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Revelation, 2 August 1833–A [D&C 97]

The word of the Lord unto Joseph Sidney [Rigdon]

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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and Frederick [G. Williams]

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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verily I say unto my friends I speak unto you with my voice, even the voice of my spirit, that I may shew unto you my will concerning your breatheren in the land of Zion, many of whom are trully humble, and are seeking dillegently to learn wisdom, and to find truth verily verily I say unto you blessed are all such for they shall obtain; for I the Lord sheweth mercy unto all the meek, and upon all whomsoever I will, that I may be justified when I shall bring them unto judgement.
Behold I say unto you concerning the school in Zion

A term occasionally used to refer to a Protestant seminary; specifically used by JS to refer to a school to prepare elders of the church for their ministry. A December 1832 revelation directed JS and the elders of the church in Kirtland, Ohio, to establish...

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, I the Lord am well pleased that there should be a school in Zion, and also with my servent Parley [P. Pratt]

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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, for he abideth in me and inasmuch as he continue to abide in me, he shall continue to preside over the school in the land of Zion, and I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings in expounding all scriptures

The sacred, written word of God containing the “mind & will of the Lord” and “matters of divine revelation.” Members of the church considered the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and JS’s revelations to be scripture. Revelations in 1830 and 1831 directed JS to ...

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, and mysteries to the edification of school and of the Church in Zion. And to the resedue of the school I the Lord am willing to shew mercy nevertheless there are those that must needs be chastened, and their works shall be made known, the axe is laid at the roots of the trees, and every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down and cast into the fire, I the Lord have spoken it: verily I say unto you; all among them who know their hearts are honest, and are broken, and their spirits contrite, and are willing to observe their covenent

A binding agreement between two parties, especially God and man. The term covenant was often associated with “commandments,” referring to revelation texts. The gospel, as preached by JS—including the need for faith, repentance, baptism, and reception of the...

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by sacrafice, yea, every sacrafice which I the Lord shall command them are all accepted of me; for I the Lord will cause them to bring forth as a very fruitfull tree, which is planted in a goodly land by a pure stream that yealdeth much precious fruit.
Verily I say unto you that it is my will that an house should be built unto me in the land of Zion like unto the pattern which I have given you. (which pattern we have sent to Zion in a former package) yea, let it be built speedily by the tithing

A free-will offering of one-tenth of a person’s annual interest or income, given to the church for its use. The Book of Mormon and JS’s revision of the Bible explained that “even our father Abraham paid tithes of one tenth part of all he possessed.” Additionally...

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of my people, behold this is the tithing, and the sacrafice which I the Lord require at their hand, that there may be a house

A sacred edifice that was “built unto the Lord.” In both the Bible and Book of Mormon, temples were built as places of worship. As early as 1830, church members expected to build a temple in the New Jerusalem, or city of Zion. Revelations in 1830 and 1831...

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built unto me for the salvation of Zion, and for a place of thanksgiving for all saints, and for a place of instruction for all those who are called to the works of the ministry, in all their several callings and offices, that they may be perfected in the understanding of their ministry, in theory, and principle, and in doctrine, in all things pertaining to the kingdom of God on the earth (the keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to mankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth “...

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of which kingdom have been confered upon you) And inasmuch as my people build an house unto me in the name of the Lord and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it [p. [1]]
The word of the Lord unto Joseph Sidney [Rigdon]

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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and Frederick [G. Williams]

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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 verily I say unto my friends I speak unto you with my voice, even  the voice of my spirit, that I may shew unto you my will concer ning your breatheren in the land of Zion, many of <whom> are trully humble,  and are seeking dillegently to learn wisdom, and to find truth verily  verily I say unto you blessed are all such for they shall obtain; for  I the Lord sheweth mercy unto all the meek, and upon all whom soever I will, that I may be justified when I shall bring them unto jud gement.
Behold I say unto you concerning the school in Zion

A term occasionally used to refer to a Protestant seminary; specifically used by JS to refer to a school to prepare elders of the church for their ministry. A December 1832 revelation directed JS and the elders of the church in Kirtland, Ohio, to establish...

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, I the  Lord am well pleased that there should be a school in Zion, and also  with my servent Parley [P. Pratt]

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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, for he abideth in me and inasmuch as he  continue to abide <in> me, he shall continue to preside over the school  in the land of Zion, and I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings  in expounding all scriptures

The sacred, written word of God containing the “mind & will of the Lord” and “matters of divine revelation.” Members of the church considered the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and JS’s revelations to be scripture. Revelations in 1830 and 1831 directed JS to ...

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, and myteries and mysteries to the  edification of school and of the Church in Zion. And to the  resedue of the school I the Lord am willing to shew mercy never theless there are those that must needs repent be chastened, and  their works shall be made known, the axe is laid at the roots  of the trees, and every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall  be hewn down and cast into the fire, I the Lord have spoken it  I the Lord have spoken it: verily verily I say unto you; all  among them who know their hearts are honest, and are broken, and  their spirits contrite, and are willing to observe their covenent

A binding agreement between two parties, especially God and man. The term covenant was often associated with “commandments,” referring to revelation texts. The gospel, as preached by JS—including the need for faith, repentance, baptism, and reception of the...

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by  sacrafice, yea, every sacrafice which I the Lord shall command them  are all accepted of me; for I the Lord will cause them to bring forth  as a very fruitfull tree, which is planted in a goodly land by a pure  stream that yealdeth much precious fruit.
Verily I say unto you that it is my will that an house  should be built unto me in the land of Zion like unto the pattern  which I have given you. (which pattern we have sent to Zion in a  former package) yea, let it be built speedily by the tithing

A free-will offering of one-tenth of a person’s annual interest or income, given to the church for its use. The Book of Mormon and JS’s revision of the Bible explained that “even our father Abraham paid tithes of one tenth part of all he possessed.” Additionally...

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of my  people, behold this is the tithing, and the sacrafice which  I the Lord require at their hand, that there may be a house

A sacred edifice that was “built unto the Lord.” In both the Bible and Book of Mormon, temples were built as places of worship. As early as 1830, church members expected to build a temple in the New Jerusalem, or city of Zion. Revelations in 1830 and 1831...

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 built unto me for the salvation of Zion, and for a place of thanksgi ving for all saints, and for a place of instruction for all those who are  called to the ministry works of the ministry, in all their several offices  callings and offices, that they may be perfected in the understanding of their mi nistry, in theory, and principle, and in doctrine, in all things pertaining to  [the] kingdom of God on the earth (the keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to mankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth “...

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of which kingdom have been given to you  confered upon you) And inasmuch as my people build an house unto me  in the name of the Lord and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it [p. [1]]
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Though addressed to JS, Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, and Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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, who were serving as the presidency of the high priesthood, this revelation provided direction and counsel to church members in Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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regarding the establishment of Zion. As was the case in 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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, Ohio, the Missouri church members were instructed to build a “house,” a structure for both for worship and education.
This revelation and another of the same date were included in a 6 August 1833 letter sent by Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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, and JS to church leaders in Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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. Edward Partridge

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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received the letter. Williams copied the text into Revelation Book 2 sometime between August 1833 and August 1834, identifying the setting as “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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2d. of August 1833.” 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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recorded a copy in Revelation Book 1 with the same identification. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation with a date of August 1833.

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