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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

July 1832 (February 1835) Issue

Revelation, 7 August 1831 [D&C 59]

REVELATIONS.
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Revelation, 7 Aug. 1831, in “Commandment for Keeping the Sabbath,” Evening and Morning Star, July 1832 (Feb. 1835), 26–27 [D&C 59]. 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.  


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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FOR KEEPING THE SABBATH,
-[Given August 7, 1831.]-
Behold, saith the Lord, blessed are they who have come up unto this land with an eye single to my glory, according to my commandments; for they that live, and walk in them, faithfully, shall inherit the earth when it is prepared for them; and when they die they shall rest from all their labors and their works shall follow them: and they shall receive a crown in the mansions of my Father which I have prepared. Yea, blessed are they whose feet stand 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 ...

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, who have obeyed my gospel; for they shall receive for their reward the good things of the earth, and it shall bring forth in its strength for them: and they shall also be crowned with blessings from above, yea, and with commandments not a few, and with revelations in their time—they who are faithful and diligent before me. Wherefore I give unto them a commandment, saying, thus:
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy might mind and strength, and in the name of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him.— Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Thou shall not steal, neither commit adultery, nor kill, nor do any thing like unto it. Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things. Thou shalt offer a sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in righteousness; even that of a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day; for verily, this is a day appointed unto thee to rest from thy labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High. Nevertheless, thy vows should be offered up in righteousness on all days, and at all times; but remember, that on this, the Lord’s day, thou shalt offer thine oblations and thy sacraments unto the Most High, confessing thy sins unto thy brethren and before the Lord; and on this day thou shalt do none other work, only let thy food be prepared with singleness of heart, that thy fasting may be perfect, or in other words, that thy joy may be full; for verily, this is fasting and prayer; or, in other words, rejoicing and prayer. And inasmuch as ye do these things with thanksgiving, with cheerful hearts and countenances—not with much laughter for this is sin—but with a glad heart and a cheerful countenance: verily I say unto you, that inasmuch as ye do this, the fulness of the earth is yours; the beasts of the field, and the fowls of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees, and walketh upon the earth, yea, and the herb, and the good things which come forth of the earth, whether for food or raiment, or houses, or barns, or orchards, or gardens, or vineyards; yea, all things which come forth of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; yea, for food and raiment, for taste and smell, to strengthen the body, and to enliven the soul; and it pleases God that he has given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made, to be used with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion: and in nothing does man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments. Behold this is according to the law and the prophets.— [p. 26]

July 1832 (February 1835) Issue

Revelation, 7 August 1831 [D&C 59]

REVELATIONS.
4

Revelation, 7 Aug. 1831, in “Commandment for Keeping the Sabbath,” Evening and Morning Star, July 1832 (Feb. 1835), 26–27 [D&C 59]. 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.  


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...

View Glossary
FOR KEEPING  THE SABBATH,
-[Given August 7, 1831.]-
Behold, saith the Lord, blessed are  they who have come up unto this land  with an eye single to my glory, accor ding to my commandments; for they  that live, and walk in them, faithfully,  shall inherit the earth when it is pre pared for them; and when they die they  shall rest from all their labors and their  works shall follow them: and they shall  receive a crown in the mansions of my  Father which I have prepared. Yea,  blessed are they whose feet stand 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
, who have obeyed my  gospel; for they shall receive for their  reward the good things of the earth,  and it shall bring forth in its strength  for them: and they shall also be crown ed with blessings from above, yea, and  with commandments not a few, and  with revelations in their time—they  who are faithful and diligent before  me. Wherefore I give unto them a  commandment, saying, thus:
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God  with all thy heart, with all thy might  mind and strength, and in the name of  Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him.—  Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  Thou shall not steal, neither commit  adultery, nor kill, nor do any thing like  unto it. Thou shalt thank the Lord  thy God in all things. Thou shalt offer  a sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in  righteousness; even that of a broken  heart and a contrite spirit. And that  thou mayest more fully keep thyself  unspotted from the world, thou shalt  go to the house of prayer and offer up  thy sacraments upon my holy day; for  verily, this is a day appointed unto thee  to rest from thy labors, and to pay thy  devotions unto the Most High. Nev ertheless, thy vows should be offered  up in righteousness on all days, and at  all times; but remember, that on this,  the Lord’s day, thou shalt offer thine  oblations and thy sacraments unto the  Most High, confessing thy sins unto  thy brethren and before the Lord; and  on this day thou shalt do none other  work, only let thy food be prepared  with singleness of heart, that thy fast ing may be perfect, or in other words,  that thy joy may be full; for verily, this  is fasting and prayer; or, in other words,  rejoicing and prayer. And inasmuch  as ye do these things with thanksgiv ing, with cheerful hearts and counte nances—not with much laughter for this  is sin—but with a glad heart and a  cheerful countenance: verily I say un to you, that inasmuch as ye do this,  the fulness of the earth is yours; the  beasts of the field, and the fowls of the  air, and that which climbeth upon the  trees, and walketh upon the earth, yea,  and the herb, and the good things  which come forth of the earth, wheth er for food or raiment, or houses, or  barns, or orchards, or gardens, or vine yards; yea, all things which come forth  of the earth, in the season thereof, are  made for the benefit and the use of  man, both to please the eye and to  gladden the heart; yea, for food and  raiment, for taste and smell, to strength en the body, and to enliven the soul;  and it pleases God that he has given  all these things unto man; for unto this  end were they made, to be used with  judgment, not to excess, neither by ex tortion: and in nothing does man offend  God, or against none is his wrath kin dled save those who confess not his  hand in all things, and obey not his  commandments. Behold this is accor ding to the law and the prophets.— [p. 26]
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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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