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Revelation, July 1830–C [D&C 25]

27th. Commandment AD 1830
A Revelation to Emma [Smith] given at Harmony Susquehan[na]  County state of Pennsylvania giving her a command to  select Hymns &c
A Revelation I give unto you concerning my will  Behold thy sins are for given thee & thou art an Elect  Lady whom I have called murmer not because of the  things which thou hast not seen for they are withheld  from thee & the World which is wisdom in me in a time  to come & the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort  unto my Servent Joseph thy husband in his afflictions  with consoleing words in the spirit of meekness & thou  shalt go with him at the time of his going & be unto  him a Scribe that I may send Oliver [Cowdery] whithersoever I will  & thou shalt be ordained under his hand to expound Scriptures  & exhort the Church according as it shall be given thee  by my spirit for he shall lay his hands upon the[e] & thou  shalt receive the Holy Ghost & thy time shall be [p. 34]
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This document is the only JS revelation directed entirely to a woman. Addressed to Emma Smith, JS’s wife of three years, the revelation called her “an Elect Lady” and “my daughter in Zion” and focused on her relationship with her husband, her church responsibilities, and her relationship with God. In particular, she was instructed to compile a hymnal for the new church.
John Whitmer copied this text into Revelation Book 1 as “27th Commandment AD 1830” sometime between March and June 1831.  The 1833 Book of Commandments assigns the date of “July 1830,” as does the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants.

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