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Revelations printed in The Evening and the Morning Star, June 1832–June 1833

Revelations printed in The Evening and the Morning Star, June 1832–June 1833

January 1833 Issue

Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]

Revelations.
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Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831, in “Revelation Given, January 1831,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Jan. 1833, [5]–[6] [D&C 38]. This version reflects editing marks made in Revelation Book 1, indicating that the latter was used as a source text for the former.  


REVELATION GIVEN, JANUARY 1831.
THUS saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the same which looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made, the same which knoweth all things, for all things are present before mine eyes:
I am the same which spake and the world was made, and all things came by me: I am the same which hath taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom:
And verily I say, even as many as have believed on my name, for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I plead before the Father for them:
But behold the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth, and even so will I cause the wicked to be kept, that will not hear my voice but harden their hearts, and wo, wo, wo is their doom.
But behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that mine eyes are upon you; I am in your midst and ye cannot see me, but the day soon cometh that ye shall see me and know that I am, for the vail of darkness shall soon be rent, and he that is not purified shall not abide the day: wherefore, gird up your loins and be prepared.
Behold the kingdom is yours and the enemy shall not overcome.
Verily I say unto you, that ye are clean but not all; and there is none else with whom I am well pleased, for all flesh is corruptible before me, and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the host of heaven, which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command, to reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be burned:
And behold the enemy is combined.
And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction, in process of time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty before me; but I will be merciful unto your weakness.
Therefore, be ye strong from henceforth; fear not, for the kingdom is yours; and for your salvation I give unto you 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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, for I have heard your prayers, and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no respecter to persons.
And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool: wherefore, again I will stand upon it: and I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh, and I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts:
And this shall be my covenant

A binding agreement between two parties, particularly between God and man. The term covenant was often associated with “commandments,” referring to revelation texts. The gospel as preached by JS—including the need for faith, repentance, baptism, and reception...

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with you, ye shall have it for the land of your inheritance

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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, and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more to pass away: but verily I say unto you, that in time ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your King and watch over you:
Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws, for I am your Law-giver, and what can stay my hand.
But verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the office wherewith I have appointed you, and let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practice virtue and holiness before me.
And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself: for what man among you, having twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here; and to the other, be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there, and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just.
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 in your hearts 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. [p. [5]]

January 1833 Issue

Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]

Revelations.
22

Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831, in “Revelation Given, January 1831,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Jan. 1833, [5]–[6] [D&C 38]. This version reflects editing marks made in Revelation Book 1, indicating that the latter was used as a source text for the former.  


REVELATION GIVEN, JANUARY 1831.
THUS saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, Alpha  and Omega, the beginning and the end, the same which looked upon the  wide expanse of eternity, and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world  was made, the same which knoweth all things, for all things are present before  mine eyes:
I am the same which spake and the world was made, and all things came by  me: I am the same which hath taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom:
And verily I say, even as many as have believed on my name, for I am Christ,  and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I plead  before the Father for them:
But behold the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until the  judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth, and even so  will I cause the wicked to be kept, that will not hear my voice but harden their  hearts, and wo, wo, wo is their doom.
But behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that mine eyes are upon you; I am in  your midst and ye cannot see me, but the day soon cometh that ye shall see me  and know that I am, for the vail of darkness shall soon be rent, and he that is not  purified shall not abide the day: wherefore, gird up your loins and be prepared.
Behold the kingdom is yours and the enemy shall not overcome.
Verily I say unto you, that ye are clean but not all; and there is none else with  whom I am well pleased, for all flesh is corruptible before me, and the powers of  darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all  the host of heaven, which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and  the angels are waiting the great command, to reap down the earth, to gather the  tares that they may be burned:
And behold the enemy is combined.
And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers,  to bring to pass even your destruction, in process of time, and ye knew it not, but  now I tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither  your hearts of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty before me; but I will be  merciful unto your weakness.
Therefore, be ye strong from henceforth; fear not, for the kingdom is yours; and  for your salvation I give unto you 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...

View Glossary
, for I have heard your prayers,  and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is  mine, and I am no respecter to persons.
And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool: wherefore, again  I will stand upon it: and I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even  a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be  no curse when the Lord cometh, and I will give it unto you for the land of your  inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts:
And this shall be my covenant

A binding agreement between two parties, particularly between God and man. The term covenant was often associated with “commandments,” referring to revelation texts. The gospel as preached by JS—including the need for faith, repentance, baptism, and reception...

View Glossary
with you, ye shall have it for the land of your in heritance

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
, and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall  stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more to pass away: but verily I  say unto you, that in time ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your King  and watch over you:
Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye  shall have no laws but my laws, for I am your Law-giver, and what can stay my  hand.
But verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the office wherewith I  have appointed you, and let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practice  virtue and holiness before me.
And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself: for what  man among you, having twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve  him obediently, and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou  here; and to the other, be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there, and looketh upon  his sons and saith I am just.
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 in your hearts 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 re veal 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. [p. [5]]
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Revelations published in The Evening and the Morning Star (Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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, MO), vol. 1, nos. 1–10 and 12, and vol. 2, no. 13; edited by William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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. The copy used for this transcription is currently part of a bound volume held at CHL; includes marginalia, archival notations, stamps, and bookplates.
The initial issues of The Evening and the Morning Star present revelations prominently on the first or second page of the newspaper. Beginning with the November 1832 issue, however, revelations were placed near the end of each issue. Each issue comprises four leaves (eight pages) that measure 12½ × 9⅞ inches (32 × 25 cm). Each page is set in two columns.
The volume used for this transcription was donated to the Salt Lake Temple by Lycurgus A. Wilson on 8 September 1894, according to a bookplate on the inside front cover of the volume. It was transferred to the library of the Church Historian’s Office sometime before 1923.1

“Library Record,” book no. 1239.  


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