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Revelations printed in Evening and Morning Star, January 1835–June 1836

Revelations printed in Evening and Morning Star, January 1835–June 1836

who suffer the wrath of God on the earth: these are they who suffer the vengeance of eternal fire: these are they who are cast down to hell and suffer the wrath of Almighty God until the fulness of times, when Christ shall have subdued all enemies under his feet, and shall have perfected his work, when he shall deliver up the kingdom and present it unto the Father spotless, saying: I have overcome and have trodden the winepress alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God: then shall he be crowned with the crown of his glory, to sit on the throne of his power to reign forever and ever. But hehold and lo, we saw the glory and the inhabitants of the telestial

The lowest of three kingdoms, or degrees, of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the stars. According to JS and Sidney Rigdon’s account of a 16 February 1832 vision, those “who received not the gospel of Christ, neither the testimony of Jesus...

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world, that they were as innumerable as the stars in the firmament of heaven, or as the sand upon the sea shore, and heard the voice of the Lord saying: These all shall bow the knee, and every tongue shall confess to him who sits upon the throne forever and ever: for they shall be judged according to their works; and every man shall receive according to his own works, and his own dominion, in the mansions which are prepared, and they shall be servants of the most High, but where God and Christ dwell they cannot come, worlds without end. This is the end of the vision which we saw, which we were commanded

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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to write while we were yet in the Spirit.
But great and marvelous are the works of the Lord and the mysteries of his kingdom which he showed unto us, which surpases all understanding in glory, and in might, and in dominion, which he commanded us we should not write, while we were yet in the Spirit and are not lawful for man to utter; neither is man capable to make them known, for they are only to be seen and understood by the power of the Holy Spirit, which God bestows on those who love him and purify themselves before him; to whom he grants this privilege of seeing and knowing for themselves; that through the power and manifestation of the Spirit, while in the flesh, they may be able to bear his presence in the world of glory. And to God and the Lamb be glory, and honor, and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Revelation, 9 and 23 February 1831, excerpt [D&C 42:12–77]

EXTRACT OF COVENANTS

A binding agreement between two parties, particularly between God and man. The term covenant was often associated with “commandments,” referring to revelation texts. The gospel as preached by JS—including the need for faith, repentance, baptism, and reception...

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FOR THE CHURCH OF THE LATTER DAY SAINTS.
And again, the elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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, priests

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. In the Book of Mormon, priests were described as those who baptized, administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto the church,” and taught “the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” A June 1829 revelation directed...

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and teachers

Generally, one who instructs, but also an ecclesiastical and priesthood office. The Book of Mormon explained that teachers were to be ordained “to preach repentance and remission of sins through Jesus Christ, by the endurance of faith on his name to the end...

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of this church, shall teach the principles of my gospel which are in the bible and the book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel; and they shall observe the covenants and church articles

A foundational document presented at the first conference of the church for the approval of church members. The Articles and Covenants included a brief historical prologue, a declaration of beliefs, and a description of the offices, ordinances, and procedures...

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to do them, and these shall be their teachings, as they shall be directed by the Spirit; and the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith, and if ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach.— And all this ye shall observe to do as I have commanded

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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, concerning your teaching, until the fulness of my scriptures are given. And as ye shall lift up your voices by the Comforter, ye shall speak and prophesy as seemeth me good; for behold, the Comforter knoweth all things, and beareth record of the Father and of the Son.
And now, behold I speak unto the church: Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgiveness, in this world, nor in the world to come.
And again, I say, thou shalt not kill; but he that killeth shall die. Thou shalt not steal; and he that stealeth and will not repent, shall be cast out. Thou shalt not lie; he that lieth and will not repent, shall be cast out.— Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shall cleave unto her and none else; and he that looketh upon a woman to lust after her, shall deny the faith, and shall not have the Spirit, and if he repents not he shall be cast out. Thou shalt not commit adultery; and he that committeth adultery and repenteth not, shall be cast out; but he that has committed adultery and repents with all his heart, and forsaketh it, and doeth it no more, thou shalt forgive; but if he doeth it again, he shall not be forgiven, but shall be cast out.— Thou shalt not speak evil of thy neighbor, nor do him any harm. Thou knowest my laws concerning these things are given in my scriptures; he that sinneth and repenteth not, shall be cast out.
If thou lovest me thou shalt serve me and keep all my commandments. And behold, thou wilt remember the poor, and consecrate

The dedicating of money, lands, goods, or one’s own life for sacred purposes. Both the New Testament and Book of Mormon referred to some groups having “all things common” economically; the Book of Mormon also referred to individuals who consecrated or dedicated...

