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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

March 1833 (May 1836) Issue

Revelation, circa August 1830 [D&C 27]

REVELATIONS.
REVELATION
Given September, 1830.
Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your Lord, your God and your Redeemer, whose word is quick and powerful. For behold I say unto you, that it mattereth not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, when ye partake of the sacrament

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The articles and covenants of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

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, if it so be that ye do it with an eye single to my glory: remembering unto the Father my body which was laid down for you, and my blood which was shed for the remission of your sins: wherefore 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 you, that you shall not purchase wine, neither strong drink of your enemies: wherefore you shall partake of none, except it is made new among you, yea, in this my Father’s kingdom which shall be built up on the earth.
Behold this is wisdom in me: wherefore marvel not for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel; to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim; and also with Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things, or the restorer of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began, concerning the last days: and also John the son of Zacharias, which Zacharias he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son, and his name should be John, and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias; which John I have sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, jr. and 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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, to ordain

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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you unto this first priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands to adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of the...

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which you have received, that you might be called and ordained even as Aaron: and also Elijah, unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse: and also, with Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham your fathers; by whom the promises remain: and also with Michael, or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days.
And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles

A title indicating one sent forth to preach; later designated as a specific ecclesiastical and priesthood office. By 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery were designated as apostles. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church explained that an “apostle is an elder...

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and especial witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry: and of the same things which I revealed unto them, unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times: and for the fulness of times, in the which I will gather together in one all things both which are in heaven and which are on earth: and also with all those whom my Father hath given me out of the world: wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all ye may be able to stand. Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth; having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace which I have sent mine angels to commit unto you, taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of my Spirit, which I will pour out upon you, and my word which I reveal unto you, and be agreed as touching all things whatsoever ye ask of me, and be faithful until I come, and ye shall be caught up that where I am ye shall be also. Amen.

Revelation, 1 November 1831–B [D&C 1]

REVELATION
Given, Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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, Ohio, November 1, 1831.
Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men: yea, verily I say, hearken ye people from afar, and ye that are upon the islands of the sea, listen together; for verily the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape, and there is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated: and the rebellious shall be pierced with much sorrow, for their iniquities shall be spoken upon the house-tops, and their secret acts shall be revealed; and the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples

Generally, a follower of Christ, and in certain cases, one selected to lead the ministry. In the New Testament, Christ ordained twelve of his disciples as apostles. The Book of Mormon recounted that during his ministry to the Nephites, Christ similarly appointed...

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, whom I have chosen in these last days, and they shall go forth and none shall stay them, for I the Lord 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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them.
Behold, this is mine authority, and the authority of my servants, and my preface unto the book of my commandments, which I have given them to publish unto you O inhabitants of the earth: wherefore fear and tremble, O ye people, for what I the Lord have decreed, in them, shall be fulfilled. And verily, I say unto you, that they who go forth, bearing these tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, to them is power given to seal both on earth and in heaven, the unbelieving and the rebellious; yea, verily, to seal them up unto the day when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the wicked without measure; un [p. 155]

March 1833 (May 1836) Issue

Revelation, circa August 1830 [D&C 27]

REVELATIONS.
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Revelation, ca. Aug. 1830, in “Revelation Given September, 1830,” Evening and Morning Star, Mar. 1833 (May 1836), 155 [D&C 27]. This version closely corresponds to the version in section 50 of the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants, suggesting that the latter was used as a source text for the former. This revelation should be dated circa August 1830. For more information on this dating, see the discussion of this revelation in the Documents series.  


REVELATION
Given September, 1830.
Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your  Lord, your God and your Redeemer, whose  word is quick and powerful. For behold I  say unto you, that it mattereth not what ye  shall eat, or what ye shall drink, when ye  partake of the sacrament

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The articles and covenants of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

