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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

May 1833 Issue

Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

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; 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 ...

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, all you that have not been commanded 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...

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, 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...

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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 ...

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, 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 and go forth to meet the Bride-groom:
Behold and lo the Bride-groom cometh, go ye out to meet him. Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord. Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour.
Let them, therefore, which are among the Gentiles flee unto Zion. And let them who be of Judah, flee unto Jerusalem, unto the mountains of the Lord’s house.
Go ye out from among the nations, even from Babylon, from the midst of wickedness, which is spiritual Babylon.
But verily thus saith the Lord, let not your flight be in haste, but let all things be prepared before you: and he that goeth, let him not look back, lest sudden destruction shall come upon him.
Hearken and hear O ye inhabitants of the earth. Listen ye elders of my church together, and hear the voice of the Lord, for he calleth upon all men and he commandeth all men every where to repent: for behold the Lord God hath sent forth the angel

Being who acts as a minister and messenger between heaven and earth. JS taught that angels were individuals who “belonged to this earth”; those who had already lived on earth were often resurrected beings. In addition to giving instruction, direction, and...

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crying through the midst of heaven, saying: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths strait, for the hour of his coming is nigh, when the Lamb shall stand upon mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads:
Wherefore, prepare ye for the coming of the Bride-groom: go ye, go ye out to meet him, for behold he shall stand upon the mount of Olivet, and upon the mighty ocean, even the great deep, and upon the islands of the sea, and upon the land of Zion; and he shall utter his voice out of Zion, and he shall speak from Jerusalem, and his voice shall be heard among all people, and it shall be a voice as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder, which shall break down the mountains, and the valleys shall not be found:
He shall command the great deep and it shall be driven back into the north countries, and the islands shall become one land, and the land of Jerusalem and the land of Zion, shall be turned back into their own place, and the earth shall be like as it was in the days before it was divided.
And the Lord even the Savior shall stand in the midst of his people, and shall reign over all flesh. And they who are in the north countries shall come in remembrance before the Lord, and their prophets shall hear his voice, and shall no longer stay themselves, and they shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence.
And an high way shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep. Their enemies shall become a prey unto them, and in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land. And they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim my servants.
And the boundaries of the everlasting hills shall tremble at their presence.— And then shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim; and they shall be filled with songs of everlasting joy
Behold this is the blessing of the everlasting God upon the tribes of Israel, and the richer blessing upon the head of Ephraim and his fellows.
And they also of the tribe of Judah, after their pain, shall be sanctified in holiness before the Lord to dwell in his presence day and night for ever and ever.
And now verily saith the Lord, that these things might be known among you, O inhabitants of the earth, I have sent forth mine angel, flying through the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel, who hath appeared unto some, and hath committed it unto man, who shall appear unto many that dwell on the earth, and this gospel shall be preached unto every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, and the servants of God shall go forth, saying, with a loud voice:
Fear God and give glory to him: for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and sea, and the fountain of waters, calling upon the name of the Lord day and night, saying:
O that thou wouldst rend the heavens, that thou wouldst come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence. And it shall be answered upon their heads, for the presence of the Lord shall be as the melting fire that burneth, and as the fire which causeth the waters to boil.
O Lord, thou shalt come down to make thy name known to thine adversaries, and all nations shall tremble at thy presence. When thou doeth terrible things, things they look not for; yea, when thou comest down and the mountains flow down at thy presence, thou shalt meet him who rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, who remember thee in thy ways:
For since the beginning of the world have not man heard nor perceived by the ear, neither hath any eye seen, O God, besides thee, how great things thou hast prepared for him that waiteth for thee.
And it shall be said, Who is this that cometh down from God in heaven with died garments; yea, from the regions which are not known, clothed in his glorious apparrel, travelling in the greatness of his strength?
And he shall say, I am he who spake in righteousness, mighty to save. And the Lord shall be red in his apparrel, and his garments like him that treadeth in the wine vat, and so great shall be the glory of his presence, that the sun shall hide his face in shame; and the moon shall withhold its light; and the stars shall be hurled from their places:
And his voice shall be heard, I have trodden the wine-press alone, and have brought judgment upon all people; and none was with me; and I have trampled them in my fury, and I did tread upon them in mine anger, and their blood have I sprinkled upon my garments, and stained all my raiment: for this was the day of vengeance which was in my heart.
And now the year of my redeemed is come, and they shall mention the loving kindness of their Lord, and all that he has bestowed upon them, according to his goodness, and according to his loving kindness, forever and ever. In all their afflictions he was afflicted.
And the angel of his presence saved them; and in his love, and in his pity, he redeemed them, and bare them, and carried them all the days of old; yea, and Enoch also, and they who were with him; the prophets which were before him, and Noah also, and they who were before him, and Moses also, and they who were before him, and from Moses to Elijah, and from Elijah to John, who were with Christ in his resurrection, and the holy apostles, with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, shall be in the presence of the Lamb.
And the graves of the saints shall be opened, and they shall come forth and stand on the right hand of the Lamb, when he shall stand upon mount Zion, and upon the holy city, the New Jerusalem, and they shall sing the song of the Lamb day and night forever and ever. [p. [1]]

May 1833 Issue

Revelation, 3 November 1831 [D&C 133]

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Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831, in “Revelations,” The Evening and the Morning Star, May 1833, [1]–[2] [D&C 133]. This version reflects editing marks made in Revelation Book 1, indicating 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; 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 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 ...

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, all you that have  not been commanded 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...

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, 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...

