Revelation, 27–28 December 1832 [D&C 88:1–126]

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A Revelation given the first of this in the last days Dec 27th 1832
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you, who have assembled yourselves together, to receive his will concerning you, behold this is pleasing unto [p. 33] unto your lord, and the Angels rejoice over you, the prayers alms of your prayers have come up into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth, and are recorded in the book of the names of the sanctified, even they of the , wherefore, I now send upon you another comfortor, even upon you my friends; that it may abide in your hearts, even the holy spirit of promise which other comforter, is the same, that I promised unto my deciples, as is recorded in the testamony of John, This comfortor is the promise which I give unto you of eternal life; even the glory of the celestial kingdom, which glory is that of the church of the first born; even of God. the holiest of all; through Jesus Christ, his son. he that assended up on high, as also he, decended below all things; in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all, and through all things; the light of truth, therefore which <​truth​> shineth— this is the light of Christ as also he is in the sn, and the light of the son, and the power thereof by which it was made, as also he is in the moon, & is, the light of the moon, and the power thereof, by which it was made, as also the light of the stars, and the power thereof; by which they were made; and the earth also, and and the power thereof, even the earth upon which you stand, and the light which now shineth; which giveth you light, is through him which enlightneth your eyes; which is the same light that quickneth your understandings, which light, [p. 34] procedeth forth from the presence of God; to fill the emencity of space; the light which is in all things which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are govorned, even the power of God, who sitteth upon his throne; who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things Now verily I say unto you, that through the redemption, which is made for you; is brought to pass the resurection from the dead; (and the spirit, and the body is the soul of man) and the resurection from the dead, is the redemption of the soul; and the redemption of the soul, is through him, who quickneth all things, in whose bosom, it is decreed, that the poor, and the meek of the earth, shall inherit it; therefore it must needs be sanctified, from all unrighteousness, that it may be prepared for the glory; for after it hath filled the measure of its creation, it shall be crowned with the glory, even with the presence of God the father; that bodies, who are of the celestial kingdom may posses it, for ever, & ever; for, for this intent was it made, and created, and for this intent, are they sanctified, and they who are not sanctified, through the law which I have given unto you; even the law of Christ, must inherit another kingdom even that of a , or that of a , for he that is not able to abide the law of a celestial kingdom cannot abide a celestial glory, and he who cannot abide, the law of a Terestrial kingdom cannot, abide a Terestrial glory, he who cannot abide the law of a Telestial kingdom [p. 35] cannot abide a ; therefore he is not meet, for a kingdom of Glory, therefore he must abide a kingdom, which is not a kingdom of glory. And again, verily I say unto you, the earth abideth the law, of a , for it filleth, the measur of its creation; and transg[r]esseth not the law wherefore it shall be sanctified, yea notwithstanding it shall die, it shall be quickened again, and shall abide the power, by which it was quickened, and the righteous shall inherit it, for notwithstanding they die, they also shall rise again, a spiritual body, they who are of a celestial spirit, shall receive the same body which was a natural body, even ye shall, receive your bodies; and your glory, shall be that glory, by which your bodies, are quickened, ye who are quickened, by a portion, of the celestial glory, shall then receive of the same, even a fulness, and they, who are quickened, by a portion of the glory, shall then, receive of the same even a fulness; and also they who are quickened by a portion, of the Telestial glory, shall then receive of the same, even a fulness, and they who remain, shall also be quickend, nevertheless they shall, return again, to there own place, to enjoy that which they are willing to receive; because they were not, willing, to enjoy that which they might have received; for what doth it poffet [profit] a man, if a gift, is bestowed, upon him and he receive not the gift, behold he rejoiceth not, in that which is given unto him, neither rejoice in him, who is the giver of the gift; and again, verily I say unto you, that which is [p. 36] govorned by law, is also preserved by law, and perfected, and sanctified by the same; that which breaketh a law, and abideth not by law, but seeketh to become a law unto itself, and willeth to abide in sin; and altogether abideth in sin, cannot be sanctified by law; neither of mercy, justice, or judgment; therefore they must remain filthy still, all kingdoms have a law given; and there are many kingdoms; for there is no space, in the which there is no kingdoms; and there is no kingdom, in which there is no space, eather a greater