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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

with the inhabitants of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the focus ...

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, for there are idlers among them; and their children are also growing up in wickedness: They also seek not earnestly the riches of eternity, but their eyes are full of greediness. These things ought not to be, and must be done away from among them: wherefore let my servant 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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, carry these sayings unto the land of Zion. And a commandment

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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I give unto them, that he that observeth not his prayers before the Lord in the season thereof, let him be had in remembrance before the judge of my people. These sayings are true and faithful: wherefore transgress them not, neither take therefrom. Behold I am Alpha and Omega, and I come quickly: Amen.

Revelation, 23 February 1831, excerpt [D&C 42:78–93]

EXTRACTS GIVEN 1831.
And again, every person who belongeth to this church of Christ

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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shall observe to keep all the 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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and covenants

A binding agreement between two parties, especially 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 of the...

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of the church: and it shall come to pass, that if any persons among you shall kill, they shall be delivered up and dealt with according to the laws of the land; for remember, that he hath no forgiveness; and it shall be proven according to the laws of the land.
And if any man or woman shall commit adultery, he or she shall be tried before two 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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of the church or more, and every word shall be established against him or her by two witnesses of the church, and not of the enemy. But if there are more than two witnesses it is better: but he or she shall be condemned by the mouth of two witnesses, and the elders shall lay the case before the church, and the church shall lift up their hands against him or her, that they may be dealt with according to the law of God. And if it can be, it is necessary that the bishop

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

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is present also. And thus ye shall do in all cases which shall come before you. And if a man or woman shall rob, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. And if he or she shall steal, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. And if he or she shall lie, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. If he or she do any manner of iniquity, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law, even that of God.
And if thy brother or sister offend thee, thou shalt take him or her between him or her and thee alone, and if he or she confess, thou shalt be reconciled. And if he or she confess not, thou shalt deliver him or her up unto the church, not to the members but to the elders. And it shall be done in a meeting, and that not before the world. And if thy brother or sister offend many, he or she shall be chastened before many. And if any one offend openly, he or she shall be rebuked openly, that he or she may be ashamed. And if he or she confess not, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of God. If any shall offend in secret, he or she shall be rebuked in secret, that he or she may have opportunity to confess in secret to him or her whom he or she has offended, and to God, that the church may not speak reproachfully of him or her. And thus shall ye conduct in all things.

Revelation, February 1831–A, excerpt [D&C 43:15–35]

Again I say, hearken ye elders of my church, whom I have appointed: ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands by the power of my Spirit; and ye are to be taught from on high. Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that ye may give even as I have spoken. Hearken ye, for behold the great day of the Lord is nigh at hand. For the day cometh that the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven; the heavens shall shake and the earth shall tremble, and the trump of God shall sound both long and loud, and shall say to the sleeping nations, Ye saints arise and live: ye sinners stay and sleep until I shall call again. Wherefore gird up your loins, lest ye be found among the wicked. Lift up your voices and spare not. Call upon the nations to repent, both old and young, both bond and free; saying, Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord: for if I, who am a man, do lift up my voice and call upon you to repent, and ye hate me, what will ye say when the day cometh when the thunders shall utter their voices from the ends of the earth, speaking to the ears of all that live, saying: Repent, and prepare for the great day of the Lord? yea, and again, when the lightnings shall streak forth from the east unto the west, and shall utter forth their voices unto all that live, and make the ears of all tingle, that hear, saying these words: Repent ye, for the great day of the Lord is come!
And again, the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven, saying: Hearken, O ye nations of the earth, and hear the words of that God who made you. O ye nations of the earth, how often would I have gathered you together as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, but ye would not? How oft have I called upon you by the mouth of my servants; and by the ministring of angels

Beings who act as ministers and messengers between heaven and earth. JS taught that angels were individuals who “belonged to this earth”; those who had already lived on earth were often resurrected beings. In addition to giving instruction, direction, and...

