 94–95, 117.)  


Now in the days of the Apostles the law of circum cision was had among them all the Jews which believed  not the Gospel of Jesus Christ, & it came to pass that  there arose a great contention among the People concerning  the law of circumcision for the unbelieveing husband  was desirous that his children should be circumcised  & become subject to the law of Moses4

See Genesis 17:10–14.  


which law was [p. 60]
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Explanation of Scripture, Wayne Co.

First permanent white settlement established, Mar. 1789. Created from Ontario and Seneca counties, 11 Apr. 1823. Bounded on north by Lake Ontario. County seat, Lyons. Erie Canal completed through southern portion of county, near Palmyra, by 1825. Population...

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, NY, 1830. Featured version copied [ca. Mar. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, pp. 60–61; handwriting of John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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; CHL. Includes redactions. Fore more information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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