or lesser kingdom, and unto evry kingdom, is given a law, and unto evry law there are certain bounds also, and conditions, all beings who abide not, in those conditions, are not justified, for inteligence, cleaveth unto inteligence, wisdom, receiveth wisdom, truth embraceth truth, virtue, Loveth virtue, light, Cleaveth unto light, mercy hath compassion on mercy, and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course and claimeth its own, judgment, goeth before the face of him, who sitteth up[on] the throne, and gove[r]neth, and executeth all things, he comprehendeth all things, and all things, are before him, and all things, are round about him, and he is, above all things, and in all things, and is through all things, and is round about all thing[s] and all things are by him, and of him, even God for ever, and ever, And again <​verily​> I say unto you, he hath given a law, unto all things, by which they moove in there times, and there seasons, and there cources are fixed, even the cources of the heavens, and the earth which, comprehend the earth, and all the planets, and they give light to each other in there times, and in there seasons, in there minuits in there hours, in there days, in there week, in there months, in there years; all these are one year with God. but not with man; the [p. 37] <​Earth​> rolls upon her wings, and the sun giveth her light by day, and the moon, giveth her light by night, and the stars also giveth there light as they roll upon, there wings, in there glory in the midst, of the power, of God, unto what shall I liken these kingdoms, that ye may understand, behold all these <​are​> kingdoms, and any man, who hath seen, any, or the least of these, have seen God, moving in his magesty and power; I say unto you, he hath seen him, nevertheless, he who came unto his own, was not comprehended, the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness compre[hen]deth it not, nevertheless, the day shall come, when you shall, comprehend even God, being quickened in him, and by him, then shall ye know, that ye have seen me, that I am, and that I am the true light, that is in you, and that you are in me, otherwise ye could not abound, Behold I will liken these kingdoms, unto a man, having a field, and he sent forth, his servants, into the field, to dig in the field, and he said unto the first, go ye and labour in the field, and in the first hour, I will come unto you, and ye shall behold the joy of my countenance, and he said, unto the seccond, go ye also into the field, and in the seccond hour, I will visit you with the joy of my countenance, and also unto the third saying, I will visit you, and unto the fourth; and so on unto the twel[f]th, and the Lord of the vineyard field went unto the first, in the first hour, and tarried with him, all that hour, and he was [p. 38] made glad, with the light of this countenance, of his lord, and then he withdrew, from the first, that he might visit the seccond also, and the third, and the fourth, and so on, unto the twelveth, and they all received, the light of the countinance, of their Lord, every man, in his hour, and in his time, and in his season, begining at the first, and so on unto the last, and from the last unto the first, and from the first, unto the Last, evry man in his own order, untill his hour was finished, even according, as his lord, had commanded him, that his Lord might be glor[i]fied in him, therefore unto this parable, will I liken all those kingdoms; and the inhabitants thereof, evry kingdom, in its hour, and in its time, and in its season, even according to the decree, which God, hath made; and again; and now verily I say unto you, my friends, I I leave these sayings, with you, for to ponder in your hearts; with this , which I give unto you, that ye shall call upon me, while I am near, draw near unto me, and I will draw near unto you, seek me dilligently, and ye shall find me, ask, and ye shall receive, knock, and it shall be opened unto you; whatsoever ye ask the father, in my name, it shall be given unto you, that is expedient for you, and if ye ask any thing, that is not, expedient for you, it shall turn unto your own condemption [condemnation], but behold, that which you hear, is as the voice, of one crying in the wilderness, In the wilderness, because you cannot see him; my voice, because my voice is spirit, my spirit is truth, truth abideth, and hath no end, and if it be in you, it shall abound, and if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies, shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you, and that body, which is filled with light comprehendeth all things; therefore sanctify yourselves that your minds [p. 39] become single to God, The days come, that you shall see him, for he will, unveil his face unto you, and it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according, to his own will; Remember the last promise which I gave unto you, cast away your idle thoughts, and your excess of Laughter, far from you; tarry ye, tarry ye in this place, and call a , even <​of​> those, who are the first Elders labourers, in this last kingdom, and let those, whom they have warned, in there travling, call on the Lord and ponder, the warning in there hearts; which they have received, for a little season, behold and lo I will take care of your flocks, and will raise up , and send unto them, behold I will hasten my work, in its time, and I