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; and by mine own voice; and by the voice of thunderings; and by the voice of lightnings; and by the voice of tempests; and by the voice of earthquakes, and great hailstorms; and by the voice of famines, and pestilences of every kind; and by the great sound of a trump; and by the voice of judgment: and by the voice of mercy all the day long: and by the voice of glory, and honor, and the riches of eternal life; and would have saved you with an everlasting salvation, but ye would not? Behold the day has come, when the cup of the wrath of mine indignation is full.
Behold, verily I say unto you, that these are the words of the Lord your God: wherefore, labor ye, labor ye, in my vineyard for the last time: for the last time call upon the inhabitants of the earth, for in mine own due time will I come upon the earth in judgment: and my people shall be redeemed and shall reign with me on earth: for the great Millennial which I have spoken by the mouth of my servants, shall come; for satan

A fallen angel, or son of God; known by many names, including Lucifer, the devil, the father of lies, the prince of darkness, perdition, and the adversary. In the Bible, Book of Mormon, and JS’s Bible revisions, Satan was described as a tempter of men, who...

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shall be bound; and when he is loosed again, he shall only reign for a little season, and then cometh the end of the earth: and he that liveth in righteousness, shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye; and the earth shall pass away so as by fire; and the wicked shall go away into unquenchable fire; and their end no man knoweth, on earth, or ever shall know, until they come before me in judgment.
Hearken ye to these words; behold I am Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. Treasure these things up in your hearts, and let the solemnities of eternity rest upon your minds. Be sober. Keep all my commandments; even so: Amen. [p. 74]
with the inhabitants of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the focus ...

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, for there are  idlers among them; and their children are al so growing up in wickedness: They also  seek not earnestly the riches of eternity, but  their eyes are full of greediness. These  things ought not to be, and must be done  away from among them: wherefore let my  servant 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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, carry these sayings  unto the land of Zion. And a commandment

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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 I give unto them, that he that observeth not  his prayers before the Lord in the season  thereof, let him be had in remembrance be fore the judge of my people. These sayings  are true and faithful: wherefore transgress  them not, neither take therefrom. Behold I  am Alpha and Omega, and I come quickly:  Amen.

Revelation, 23 February 1831, excerpt [D&C 42:78–93]

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Excerpt of Revelation, 23 Feb. 1831, in “Extracts Given 1831,” Evening and Morning Star, Oct. 1832 (June 1835), 74 [D&C 42:78–93]. 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.  


EXTRACTS GIVEN 1831.
And again, every person who belongeth to  this church of Christ

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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shall observe to keep all  the 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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and covenants

A binding agreement between two parties, especially 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 of the...

View Glossary
of the  church: and it shall come to pass, that if any  persons among you shall kill, they shall be  delivered up and dealt with according to the  laws of the land; for remember, that he hath  no forgiveness; and it shall be proven accor ding to the laws of the land.
And if any man or woman shall commit a dultery, he or she shall be tried before two  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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of the church or more, and every word  shall be established against him or her by  two witnesses of the church, and not of the  enemy. But if there are more than two wit nesses it is better: but he or she shall be con demned by the mouth of two witnesses, and  the elders shall lay the case before the church,  and the church shall lift up their hands against  him or her, that they may be dealt with ac cording to the law of God. And if it can be,  it is necessary that the bishop

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

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is present also.  And thus ye shall do in all cases which shall  come before you. And if a man or woman  shall rob, he or she shall be delivered up un to the law of the land. And if he or she shall  steal, he or she shall be delivered up unto the  law of the land. And if he or she shall lie,  he or she shall be delivered up unto the law  of the land. If he or she do any manner of  iniquity, he or she shall be delivered up un to the law, even that of God.
And if thy brother or sister offend thee,  thou shalt take him or her between him or  her and thee alone, and if he or she confess,  thou shalt be reconciled. And if he or she  confess not, thou shalt deliver him or her up  unto the church, not to the members but to  the elders. And it shall be done in a meeting,  and that not before the world. And if thy  brother or sister offend many, he or she shall  be chastened before many. And if any one  offend openly, he or she shall be rebuked open ly, that he or she may be ashamed. And if  he or she confess not, he or she shall be de livered up unto the law of God. If any shall  offend in secret, he or she shall be rebuked in  secret, that he or she may have opportunity  to confess in secret to him or her whom he  or she has offended, and to God, that the  church may not speak reproachfully of him  or her. And thus shall ye conduct in all  things.

