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Revelation, circa 7 March 1831 [D&C 45]

With which I was wounded in the house of my friends33

See Zechariah 13:6.  


I am he that was lifted up I am Jesus which was crusified I am the Son of God & then shall they weep because of their iniquities then shall they lament because they persecuted their King & then shall the heathen Nations be redeemed & they which knew no law shall34

The Partridge and McLellin copies have “& they which knew no law[.] they shall . . .” (Revelations Collection, CHL; McLellin, Copies of Revelations, 5 [D&C 45:54].)  


have part in the first resurrection & it shall be tolerable for them35

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 582 [Moroni 8:22].  


& Satan shall be bound36

See Revelation, Feb. 1831–A [D&C 43:31].  


that he shall have no place in the hearts of the children of men37

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 70 [2 Nephi 4:28].  


& at that day when I shall come in my glory, Shall the palable parable be fulfilled of which I spoke concerning the ten virgins38

See Matthew 25:1–13.  


for he that is wise & hath received the truth & has taken the Holy Spirit for their guide & have not been deceived Verily I say unto you they shall not be hewn down & cast into the fire but shall abide the day & the Earth shall be given unto them for an inheritance & they shall multiply & wax strong & their children shall g grow up without Sin unto salvation for the Lord shall be in their midst & his glory shall be upon them & he shall be their King & their law giver40

See Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:22].  


& now behold I say unto you it shall not be given unto you to know any farther then this until the New Testament be translated & in it all things shall be made known Wherefore I give unto you that ye may now Translate

To produce a text from one written in another language; in JS’s usage, most often through divine means. JS considered the ability to translate to be a gift of the spirit, like the gift of interpreting tongues. He recounted that he translated “reformed Egyptian...

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it41

Almost immediately, on 8 March 1831, JS stopped working on the Old Testament and turned to the New Testament. His scribe, Sidney Rigdon, wrote this heading on the manuscript: “A Translation of the New Testament translated by the power of God.” (New Testament Revision 1, p. 1.)  


that ye may be prepared for the things to come for Verily I say unto you that great things await you ye hear of wars in foreign lands but behold I say unto you they are nigh even unto your doors & not many years hence ye Shall hear of wars in your own lands42

A January 1831 revelation stated, “Ye hear of wars in far Countries & you say in your hearts there will soon be great wars in far Countries but ye know not the hearts of they in your own Land.” (Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:29].)  


wherefore I the Lord have said gether ye out from the Eastern lands43

See Revelation, 30 Dec. 1830 [D&C 37:3]; Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:31–32]; and Revelation, Sept. 1830–A [D&C 29:8].  


assemble ye yourselves together ye Elders

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of my Church

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ge go ye forth into the western countries call upon the inhabitants to repent & in as much as they do repent build up Churches unto me44

See Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:8]; and Revelation, Feb. 1831–B [D&C 44:4].  


& with one heart & with one mind45

See Old Testament Revision 1, p. 16 [Moses 7:18].  


gether up your riches that you may purchase an inheritance which shall hereafter be appointed you & it shall be called 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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46

The recently revealed “Laws of the Church of Christ” called for members to consecrate their property to the church, in part for “the purpose of purchaseing Land & building up of the New Jerusalem which is here after to be revealed.” (Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:35].)  


a land of peace a City of refuge a place of safety for the saints of [p. 75]
With which I was wounded in the house of my friends33

See Zechariah 13:6.  


 I am he that was lifted up I am Jesus which was crusified  I am the Son of God & then shall they weep because of their  iniquities then shall they lament because they persecuted  their King & then shall the heathen Nations be redeemed  & they which knew no law shall34

The Partridge and McLellin copies have “& they which knew no law[.] they shall . . .” (Revelations Collection, CHL; McLellin, Copies of Revelations, 5 [D&C 45:54].)  


have part in the first  resurrection & it shall be tolerable for them35

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 582 [Moroni 8:22].  


& Satan shall  be bound36

See Revelation, Feb. 1831–A [D&C 43:31].  


that he shall have no place in the hearts of the  children of men37

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 70 [2 Nephi 4:28].  


& at that day when I shall come in my  glory, Shall the palable [parable] be fulfilled of which I spoke  concerning the ten virgins38

See Matthew 25:1–13.  


for he that is wise & hath received  the truth & has taken the Holy Spirit for their guide &  have not been deceived Verily I say unto you they shall  not be hewn down & cast into the fire but shall abide  the day & the Earth shall be given unto them for an inher itance & they shall multiply & wax strong & their children  shall g◊◊◊ [grow]39

TEXT: Deletion on facing page created an ink blot over this word. Text supplied based on Partridge’s copy.  


up without Sin unto salvation for the Lord  shall be in their midst & his glory shall be upon them &  he shall be their King & their law giver40

See Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:22].  