give unto you, who are the first labourers, in this last kingdom, a , that you assembl yourselves together, and organize yourselves, and prepare yourselves, and sanctify yourselvs yea purify yourselves, hearts, and clean your hands, and your feet, before me, that I may make you clean, that I may testify unto your father, and your God, and my God, that you, are clean, from the blood of this, wicked generation, that I may fulfil this promise, this great and last promise, which I have made unto you, when I will, also I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall continue in prayer, and fasting, from this time forth; and I give unto you a commandment, that you shall teach one another, the doctrines, of the kingdom, teach ye diligently, and my [p. 40] grace, shall attend you, that ye may be inst[r]ucted more perfectly, in theory, in principle, in doctrine in the law of of the Gospel, in all things, that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that is expedient, for you, to understand, of things, both in heaven, and in the earth, and under the earth, things which have been, things, which are, things, which must shortly, come to pass, things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars, and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments, which are on the land, and a knowledge also, of Countries, and of kingdoms; that ye may be prepared, in all things when I shall send you again, to magnify the calling, whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which, I have commissioned you, behold I send you out, to testify, and to want warn the people, and it becometh evry man, who hath been warned, to wan his neighbour, therefore they are left with<​out​> excuse, and there sins are upon your own heads, he that seeketh me early, shall find me, and shall not be forsaken, therefore tarry ye, and labour diligently, that you may be perfected, in your ministry to go forth among the , for the last time, as many, as the mouth, of the Lord shall name, to bind up the law, and seal up the testamoy [testimony] and to prepare the saints, for the hour of judgments, which is to come, that there souls may escape the wrath of God, the dessolation, of abomination, which awaiteth the wicked, both in this world, and in the world to come, verely I say unto you, let those who are not the first elders, continue in the vineyard untill the mouth of the Lord shall call them, for there [p. 41] time is not yet come, there garments are not clean from the blood of this generation, abide ye in the liberty, wherewith ye are made free, entangle not yourselves in sin, but lit [let] your hands be clean, untill the lord come, for not many days hence, and the earth shall tremble, and real to and fro as a drunken man, and the sun shall hide his face, and shall refuse to give light, and the moon shall be bathed in blood, and the stars shall become exceding angry and shall cast themselves down, as a fig, that falleth from off a fig tree, and after your testamony, cometh wrath, and— indignation, upon the people, for after your testamony cometh the testamony, of earthquakes, and shall cause gronings in the midst of her, and men, shall fall upon the ground, and shall not be able to stand, and also, cometh the testamony, of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves, beyond there bounds, and all things shall be in commotion; and surely mens hearts, shall fail them, for fear shall come up on all people, and Angels shall fly through the midst of heaven crying, with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God, saying prepare ye, prepare ye, O inhabitants of the earth, for the judgment of our God is come, behold and lo, the bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him and [p. 42] immediately, there shall appear, a great sign in heaven, and all people, shall see it together, & another Angel shall sound, his trump, saying that great Church, the mother of abominations that made all nations, drink of the wine, of the earth of its fornication, that periteth [persecuteth] i the saints of God, that shed there blood, her who sitteth upon many waters, and upon the Is[l]ands of the sea behold she is, the tears [tares] of the earth, she is bound in bundles, her bands are made strong no man can loose them, therefore she is ready to be burned and he shall sound his trump both long and loud, and all nations shall hear it, and there shall be silence in heaven for the space, of a half an hour, imediately after, shall the curtain, of heaven be unfolded as a scroll is unfolded, after it is rolled up and the face, of the Lord, shall be unveiled and the saints, that are upon the earth, who are alive, shall be quickened, and be caught up to meet him, and they who have slept in there graves, shall come forth, for there graves shall be opened, and they also shall be caught up to meet him in the midst of the pillar of heaven they are Christs the first fruits, they who shall decend with him first, and they who are on the earth, and in there graves, who are first caught up to meet him, and all this by the voice, of the sounding of the trump, of the Angel of God, and after this, another trump shall sound, which is the seccond trump and then cometh, the redemption of those who are Christs, at his coming, who have receved there part in that prision, which is prepared for them, that they m[i]ght receive the gospel [p. 43] and be judged, according to men in