Revelation, 1 November 1831–B [D&C 1]

<77 Revelation>
Given in Hiram Novm. 1st. 1831
A Preface or instructions upon the Book of Commandments which  were given of the Lord unto his Church through him whom he appoin ted to this work by the voice of his Saints through the prayer of faith  this church being organized according to the will of him who rules all  things on the Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord 1830
Hearken O ye People of my Church saith the voice of him who  dwells on high & whose eyes are upon all men yea verily I say hearken  ye People from afar & ye that are upon the Islands of the sea listen  to gether for verily the voice of the Lord is unto all men & there is  none to escape & there is no eye that shall not see neither ear that  shall not hear neither heart that shall not be penetrated & the rebelious  shall be pierced with much sorrow for their iniquities shall be spoken  upon the house tops & their seceret acts shall be revealed & the voice  of warning shall be unto all people by the mouth of my Deciples  whom I have chosen in these last days they shall go forth & none  shall stay them for I the Lord have commanded them Behold this is  mine authority & the authority of my servents & my preface unto the  Book of my Commandments which I have given them to Publish unto you  O Inhabitants of the Earth wherefore fear & tremble O ye People for what  I the Lord have decreed in them shall be fulfilled & verily I say unto  you that they who go forth bearing these tidings unto the Inhabitants of  the Earth to them is power given to seal both on Earth & in Heaven the  unbelieveing & rebelious yea verily to seal them up unto the day when  the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the wicked without measure  unto the day when the Lord shall come to recompence unto every man  according to his works & measure to every man according to the measure  which he has measured to his fellow man wherefore the voice of the Lord  is unto his fellow man unto the end of the Earth that all that will [p. 125]
During the first half of November 1831, JS held a series of conference meetings in Hiram, Ohio, at which the primary business was planning the publication of a compilation of revelations. This revelation, written as an introduction or preface to the collection, affirmed an apocalyptic conclusion to human history and declared God’s restored gospel to be the sole means of deliverance.
John Whitmer copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “77 Revelation,” and dated it to 1 November 1831 at Hiram, Ohio. The 1833 Book of Commandments and 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation as the preface to the published revelations without indicating a date or location.