53993132

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

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

May 1833 (June 1836) Issue

Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

29

Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831, in “Revelations,” Evening and Morning Star, May 1833 (June 1836), 177– 179 [D&C 133]. This version closely corresponds to the version in section 100 of the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants, suggesting that the latter was used as a source text for the former.  


Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the Lord your God, and hear the word of the Lord concerning you; the Lord who shall suddenly come to his temple

A sacred edifice “built unto the Lord.” In both the Bible and Book of Mormon, temples were built as places of worship. As early as 1830, church members expected to build a temple in the New Jerusalem, or city of Zion. Revelations in 1830 and 1831 indicated...

View Glossary
; the Lord who shall come down upon the world with a curse to judgment; yea, upon all the nations that forget God, and upon all the ungodly among you. For he shall make bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of their God. Wherefore, prepare ye, prepare ye, O my people; sanctify yourselves; gather ye together, O ye people of my church, upon the land of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus 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 ...

View Glossary
, all you that have not been 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
to tarry.— Go ye out from Babylon. Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. Call your solemn assemblies

Generally, a special church meeting, such as the meeting of the School of the Prophets on 23 January 1833 and the dedication of the House of the Lord in Kirtland, Ohio, on 27 March 1836. In particular, it referred to the meeting held in the House of the Lord...

View Glossary
, and speak often one to another. And let every man call upon the name of the Lord; yea, verily I say unto you, again, the time has come when the voice of the Lord is unto you. Go ye out of Babylon; gather ye out from among the nations, from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Send forth 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
of my church unto the nations which are afar off; unto the islands of the sea; send forth unto foreign lands, call upon all nations; firstly, upon the Gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

View Glossary
, and then upon the Jews. And behold and lo, this shall be their cry, and the voice of the Lord unto all people: Go ye forth unto the land of Zion, that the borders of my people may be enlarged, and that her stakes may be strengthened, and that Zion may go forth unto the regions round about: yea, let the cry go forth among all people; Awake and arise & go forth to meet the Bridegroom: behold and lo the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him. Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord. Watch, therefore, for ye know neither [p. [177]]

May 1833 (June 1836) Issue

Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

29

Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831, in “Revelations,” Evening and Morning Star, May 1833 (June 1836), 177– 179 [D&C 133]. This version closely corresponds to the version in section 100 of the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants, suggesting that the latter was used as a source text for the former.  


Hearken, O ye people of my church,  saith the Lord your God, and hear the  word of the Lord concerning you; the  Lord who shall suddenly come to his  temple

A sacred edifice “built unto the Lord.” In both the Bible and Book of Mormon, temples were built as places of worship. As early as 1830, church members expected to build a temple in the New Jerusalem, or city of Zion. Revelations in 1830 and 1831 indicated...

View Glossary
; the Lord who shall come down  upon the world with a curse to judg ment; yea, upon all the nations that  forget God, and upon all the ungodly  among you. For he shall make bare  his holy arm in the eyes of all the na tions, and all the ends of the earth shall  see the salvation of their God. Where fore, prepare ye, prepare ye, O my  people; sanctify yourselves; gather ye  together, O ye people of my church,  upon the land of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus 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 ...

View Glossary
, all you that  have not been 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
to tarry.—  Go ye out from Babylon. Be ye clean  that bear the vessels of the Lord. Call  your solemn assemblies

Generally, a special church meeting, such as the meeting of the School of the Prophets on 23 January 1833 and the dedication of the House of the Lord in Kirtland, Ohio, on 27 March 1836. In particular, it referred to the meeting held in the House of the Lord...

View Glossary
, and speak of ten one to another. And let every man  call upon the name of the Lord; yea,  verily I say unto you, again, the time  has come when the voice of the Lord  is unto you. Go ye out of Babylon;  gather ye out from among the nations,  from the four winds, from one end of  heaven to the other.
Send forth 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
of my church  unto the nations which are afar off; un to the islands of the sea; send forth un to foreign lands, call upon all nations;  firstly, upon the Gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

View Glossary
, and then up on the Jews. And behold and lo, this  shall be their cry, and the voice of the  Lord unto all people: Go ye forth un to the land of Zion, that the borders of  my people may be enlarged, and that  her stakes may be strengthened, and  that Zion may go forth unto the regions  round about: yea, let the cry go forth  among all people; Awake and arise &  go forth to meet the Bridegroom: be hold and lo the Bridegroom cometh, go  ye out to meet him. Prepare your selves for the great day of the Lord.  Watch, therefore, for ye know neither [p. [177]]
PreviousNext
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...

More Info
, 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...

View Full Bio
. 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.

Facts