History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to the twelfth of November, four special . In the last, which was held at ’s in , after deliberate consideration, in consequence of the book of Revelations, now to be printed, being the foundation of the in these last days; and a benefit to the world, showing that the of the mysteries of the Kingdom of our Savior, are again entrusted to man, and the riches of eternity within the compass of those who are willing to live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God: therefore the conference priced the Revelations to be worth to the church, the riches of the whole earth, speaking temporally. The great benefits to the world, which result from the Book of Mormon and the Revelations, which the Lord has seen fit, in his infinite wisdom, to grant unto us for our salvation, and for the salvation of all that will believe, [HC 1:235] were duly appreciated: and in answer to an enquiry, I received the following.
Revelation, Given November, 1831.
1 Behold & hearken, O ye inhabitants of Zion, and all ye people of my church, who are afar off, and hear the word of the Lord which I give unto my servant Joseph Smith. Jun; and also unto my servant ; and also unto my servant ; and also unto my servant ; and also unto my servant ; and also unto my servant ; by the way of unto them, for I give unto them a commandment: Wherefore hearken and hear, for thus saith the Lord unto them, I the Lord have appointed them, and them to be over the revelations, and commandments which I have given unto them, and which I shall hereafter give unto them; and an account of this stewardship will I require of them in the day of Judgment: Wherefore I have appointed unto them, and this is their business in the church of God, to manage them and the concerns thereof, yea, [p. 173]
to the twelfth of November, four special . In the last, which was held at ’s in , after deliberate consideration, in consequence of the book of Revelations, now to be printed, being the foundation of the in these last days; and a benefit to the world, showing that the of the mysteries of the Kingdom of our Savior, are again entrusted to man, and the riches of eternity within the compass of those who are willing to live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God: the conference priced the Revelations to be worth to the church, the riches of the whole earth, speaking temporally. The great benefits to the world, which result from the Book of Mormon and the Revelations, which the Lord has seen fit, in his infinite wisdom, to grant unto us for our salvation, and for the salvation of all that will believe, [HC 1:235] were duly appreciated: and in answer to an enquiry, I received the following.
Revelation, Given November, 1831.
1 Behold & hearken, O ye inhabitants of Zion, and all ye people of my church, who are afar off, and hear the word of the Lord which I give unto my servant Joseph Smith. Jun; and also unto my servant ; and also unto my servant ; and also unto my servant ; and also unto my servant ; and also unto my servant ; by the way of unto them, for I give unto them a commandment: Wherefore hearken and hear, for thus saith the Lord unto them, I the Lord have appointed them, and them to be over the revelations, and commandments which I have given unto them, and which I shall hereafter give unto them; and an account of this stewardship will I require of them in the day of Judgment: Wherefore I have appointed unto them, and this is their business in the church of God, to manage them and the concerns thereof, yea, [p. 173]
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