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of thy properties for their support, that which thou hast to impart unto them, with a covenant and a deed which cannot be broken—and in as much as ye impart of your substance unto the poor, ye will do it unto me—and they shall be laid before the bishop

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. JS appointed Edward Partridge as the first bishop in February 1831. Following this appointment, Partridge functioned as the local leader of the church in Missouri. Later revelations described a bishop’s duties as receiving...

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of my church and his counsellors, two of the elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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, or high priests

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

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, such as he shall or has appointed and set apart for that purpose.
And it shall come to pass, that after they are laid before the bishop of my church, and after that he has received these testimonies concerning the consecration of the properties of my church, that they cannot be taken from the church, agreeably to my commandments, every man shall be made accountable unto me, a steward over his own property, or that which he has received by consecration, in as much as is sufficient for himself and family.
And again, if their shall be properties in the hands of the church, or any individuals of it, more than is necessary for their support, after this first consecration, which is a residue, to be consecrated unto the bishop, it [p. 30]
who suffer the wrath of God on the  earth: these are they who suffer the  vengeance of eternal fire: these are  they who are cast down to hell and  suffer the wrath of Almighty God until  the fulness of times, when Christ shall  have subdued all enemies under his  feet, and shall have perfected his work,  when he shall deliver up the kingdom  and present it unto the Father spotless,  saying: I have overcome and have  trodden the winepress alone, even the  wine-press of the fierceness of the  wrath of Almighty God: then shall he  be crowned with the crown of his glo ry, to sit on the throne of his power to  reign forever and ever. But hehold  and lo, we saw the glory and the in habitants of the telestial

The lowest of three kingdoms, or degrees, of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the stars. According to JS and Sidney Rigdon’s account of a 16 February 1832 vision, those “who received not the gospel of Christ, neither the testimony of Jesus...

View Glossary
world, that  they were as innumerable as the stars  in the firmament of heaven, or as the  sand upon the sea shore, and heard  the voice of the Lord saying: These  all shall bow the knee, and every  tongue shall confess to him who sits  upon the throne forever and ever: for  they shall be judged according to their  works; and every man shall receive  according to his own works, and his  own dominion, in the mansions which  are prepared, and they shall be ser vants of the most High, but where God  and Christ dwell they cannot come,  worlds without end. This is the end  of the vision which we saw, which we  were commanded

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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to write while we  were yet in the Spirit.
But great and marvelous are the  works of the Lord and the mysteries  of his kingdom which he showed unto  us, which surpases all understanding  in glory, and in might, and in domin ion, which he commanded us we should  not write, while we were yet in the  Spirit and are not lawful for man to  utter; neither is man capable to make  them known, for they are only to be  seen and understood by the power of  the Holy Spirit, which God bestows  on those who love him and purify  themselves before him; to whom he  grants this privilege of seeing and  knowing for themselves; that through  the power and manifestation of the  Spirit, while in the flesh, they may be  able to bear his presence in the world  of glory. And to God and the Lamb  be glory, and honor, and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation, 9 and 23 February 1831, excerpt [D&C 42:12–77]

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Excerpt of Revelations, 9 and 23 Feb. 1831, in “Extract of Covenants for the Church of the Latter Day Saints,” Evening and Morning Star, July 1832 (Feb. 1835), 30–31 [D&C 42:12–77]. In February 1835, while preparing this item for publication, Oliver Cowdery requested from Newel K. Whitney a manuscript copy of this item. Only a few of the changes made in 1835, however, represent a restoration back to an earlier version of the text. The majority of this version corresponds to the version in The Evening and the Morning Star, indicating that the latter was used as a source text for the former. (Oliver Cowdery, Kirtland, OH, to Newel K. Whitney, 4 Feb. 1835, Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.)  


EXTRACT OF COVENANTS

A binding agreement between two parties, particularly between God and man. The term covenant was often associated with “commandments,” referring to revelation texts. The gospel as preached by JS—including the need for faith, repentance, baptism, and reception...

View Glossary
FOR THE  CHURCH OF THE  LATTER DAY SAINTS.
And again, the elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

View Glossary
, priests

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. In the Book of Mormon, priests were described as those who baptized, administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto the church,” and taught “the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” A June 1829 revelation directed...

View Glossary
and teachers

Generally, one who instructs, but also an ecclesiastical and priesthood office. The Book of Mormon explained that teachers were to be ordained “to preach repentance and remission of sins through Jesus Christ, by the endurance of faith on his name to the end...

