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Revelation, 3 January 1833 [D&C 88:127–137]

Kirtland January 3d. 1833. Revelation given to organize for a patern &c
The order of the house, of God prepared for the presedency,1

In the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, this passage reads, “prepared for the presidency of the school of the prophets.” (Doctrine and Covenants 7:39, 1835 ed.)
Comprehensive Works Cited

 

 

Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints: Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. Compiled by Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams. Kirtland, OH: F. G. Williams, 1835. Also available in Robin Scott Jensen, Richard E. Turley Jr., Riley M. Lorimer, eds., Revelations and Translations, Volume 2: Published Revelations. Vol. 2 of the Revelations and Translations series of The Joseph Smith Papers, edited by Dean C. Jessee, Ronald K. Esplin, and Richard Lyman Bushman (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2011).

 and instruction, in all things, that is expedient for the  officers; or in other words, them who are called to the ministry  in the Church, begining at the high Priests, even down to  the deacon, and this shall be the order of the house, he  that is appointed, to be a teacher,2

That is, a teacher in the school, not a church officer.  

 
shall be found  standing in his place, which shall be appointed pre pared, for him, in the house of God, in a place that  the congregation, in the house may hear his words, correctly  and distinctly; not with loud speach; and3

John Whitmer’s copy of this revelation in Revelation Book 1 includes “when” here. (Revelation Book 1, p. 166, in JSP, MRB:309.)  

 
he cometh  into the house of God, (for he should be first in the  house, behold this is beautiful, that he may be an  example) let him offer himself in prayer upon his  knees, before God, in token of the everlasting covenant,  and when any shall, come in after him, let the teacher  arise, and with uplifted hands to heaven, yea even  directly, salute his brother, or brethren, with these words  saying, art thou a brother, or brethren, I salute you in  the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in tocen [token] of the ever lasting covenant, in which covenant, I receive you  to fellowship, in a determination, that is fixed  immovable, and unchangable, to be your friend  and brother, through the grace of God, in the bonds  of Love, to walk in all the commandments, of God,  blameless,4

See Luke 1:6.  

 
in thanksgiving for ever, and ever; Amen.  and he that cometh, in, and is a brother, or brethren  shall salute the teacher with uplifted hands to  heaven, with this same prayer, and covenant  or by saying amen; in token of the same, Behold  verily I say unto you, this [is] a sample, unto you  for a salutation, to one another, in the house of  God,5

Here, both the copy of this revelation in Revelation Book 1 and the published version in the March 1833 issue of The Evening and the Morning Star have the phrase “And to you the called to the ministry of the ordinances of the house of God.” This phrase may have appeared in the original inscription, and Frederick G. Williams may have inadvertently left it out of his copy. The phrase was removed when the revelation was published in the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants. (“Revelation Given Kirtland, Ohio, January 3, 1833,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Mar. 1833, [6]; Revelation Book 1, p. 167, in JSP, MRB:311; Doctrine and Covenants 7:44, 1835 ed.)
Comprehensive Works Cited

 

 

The Evening and the Morning Star. Independence, MO, June 1832–July 1833; Kirtland, OH, Dec. 1833–Sept. 1834.

Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints: Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. Compiled by Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams. Kirtland, OH: F. G. Williams, 1835. Also available in Robin Scott Jensen, Richard E. Turley Jr., Riley M. Lorimer, eds., Revelations and Translations, Volume 2: Published Revelations. Vol. 2 of the Revelations and Translations series of The Joseph Smith Papers, edited by Dean C. Jessee, Ronald K. Esplin, and Richard Lyman Bushman (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2011).

and ye are called to do this by prayer, and  thanksgiving, as the spirit shall give utterance6

See Acts 2:4.  

 
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Revelation, Kirtland Township, OH, 3 Jan. 1833. Featured version copied [between 22 Jan. and ca. 27 Feb. 1833] in Revelation Book 2, pp. 47–48; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams and JS; CHL. Includes redactions.

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