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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

Behold, this I have given unto you a parable, and it is even as I am: I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one, ye are not mine. And again I say unto you, that the enemy in the secret chambers seeketh your lives: Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of them in your own land: I tell you these things because of your prayers: wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you, by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears, with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth: but if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.
And that ye might escape the power of the enemy, and be gathered unto me a righteous people, without spot and blameless: wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the 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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, that ye should go to the Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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: and there I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed

Bestowal of spiritual blessings, power, or knowledge. Beginning in 1831, multiple revelations promised an endowment of “power from on high” in association with the command to gather. Some believed this promise was fulfilled when individuals were first ordained...

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with power from on high, and from thence, whomsoever I will shall go forth among all nations, and it shall be told them what they shall do: for I have a great work laid up in store: for Israel shall be saved, and I will lead them whithersoever I will, and no power shall stay my hand.
And now I give unto the church in these parts, a commandment, that certain men among them shall be appointed, and they shall be appointed by the voice of the church: and they shall look to the poor and the needy, and administer to their relief, that they shall not suffer; and send them forth to the place which I have commanded them; and this shall be their work, to govern the affairs of the property of this church. And they that have farms that cannot be sold, let them be left or rented as seemeth them good. See that all things are preserved, and when men are endowed with power from on high, and sent forth, all these things shall be gathered unto the bosom of the church.
And if ye seek the riches which it is the will of the Father to give unto you, ye shall be the richest of all people; for ye shall have the riches of eternity: and it must needs be that the riches of the earth is mine to give: but beware of pride, lest ye become as the Nephites of old. And again I say unto you, I give unto you a commandment, that every man, both elder

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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, priest

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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, teacher

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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and also member, go to with his might, with the labor of his hands, to prepare and accomplish the things which I have commanded. And let your preaching be the warning voice, every man to his neighbor, in mildness and in meekness. And go ye out from among the wicked. Save yourselves. Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord; even so: Amen.

Revelation, 30 April 1832 [D&C 83]

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Revelation, 30 Apr. 1832, in “Revelation Given April, 1832,” Evening and Morning Star, Jan. 1833 (Apr. 1836), 126 [D&C 83]. This version closely corresponds to the version in section 88 of the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants, suggesting that the latter was used as a source text for the former.  


REVELATION GIVEN APRIL, 1832.
Verily thus saith the Lord, in addition to the laws

Principles given to the church and its members in February 1831 revelations. In January 1831, a revelation promised the saints in New York that the law would be given after they gathered in Ohio. Once in Ohio, on 9 and 23 February 1831, JS dictated two revelations...

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of the church concerning women and children, those who belong to the church, who have lost their husbands or fathers: women have claim on their husbands for their maintainance until their husbands are taken; and if they are not found transgressors they shall have fellowship in the church, and if they are not faithful, they shall not have fellowship in the church; yet they may remain upon their inheritances

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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according to the laws of the land.
All children have claim upon their parents for their maintainance until they are of age; and after that, they have claim upon the church; or, in other words, upon the Lord’s storehouse

Both a literal and a figurative repository for goods and land donated to the church. The book of Malachi directed the house of Israel to bring “all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house.” In JS’s revision of the Old Testament...

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, if their parents have not wherewith to give them inheritances. And the storehouse shall be kept by the consecrations

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 the church, that widows and orphans shall be provided for, as also the poor. Amen. [p. 126]
Behold, this I have given unto you a par able, and it is even as I am: I say unto you,  be one; and if ye are not one, ye are not  mine. And again I say unto you, that the  enemy in the secret chambers seeketh your  lives: Ye hear of wars in far countries, and  you say that there will soon be great wars in  far countries, but ye know not the hearts of  them in your own land: I tell you these things  because of your prayers: wherefore, treasure  up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wicked ness of men reveal these things unto you, by  their wickedness, in a manner which shall  speak in your ears, with a voice louder than  that which shall shake the earth: but if ye  are prepared, ye shall not fear.
And that ye might escape the power of the  enemy, and be gathered unto me a righteous  people, without spot and blameless: where fore, for this cause I gave unto you the com mandment

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
, that ye should go to the Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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:  and there I will give unto you my law; and  there you shall be endowed

Bestowal of spiritual blessings, power, or knowledge. Beginning in 1831, multiple revelations promised an endowment of “power from on high” in association with the command to gather. Some believed this promise was fulfilled when individuals were first ordained...

View Glossary
with power from  on high, and from thence, whomsoever I will  shall go forth among all nations, and it  shall be told them what they shall do: for I  have a great work laid up in store: for Israel  shall be saved, and I will lead them whither soever I will, and no power shall stay my  hand.
And now I give unto the church in these  parts, a commandment, that certain men  among them shall be appointed, and they  shall be appointed by the voice of the church:  and they shall look to the poor and the needy,  and administer to their relief, that they shall  not suffer; and send them forth to the place  which I have commanded them; and this shall  be their work, to govern the affairs of the  property of this church. And they that have  farms that cannot be sold, let them be left or  rented as seemeth them good. See that all  things are preserved, and when men are en dowed with power from on high, and sent  forth, all these things shall be gathered unto  the bosom of the church.
And if ye seek the riches which it is the  will of the Father to give unto you, ye shall  be the richest of all people; for ye shall have  the riches of eternity: and it must needs be  that the riches of the earth is mine to give:  but beware of pride, lest ye become as the  Nephites of old. And again I say unto you,  I give unto you a commandment, that every  man, both elder

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
, priest

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
, teacher

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
and also  member, go to with his might, with the la bor of his hands, to prepare and accomplish  the things which I have commanded. And  let your preaching be the warning voice, ev ery man to his neighbor, in mildness and in  meekness. And go ye out from among the  wicked. Save yourselves. Be ye clean that  bear the vessels of the Lord; even so: Amen.

Revelation, 30 April 1832 [D&C 83]

22

Revelation, 30 Apr. 1832, in “Revelation Given April, 1832,” Evening and Morning Star, Jan. 1833 (Apr. 1836), 126 [D&C 83]. This version closely corresponds to the version in section 88 of the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants, suggesting that the latter was used as a source text for the former.  


REVELATION GIVEN APRIL, 1832.
Verily thus saith the Lord, in addition to  the laws

Principles given to the church and its members in February 1831 revelations. In January 1831, a revelation promised the saints in New York that the law would be given after they gathered in Ohio. Once in Ohio, on 9 and 23 February 1831, JS dictated two revelations...

View Glossary
of the church concerning women  and children, those who belong to the church,  who have los[t] [t]heir husbands or fathers: wo men have claim on their husbands for their  maintainance until their h[u]sbands are taken;  and if they are not found transgressors they  shall have fellowship in the church, and if  they are not faithful, they shall not have fel lowship in the church; yet they may remain  upon their inheritances

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

View Glossary
according to the laws  of the land.
All children have claim upon their pa rents for their maintainance until they are of  age; and after that, they have claim upon the  church; or, in other words, upon the Lord’s  storehouse

Both a literal and a figurative repository for goods and land donated to the church. The book of Malachi directed the house of Israel to bring “all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house.” In JS’s revision of the Old Testament...

View Glossary
, if their parents have not where with to give them inheritances. And the  storehouse shall be kept by the consecrations

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 the church, that widows and orphans shall  be provided for, as also the poor. Amen. [p. 126]
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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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