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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

February 1833 (May 1836) Issue

Revelation, 27–28 December 1832, excerpt [D&C 88:117–126]

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Excerpt of Revelation, 27 and 28 Dec. 1832, in “Revelation,” Evening and Morning Star, Feb. 1833 (May 1836), 138 [D&C 88:117–126]. This version closely corresponds to the version in section 7 of the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants, suggesting that the latter was used as a source text for the former. This revelation is presented as part of an editorial titled “COMMANDMENTS.” The word “REVELATION” precedes the text of the revelation and is centered as though it were a title, though it is also the final word of the editorial.  


REVELATION:
Therefore, verily I say unto you, my friends, call your solemn assembly

A special church meeting or conference convened to conduct church business, administer sacred ordinances, and receive spiritual power and instruction. In November 1831, the Saints were directed by revelation to gather as a body in solemn assemblies. A December...

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, 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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you; and as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom: seek learning even by study, and also by faith. Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God; that your incomings may be in the name of the Lord; that your outgoings may be in the name of the Lord; that all your salutations may be in the name of the Lord, with uplifted hands unto the Most High.
Therefore, cease from all your light speeches; from all laughter: from all your lustful desires: from all your pride and lightmindedness, and from all your wicked doings.— Appoint among yourselves a teacher, and let not all be spokemen at once; but let one speak at a time, and let all listen unto his sayings, that when all have spoken, that all may be edified of all, and that every man may have an equal privilege.
See that ye love one another; cease to be covetous, learn to impart one to another as the gospel requires; cease to be idle, cease to be unclean; ceasc to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated: and above all things, clothe yourselves with the bonds of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace: pray always, that you may not faint till I come: behold, and lo, I will come quickly, and receive you unto myself: Amen. [p. 138]

February 1833 (May 1836) Issue

Revelation, 27–28 December 1832, excerpt [D&C 88:117–126]

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Excerpt of Revelation, 27 and 28 Dec. 1832, in “Revelation,” Evening and Morning Star, Feb. 1833 (May 1836), 138 [D&C 88:117–126]. This version closely corresponds to the version in section 7 of the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants, suggesting that the latter was used as a source text for the former. This revelation is presented as part of an editorial titled “COMMANDMENTS.” The word “REVELATION” precedes the text of the revelation and is centered as though it were a title, though it is also the final word of the editorial.  


REVELATION:
Therefore, verily I say unto you, my friends,  call your solemn assembly

A special church meeting or conference convened to conduct church business, administer sacred ordinances, and receive spiritual power and instruction. In November 1831, the Saints were directed by revelation to gather as a body in solemn assemblies. A December...

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, as I have com manded

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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you; and as all have not faith, seek  ye diligently and teach one another words of  wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books  words of wisdom: seek learning even by stu dy, and also by faith. Organize yourselves;  prepare every needful thing, and establish a  house, even a house of prayer, a house of fast ing, a house of faith, a house of learning, a  house of glory, a house of order, a house of  God; that your incomings may be in the  name of the Lord; that your outgoings may  be in the name of the Lord; that all your sal utations may be in the name of the Lord,  with uplifted hands unto the Most High.
Therefore, cease from all your light speech es; from all laughter: from all your lustful  desires: from all your pride and lightmind edness, and from all your wicked doings.—  Appoint among yourselves a teacher, and let  not all be spokemen at once; but let one  speak at a time, and let all listen unto his  sayings, that when all have spoken, that all  may be edified of all, and that every man may  have an equal privilege.
See that ye love one another; cease to be  covetous, learn to impart one to another as  the gospel requires; cease to be idle, cease to  be unclean; ceasc to find fault one with ano ther; cease to sleep longer than is needful;  retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be  weary; arise early, that your bodies and your  minds may be invigorated: and above all  things, clothe yourselves with the bonds of  charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond  of perfectness and peace: pray always, that  you may not faint till I come: behold, and  lo, I will come quickly, and receive you unto  myself: Amen. [p. 138]
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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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