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Revelation, 22–23 September 1832 [D&C 84]

under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant even the book of Mormon and the former commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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which I have given them, not only to say but to do according to that which I have writen28

In January 1833, William W. Phelps devoted several pages of The Evening and the Morning Star to the Book of Mormon. In reference to this passage in the revelation, he wrote, “The inhabitants of Zion are brought under condemnation for neglecting the book of Mormon, from which they not only received the new covenant, but the fulness of the gospel. Has this been done for the sake of hunting mysteries in the prophecies? or has it come to pass by carelessness?” Phelps did not expound on the exact reason the Missouri Saints were under condemnation. (“Some of Mormon’s Teaching,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Jan. 1833, [4].)  


that they may bring forth fruit meet for there fathers kingdom otherwise there remaineth a scorge and a Judgment to be poured out upon the children 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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for shall the children of the kingdom pollute my holy land verily Verily I say unto you nay. verily, verily, I say unto you who now hear my words which is my voice blessed are you inasmuch as you receive these things for I will forgive you of your sins with this commandment that you remain steadfast in your minds in solemnity and the spirit of prayer in bearing testamony to all the world of those things which are communicated unto you, therefore go ye into all the world and whatsoever place ye cannot go into ye shall send, that the testamony may go from you into all the world unto every creature,29

See Mark 16:15.  


and as I said unto mine apostles even so I say unto you, for you are mine 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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, even Gods High priests

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

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ye are they whom my father hath given me, ye are my friends30

See John 15:14. Biblical accounts say that Abraham was a “Friend of God” and that the Lord spoke to Moses “as a man speaketh unto his friend.” (James 2:23; Exodus 33:11.)  


therefore as I said unto mine Apostles I say unto you again that evry soul who believeth on your words and are baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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by water for the remission of there sins shall receive the holy-ghost

After baptism, new converts were confirmed members of the church “by the laying on of the hands, & the giving of the Holy Ghost.” According to JS’s history, the first confirmations were administered at the organization of the church on 6 April 1830. By March...

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, and these signs shall follow them,31

The copy of this revelation in Revelation Book 2 changes “follow them” to “follow them that believe.” (Revelation Book 2, p. 26.)  


in my name they shall do many wonderful works, in my name they shall cast out devels. in my name they shall heal the sick in my name they shall open the eyes of the blind and unstop the ears of the deaf, and the tongue of the dumb shall speak, and if any man shall administer poison unto them it shall not hurt them, and the poison of a serpent shall not have power to harm them,33

See Mark 16:15–18; see also Revelation, July 1830–A [D&C 24:13]; and Revelation, 1 Nov. 1831–A [D&C 68:10].  


but a commandment I give unto them that they shall not boast themselves of these things, neither speak them before the world for these things are given unto you for your proffet and for salvation, verily, verily I say unto you he who believeth not on your words, and are not baptized by water in my name for the remission of there sins, that they may receive the holy ghost shall be damned and shall not come into my fathers kingdom where my father and I am and this revelation unto you and commandment is in force from this very hour upon all the world, and this gospel is unto all who have not received it, but verily I say unto all those to whom the kingdom has been given from you it must be preached unto them that they shall repent of ther former evil works for they are to be upbraded for there evil hearts of unbelief34

See Hebrews 3:12.  


and your brethren in 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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for there rebellion against you at the time I sent you,35

In April 1832, JS, Sidney Rigdon, Newel K. Whitney, and Jesse Gause traveled to Missouri to “sit in councel with the saints who are in zion otherwise satan seeketh to turn there hearts away from the truth.” After arriving in Missouri, JS held a council that resolved differences existing between Rigdon and Edward Partridge, and the minutes of that meeting indicate that “the hearts of all run together in love.” The reconciliation, however, did not last. And when JS returned to Ohio, he received two letters from William W. Phelps and John Corrill that suggested to him that “the devel had set to work . . . by stirring up your hearts (I mean those who were engaged in this wickedness) by raking up evry fault, which those eyes that are filled with beams could see in looking for motes in the eyes of those who are laboring with tender and prayerful hearts continually for there salvation.” (Revelation, 1 Mar. 1832 [D&C 78:9]; Minutes, 26–27 Apr. 1832; Letter to William W. Phelps, 31 July 1832.)  


and again I say unto you my friends, for from this time forth I shall call you friends, it is expedient that I give unto you this commandment that you become even as my friends in days when I was with them in travling to preach this gospel in my power for I suffered them not to have purse or scrip, neither two coats36

See Matthew 10:9–10; and Luke 10:4.  


behold I send you out to proove the world, and the Laborer is worthy of his hire37

See Luke 10:7; 1 Timothy 5:17–18; and Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:5].  


and any man that shall go and preach this gospel of the kingdom and fail not to continue [p. [3]]
under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant even the book  of Mormon and the former commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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which I have given them, not only to  say but to do according to that which I have writen28

In January 1833, William W. Phelps devoted several pages of The Evening and the Morning Star to the Book of Mormon. In reference to this passage in the revelation, he wrote, “The inhabitants of Zion are brought under condemnation for neglecting the book of Mormon, from which they not only received the new covenant, but the fulness of the gospel. Has this been done for the sake of hunting mysteries in the prophecies? or has it come to pass by carelessness?” Phelps did not expound on the exact reason the Missouri Saints were under condemnation. (“Some of Mormon’s Teaching,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Jan. 1833, [4].)  