the fless [flesh], and again, another trump shall sound, which is the third trump, and then cometh, the spirits of men, who are to be judged, and are found under condemnation and these, are the rest of the dead, and they live not again, untill the thousand years are ended, neither again, untill, the end of the earth, and another trump shall sound, which is the fo[u]rth trump, saying; these are found among those, who are to remain, untill that great, and last day, even the end, who shall remain filthy still, and another trump shall sound, which is the fifth trump, which is the fifth angel, who comitteth the everlasting gospel, flying through the midst of heaven, unto all Nations, Kindred Tongues, & people, and this, shall be the sound of his trump, saying, to all people, both in heaven, and in earth, and that are under the earth, for evry ear shall hear it, and evry knee, shall bow, and evry tongue shall confess, while, they hear, the sound of the trump, saying fear God, and give glory to him, who sitteth upon the throne for ever, and ever, for the hour of his judgment is come; and again another angel, shall sound, his trump, which is the sixth Angel, saying he is fallen, who made, all Nations drink, of the wine, of the wrath, of her fornication; she is fallen, is fallen, and again, another Angel, shall sound, his trump which is the seventh Angel, saying, it is finished, it is finished, the lamb of God, hath overcome, and troden the winepress allone, even the winepress of the fierceness, of the wrath, of Almighty God; and then shall the Angels be crowned, with the glory, of his might, and the saints shall be filled with his glory, [p. 44] and receive, their inheritance, and be made equal, with him and then, shall the first Angel, again sound his trump, in the ears of all living, and reveal the secret acts, of men, and the mighty works of God; in the first thousandth year, and then shall the seccond, Angel, sound his trump, and reveil the secret acts of men, and the thoughts, and intents of their hearts, and the mighty works of God, in the seccond thousandth year; and so on untill the seventh, Angel shall sound, his trump, and he shall stand forth upon the land, and upon the sea, and sware, in the name of him, who sitteth upon the throne, that there shall be time, no longer, and , shall be bound, that old serpant who is called the devle [devil], and shall [not?] be loosed, for the space, of a thousand years; and then he shall be loosed, for a little season, that he may gather, together, his armies, and Michael, the seventh, Angel, even the archangel, shall gather, together, his armies, even the hosts of heaven, and the Devel, shall gather his armies, even the hosts of hell, and shall come up to battle, against Michael, and his armies; and then cometh the battle, of the Great God, and the Devell, and his armies shall be cast away, into there own place; that they shall not [have?] power, over the saints any more at all, for Michael, shall fight, their battles, and shall ove[r]come him, who seeketh the throne, of him who sitteth upon upon the throne, even the Lamb, this is the glory of God, and the sanctified, and they shall not, any more see death; Therefore verily, I say unto you my friends, call your , as I have commanded you, and as all have not faith, seek ye diligently, and teach one another, words of wisdom, yea seek ye out of the best books, words of wisdom, seek Learning even by study, and also, by faith organize yourselves, prepare evry needful [p. 45] [thing?] and establish, an house, even an house of prayer and house of fasting, an house of faith, an house of Learning, an house of glory, an house of order an , that your incomings may be in the name of the Lord, and your outgoing may be in the name of the Lord, that all your salutations, may be in the name of the Lord, with uplifted hands, unto the most high, therefore ceace from all your light speaches, from all laughter from all your lustful des[i]res, from all your pride and lightmindness, and from all your wicked doings, appoint among yourselves, a teacher, and and lit [let] not all be spokesmen at once, but let one speak at a time, and lit [let] all listen, unto his sayings that when all have spoken, that all may be edified, of all, and that evry man, may have an equal privelege, see that ye love one another ceace to be covetous, learn to impart, one to another as the gospel requires, ceace to be Idle, cease to be unclean, ceace <​to​> find fault, one with another ceace to sleep, any longer then is needful, retire to thy bed early that ye may not be weary, arise early, that your bodies, and your minds may be invigorated, and above all things, clothe yourselves, with the bonds of charity, as with a mantle, which is <​the​> bonds of perfectness and peace, prey always, that you may not faint until I come, behold, and lo, I will come quickly and receive you unto myself Amen;——
Given by Joseph the and writen by assistan[t] scribe and counceller to sd. Joseph—— [p. 46]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    This heading may have appeared in the original manuscript. John Whitmer’s copy of the revelation in Revelation Book 1 contains a similar introduction: “A Revelation given to the first Elders of this church of Christ organized in these last days Given December 27, 1832.” (Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832, in Revelation Book 1, p. 158 [D&C 88:1–126].)  

