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

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November 1831
After and had departed for , Missouri, I resumed the translation of the Scriptures and continued to labor in this branch of my, <calling> with as my scribe untill the first day of December when I received the following
1 December 1831 • Thursday
Revelation, given December 1, 1831.
1. Behold, thus saith the Lord unto you my servants, Joseph Smith, Jnr. and , that the time has verily come, when it is necessary and expedient in me that you should open your mouths in proclaiming my gospel, the things of the kingdom, expounding the mysteries thereof out of the scriptures, according to that portion of spirit and power, which shall be given unto you, even as I will.
2 Verily I say unto you, proclaim unto the world in the regions round about, and in the also, for the space of a season, even until it shall be made known unto you. Verily this is a mission for a season, which I give unto you, wherefore, labor ye in my vineyard. Call upon the inhabitants of the earth, and bear record, and prepare the way for the and revelations which are to come. Now, behold this is wisdom; whoso readeth let him understand and receive also; for unto him that receiveth it shall be given more abundantly, even power: wherefore confound your enemies; call upon them to meet you, both in public, and in private; and inasmuch as ye are faithful their shame shall be made manifest. [HC 1:238] Wherefore, let them bring forth their strong reasons against the Lord. Verily thus saith the Lord unto you, there is no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and if any man lift his voice against you, he shall be confounded in mine own due time; wherefore, keep these commandments; they are true and faithful, even so. Amen. [p. 175]
November 1831
After and had departed for , Missouri, I resumed the translation of the Scriptures and continued to labor in this branch of my, calling with as my scribe untill I received the following
1 December 1831 • Thursday
Revelation, given December 1, 1831.
1. Behold, thus saith the Lord unto you my servants, Joseph Smith, Jnr. and , that the time has verily come, when it is necessary and expedient in me that you should open your mouths in proclaiming my gospel, the things of the kingdom, expounding the mysteries thereof out of the scriptures, according to that portion of spirit and power, which shall be given unto you, even as I will.
2 Verily I say unto you, proclaim unto the world in the regions round about, and in the also, for the space of a season, even until it shall be made known unto you. Verily this is a mission for a season, which I give unto you, wherefore, labor ye in my vineyard. Call upon the inhabitants of the earth, and bear record, and prepare the way for the and revelations which are to come. Now, behold this is wisdom; whoso readeth let him understand and receive also; for unto him that receiveth it shall be given more abundantly, even power: wherefore confound your enemies; call upon them to meet you, both in public, and in private; and inasmuch as ye are faithful their shame shall be made manifest. [HC 1:238] Wherefore, let them bring forth their strong reasons against the Lord. Verily thus saith the Lord unto you, there is no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and if any man lift his voice against you, he shall be confounded in mine own due time; wherefore, keep these commandments; they are true and faithful, even so. Amen. [p. 175]
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