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Revelation, 6 May 1833 [D&C 93]

——Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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May 6— 1833——
Verely thus saith the Lord, it shall come to pass, that evry soul who forsaketh their sins and cometh unto me1

See John 6:45.  


and calleth on my name and obeyeth my voice and keepeth all my commandments shall see my face2

A similar promise had been made in a revelation JS dictated four months earlier in conjunction with the establishment of the School of the Prophets: “Therefore sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God, The days come, that you shall see him, for he will, unveil his face unto you, and it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according, to his own will.” The idea that the faithful would see Jesus Christ was reiterated in a meeting of the School of the Prophets held on 18 March 1833. The minutes of that meeting record JS declaring that “the pure in heart that were present should see a heavenly vision.” Frederick G. Williams recorded that during that meeting “after remaining for a short time in secret prayer the promise was verified to many present having the eyes of their understandings opened so as to behold many things afte[r] which the bread and wine was distributed by Bro Joseph after which many of the brethren saw a heavenly vision of the saviour and concourses of angels and many othe[r] thing[s] of which each one has a reccord of what they saw &c.” (Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832 [D&C 88:68]; Minutes, 18 Mar. 1833.)  


and know that I am3

See John 8:28; 14:20.  


and that I am the true light that lighteth evry man who4

Instead of “who,” the Bible has “that.” “That” was changed to “who” in JS’s Bible revision. (New Testament Revision 2, p. 105 [second numbering] [Joseph Smith Translation, John 1:9].)  


cometh into the world;5

See John 1:9.  


and that I am in the father and the father in me and the father6

The copies in both revelation books have the word “father.” (Revelation Book 1, p. 178; Revelation Book 2, p. 56 [D&C 93:3].)  


and I are one7

See John 14:10–11.  


the father because he gave me of his fulness8

See Colossians 1:19.  


and the son becaus I was in the world and made flesh my tabernacle and dwelt among the sons of men9

A passage in the Book of Mormon similarly deals with the nature of Christ in relation to the Father: “Because he dwelleth in flesh, he shall be called the Son of God: and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son; the Father, because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son: and they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of Heaven and of Earth.” (Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 186 [Mosiah 15:2–4].)  


I was in the world and received of my father, and the works of him were plainly manifest and John saw and bear record of the fulness of my glory and the fulness of Johns reccord is hereafter to be reveiled and he bear reccord saying I saw his glory that he was in the begining before the world was10

See John 17:5, 24.  


therefore in the beginning the word was for he was the word even the messenger of salvation the light and the redeemer of the world11

See John 9:5. The phrase “redeemer of the world,” though not found in the Bible, is found in the Book of Mormon and in a summer 1829 revelation. (Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 22, 25 [1 Nephi 10:5; 11:27]; Revelation, ca. Summer 1829 [D&C 19:1].)  


the spirit of truth12

See John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13.  


who came into the world13

See John 16:28; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 508, 581 [3 Nephi 27:13; Moroni 8:8]; and Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:41].  


becaus the world was made by him and in him was the Life of men and the light of men the worlds were made by him [p. [1]]
——Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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May 6— 1833——
Verely thus saith the Lord, it shall come to  pass, that evry soul who forsaketh their sins  and cometh unto me1

See John 6:45.  


and calleth on my  name and obeyeth my voice and keepeth  all my commandments shall see my  face2

A similar promise had been made in a revelation JS dictated four months earlier in conjunction with the establishment of the School of the Prophets: “Therefore sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God, The days come, that you shall see him, for he will, unveil his face unto you, and it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according, to his own will.” The idea that the faithful would see Jesus Christ was reiterated in a meeting of the School of the Prophets held on 18 March 1833. The minutes of that meeting record JS declaring that “the pure in heart that were present should see a heavenly vision.” Frederick G. Williams recorded that during that meeting “after remaining for a short time in secret prayer the promise was verified to many present having the eyes of their understandings opened so as to behold many things afte[r] which the bread and wine was distributed by Bro Joseph after which many of the brethren saw a heavenly vision of the saviour and concourses of angels and many othe[r] thing[s] of which each one has a reccord of what they saw &c.” (Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832 [D&C 88:68]; Minutes, 18 Mar. 1833.)  


and know that I am3

See John 8:28; 14:20.  


and that I  am the true light that lighteth evry  man who4

Instead of “who,” the Bible has “that.” “That” was changed to “who” in JS’s Bible revision. (New Testament Revision 2, p. 105 [second numbering] [Joseph Smith Translation, John 1:9].)  


cometh into the world;5

See John 1:9.  


and  that I am in the fathe[r] and the father in me  and the fathe[r]6

The copies in both revelation books have the word “father.” (Revelation Book 1, p. 178; Revelation Book 2, p. 56 [D&C 93:3].)  


and I are one7

See John 14:10–11.  


the father because  he gave me of his fulness8

See Colossians 1:19.  


and the son  becaus I was in the world and made flesh  my tabernacle and dwelt among the sons  of men9

A passage in the Book of Mormon similarly deals with the nature of Christ in relation to the Father: “Because he dwelleth in flesh, he shall be called the Son of God: and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son; the Father, because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son: and they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of Heaven and of Earth.” (Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 186 [Mosiah 15:2–4].)  


I was in the world and received of  my father, and the works of him were  plainly manifest and John saw and bear  record of the fulness of his <my> glory and the  fulness of Johns reccord is hereafter to  be reveiled and he bear reccord saying  I saw his glory that he was in the begin ing before the world was10

See John 17:5, 24.  


therefore in the beg[inn]ing  the word was for he was the word even the  messenger of salvation the light and the  redeemer of the world11

See John 9:5. The phrase “redeemer of the world,” though not found in the Bible, is found in the Book of Mormon and in a summer 1829 revelation. (Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 22, 25 [1 Nephi 10:5; 11:27]; Revelation, ca. Summer 1829 [D&C 19:1].)  


the spirit of truth12

See John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13.  


 who came into the world13

See John 16:28; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 508, 581 [3 Nephi 27:13; Moroni 8:8]; and Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:41].  


becaus the  world was made by him and in him  was the <fife> light <Life> of men and the light  of men the worlds were made by him [p. [1]]
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Revelation, Kirtland Township

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Geauga Co., OH, 6 May 1833; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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; four pages; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes docket and archival marking.
This revelation is inscribed on one bifolium and two leaves that constituted a bifolium before they were detached along the center fold. Each of the four leaves measures 12¾ × 8 inches (32 × 20 cm). Stacked on top of each other, the two bifolia were folded in half and then trifolded in the conventional filing pattern, and a docket was added by Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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in graphite: “Revelation to Joseph, Sidny

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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| Frederick

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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& Newell

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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by | chastisement & also relative | to the Father & Son | 6 May 1833”.
This and several other revelations, along with many other personal and institutional documents kept by Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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, were inherited by his daughter Mary Jane Whitney, who married Isaac Groo. This collection was passed down in the Groo family and donated by members of the family to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University during the period 1969–1974.1

Andrus and Fuller, Register of the Newel Kimball Whitney Papers, 24.  


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