Revelation, 4 December 1831–A [D&C 72:1–8]

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December 4th— 1831
Hearken and listen to the voice of the Lord o ye who have assembled yourselves together who are the of my to whom the kingdom and power have been given for verily thus saith the Lord it is expedient in me for a to be appointed unto you or of you to unto the church in this part of the Lords vineyard and verily in this thing ye have done wisely for it is required of the Lord at the hand of every to render an account of his stewardship both in time and in eternity for he who is faithfull and wise in time is accounted worthy to inherit the mantions prepared for them of my father verily I say unto you the of the church in this part of my vineyard shall render an account of their stewardship unto the Bishop which shall be appointed of me in this part of my vinyard these things shall be had on record to be handed over unto the in and the duty of the Bishop shall be made known by the which have been given and by the voice of the .
And now I say unto you my servent is the man who shall be appointed and unto this power this is the will of the Lord your God your Redeemer even so Amen— [p. [1]]


  1. 1

    That is, in Ohio. The book of Isaiah states that “the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel.” The Book of Mormon, however, also uses the term “vineyard” to refer to the world. (Isaiah 5:7; see also Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 90, 131–139 [2 Nephi 15:7; Jacob 5].)  

  2. 2

    See Luke 16:1–8.  

  3. 3

    See Revelation, 20 May 1831 [D&C 51:19]; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 565 [Ether 12:32, 34, 37]; and Revelation, 7 Aug. 1831 [D&C 59:2].  

  4. 4

    According to a November 1831 revelation, the “Saints which are abroad in the Earth” were to “send forth their accounts to the Land of Zion.” (Revelation, 11 Nov. 1831–A [D&C 69:5].)  

  5. 5

    See Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:31–36, 71–72]; Revelation, 23 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:81–82]; Revelation, 20 May 1831 [D&C 51]; and Revelation, 11 Nov. 1831–B [D&C 107:74].