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Revelation, 9 March 1833 [D&C 91]

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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9th of March 1833
A Revelation given concerning Apocrypha
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you concerning the Apocrypha there are many things contained therein that are true and it is mostly translated

To produce a text from one written in another language; in JS’s usage, most often through divine means. JS considered the ability to translate to be a gift of the spirit, like the gift of interpreting tongues. He recounted that he translated “reformed Egyptian...

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correct— there are many things contained therein that are not true which are interpelations by the hands of men1

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 30 [1 Nephi 13:26–29].  


varely I say unto you that it is not needful that the Apocrypha should be translated therefore whoso readeth it let him understand2

See Matthew 24:15; see also Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 475 [3 Nephi 10:14].  


for the spirit manifesteth truth and and whoso is enlightened by the spirit3

See Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:14–15].  


shall obtain benifit therefrom and whoso receiveth not the spirit cannot be benefited; Therefore it is not needful that it should be translated. Amen [p. 55]
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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9th of March 1833
A Revelation given concerning Apocrypha
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you concerning  the Apocrypha there are many things contained  therein that are true and it is mostly tran slated

To produce a text from one written in another language; in JS’s usage, most often through divine means. JS considered the ability to translate to be a gift of the spirit, like the gift of interpreting tongues. He recounted that he translated “reformed Egyptian...

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correct— there are many things contained  therein that are not true which are interpelations  by the hands of men1

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 30 [1 Nephi 13:26–29].  


varely I say unto you that  it is not needful that the Apocrypha should  be translated therefore whoso readeth it let him  understand2

See Matthew 24:15; see also Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 475 [3 Nephi 10:14].  


for the spirit manifesteth truth and  and whoso is enlightened by the spirit3

See Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:14–15].  


shall  obtain benifit therefrom and whoso receiveth  not the spirit cannot be benefited; Therefore  it is not needful that it should be translated. Amen [p. 55]
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, 9 Mar. 1833. Featured version copied [ca. mid-Mar. 1833] in Revelation Book 2, p. 55; 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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; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 2.

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