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Revelation, 4 February 1831 [D&C 41]

44 Commandment given Feb. 4th. 1831
at Kirtland Geauga County Ohio given to the Church  in these parts it pointing at1

The word “at” was crossed out and “out” was inserted in its place by John Whitmer sometime after his initial inscription of the manuscript. (Revelation Book 1, p. 61.)
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Revelation Book 1 / “A Book of Commandments and Revelations of the Lord Given to Joseph the Seer and Others by the Inspiration of God and Gift and Power of the Holy Ghost Which Beareth Re[c]ord of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost Which Is One God Infinite and Eternal World without End Amen,” 1831–1835. CHL.

the office of Edward [Partridge] &c & there  was a man by the name of Coply [Leman Copley] in the Township of  Thompson who had requested <his> Brother [JS]2

Text supplied based on John Whitmer’s later insertion in the manuscript. (Revelation Book 1, p. 61.)
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Revelation Book 1 / “A Book of Commandments and Revelations of the Lord Given to Joseph the Seer and Others by the Inspiration of God and Gift and Power of the Holy Ghost Which Beareth Re[c]ord of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost Which Is One God Infinite and Eternal World without End Amen,” 1831–1835. CHL.

& Sidney [Rigdon] & to live with  him & he would furnish them houses & provisions &c then  By Joseph enquired of the lord & Received as follows3

John Whitmer likely created this heading when he copied the text into Revelation Book 1.  

 
Hearken & hear oh! my People saith your lord & your  God ye whom I delight to bless with the greatest of  blessings ye that hear me & ye that hear me not will I  curse with that have professed my name with the heaviest  of all cursings hearken oh ye Elders of my Church  whom I have called Behold I give unto you a commandm ent that ye shall assemble yourselves to gether to agree  upon my my word & by the prayer of your faith ye shall  receive my law4

The 2 January 1831 revelation directing the members in New York to remove to Ohio had promised the reception of “my law” in Ohio. The first part of a revelation titled in Revelation Book 1 “The laws of the Church of Christ” was received five days after this 4 February revelation. (Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:32]; Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:1–72].)  

 
that ye may know how to govern my Church  Church & have all things right before me & I will be  your ruler & ye shall see that my law is kept he that  Receiveth my law & doeth it the same is my Deciple &  he that saith he Receiveth it & Doeth it not the same is  not my Deciple & shall be cast out from among you  for it is not meet that the things which belong to the [p. 61]
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Revelation, Kirtland Township, OH, 4 Feb. 1831. Featured version, titled “44 Commandment given Feb. 4th. 1831,” copied [ca. Mar. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, pp. 61–62; handwriting of John Whitmer; CHL. Includes redactions. For more information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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