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Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

From the midst of wickedness which is spiritual babylon But verily thus saith the Lord let not your flight be in hste but let all things be prepared before you13

See Isaiah 52:12. The “Elders of the Church” in conferences were also supposed to supervise “the work of the gethering” as they obtained “knoweledge” from “the Bishop or the agent of the Church” about “the priveliges of the lands.” (Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:55–56]; Revelation, 30 Aug. 1831 [D&C 63].)  


& he that goeth let him not look back— lest sudden distruction shall come upon him hearken & hear oh ye inhabitants of the Earth & listen ye Elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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of my Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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together & hear the voice of the Lord for he calleth upon all men & he comandeth all men every where to repent14

See Acts 17:30; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 81, 478 [2 Nephi 9:23; 3 Nephi 11:32].  


for behold the Lord God hath sent forth the Angel crying through the midst of Heaven saying prepare ye the way of the Lord & make his paths strait15

See Revelation 14:6–7; Matthew 3:3; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 22 [1 Nephi 10:8]; and Revelation, 30 Oct. 1831 [D&C 65:1].  


for the hour of his coming is nigh when the Lamb Shall stand upon Mount Zion & with him a hundred & forty four thousand having his fathers name written in their foreheads—16

See Revelation 7:3–4; 14:1, 3.  


wherefore prepare ye for the coming of the Bride-groom17

See Revelation, 30 Oct. 1831 [D&C 65:3].  


go ye go y18

Both the Sidney Rigdon copy and the version published in The Evening and the Morning Star have “ye” here. (Appendix 1: Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831, [2]; “Revelations,” The Evening and the Morning Star, May 1833, [1].)  


out to meet him for Behold he shall stand upon the Mount of Olivet19

See Zechariah 14:4. An earlier revelation explained some of what would occur when Jesus Christ stepped on the mount. (Revelation, ca. 7 Mar. 1831 [D&C 45:48–53].)  


& upon the mighty Ocean even the great deep & upon the Islands of the Sea & upon the Land 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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& he shall utter his voice out of Zion & he shall speak from Jerusalem & his voice shall be heard among all people & it shall be as the voice of many waters & as the voice of a great thunder which shall break down the Mountains & the valies shall not be found he shall command the great deep & it shall be driven back into the North countries & the Islands shall become one land & the land of Jerusalem & the Land of Zion shall be turned back into their own place & the earth Shall be like as it was in the days before it was divided20

See Genesis 10:25.  


& the Lord even the Saviour shall stand in the midst of his people & shall reign over all flesh & they who are in the North countries shall come in rememberanc before the Lord & their Prophets shall hear his voice and shall no longer stay themselves & they shall smite the rocks & the ice shall folow down at their presence & an high way shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep their enemies shall become a prey unto them & in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living water & the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land & they shall bring forth their rich treasures [p. 117]
From the midst of wickedness which is spiritual babylon  But verily thus saith the Lord let not your flight not be in  hste but let all things be prepared before you13

See Isaiah 52:12. The “Elders of the Church” in conferences were also supposed to supervise “the work of the gethering” as they obtained “knoweledge” from “the Bishop or the agent of the Church” about “the priveliges of the lands.” (Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:55–56]; Revelation, 30 Aug. 1831 [D&C 63].)  


& he that goeth let  him not [look?] back— lest sudden distruction shall come upon him  hearken & hear oh ye inhabitants of the Earth & listen ye  Elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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of my Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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together & hear the voice of the Lord  for he calleth upon all men & he comandeth all men every  where to repent14

See Acts 17:30; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 81, 478 [2 Nephi 9:23; 3 Nephi 11:32].  


for behold the Lord God hath sent forth the  Angel with the everlasting gospel crying through the midst of  Heaven saying prepare ye the way of the Lord & make his  paths strait15

See Revelation 14:6–7; Matthew 3:3; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 22 [1 Nephi 10:8]; and Revelation, 30 Oct. 1831 [D&C 65:1].  


for the hour of his coming is nigh when the Lamb  Shall stand upon Mount Zion & with him a hundred & forty four  thousand having his fathers name written in their foreheads—16

See Revelation 7:3–4; 14:1, 3.  


 wherefore prepare ye for the coming of the Bride-groom17

See Revelation, 30 Oct. 1831 [D&C 65:3].  


go ye g[o]  y◊◊18

Both the Sidney Rigdon copy and the version published in The Evening and the Morning Star have “ye” here. (Appendix 1: Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831, [2]; “Revelations,” The Evening and the Morning Star, May 1833, [1].)  


out to meet him for Behold he shall stand upon the  Mount of Olivet19

See Zechariah 14:4. An earlier revelation explained some of what would occur when Jesus Christ stepped on the mount. (Revelation, ca. 7 Mar. 1831 [D&C 45:48–53].)  


& upon the mighty Ocean even the great deep  & upon the Islands of the Sea & upon the Land 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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& he shall  utter his voice out of Zion & he shall speak from Jerusalem &  his voice shall be heard among all people & it shall be as  the voice of many waters & as the voice of a great thunder  which shall break down the Mountains & the valies shall not  be found he shall command the great deep & it shall be driven  back into the North countries & the Islands shall become one  land & the land of Jerusalem & the Land of Zion shall be turned  back into their own place & the earth Shall be like as it was in  the days before it was before it was divided20

See Genesis 10:25.  


& the Lord even  the Saviour shall stand in the midst of his people <& shall reign> over all the  Earth flesh & they which who are in the North countries shall come  in rememberanc before the Lord & their Prophets shall hear his  voice and shall no longer stay themselves & they shall smite  the rocks & the ice shall folow down at their presenc[e] & an high  way shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep their  enemies shall become a prey unto them & <in> the barren deserts  there shall come forth pools of living water & the parched  ground shall <no> longe[r] be a thirsty land & they shall bring forth  th[e]ir rich treasures [p. 117]
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Revelation, Hiram Township

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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, OH, 3 Nov. 1831. Featured version, titled “72 A Revelation Recd. Nov 3, 1831,” copied [ca. Nov. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, pp. 116–121; handwriting of 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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; CHL. Includes redactions. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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