  2. 2

    See Revelation, 25 Dec. 1832 [D&C 87:7].  

  3. 3

    The “book of the names of the sanctified” may be similar to the “book of the Law of God” that John Whitmer was to keep. In this book, Whitmer was to record the names of “the people of God.” It may also be related to “the Lambs’ book of life” mentioned in Revelation 21:27 and in minutes of a conference of elders held in October 1831. (Letter to William W. Phelps, 27 Nov. 1832; Oliver Cowdery, Kirtland, OH, to John Whitmer, [Liberty, MO], 1 Jan. 1834, in Cowdery, Letterbook, 14–15; Minutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831.)  

    Cowdery, Oliver. Letterbook, 1833–1838. Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

  4. 4

    See Ephesians 1:13; and Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:53].  

  5. 5

    See John 14:16–17.  

  6. 6

    See Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:50–70].  

  7. 7

    See Ephesians 4:9–10.  

  8. 8

    See John 1:7–9; see also Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:45]; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 578 [Moroni 7:18–19].  

  9. 9

    Emanuel Swedenborg connected the soul with the body, stating that “the body is the effigy, or form, of its soul”; nevertheless, defining “soul” as consisting of both spirit and body was uncommon. Compare, for example, the definition in Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary of American English: “the spiritual, rational and immortal substance in man, which distinguishes him from brutes.” (Miscellaneous Theological Works, 148; “Soul,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    Miscellaneous Theological Works of Emanuel Swedenborg, Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. Volume the First. New York: American Swedenborg Printing and Publishing Society, 1892.

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

  10. 10

    See Matthew 5:5.  

  11. 11

    See Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:50–107].  

  12. 12

    See 1 Corinthians 15:44–45.  

  13. 13

    A January 1831 revelation asserted that Jesus Christ “k[n]oweth all things for all things are present before mine eyes.” (Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:2]; see also Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 80 [2 Nephi 9:20].)  

  14. 14

    TEXT: “I” possibly inserted.  

  15. 15

    See John 1:5, 11; Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:21]; Revelation, Spring 1829 [D&C 10:58]; and Revelation, ca. 7 Mar. 1831 [D&C 45:7].  

  16. 16

    TEXT: Or “thus”.  

  17. 17

    See John 8:12.  

  18. 18

    TEXT: Or “there”.  

  19. 19

    Copies made by John Whitmer in Revelation Book 1 and by Sidney Gilbert in a book of revelations he was keeping both add at this point: “& he in him that they all might be glorified.” (Revelation Book 1, p. 161; Gilbert, Notebook, [91].)  

    Gilbert, Algernon Sidney. Notebook of Revelations, 1831–ca. 1833. Revelations Collection, 1831–ca. 1844, 1847, 1861, ca. 1876. CHL. MS 4583, box 1, fd. 2.

  20. 20

    See Isaiah 55:6.  

  21. 21

    See James 4:8; and Zechariah 1:3.  

  22. 22

    See Proverbs 8:17.  

  23. 23

    See Matthew 7:7; and Luke 11:9.  

  24. 24

    See James 1:5.  

  25. 25

    See John 1:23.  

  26. 26

    Sidney Gilbert’s copy of the revelation reads: “is as the voice of one crying in the wilderness because you cannot see my voice because my voice is Spirit.” (Gilbert, Notebook, [92].)  

    Gilbert, Algernon Sidney. Notebook of Revelations, 1831–ca. 1833. Revelations Collection, 1831–ca. 1844, 1847, 1861, ca. 1876. CHL. MS 4583, box 1, fd. 2.

  27. 27

    See Matthew 6:22–23. In spring 1831, JS revised the passage in Matthew to read, “If therefore if thine eye be single to the glory of God thy whole body shall be full of light.” (New Testament Revision 1, p. 13 [Joseph Smith Translation, Matthew 6:22]; see also Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 64–65.)  

    New Testament Revision 1 / “A Translation of the New Testament Translated by the Power of God,” 1831. CCLA. Also available in Scott H. Faulring, 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), 153–228.

    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.

  28. 28

    A November 1831 revelation also promised that if those who had “been ordained unto the ministry” would rid themselves of “Jealesies & fears” and be humble, they would see God and know that he is. Upon sending this December 1832 revelation to Missouri members in early January 1833, JS stated that the Lord had “promised us great things, yea even a visit from the heavens to honor us with his own presence.” (Revelation, ca. 2 Nov. 1831 [D&C 67:10]; Letter to William W. Phelps, 11 Jan. 1833.)  

  29. 29

    A September 1832 revelation explained, “Whoso is faithful unto the attaining of these two Priesthoods . . . and the magnifying there calling are sanctified by the spir[i]t unto the renewing of there bodies that they become the sons of Moses and of Aaron and the seed of Abraham.” (Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:33–34].)  

