Revelation, 10 January 1832 [D&C 73]

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  • Historical Introduction

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Portage county ohio Jan. 10th 1832
A Revelation to Joseph. and . The word of the Lord unto them Concerning the of the of the Living God established in the last days, making known the will of the Lord unto the Elders what they shall do untill For For verily thus saith the Lord it is expediant in me that they should continue preaching the gospel and in exhortation to the churches in the reagions round about untill conference and behold then it shall be made known unto them by the voice of the conference their severall missions.
Now verily I say unto my Servents Joseph and saith the Lord it is expedient to again and inasmuch as it is expedient practicable to preach in the reagions round about untill conference and after that it is expedient to continue the work of translating translation untill it be finished. And let this be a pattern unto the Elders untill further knowledge even as it is written and now I give no more unto you at this time gird up your loines and be sober even so Amen [1/2 page blank] [p. [1]]


  1. 1

    The 25–26 October 1831 conference minutes list approximately thirty individuals as either “those ordained to the Highpriesthood” or as elders. (Minutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831.)  

  2. 2

    The next conference was held on 25 January in Amherst, Ohio. (Revelation, 25 Jan. 1832–A [D&C 75:1–22]; Minutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831.)  

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    There were many congregations of church members in northeastern Ohio at this time. (See Hyrum Smith, Diary and Account Book, 19 Dec. 1831–27 Jan. 1832; John Smith, Diary, 4–21; and Cahoon, Diary, June–Dec. 1831.)  

    Smith, Hyrum. Diary and Account Book, Nov. 1831–Feb. 1835. Hyrum Smith, Papers, ca. 1832–1844. BYU.

    Smith, John (1781-1854). Journal, 1833–1841. John Smith, Papers, 1833-1854. CHL. MS 1326, box 1, fd. 1.

    Cahoon, Reynolds. Diaries, 1831–1832. CHL. MS 1115.

  4. 4

    By 20 November, when John Whitmer left Ohio for Missouri, JS’s revision of the Bible was completed at least through Mark 9:1, at which point the handwriting changes from Whitmer’s to Rigdon’s. By 16 February 1832, JS was reviewing John chapter 5. (Whitmer, History, 37–38; New Testament Revision 2, p. 24 [second numbering] [Joseph Smith Translation, Mark 9:1]; Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 67; Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:15].)  

    Faulring, Scott H., Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds. Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.

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    See 1 Peter 1:13; and Revelation, 12 Aug. 1831 [D&C 61:38].