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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 un to the regions round about:
Yea let the cry go forth among all people: Awake and arise and go forth to meet  the Bride-groom:
Behold and lo the Bride-groom cometh, go ye out to meet him. Prepare your selves for the great day of the Lord. Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the  day nor the hour.
Let them, therefore, which are among the Gentiles flee unto Zion. And let  them who be of Judah, flee unto Jerusalem, unto the mountains of the Lord’s  house.
Go ye out from among the nations, even from Babylon, from the midst of wick edness, which is spiritual Babylon.
But verily thus saith the Lord, let not your flight be in haste, but let all things  be prepared before you: and he that goeth, let him not look back, lest sudden de struction shall come upon him.
Hearken and hear O ye inhabitants of the earth. Listen ye elders of my church  together, and hear the voice of the Lord, for he calleth upon all men and he com mandeth all men every where to repent: for behold the Lord God hath sent forth  the angel

Being who acts as a minister and messenger between heaven and earth. JS taught that angels were individuals who “belonged to this earth”; those who had already lived on earth were often resurrected beings. In addition to giving instruction, direction, and...

View Glossary
crying through the midst of heaven, saying: Prepare ye the way of the  Lord, and make his paths strait, for the hour of his coming is nigh, when the Lamb  shall stand upon mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand,  having his Father’s name written in their foreheads:
Wherefore, prepare ye for the coming of the Bride-groom: go ye, go ye out to  meet him, for behold he shall stand upon the mount of Olivet, and upon the migh ty ocean, even the great deep, and upon the islands of the sea, and upon the land  of Zion; and he shall utter his voice out of Zion, and he shall speak from Jerusa lem, and his voice shall be heard among all people, and it shall be a voice as the  voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder, which shall break down  the mountains, and the valleys shall not be found:
He shall command the great deep and it shall be driven back into the north  countries, and the islands shall become one land, and the land of Jerusalem and  the land of Zion, shall be turned back into their own place, and the earth shall be  like as it was in the days before it was divided.
And the Lord even the Savior shall stand in the midst of his people, and shall  reign over all flesh. And they who are in the north countries shall come in re membrance before the Lord, and their prophets shall hear his voice, and shall no  longer stay themselves, and they shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down  at their presence.
And an high way shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep. Their ene mies shall become a prey unto them, and in the barren deserts there shall come  forth pools of living water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty  land. And they shall bring forth their rich treasures unto the children of Ephraim  my servants.
And the boundaries of the everlasting hills shall tremble at their presence.—  And then shall they fall down and be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the  hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim; and they shall be  filled with songs of everlasting joy31

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Behold this is the blessing of the everlasting God upon the tribes of Israel, and  the richer blessing upon the head of Ephraim and his fellows.
And they also of the tribe of Judah, after their pain, shall be sanctified in holiness  before the Lord to dwell in his presence day and night for ever and ever.
And now verily saith the Lord, that these things might be known among you,  O inhabitants of the earth, I have sent forth mine angel, flying through the midst  of heaven, having the everlasting gospel, who hath appeared unto some, and hath  committed it unto man, who shall appear unto many that dwell on the earth, and  this gospel shall be preached unto every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and peo ple, and the servants of God shall go forth, saying, with a loud voice:
Fear God and give glory to him: for the hour of his judgment is come: and  worship him that made heaven, and earth, and sea, and the fountain of waters,  calling upon the name of the Lord day and night, saying:
O that thou wouldst rend the heavens, that thou wouldst come down, that the  mountains might flow down at thy presence. And it shall be answered upon their  heads, for the presence of the Lord shall be as the melting fire that burneth, and  as the fire which causeth the waters to boil.
O Lord, thou shalt come down to make thy name known to thine adversaries, and  all nations shall tremble at thy presence. When thou doeth terrible things, things  they look not for; yea, when thou comest down and the mountains flow down at  thy presence, thou shalt meet him who rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, who  remember thee in thy ways:
For since the beginning of the world have not man heard nor perceived by the  ear, neither hath any eye seen, O God, besides thee, how great things thou hast  prepared for him that waiteth for thee.
And it shall be said, Who is this that cometh down from God in heaven with died  garments; yea, from the regions which are not known, clothed in his glorious ap parrel, travelling in the greatness of his strength?
And he shall say, I am he who spake in righteousness, mighty to save. And  the Lord shall be red in his apparrel, and his garments like him that treadeth in  the wine vat, and so great shall be the glory of his presence, that the sun shall hide  his face in shame; and the moon shall withhold its light; and the stars shall be  hurled from their places:
And his voice shall be heard, I have trodden the wine-press alone, and have  brought judgment upon all people; and none was with me; and I have trampled  them in my fury, and I did tread upon them in mine anger, and their blood have I  sprinkled upon my garments, and stained all my raiment: for this was the day of  vengeance which was in my heart.
And now the year of my redeemed is come, and they shall mention the loving  kindness of their Lord, and all that he has bestowed upon them, according to his  goodness, and according to his loving kindness, forever and ever. In all their af flictions he was afflicted.
And the angel of his presence saved them; and in his love, and in his pity, he  redeemed them, and bare them, and carried them all the days of old; yea, and  Enoch also, and they who were with him; the prophets which were before him,  and Noah also, and they who were before him, and Moses also, and they who were  before him, and from Moses to Elijah, and from Elijah to John, who were with  Christ in his resurrection, and the holy apostles, with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,  shall be in the presence of the Lamb.
And the graves of the saints shall be opened, and they shall come forth and  stand on the right hand of the Lamb, when he shall stand upon mount Zion, and  upon the holy city, the New Jerusalem, and they shall sing the song of the Lamb  day and night forever and ever. [p. [1]]
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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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