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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

October 1832 Issue

Revelation, 23 February 1831, excerpt [D&C 42:78–93]

Revelations.
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Excerpt of Revelation, 23 Feb. 1831, in “Items of Law for the Government of the Church of Christ, Given February 23, 1831,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Oct. 1832, [2] [D&C 42:78–93]. This item is not found in Revelation Book 1; the source text for this item is unknown.  


ITEMS OF LAW

Principles given to the church and its members in February 1831 revelations. In January 1831, a revelation promised the saints in New York that the law would be given after they gathered in Ohio. Once in Ohio, on 9 and 23 February 1831, JS dictated two revelations...

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FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, GIVEN FEBRUARY 23, 1831.
EVERY person who belongeth to this church of Christ, shall observe to keep all the commandments

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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and covenants

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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of the church; and it shall come to pass, that if any person among you shall kill, they shall be delivered up and dealt with according to the laws of the land; for remember that he hath no forgiveness; and it shall be proven according to the laws of the land. But if any man shall commit adultery, he shall be tried before two 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 the church or more; and every word shall be established against him by two witnesses of the church, and not of the world; but if there are more than two witnesses it is better; but he shall be condemned by the mouth of two witnesses; and the elders shall lay the case before the church, and the church shall lift up their hands against them, that they may be dealt with according to the law; and if it can be, it is necessary that the bishop

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. JS appointed Edward Partridge as the first bishop in February 1831. Following this appointment, Partridge functioned as the local leader of the church in Missouri. Later revelations described a bishop’s duties as receiving...

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is present also. And thus ye shall do in all cases which shall come before you.
And if any man shall rob, he shall be delivered up unto the law; and if he shall steal, he shall be delivered up unto the law; and if he shall lie, he shall be delivred up unto the law; if he do any manner of iniquity, he shall be delivered up unto the law, even that of God. And if thy brother offend thee, thou shalt take him between him & thee alone, and if he confess thou shalt be reconciled, and if he confess not, thou shalt deliver him up unto the church, not to the members, but to the elders; and it shall be done in a meeting and that not before the world. And if thy brother offend many, he shall be chastened before many; and if any one offend openly, he shall be rebuked openly, that he may be ashamed, and if he confess not, he shall be delivered up unto the law. If any shall offend in secret, he shall be rebuked in secret, that he may have opportunity to confess in secret to him whom he has offended, and to God; that the brethren may not speak reproachfully of him. And thus shall ye conduct in all things.

Revelation, February 1831–A, excerpt [D&C 43:15–35]

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Excerpt of Revelation, Feb. 1831–A, in “Extract of a Revelation Given February, 1831,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Oct. 1832, [2]–[3] [D&C 43:15–35]. This version reflects editing marks made in Revelation Book 1, indicating that the latter was used as a source text for the former. This publication excludes the initial portion of the revelation as copied into Revelation Book 1.  


EXTRACT OF A REVELATION GIVEN FEBRUARY, 1831.
AGAIN, I say hearken, ye elders of my church whom I have appointed: ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands, by the power of my spirit; and ye are to be taught from on high; sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that ye may give even as I have spoken: Hearken ye, for behold, the great day of the Lord is nigh at hand; for the day cometh that the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven, the heavens shall shake and the earth shall tremble, and the trump of God shall sound, both long and loud, and shall say to the sleeping nations, Ye saints arise and live; ye sinners stay and sleep untill I shall call again. Wherefore, gird up your loins, lest ye are found among the wicked; lift up your voices and spare not, call upon the nations to repent, both old and young, both bond and free; saying, Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord, for if I, who am a man, do lift up my voice and call upon you to repent, and ye hate me, what will you say when the day cometh, when the thunders shall utter their voices from the ends of tbe the earth, speaking in the ears of all that live, saying, Repent, and prepare [p. [2]]

October 1832 Issue

Revelation, 23 February 1831, excerpt [D&C 42:78–93]

Revelations.
14

Excerpt of Revelation, 23 Feb. 1831, in “Items of Law for the Government of the Church of Christ, Given February 23, 1831,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Oct. 1832, [2] [D&C 42:78–93]. This item is not found in Revelation Book 1; the source text for this item is unknown.  