Revelation, February 1831–A, excerpt [D&C 43:15–35]

17

Excerpt of Revelation, Feb. 1831–A, in “Extracts Given 1831,” Evening and Morning Star, Oct. 1832 (June 1835), 74 [D&C 43:15–35]. This version closely corresponds to the version in chapter 45 of the Book of Commandments, suggesting that the latter was used as a source text for the former. This revelation is printed immediately following the preceding one, without a new title or any other demarcation.  


Again I say, hearken ye elders of my  church, whom I have appointed: ye are not  sent forth to be taught, but to teach the chil dren of men the things which I have put into  your hands by the power of my Spirit; and  ye are to be taught from on high. Sanctify  yourselves and ye shall be endowed with pow er, that ye may give even as I have spoken.  Hearken ye, for behold the great day of the  Lord is nigh at hand. For the day cometh  that the Lord shall utter his voice out of  heaven; the heavens shall shake and the earth  shall tremble, and the trump of God shall  sound both long and loud, and shall say to  the sleeping nations, Ye saints arise and live:  ye sinners stay and sleep until I shall call  again. Wherefore gird up your loins, lest  ye be found among the wicked. Lift up your  voices and spare not. Call upon the nations  to repent, both old and young, both bond and  free; saying, Prepare yourselves for the great  day of the Lord: for if I, who am a man, do  lift up my voice and call upon you to repent,  and ye hate me, what will ye say when the  day cometh when the thunders shall utter  their voices from the ends of the earth, speak ing to the ears of all that live, saying: Re pent, and prepare for the great day of the  Lord? yea, and again, when the lightnings  shall streak forth from the east unto the west,  and shall utter forth their voices unto all that  live, and make the ears of all tingle, that hear,  saying these words: Repent ye, for the great  day of the Lord is come!
And again, the Lord shall utter his voice  out of heaven, saying: Hearken, O ye nations  of the earth, and hear the words of that God  who made you. O ye nations of the earth,  how often would I have gathered you togeth er as a hen gathereth her chickens under her  wings, but ye would not? How oft have I  called upon you by the mouth of my servants;  and by the ministring of angels

Beings who act as ministers and messengers between heaven and earth. JS taught that angels were individuals who “belonged to this earth”; those who had already lived on earth were often resurrected beings. In addition to giving instruction, direction, and...

View Glossary
; and by mine  own voice; and by the voice of thunderings;  and by the voice of lightnings; and by the  voice of tempests; and by the voice of earth quakes, and great hailstorms; and by the voice  of famines, and pestilences of every kind; and  by the great sound of a trump; and by the  voice of judgment: and by the voice of mercy  all the day long: and by the voice of glory,  and honor, and the riches of eternal life; and  would have saved you with an everlasting sal vation, but ye would not? Behold the day  has come, when the cup of the wrath of mine  indignation is full.
Behold, verily I say unto you, that these  are the words of the Lord your God: where fore, labor ye, labor ye, in my vineyard for  the last time: for the last time call upon the  inhabitants of the earth, for in mine own due  time will I come upon the earth in judgment:  and my people shall be redeemed and shall  reign with me on earth: for the great Millen nial which I have spoken by the mouth of  my servants, shall come; for satan

A fallen angel, or son of God; known by many names, including Lucifer, the devil, the father of lies, the prince of darkness, perdition, and the adversary. In the Bible, Book of Mormon, and JS’s Bible revisions, Satan was described as a tempter of men, who...

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shall be  bound; and when he is loosed again, he shall  only reign for a little season, and then com eth the end of the earth: and he that liveth  in righteousness, shall be changed in the  twinkling of an eye; and the earth shall pass  away so as by fire; and the wicked shall go  away into unquenchable fire; and their end  no man knoweth, on earth, or ever shall  know, until they come before me in judgment.
Hearken ye to these words; behold I am  Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. Treas ure these things up in your hearts, and let  the solemnities of eternity rest upon your  minds. Be sober. Keep all my command ments; even so: Amen. [p. 74]
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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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