Revelation, 27 July 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Wednesday 27th July 1842.
Verily, thus saith the Lord unto my servant , the thing that my servant Joseph Smith has made known unto you and your family and which you have agreed upon, is right in mine eyes, and shall be crowned upon your heads with honor and immortality and eternal life to all your house both old and young. Because of the lineage of my , saith the Lord, it shall be upon you and upon your children after you from generation to generation, by virtue of the holy promise which I now make unto you, saith the Lord. These are the words which you shall pronounce upon my servant Joseph and your daughter S. A. [Sarah Ann] Whitney: They shall take each other by the hand, and you shall say, You both mutually agree (calling them by name) to be each other’s companion so long as you both shall live, preserving yourselves for each other and from all others, and also throughout eternity, reserving only those rights which have been given to my servant Joseph by revelation and commandment and by legal authority in times past. If you both agree to covenant and to <​do​> this, I then give you, S. A. Whitney, my daughter, to Joseph Smith, to be his wife, to observe all the rights between you both that belong to that condition. I do it in my own name and in the name of my , your mother, and in the name of my holy progenitors by the right of birth, which is of Priesthood vested [p. [1]]
Wednesday 27th July 1842.
Verily, thus saith the Lord unto my servant , the thing that my servant Joseph Smith has made known unto you and your family and which you have agreed upon, is right in mine eyes, and shall be crowned upon your heads with honor and immortality and eternal life to all your house both old and young. Because of the lineage of my , saith the Lord, it shall be upon you and upon your children after you from generation to generation, by virtue of the holy promise which I now make unto you, saith the Lord. These are the words which you shall pronounce upon my servant Joseph and your daughter S. A. Sarah Ann Whitney: They shall take each other by the hand, and you shall say, You both mutually agree (calling them by name) to be each other’s companion so long as you both shall live, preserving yourselves for each other and from all others, and also throughout eternity, reserving only those rights which have been given to my servant Joseph by revelation and commandment and by legal authority in times past. If you both agree to covenant and do this, I then give you, S. A. Whitney, my daughter, to Joseph Smith, to be his wife, to observe all the rights between you both that belong to that condition. I do it in my own name and in the name of my , your mother, and in the name of my holy progenitors by the right of birth, which is of Priesthood vested [p. [1]]
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