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Revelation, circa Summer 1829 [D&C 19]

CHAPTER XVI.
1 A commandment of God and not of man to you, Martin [Harris]

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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, given (Manchester

Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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, New-York, March, 1830,) by him who is eternal
:
YEA, even I, I am he, the beginning and the end: Yea, Alpha and Omega, Christ the Lord, the Redeemer of the world:
2 I having accomplished and finished the will of him whose I am, even the Father:
3 Having done this, that I might subdue all things unto myself:
4 Retaining all power, even to the destroying of satan and his works at the end of the world, and the last great day of judgment, which I shall pass upon the inhabitants thereof, judging every man according to his works, and the deeds which he hath done.
5 And surely every man must repent or suffer, for I God am endless:
6 Wherefore, I revoke not the judgments which I shall pass, but woes shall go forth, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth:
7 Yea, to those who are found on my left hand, nevertheless, it is not written, that there shall be no end to this torment; but it is written endless torment.
8 Again, it is written eternal damnation: wherefore it is more express than other scriptures, that it [p. 39]
CHAPTER XVI.
1 A commandment of God and not of man to  you, Martin [Harris]

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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, given (Manchester

Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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, New-York,  March, 1830,) by him who is eternal
:
YEA, even I, I am he, the beginning and the  end: Yea, Alpha and Omega,1

See Revelation 1:8, 11; 21:6; 22:13.  


Christ the  Lord, the Redeemer of the world:
2 I having accomplished and finished the will of  him whose I am, even the Father:
3 Having done this, that I might subdue all things  unto myself:
4 Retaining all power, even to the destroying of  satan and his works at the end of the world, and the  last great day of judgment, which I shall pass upon  the inhabitants thereof, judging every man according  to his works, and the deeds which he hath done.2

See Revelation 20:12–13.  


5 And surely every man must repent or suffer, for  I God am endless:
6 Wherefore, I revoke not the judgments which I  shall pass, but woes shall go forth, weeping, wailing  and gnashing of teeth:
7 Yea, to those who are found on my left hand,3

See Matthew 25:41).  


 nevertheless, it is not written, that there shall be no  end to this torment; but it is written endless tor ment.
8 Again, it is written eternal damnation: where fore it is more express than other scriptures, that it [p. 39]
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Revelation, Manchester Township

Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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, Ontario Co., NY, to Martin Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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, [ca. summer 1829, though possibly Mar. 1830]. Featured version, titled “Chapter XVI,” typeset [ca. early 1833] for Book of Commandments, 39–42. 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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copied this revelation [ca. Mar. 1831] into Revelation Book 1, but the pages on which the first part of the revelation was copied were removed at some point from that volume and are no longer extant.1

See Revelation Book 1, pp. 27–28, [207].  


The version found in the Book of Commandments and featured below is the earliest complete, extant version. For more information, see the source note for the Book of Commandments.

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