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Revelation, July 1830–C [D&C 25]

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