& now behold I  say unto you it shall not be given unto you to know  any farther then this until the New Testament be transla ted & it in it all things shall be made known Wherefore  I give unto you that ye may now Translate

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it41

Almost immediately, on 8 March 1831, JS stopped working on the Old Testament and turned to the New Testament. His scribe, Sidney Rigdon, wrote this heading on the manuscript: “A Translation of the New Testament translated by the power of God.” (New Testament Revision 1, p. 1.)  


that ye  may be prepared for the things to come for Verily I say unto  you that great things await you ye hear of wars in foreign  lands but behold I say unto you they are nigh even unto  your doors & not many years hence ye Shall hear of wars  in your own lands42

A January 1831 revelation stated, “Ye hear of wars in far Countries & you say in your hearts there will soon be great wars in far Countries but ye know not the hearts of they in your own Land.” (Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:29].)  


wherefore I the Lord have said gether  ye out from the Eastern lands43

See Revelation, 30 Dec. 1830 [D&C 37:3]; Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:31–32]; and Revelation, Sept. 1830–A [D&C 29:8].  


assemble ye yourselves toge ther ye Elders

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of my Church

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ge [go] ye forth into the western  countries call upon the inhabitants to repent & in as much as  they do repent build up Churches unto me44

See Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:8]; and Revelation, Feb. 1831–B [D&C 44:4].  


& with one  heart & with one mind45

See Old Testament Revision 1, p. 16 [Moses 7:18].  


gether up your riches that you  may purchase an inheritance which shall hereafter be appo inted you & it shall be called 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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46

The recently revealed “Laws of the Church of Christ” called for members to consecrate their property to the church, in part for “the purpose of purchaseing Land & building up of the New Jerusalem which is here after to be revealed.” (Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:35].)  


a land  of peace a City of refuge a place of safety for the saints of [p. 75]
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JS dictated this revelation, which Revelation Book 1 titles a “prophecy,” sometime around 7 March 1831,1

John Whitmer copied the text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “A prophecy March 7th. 1831.” Edward Partridge and William E. McLellin also made copies in 1831, but they assigned the date of 6 March 1831. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to March 1831 and locates it at Kirtland, Ohio, while the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants specifies the date as 7 March but gives no location. (Revelations Collection, CHL; McLellin, Copies of Revelations, [1]–7; Book of Commandments 48; Doctrine and Covenants 15, 1835 ed.)  


during a period when, according to JS’s history, “many false reports, lies, and fo[o]lish stories were published in the newspapers, and circulated in every direction, to prevent people from investigating the work, or embracing the faith.” JS’s history reported that the revelation was the “joy of the saints who had to struggle against every thing that prejudice and wickedness could invent.”2

JS History, vol. A-1, 104.  


The revelation describes 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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and Christ’s second coming, both of which had been prophesied in JS’s translation

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of the Book of Mormon, his previous revelations, and his revision of the Old Testament.3

See, for example, Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 501 [3 Nephi 21:23–25]; and Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:9, 35, 62, 67]; see also Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 566 [Ether 13:3–5]. One revelation foretold the destruction to come and urged the gathering of “mine Elect” to a designated place of safety. Another indicated that the sacred city was to be built “among the Lamanites,” or the American Indians. Two months later, in December 1830, JS dictated a passage that described the founding of the city of Zion by the patriarch Enoch and prophesied that there would be another Zion. In that text, God declared that he would “gether out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth unto a place which I shall prepare an holy City that my people may gird up their loins and be looking fourth for the time of my coming for there shall be my tabernicle and it shall be called Zion a New Jerusalem.” (Revelation, Sept. 1830–A [D&C 29:7]; Revelation, Sept. 1830–B [D&C 28:9]; Old Testament Revision 1, p. 19 [Moses 7:62].)  


In particular, it connects the text of Matthew 24, in which Jesus prophesied concerning the last days and the Second Coming, with JS’s 9 February 1831 revelation about the New Jerusalem;4

Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:8–9].  


as the revelation featured here states, “I will shew it plainly as I shewed it unto my Deciples as I stood before them in the flesh.” The revelation also uses Jesus’s New Testament prophecies to explain and reinforce the command to gather to Ohio

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: “Not many years hence ye Shall hear of wars in your own lands wherefore I the Lord have said gether ye out from the Eastern lands [and] assemble ye yourselves together.”5

Compare Matthew 24:6.  


Parts of this text also found in Matthew 24 were among those included in JS’s later work of revising the New Testament, a project that began the day after JS dictated this revelation. Though JS’s inspired Bible revision had focused only on the Old Testament before this time, the revelation instructed him to shift his immediate efforts to the New Testament: “Now behold I say unto you it shall not be given unto you to know any farther then this until the New Testament be translated

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& in it all things shall be made known Wherefore I give unto you that ye may now Translate it that ye may be prepared for the things to come.”
Three early copies of this revelation are extant. The version in Revelation Book 1 (featured here) and a copy in Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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’s handwriting were created around the same time, likely in spring 1831, and there are no significant differences to indicate which is earlier.6

Revelation, ca. 7 Mar. 1831, in Revelations Collection, CHL.  


An additional copy created by William E. McLellin

18 Jan. 1806–14 Mar. 1883. Schoolteacher, physician, publisher. Born at Smith Co., Tennessee. Son of Charles McLellin and Sarah (a Cherokee Indian). Married first Cynthia Ann, 30 July 1829. Wife died, by summer 1831. Baptized into LDS church by Hyrum Smith...

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later in 1831 largely corresponds with the other two versions.7

McLellin, Copies of Revelations, [1]–7.  


Differences between all three versions are noted in the footnotes.

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