View Glossary
, if it so be that ye  do it with an eye single to my glory: remem bering unto the Father my body which was  laid down for you, and my blood which was  shed for the remission of your sins: wherefore  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 you, that you  shall not purchase wine, neither strong drink  of your enemies: wherefore you shall partake  of none, except it is made new among you,  yea, in this my Father’s kingdom which shall  be built up on the earth.
Behold this is wisdom in me: wherefore  marvel not for the hour cometh that I will  drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the  earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent  unto you to reveal the book of Mormon, con taining the fulness of my everlasting gospel;  to whom I have committed the keys of the  record of the stick of Ephraim; and also with  Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of  bringing to pass the restoration of all things,  or the restorer of all things spoken by the  mouth of all the holy prophets since the  world began, concerning the last days: and  also John the son of Zacharias, which Zach arias he (Elias) visited and gav[e] promise that  h[e] should have a son, and his name should  be John, and he should be filled with the  spirit of Elias; which John I have sent unto  you, my servants, Joseph Smith, jr. and Oli ver 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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, to ordain

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

View Glossary
you unto this first  priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands to adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of the...

View Glossary
which you have received, that you  might be called and ordained even as Aaron:  and also Elijah, unto whom I have committed  the keys of the power of turning the hearts  of the fathers to the children and the hearts  of the children to the fathers, that the whole  earth may not be smitten with a curse: and  also, with Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and  Abraham your fathers; by whom the prom ises remain: and also with Michael, or Adam,  the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient  of days.
And also with Peter, and James, and John,  whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have  ordained you and confirmed you to be apos tles

A title indicating one sent forth to preach; later designated as a specific ecclesiastical and priesthood office. By 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery were designated as apostles. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church explained that an “apostle is an elder...

View Glossary
and especial witnesses of my name, and  bear the keys of your ministry: and of the  same things which I revealed unto them, un to whom I have committed the keys of my  kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for  the last times: and for the fulness of times,  in the whi[c]h I will gather together in one all  things both which are in heaven and which  are on earth: and also with all those whom  my Father hath given me out of the world:  wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice, and  gird up your loins, and take upon you my  whole armor, that ye may be able to with stand the evil day, having done all ye may  be able to stand. Stand, therefore, having  your loins girt about with truth; having on  the breastplate of righteousness; and your  feet shod with the preparation of the gospel  of peace which I have sent mine angels to  commit unto you, taking the shield of faith  wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the  fiery darts of the wicked; and take the helmet  of salvation, and the sword of my Spirit,  which I will pour out upon you, and my  word which I reveal unto you, and be agreed  as touching all things whatsoever ye ask of  me, and be faithful until I come, and ye shall  be caught up that where I am ye shall be  also. Amen.

Revelation, 1 November 1831–B [D&C 1]

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Revelation, 1 Nov. 1831–B, in “Revelation Given, Hiram, Ohio, November 1, 1831,” Evening and Morning Star, Mar. 1833 (May 1836), 155–156 [D&C 1]. This version closely corresponds to the version in section 1 of the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants, suggesting that the latter was used as a source text for the former.  


REVELATION
Given, Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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, Ohio, November 1, 1831.
Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith  the voice of him who dwells on high, and  whose eyes are upon all men: yea, verily I  say, hearken ye people from afar, and ye that  are upon the islands of the sea, listen togeth er; for verily the voice of the Lord is unto all  men, and there is none to escape, and there  is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that  shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be  penetrated: and the rebellious shall be pier ced with much sorrow, for their iniquities  shall be spoken upon the house-tops, and  their secret acts shall be revealed; and the  voice of warning shall be unto all people, by  the mouths of my disciples

Generally, a follower of Christ, and in certain cases, one selected to lead the ministry. In the New Testament, Christ ordained twelve of his disciples as apostles. The Book of Mormon recounted that during his ministry to the Nephites, Christ similarly appointed...

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, whom I have  chosen in these last days, and they shall go  forth and none shall stay them, for I the Lord  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
them.
Behold, this is mine authority, and the au thority of my servants, and my preface unto  the book of my commandments, which I have  given them to publish unto you O inhabitants  of the earth: wherefore fear and tremble, O  ye people, for what I the Lord have decreed,  in them, shall be fulfilled. And verily, I say  unto you, that they who go forth, bearing  these tidings unto the inhabitants of the  earth, to them is power given to seal both on  earth and in heaven, the unbelieving and the  rebellious; yea, verily, to seal them up unto  the day when the wrath of God shall be pour ed out upon the wicked without measure; un [p. 155]
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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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