Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 4 August 1839–B, as Reported by Willard Richards

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

Behold a sower went forth to Sow &c Our Savior is the sower; the people are the world; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels The end of the world is not come, consequently the Harvest. The harvest cannot come without Angels; The Son of man is to send forth his Angels. The Son of Man Said that the Saints shall Judge the world & Angels.— God has revealed himself. when they come up before God they will be asked did this Angel perform this or that. that he was sent to do. if not they will be judged— The world judgd—
Some fell among thorns &c— God sows— The enemy comes & Sows parties divisions. heresies; Shall we kill them? NO. not till harvest— The end of the world. The Son of God will do as he ever has done from the beginning. Send forth his Angels. If the reapers do not come, the wheat cannot be Saved. Nothing but the Kingdom being restored, can save the world. Like unto a treasure [p. 74] hid in a field. This figure is a representation of the [kingdom] in the last days.
Michael = Adam. Noah. I am Gabriel— Well says I. Who are you? I am Peter, the Angel flying through the midst of heaven Moroni delivered the book of Mormon. The pearl of great price is the prepared for the Saints. Sell all you have got, purchase &c. What is the end of the world? the destruction of the wicked. The Angels have begun to be revealed. They shall bind up the testimony Like unto a merchantman buying goodly Pearls A net that gathers of every kind. The wheat gathered into barns; the tares left on the field to be burned. The Net gathers in of every kind. Those who held were more concerned about their children than themselves. It happens to be our Lot to live in a day when this takes place. [p. 75]


  1. 1

    See Matthew 13:36–43.  

  2. 2

    See 1 Corinthians 6:1–3.  

  3. 3

    See Matthew 13:7; Mark 4:7; and Luke 8:7.  

  4. 4

    See Matthew 13:28–30, 41; and Revelation, 6 Dec. 1832 [D&C 86:1–7].  

  5. 5

    See Matthew 13:44.  

  6. 6

    Missing text supplied from a version of this discourse in Nuttall, “Extracts,” 27.  

  7. 7

    See Revelation 8:13.  

  8. 8

    The Book of Mormon identifies Moroni as the last prophet to write in the book and as being responsible for hiding the Book of Mormon plates. JS said that Moroni appeared to JS in an 1823 vision. (See Title Page of the Book of Mormon, ca. Early June 1829; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 531–532 [Mormon 8:1, 4, 14]; and JS History, vol. A-1, 7; see also Questions and Answers, 8 May 1838.)  

  9. 9

    See Matthew 13:46.  

  10. 10

    See New Testament Revision 1, p. 26 [Joseph Smith Translation, Matthew 13:39–40].  

  11. 11

    See Isaiah 8:16.  

  12. 12

    See Matthew 13:45–46.  

  13. 13

    See Matthew 13:24–30.