Revelation, May 1829–A [D&C 11]

1 A Revelation given to Hyrum [Smith], in Harmony,  Pennsylvania, May, 1829.
A GREAT and marvelous work is about to come  forth among the children of men: behold I am  God and give heed to my word, which is quick and  powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the  dividing asunder of both joints and marrow: there fore, give heed unto my word.
2 Behold the field is white already to harvest,  therefore, whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in  his sickle with his might, and reap while the day  lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlast ing salvation in the kingdom of God; yea, whoso ever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is  called of God: therefore, if you will ask of me, you  shall receive; if you will knock, it shall be opened  unto you.
3 Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you,  keep my commandments, and seek to bring forth and  establish the cause of Zion. Seek not for riches but  for wisdom, and behold the mysteries of God shall  be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made  rich; behold he that hath eternal life is rich.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, even as you desire  of me, so shall it be done unto you; and, if you de sire you shall be the means of doing much good in  this generation. Say nothing but repentance unto  this generation. Keep my commandments, and as sist to bring forth my work according to my com mandments, and you shall be blessed.
5 Behold thou hast a gift, or thou shalt have a gift,  if thou wilt desire of me in faith, with an honest [p. 28]
Soon after Samuel Smith returned to New York from a visit with JS and Emma Smith at Harmony, Pennsylvania, in spring 1829, another of JS’s brothers, Hyrum, journeyed to their residence. This revelation provided instructions to Hyrum regarding his personal life and his role in advancing the work.
The earliest extant copy of this revelation is found in the 1833 Book of Commandments.