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Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

down from god in heavn with thy garments yea from the regions that is not known clothed in his glorious appearl travling in the greatness of his strength & he shall speak I am he in righteousness mighty to save & the Lord shall be read in his appearl & his garments like him that treadeth in the wine path & so great shall be the glory in his presence that the Sun shall hide his face in shame & the moon shall be blown out & the Stars shall be hurrelled from their sockets & his voice shall be heard I have trodden the wine press alone & have brought Judgement upon all people & none was with me & I have trampelled them in my fury & I did tread upon them in mine anger & their blood have I sprinkled upon my garments & have stained all my raiment for this was the day of vengeance which was in my heart & now the year of my redeemed is come & they shall mention the loveing kindness of their Lord & all that he hath bestowed upon them according to his goodness & according to his loving kindness forever & ever in all their afflictions he was afflicted & the angel of his presence saved them & in his love & in his pity he redeemed them & did bear them & did carry them all the days of old yea & Enoch also & they which were with him the Prophets which were before him & Noah also & they which were before him & Elijah also & they which were before him & from Elijah to Moses & from Moses to John who were with Christ in his resurrection & the Holy 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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with Abraham Isaac & Jacob shall be in the presence of the lamb & the graves of the saints shall be opened & they shall come forth & stand on the right hand of the Lamb when he shall stand upon mount Zion & upon the Holy City the New Jerusalem

The Book of Mormon indicated that, in preparation for Jesus Christ’s second coming, a city should be built on the American continent and called the New Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon further explained that the remnant of the seed of Joseph (understood to be...

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& they shall sing the Song of the lamb day & night for ever & ever— & for this cause that men might be partakers of the glories which were revealed the Lord sent forth the fullness of the gospel & the everlasting covenant

Generally referred to the “fulness of the gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

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down from god in heavn with thy garments yea  from the regions that is not known clothed in his gloriou[s]  appearl travling in the greatness of his strength & he  shall speak I am he in righteousness mighty to save  & the Lord shall be read read in his appearl & his garm ents like him that treadeth in the wine path & so  great shall be the glory in his presence that the Sun  shall hide his face in shame & the moon shall be  blown out & the Stars shall be hurrelled from their  sockets & his voice shall be heard I have trodden the  wine press alone & have brought Judgement upon all  people & none was with me & I have trampelled  them in my fury & I did tread upon them in mine  anger & their blood have I sprinkled upon my garme nts & have stained all my raiment for this was the day  of vengeance which was in my heart & now the year  of my redeemed is come & they shall mention the loveing  kindness of their Lord & all that he hath bestowed upon  them according to his goodness & according to his loving  kindness forever & ever in all their afflictions he was afflicted  & the angel of his presenc[e] saved them & in his love & in  his pity he redeemed them & did bear them & did carry  them all the days of old yea & Enoch also & they which  were with him the Prophets which were before him  & Noah also & they which were before him & Elijah also  & they which were before him & from Elijah to Moses  & from Moses to John who were with Christ in his  resurrection & the Holy 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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with Abraham Isaac  & Jacob shall be in the presenc[e] of the lamb & the graves  of the saints shall be opened & they shall come forth & stand  on the right hand of the Lamb when he shall stand upon  mount Zion & upon the Holy City the New Jerusalem

The Book of Mormon indicated that, in preparation for Jesus Christ’s second coming, a city should be built on the American continent and called the New Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon further explained that the remnant of the seed of Joseph (understood to be...

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wherefo  & they shall sing the Song of the lamb day & night for ever  & ever— & for this cause that men might be partakers  of the glories which were revealed the Lord sent forth the  fullness of the gospel & the everlasting covenant

Generally referred to the “fulness of the gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

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During the first half of November 1831, JS held a series of conference meetings in Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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, Ohio, at which the primary business was planning the publication of a compilation of revelations. On 3 November 1831, the day after the first meetings concluded, JS dictated the book’s appendix. This revelation was intended to be the concluding revelation of the Book of Commandments, but the printing office’s destruction by an anti-Mormon mob in July 1833 precluded the text’s publication at that time.
The appendix elaborated on a number of biblical prophecies and invoked a variety of biblical phrases. It reviewed end-time events and highlighted their significance for the church and the world at large.
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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copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “72 Revelation recd Nov 3, 1831.” 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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also produced a copy of this document sometime in November 1831. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation as the appendix or concluding revelation without indicating date or location.

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