Revelation, 25 December 1832 [D&C 87]

A Prophecy given Decm. 25th 18321

This heading may have been part of the original inscription. John Whitmer’s copy of the revelation in Revelation Book 1 contained a similar heading, “Prophecy or Commandments given Decem. 25. 1832.” (Revelation Book 1, p. 157, in JSP, MRB:291.)  

Verily thus saith the Lord, concerning the wars  that will shortly come to pass begining at the rebellion  of South Carolina which will eventually terminate  in the death and missery of many souls, and the  days will come that war will be poured out  upon all Nations2

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 34 [1 Nephi 14:15].
Comprehensive Works Cited



The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Palmyra, NY: E. B. Grandin, 1830.

begining at this place for [p. 32]
Revelation, [Kirtland Township, OH], 25 Dec. 1832. Featured version, titled “A Prophecy given Decm. 25th 1832,” copied [between 22 Jan. and ca. 27 Feb. 1833] in Revelation Book 2, pp. 32–33; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams; CHL. Includes redactions.