  30. 30

    See, for example, Revelation, 30 Aug. 1831 [D&C 63:37]; Revelation, 1 Nov. 1831–B [D&C 1:4]; and Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:114].)  

  31. 31

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 124, 219 [Jacob 1:19; Mosiah 29:30].  

  32. 32

    See Proverbs 8:17.  

  33. 33

    See Isaiah 8:16.  

  34. 34

    See Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:117]; Matthew 24:15; and Daniel 11:31; 12:11.  

  35. 35

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 124, 158 [Jacob 1:19; Mosiah 2:28].  

  36. 36

    See Galatians 5:1.  

  37. 37

    See Isaiah 24:20.  

  38. 38

    See Joel 3:15–16. A November 1831 revelation explained that when Christ comes again, “so great shall be the glory in his presence that the Sun shall hide his face in shame & the moon shall be blown out & the Stars shall be hurrelled from their sockets.” (Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:49].)  

  39. 39

    A February 1831 revelation similarly proclaimed, “How oft have I called upon you by the mouth of my Servents & by the ministering of Angels & by the voice of lightnings & by the voice of tempests & by the voice of Earthquakes & great hailstorms & by the voice of famines & pestilences of evry kind & by the great sound of a trump & by the voice of Judgements & by the voice of mercy all the day long & by the voice of Glory & honour & the riches of eternal life & would have saved you with an everlasting salvation but ye would not.” (Revelation, Feb. 1831–A [D&C 43:25].)  

  40. 40

    See Luke 21:25–26.  

  41. 41

    See Revelation 14:6–7. A revelation of November 1831 explained that the Lord had “sent forth mine Angel flying throug[h] the midst of heaven having the everlasting Gospel who hath appeard unto some & hath committed it unto man.” (Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:17].)  

  42. 42

    See Matthew 25:6.  

  43. 43

    See New Testament Revision 2, p. 152 (second numbering) [Joseph Smith Translation, Revelation 12:1]; and Isaiah 40:5.  

    New Testament Revision 2 / New Testament Revision Manuscript 2, 1831–1832. CCLA. Also available in Scott H. Faulring, 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), 235–581.

  44. 44

    See Revelation 17:1–6; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 33 [1 Nephi 14:10–11].  

  45. 45

    A 6 December 1832 revelation regarding Jesus’s parable of the wheat and the tares explained that “after the gathering of the wheat, behold and lo the tears [tares] are bound in bund[l]es, and the field remaineth to be burned.” (Revelation, 6 Dec. 1832 [D&C 86:7].)  

  46. 46

    See Revelation 8:1.  

  47. 47

    See Isaiah 34:4; and Revelation 6:14.  

  48. 48

    See 1 Thessalonians 4:17.  

  49. 49

    Chapters 8 through 10 of Revelation discuss the sounding of seven trumpets by seven angels. The events associated with the sounding of the trumpets in John’s revelation, however, apparently do not correspond to the events presented in JS’s revelation.  

  50. 50

    See 1 Corinthians 15:23.  

  51. 51

    See 1 Peter 3:19; 4:6; and Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:73].  

  52. 52

    See Revelation 20:5.  

  53. 53

    TEXT: Possibly “there”.  

  54. 54

    TEXT: Possibly “these,”.  

  55. 55

    See Revelation 22:11.  

  56. 56

    See Revelation 14:6.  

  57. 57

    See Romans 14:11; Isaiah 45:23; and Philippians 2:10–11.  

  58. 58

    See Revelation 14:7–8.  

  59. 59

    See Isaiah 63:3; and Revelation 19:15. Two earlier revelatory items used similar language. (See Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:50]; and Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:107].)  

  60. 60

    TEXT: Knife scratches after “reveal” indicate possible erasure, likely of a comma.  

  61. 61

    See Revelation 10:2.  

  62. 62

    See Revelation 10:5–6.  

  63. 63

    See Revelation 20:1–3, 7–8.  

  64. 64

    See Jude 1:9.  

  65. 65

    See Revelation 20:10.  

  66. 66

    See Revelation 21:4.  

  67. 67

    See John 13:34.  

  68. 68

    See Colossians 3:14.  

  69. 69

    See Luke 18:1; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 121 [2 Nephi 32:9]; and Revelation, 25 Jan. 1832–A [D&C 75:11].  

  70. 70

    See John 14:3.