ITEMS OF LAW

Principles given to the church and its members in February 1831 revelations. In January 1831, a revelation promised the saints in New York that the law would be given after they gathered in Ohio. Once in Ohio, on 9 and 23 February 1831, JS dictated two revelations...

View Glossary
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CHURCH OF  CHRIST

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

View Glossary
, GIVEN FEBRUARY 23, 1831.
EVERY person who belongeth to this church of Christ, shall observe to keep  all the commandments

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
and covenants

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
of the church; and it shall come to  pass, that if any person among you shall kill, they shall be delivered up and dealt  with according to the laws of the land; for remember that he hath no forgiveness;  and it shall be proven according to the laws of the land. But if any man shall com mit adultery, he shall be tried before two 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 the church or more; and every  word shall be established against him by two witnesses of the church, and not of  the world; but if there are more than two witnesses it is better; but he shall be con demned by the mouth of two witnesses; and the elders shall lay the case before  the church, and the church shall lift up their hands against them, that they may be  dealt with according to the law; and if it can be, it is necessary that the bishop

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. JS appointed Edward Partridge as the first bishop in February 1831. Following this appointment, Partridge functioned as the local leader of the church in Missouri. Later revelations described a bishop’s duties as receiving...

View Glossary
is  present also. And thus ye shall do in all cases which shall come before you.
And if any man shall rob, he shall be delivered up unto the law; and if he shall  steal, he shall be delivered up unto the law; and if he shall lie, he shall be delivred  up unto the law; if he do any manner of iniquity, he shall be delivered up unto  the law, even that of God. And if thy brother offend thee, thou shalt take him be tween him & thee alone, and if he confess thou shalt be reconciled, and if he con fess not, thou shalt deliver him up unto the church, not to the members, but to the  elders; and it shall be done in a meeting and that not before the world. And if  thy brother offend many, he shall be chastened before many; and if any one offend  openly, he shall be rebuked openly, that he may be ashamed, and if he confess not,  he shall be delivered up unto the law. If any shall offend in secret, he shall be  rebuked in secret, that he may have opportunity to confess in secret to him whom  he has offended, and to God; that the brethren may not speak reproachfully of him.  And thus shall ye conduct in all things.

Revelation, February 1831–A, excerpt [D&C 43:15–35]

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Excerpt of Revelation, Feb. 1831–A, in “Extract of a Revelation Given February, 1831,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Oct. 1832, [2]–[3] [D&C 43:15–35]. This version reflects editing marks made in Revelation Book 1, indicating that the latter was used as a source text for the former. This publication excludes the initial portion of the revelation as copied into Revelation Book 1.  


EXTRACT OF A REVELATION GIVEN FEBRUARY, 1831.
AGAIN, I say hearken, ye elders of my church whom I have appointed: ye  are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things  which I have put into your hands, by the power of my spirit; and ye are to be  taught from on high; sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power,  that ye may give even as I have spoken: Hearken ye, for behold, the great day of  the Lord is nigh at hand; for the day cometh that the Lord shall utter his voice  out of heaven, the heavens shall shake and the earth shall tremble, and the trump  of God shall sound, both long and loud, and shall say to the sleeping nations, Ye  saints arise and live; ye sinners stay and sleep untill I shall call again. Where fore, gird up your loins, lest ye are found among the wicked; lift up your voices  and spare not, call upon the nations to repent, both old and young, both bond and  free; saying, Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord, for if I, who am a  man, do lift up my voice and call upon you to repent, and ye hate me, what will  you say when the day cometh, when the thunders shall utter their voices from the  ends of tbe [the] earth, speaking in the ears of all that live, saying, Repent, and prepare [p. [2]]
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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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