that they may bring forth  fruit meet for there fathers kingdom otherwise there remaineth a scorge  and a Judgment to be poured out upon the children 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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for shall  the children of the kingdom pollute my holy land verily Verily I say unto  you na[y]. verily, verily, I say unto you who now hear my words which is  my voice blessed are you inasmuch as you receive these things for  I will forgive you of your sins with this commandment that you rem ain steadfast in your minds in solemnity and the spirit of p[r]ayer in  bearing testamony to all the world of those things which are commu nicated unto you, therefore go ye into all the world and whatsoever pl ace ye cannot go into ye shall send, that the testamony may go from  you into all the world unto every creature,29

See Mark 16:15.  


and as I said unto mine apos tles even so <I> says unto you, for you are mine Apos tles

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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, even Gods High priests

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

View Glossary
 ye are they whom my father hath given me, ye are my friends30

See John 15:14. Biblical accounts say that Abraham was a “Friend of God” and that the Lord spoke to Moses “as a man speaketh unto his friend.” (James 2:23; Exodus 33:11.)  


therefore as I said  unto mine Apostles I say unto you again that evry soul who believeth on your  words and are baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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by water for the remission of there sins shall receive the  holy-ghost

After baptism, new converts were confirmed members of the church “by the laying on of the hands, & the giving of the Holy Ghost.” According to JS’s history, the first confirmations were administered at the organization of the church on 6 April 1830. By March...

View Glossary
, and these signs shall follow them,31

The copy of this revelation in Revelation Book 2 changes “follow them” to “follow them that believe.” (Revelation Book 2, p. 26.)  


in my name they shall do  many wonderful works, in my name they shall cast out devels. in my na me they shall heal the sick in my name they shall open the eyes of the  blind and unstop the ears of the deaf, and the tongue of the dumb  shall speak, and if any man shall administer poison unto them it  shall not hurt them, and the poison of the <a> serpent shall not [have]32

TEXT: A later redaction in unidentified handwriting inserts “have” at this point.  


power to  harm them,33

See Mark 16:15–18; see also Revelation, July 1830–A [D&C 24:13]; and Revelation, 1 Nov. 1831–A [D&C 68:10].  


but a commandment I give unto them that they shall not boast  themselves of these things, neither speak them before the world for these things are given  unto you for your proffet and for salvation, verily, verily I say unto you  he who believeth not on your words, and are not baptized by water in my name  for the remission of there sins, that they may receive the holy ghost shall be  damned and shall not come into my fathers kingdom where my father and  I am and this revelation unto you and commandment is in force from  this very hour upon all the world, and this gospel is unto all who have not  received it, but verily I say unto all those to whom the kingdom has been given  from you it must be preached unto them that they shall repent of ther former  evil works for they are to be upbraded for there evil hearts of unbelief34

See Hebrews 3:12.  


and your  brethren in 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...

More Info
for there rebellion against you at the time I sent you,35

In April 1832, JS, Sidney Rigdon, Newel K. Whitney, and Jesse Gause traveled to Missouri to “sit in councel with the saints who are in zion otherwise satan seeketh to turn there hearts away from the truth.” After arriving in Missouri, JS held a council that resolved differences existing between Rigdon and Edward Partridge, and the minutes of that meeting indicate that “the hearts of all run together in love.” The reconciliation, however, did not last. And when JS returned to Ohio, he received two letters from William W. Phelps and John Corrill that suggested to him that “the devel had set to work . . . by stirring up your hearts (I mean those who were engaged in this wickedness) by raking up evry fault, which those eyes that are filled with beams could see in looking for motes in the eyes of those who are laboring with tender and prayerful hearts continually for there salvation.” (Revelation, 1 Mar. 1832 [D&C 78:9]; Minutes, 26–27 Apr. 1832; Letter to William W. Phelps, 31 July 1832.)  


and again  I say unto you my friends, for from this time forth I shall call you friends, it is  expedient that I give unto you this commandment that you become even as my  friends in days when I was with them in travling to preach this gospel in my po wer for I suffered them not to have purse or scrip, neither two coats36

See Matthew 10:9–10; and Luke 10:4.  


behold I send  you out to proove the world, and the Laborer is worthy of his hire37

See Luke 10:7; 1 Timothy 5:17–18; and Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:5].  


and any man  that shall go and preach this gospel of the kingdom and fail not to continue [p. [3]]
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; six pages; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes redactions, docket, and archival marking.
Three leaves, measuring 9⅞ × 8¼ inches (25 × 21 cm). Inscribed in a homemade manuscript book. Along the left margin are ten holes from an unevenly sewn binding; the threads are not extant. Each of the leaves has a vertical compression mark at the edge of its former binding. The revelation was subsequently removed from its binding, folded in half, and then tri-folded. The verso of the last page contains a graphite docket in the handwriting of Newel K. Whitney

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| Sept 23. 1832”. Several textual redactions in ink are in an unidentified handwriting. The pages are brittle and have marked moisture damage.
This and several other revelations, along with many other personal and institutional documents kept by Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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, were inherited by his daughter Mary Jane Whitney, who married Isaac Groo. This collection was passed down in the Groo family and donated by members of the family to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University during the period 1969–1974.1

Andrus et al., “Register of the Newel Kimball Whitney Papers, 1825–1906,” 5–6.  


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