Vision, 16 February 1832, as Recorded in Gilbert, Notebook [D&C 76]
“The Vision,” [, Portage Co., OH, 16 Feb. 1832]. Version copied [ca. Apr. 1832] in Gilbert, Notebook, pp. –; handwriting of ; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation, 27 Feb. 1833 [D&C 89].
Hear O ye heavens & give ear O earth & rejoice [ye] inhabitants thereof for the Lord he is God & beside [h]im there is none else; & great is his wisdom, mar[v]ellous are his ways & the extent of his doings none can find out, his purposes fail not, neither are there any who can stay his hand; from Eternity to Eternity he is the same & his years never fail.—
I the Lord am merciful & gracious unto them who fear me & delight to honour them who serve me in righteousness & in truth; great shall be their reward & eternal shall be their glory & unto them will I reveal all mysteries, yea all the hidden mysteries of my kingdom from days of old & for ages to come will I make known unto them the good pleasure of my will concerning all things, yea even the wonders of Eternity shall they know & things to come will I show them even the things of many generations. Their wisdom shall be great & their understanding reach to heaven.— Before them the wisdom of the wise shall perish & the understanding of the prudent shall come to naught, for by my spirit will I enlighten them, & by my power will I make known unto them the secrets of my will, yea even those things which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor yet entered into the heart of man.— [p. ]