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Revelation, 11 September 1831 [D&C 64]

to pass in its time wherefore be not weary in well doing25

See Galatians 6:9; and 2 Thessalonians 3:13.  


for ye are laying the foundation of a great work & out of small things proceedeth that which is great26

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 326 [Alma 37:6].  


behold the Lord requireth the heart & a willing mind & the willing & obedient shall eat the good of the Land of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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in these Last days27

See Isaiah 1:19.  


& the rebelious shall be cut off out of the Land of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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& shall be sent away & shall not inherit the Land for verily I say that the rebelious are not of the blood of Ephraim28

Ephraim was one of two sons of Joseph, son of Jacob, in the Old Testament. In discussing the duties of the “Elders of my Church,” an early August 1831 revelation echoed language from Deuteronomy 33:17 referring to the blessings pronounced by Moses on the tribe of Joseph. In October 1831, a revelation for William E. McLellin stated that he was “a true descendant from Joseph who was sold into Egypt down through the loins of Ephraim his Son.” A November 1831 revelation clarified that “the Children of Ephraim” were God’s servants who would help gather the scattered tribes of Israel to Zion before the second coming of Jesus Christ. (Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:1, 45]; McLellin, Journal, 29 Oct. 1831; Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:30–34]; see also Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831, in Revelation Book 2, pp. 95–97 [D&C 66].)  


wherefore they shall be plucked out Behold I the Lord have made my Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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in these last days like unto a Judge setting on a hill or in an high place to Judge the Nations for it shall come to pass that the inhabitants of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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shall Judge all things & all liars & hypocrites shall be proved by them & they which are not Apostles

A title indicating one sent forth to preach; later designated as a specific ecclesiastical and priesthood office. By 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery were designated as apostles. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church explained that an “apostle is an elder...

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shall be known29

See Revelation 2:2.  


& even the Judge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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& his councellors30

A previous revelation noted that part of Partridge’s “mission” was “to be a Judge in Israel like as it was in ancient days.” The revelation also declared that Partridge was to judge “by the assistance of his councillors.” John Corrill and Morley were appointed “assistants” to Partridge in June 1831. (Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:17–18]; Minutes, ca. 3–4 June 1831.)  


if they are not faithfull in their stewardship

One who managed property and goods under the law of consecration; also someone given a specific ecclesiastical responsibility. According to the “Laws of the Church of Christ,” members of the church were to make donations to the bishop, who would record the...

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shall be condemned & others shall be planted in their stead31

In an August 1831 letter, Partridge commented to his wife, Lydia, that “as I am occasionally chastened I sometimes feel as though I must fall.” (Edward Partridge, Independence, MO, to Lydia Clisbee Partridge, 5–7 Aug. 1831, Edward Partridge, Letters, 1831–1835, CHL.)  


for behold I say unto you that Zion shall flourish32

See Revelation, 7 May 1831 [D&C 49:25].  


& the glory of the Lord shall be upon her & she shall be an ensighn unto the People33

See Isaiah 11:10.  


& these shall come unto her out of every Nation under heaven & the days shall come when the Nations of the Earth shall tremble because of her & shall fear because of her terable ones34

See Isaiah 25:4–5; 29:5.  


the Lord hath spoken it amen
Given at Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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September the 11th. 1831 [p. 111]
to pass in its time wherefore be not weary in well doing25

See Galatians 6:9; and 2 Thessalonians 3:13.  


 for ye are laying the foundation of a great work & out of  small things proceedeth that which is great26

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 326 [Alma 37:6].  


behold the Lord  requireth the hearts & a willing mind & the willing & obedient  shall eat the good of the Land of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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in these Last days27

See Isaiah 1:19.  


 & the rebelious shall be cut off out of the Land of Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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& shall be  sent away & shall not inherit the Land for verily I say that the  rebelious are not of the blood of Ephraim28

Ephraim was one of two sons of Joseph, son of Jacob, in the Old Testament. In discussing the duties of the “Elders of my Church,” an early August 1831 revelation echoed language from Deuteronomy 33:17 referring to the blessings pronounced by Moses on the tribe of Joseph. In October 1831, a revelation for William E. McLellin stated that he was “a true descendant from Joseph who was sold into Egypt down through the loins of Ephraim his Son.” A November 1831 revelation clarified that “the Children of Ephraim” were God’s servants who would help gather the scattered tribes of Israel to Zion before the second coming of Jesus Christ. (Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:1, 45]; McLellin, Journal, 29 Oct. 1831; Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:30–34]; see also Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831, in Revelation Book 2, pp. 95–97 [D&C 66].)  


wherefore they shall  be plucked out Behold I the Lord have made my Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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in  these last days like unto a Judge setting on a hill or in an  high place to Judge the Nations for it shall come to pass that  the inhabitants of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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shall Judge all things & all liars &  hypocrites shall be proved by them & they which are not Apostles

A title indicating one sent forth to preach; later designated as a specific ecclesiastical and priesthood office. By 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery were designated as apostles. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church explained that an “apostle is an elder...

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 shall be known29

See Revelation 2:2.  


& even the Judge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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& his councellors30

A previous revelation noted that part of Partridge’s “mission” was “to be a Judge in Israel like as it was in ancient days.” The revelation also declared that Partridge was to judge “by the assistance of his councillors.” John Corrill and Morley were appointed “assistants” to Partridge in June 1831. (Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:17–18]; Minutes, ca. 3–4 June 1831.)  


if they are  not faithfull in their stewardship

One who managed property and goods under the law of consecration; also someone given a specific ecclesiastical responsibility. According to the “Laws of the Church of Christ,” members of the church were to make donations to the bishop, who would record the...

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shall be condemned & an oth ers shall be planted in their stead31

In an August 1831 letter, Partridge commented to his wife, Lydia, that “as I am occasionally chastened I sometimes feel as though I must fall.” (Edward Partridge, Independence, MO, to Lydia Clisbee Partridge, 5–7 Aug. 1831, Edward Partridge, Letters, 1831–1835, CHL.)  


for behold I say unto you  that Zion shall flourish32

See Revelation, 7 May 1831 [D&C 49:25].  


& the glory of the Lord shall be upon  her & she shall be an ensighn unto the People33

See Isaiah 11:10.  


& these shall  shall come unto her out of every Nation under heaven & the  days shall come when the Nations of the Earth shall  tremble because of her & shall fear because of her terable  ones34

See Isaiah 25:4–5; 29:5.  


the Lord hath spoken it amen
Given at Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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September the 11th. 1831 [p. 111]
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Revelation, Kirtland Township

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 11 Sept. 1831. Featured version, titled “67 Revelation Kirtland Sept 11th. 1831,” copied [ca. Sept. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, pp. 108–111; 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. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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