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Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

reas[o]ning in plainness & simplisity to prepare the weak  for those things which are coming upon the earth & for  the Lords Errand in the days when the <weak should confound the wise> & [illegible] little one become  a strong nation & two should put their tens of thousands  to flight by the weak things of the Earth the Lord should  thresh the Nations of the Earth by the power of his spirit  & for this cause these commandments were given they  were commanded to be kept from the world in the  day <that> they were given but now are to go forth unto all  flesh & this according to the mind & the will of the Lord  who reigneth of over all flesh & unto him that repenteth  & sanctifieth himself before the Lord shall be given eternal  life & they that harken not to the voice of the Lord shall  be fulfilled that which was written by the Prophet  Moses & also that they should be cut off from among the  people & also that which was written by the Prophet Mlichi  for Behold the day cometh that burneth as an Oven & all  the proud & they that do yea & all that do wickedly shall be  stuble & the day that cometh shall burn them up saith the  Lord of hosts that it shall l[e]ave them neither root nor  branch wherefore this shall be the answer of the  Lord in that day when I come unto my own no man  among you received me & ye are driven out when I  called again there was none of you to answer yet  my arm was not shortened at all that I could not  redeem neither my power to deliver Behold at my  rebuke I dry up the Sea is I make the rivers a wild erness their fish stinketh & dieth for thirst I  Cloth[e] the Heavens with blackness & make sackloth  their covering & this shall have at of my hand ye shall  lay down with sorrow Behold & Lo there is none to deliver  you for ye obeyed not my voice when I called unto you all out  of the Heavens ye believed not my Servants & when they  were sent unto you ye received them not wherefore they  sealed up the testimony & bound up the Law & ye were  delivered up unto darkness these shall go away into outer [p. 120]
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During the first half of November 1831, JS held a series of conference meetings in Hiram, 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 copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “72 Revelation recd Nov 3, 1831.” Sidney Rigdon 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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