View Glossary
 of this church, shall teach the principles of my  gospel which are in the bible and the book of  Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the  gospel; and they shall observe the covenants  and church articles

A foundational document presented at the first conference of the church for the approval of church members. The Articles and Covenants included a brief historical prologue, a declaration of beliefs, and a description of the offices, ordinances, and procedures...

View Glossary
to do them, and these  shall be their teachings, as they shall be di rected by the Spirit; and the Spirit shall be  given unto you by the prayer of faith, and if  ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach.—  And all this ye shall observe to do as I have  commanded

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...

View Glossary
, concerning your teaching, until  the fulness of my scriptures are given. And  as ye shall lift up your voices by the Comfor ter, ye shall speak and prophesy as seemeth  me good; for behold, the Comforter knoweth  all things, and beareth record of the Father  and of the Son.
And now, behold I speak unto the church:  Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not  have forgiveness, in this world, nor in the  world to come.
And again, I say, thou shalt not kill; but  he that killeth shall die. Thou shalt not  steal; and he that stealeth and will not repent,  shall be cast out. Thou shalt not lie; he that  lieth and will not repent, shall be cast out.—  Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart,  and shall cleave unto her and none else; and  he that looketh upon a woman to lust after  her, shall deny the faith, and shall not have  the Spirit, and if he repents not he shall be  cast out. Thou shalt not commit adultery;  and he that committeth adultery and repent eth not, shall be cast out; but he that has  committed adultery and repents with all his  heart, and forsaketh it, and doeth it no more,  thou shalt forgive; but if he doeth it again, he  shall not be forgiven, but shall be cast out.—  Thou shalt not speak evil of thy neighbor,  nor do him any harm. Thou knowest my  laws concerning these things are given in my  scriptures; he that sinneth and repenteth not,  shall be cast out.
If thou lovest me thou shalt serve me and  keep all my commandments. And behold,  thou wilt remember the poor, and consecrate

The dedicating of money, lands, goods, or one’s own life for sacred purposes. Both the New Testament and Book of Mormon referred to some groups having “all things common” economically; the Book of Mormon also referred to individuals who consecrated or dedicated...

View Glossary
 of thy properties for their support, that which  thou hast to impart unto them, with a cove nant and a deed which cannot be broken— and in as much as ye impart of your sub stance unto the poor, ye will do it unto me —and they shall be laid before the bishop

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. JS appointed Edward Partridge as the first bishop in February 1831. Following this appointment, Partridge functioned as the local leader of the church in Missouri. Later revelations described a bishop’s duties as receiving...

View Glossary
of  my church and his counsellors, two of the  elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

View Glossary
, or high priests

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

View Glossary
, such as he shall or has  appointed and set apart for that purpose.
And it shall come to pass, that after they  are laid before the bishop of my church, and  after that he has received these testimonies  concerning the consecration of the proper ties of my church, that they cannot be taken  from the church, agreeably to my command ments, every man shall be made accountable  unto me, a steward over his own property,  or that which he has received by consecra tion, in as much as is sufficient for himself  and family.
And again, if their shall be properties in  the hands of the church, or any individuals  of it, more than is necessary for their support,  after this first consecration, which is a resi due, to be consecrated unto the bishop, it [p. 30]
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Revelations published in Evening and Morning Star (Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH), vol. 1, nos. 1–10 and 12, and vol. 2, no. 13; edited by Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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. The copy used for this transcription is currently part of a bound volume held at CHL; includes marginalia and archival notations.
Evening and Morning Star, an edited reprint of The Evening and the Morning Star, presents revelations throughout its first thirteen issues, except for the April 1833 issue, which was printed in June 1836. When printing Evening and Morning Star, the editors revised the revelations found in The Evening and the Morning Star, changing wording and sometimes order and position on the page. One revelation printed in the earlier newspaper was not reprinted in this edition of the paper.1

Revelation,16 Apr. 1830, in “The Articles and Covenants of the Church of Christ,” The Evening and the Morning Star, June 1832, [1]–[2] [D&C 22].  


The page size of Evening and Morning Star was smaller than that of its predecessor. Each issue has eight leaves (sixteen pages), with two columns on each page, each page measuring 9¼ × 5¾ inches (23 × 15 cm). Because Evening and Morning Star was a reprint, its issues maintained the dating of the original issues; thus, the first issue of Evening and Morning Star is dated June 1832, though it was printed in January 1835, as indicated by a publisher’s notice on the last page of the issue.
The original owner of the volume used for this transcription is unknown. The upper right corner of the second free endsheet is cut away, and based on a residual ink flourish on the recto near the cut, it appears that a signature was removed from the book at some point. This volume is held at the Church History Library, but its provenance is unknown.

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