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Revelation, 30 October 1831 [D&C 65]

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691

John Whitmer assigned this number to the revelation when recording it in Revelation Book 1.  


Revelation Oct. 30th. 1831
Hearken & Lo a voice as one sent down from on high who is mighty & powerfull whose going forth is unto the ends of the Earth yea whose voice is unto men prepare ye the way of the Lord make his paths strait2

See Matthew 3:3.  


The keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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of the kingdom of God is committed unto man on the Earth3

The New Testament records Christ telling Peter that he would receive “the keys of the kingdom of heaven.” A 15 March 1832 revelation declares that the Lord gave JS “the keys of the Kingdom.” Likewise, a history that JS composed circa summer 1832 states that JS also received “the Kees of the Kingdom of God.” (Matthew 16:19; Revelation, 15 Mar. 1832 [D&C 81:2]; JS History, ca. Summer 1832.)  


& from thence shall the Gospel roll forth unto the ends of the Earth as the stone which is hewn from the Mountain without hands shall roll forth untill it hath filled the whole Earth4

See Daniel 2:35, 44.  


yea a voice crying prepare ye the way of the Lord prepare ye the supper of the Lamb5

See Revelation 19:9; and Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:11].  


make ready for the Bridegroom6

See Matthew 25:1–13; and Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:17].  


pray unto the Lord call upon his holy name make known his wonderfull works. among the people call upon the Lord that his kingdom may go forth upon the Earth that the inhabitants thereof may received it & be prepared for the days to come in the which the Son of man Shall come down in heaven Clothed in the brightness of his glory7

About the same time as this revelation was dictated, JS revised Mark 8:38 to read, “He that layeth down his life for my sake & the Gospels, shall come with him, & shall be clothed with his glory, in the cloud, on the right hand of the son of man.” (New Testament Revision 2, part 2, p. 24 [Joseph Smith Translation, Mark 8:43]; see also Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 67.)  


to meet the kingdom of God which is set up on the Earth Wherefore may the kingdom of God go forth that the kingdom of heaven may come that thou O God may be glorified in heaven so on Earth that thine enemies may be subdued8

See Psalm 81:14; and Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:22].  


for thine is the honour power & glory forever & ever Amen9

See Matthew 6:13.  


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691

John Whitmer assigned this number to the revelation when recording it in Revelation Book 1.  


Revelation Oct. 30th. 1831
Hearken & Lo a voice as one sent down from on high who is mighty  & powerfull whose going forth is unto the ends of the Earth yea whose voice  is unto men prepare ye the way of the Lord make his paths strait2

See Matthew 3:3.  


The keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

View Glossary
of the kingdom of God is committed unto man on the Earth3

The New Testament records Christ telling Peter that he would receive “the keys of the kingdom of heaven.” A 15 March 1832 revelation declares that the Lord gave JS “the keys of the Kingdom.” Likewise, a history that JS composed circa summer 1832 states that JS also received “the Kees of the Kingdom of God.” (Matthew 16:19; Revelation, 15 Mar. 1832 [D&C 81:2]; JS History, ca. Summer 1832.)  


& from  thence shall the Gospel roll forth unto the ends of the Earth as the stone  which is hewn from the Mountain without hands shall roll forth  untill it hath filled the whole Earth4

See Daniel 2:35, 44.  


yea a voice crying prepare ye the  way of the Lord prepare ye the supper of the Lamb5

See Revelation 19:9; and Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:11].  


make ready for the  Bridegroom6

See Matthew 25:1–13; and Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:17].  


pray unto the Lord call upon his holy name make  known his wonderfull works. among the people call upon the Lord  that his kingdom may go forth upon the Earth that the inhabitants  thereof may received it & be prepared for the days to come in the  which the Son of man Shall come down in heaven Clothed in the  brightness of his glory7

About the same time as this revelation was dictated, JS revised Mark 8:38 to read, “He that layeth down his life for my sake & the Gospels, shall come with him, & shall be clothed with his glory, in the cloud, on the right hand of the son of man.” (New Testament Revision 2, part 2, p. 24 [Joseph Smith Translation, Mark 8:43]; see also Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 67.)  


to meet the kingdom of God which is set up on  the Earth Wherefore may the kingdom of God go forth that the kingdom  of heaven may come that thou O God may be glorified in heaven  so on Earth that thine enemies may be subdued8

See Psalm 81:14; and Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:22].  


for thine is the  kingdom honour power & glory forever & ever Amen9

See Matthew 6:13.  


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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], 30 Oct. 1831. Featured version, titled “69 Revelation Oct. 30th. 1831,” copied [ca. Nov. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, p. 112; 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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; CCLA. Includes redactions. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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