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Revelation, July 1830–C [D&C 25]

Given to writing & to Learning & thou needest not fear for thy husband shall support thee from the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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for unto them is his calling that all things might be revealed unto them whatsoever I will according to their faith & verily I say unto thee that thou shalt lay aside the things of this world & seek for the things of a better & it shall be given thee also to make a selection of Sacred Hymns as it shall be given thee which is pleasing unto me to be had in my Church for my Soul delighteth in the song of the heart yea the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me & it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads wherefore lift up thy heart & rejoice & cleave unto the covenants which thou hast made continue in the spirit of meekness & beware of Pride let thy soul delight in thy husband & the glory which shall come upon him keep my commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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continually & a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive & except thou do this where I am ye cannot come & verily I say unto you that this is my voice unto all even so amen [p. 35]
Given to writings & to Learning & thou needest not fear for  thy husband shall support thee from the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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for unto  them is thy his calling that all things might be revealed unto them  whatsoever I will according to their faith & verily I say unto  you thee that thou shalt lay aside the things of this world &  seek for the things of a better & it shall be given thee also  to make a selection of Sacred Hymns as it shall be given  thee which is pleasing unto me to be had in my Church  for my Soul delighteth in the song of the heart yea the  song of the heart righteous is a prayer unto me & it shall be  answered with a blessing upon their heads wherefore lift up  thy heart & rejoice & cleave unto the covenants which thou hast  made continue in the spirit of meekness & beware of Pride  let thy soul delight in thy husband & the glory which  shall come upon him keep my commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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continually  & a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive & except thou  do this where I am thou ye cannot come & verily I say unto  you that this is my voice unto all even so amen [p. 35]
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This document is the only JS revelation directed entirely to a woman. Addressed to Emma Smith

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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, 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

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 text into Revelation Book 1 as “27th Commandment AD 1830” sometime between March and June 1831.  

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Area settled, by 1787. Organized 1809. Population in 1830 about 340. Population in 1840 about 520. Contained Harmony village (no longer in existence). Josiah Stowell hired JS to help look for treasure in area, Oct. 1825...

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The 1833 Book of Commandments assigns the date of “July 1830,” as does the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants.

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