|† Manuscript (most in Kirtland
Revelations Book; many in Book of Commandments
Book, Law and Covenants, Books A, B, C; others in hand of Newel K. Whitney, Edward Partridge, William E. McLellin, or others)
* Newspaper (most in Evening and Morning Star; a few in Ohio Star, Painesville
Telegraph, Western Courier)
» Book of Commandments (1833)
° 1835 D&C
||Nov. 11, 1831
to Lord's commandments. Preface to Lord's commandments. Sends disciples
out to warn the world to repent §. Comes soon, destroy
wicked §. Called Joseph, gave him commandments
§, everlasting covenant §,
gave power to translate§. Only true
and living church §. Wars coming. Lord
will dwell with righteous and punish wicked §.
Study the book. It is true, won't fail §.
Voice of the Lord or servants the same §.
||Feb. 4, 1831
on the word of the Lord. Build house for Joseph. Edward Partridge bishop.
9, 23, 1831
below. This page contains full text with annotations. 42:1–73
unrepentant. Consecrations irrevocable, bishop allots stewardships, surplus
for the poor. Care of the sick. Debt prohibited.
||Feb. 23, 1831
and stewardship, church courts, reconciliation.
the Lord's only agent. Only he can name own successor, end is near.
||Feb. [9–23], 1831
||Call elders together, Lord will pour out Spirit, convert many, enemies will be
thwarted, care for the poor.
||Mar. [6–7], 1831
||The Son reminds the Father of his blood and suffering. Believers become his
sons, perform miracles §.
Reasons with followers. City of Enoch
§. Jews to gather
§. Scourge and desolation
end times of Gentiles §.
Signs of second coming §.
Resurrection § followed by destruction, conversion of
Jews. Satan bound §, Jesus' return §.
Wicked cast into fire, righteous rewarded §. Joseph translate New Testament
§. Wars soon America
§. Gather §.
Save to buy land. New Jerusalem land of peace.
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||Mar. [6–7], 1831
||Edward Partridge manuscript, Evening and the Morning
Star, Book of Commandments.
||46 † *
||Mar. 8, 1831
||Admit public to meetings. Gifts of the spirit. Everyone has a gift. Gifts given
to benefit all, not as signs. Seek the best gifts. Some have all.
Whitmer called to keep a history and clerk for Joseph.
in Kirtland for now, share land with immigrants, give them credit, save
to buy land for new city.
Parley, and Leman Copley mission to the Shakers. Jesus now reigns in heaven,
will return soon, but no one knows when. Unknown holy men. Christ will
not return as a woman. Marriage is ordained of God (one wife) for procreation §,
be equal in all. Lamanites to blossom as the rose and Zion flourish
upon the hills.
||Joseph Smith Sr. and family to move into "the
house" when it is vacated, Ezra Thayer to board with them. Frederick
G. Williams' family remain until he returns from mission. Ordain
Ezra, serve mission in the West. Save money to buy more land in the
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||May 9, 1831
and stewardship. Remain in Kirtland until called.
paired up for trip to Missouri, preach on the way. [Note: In 1835 D&C there
are two sections 66.]
||June , 1831
||Sidney Gilbert: become an elder, preach.
Be church agent in Kirtland. [Note: In 1835 D&C there are two sections
broke covenant, must repent. Newel Knight to Missouri. Don't worry, Lord
W. Phelps to be baptized, assist in printing, go to Zion with Joseph.
||Newel Knight to lead stubborn Colesville branch
to Missouri. Ezra Thayer not to subdivide property. Rich won't share, poor
are lazy and greedy.
||63 † * »
seekers, adulterers. Second death. Earth transfigured. Living transfigured
in the twinkling of an eye. Joseph to approve those who gather. Buy land
in Zion. Don't take it. Punishment of wicked. Joseph's and Sidney's homes.
a stronghold for 5 years.
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of the kingdom are committed unto men that gospel may roll forth as the
stone cut out of the mountain that rolls forth to fill the earth. Prepare
for the Lord.
E. McLellin blessed for joining, mission call, take Samuel, beware of temptation
to commit adultery. Descent from Ephraim.
||Testimony of the witnesses to Book of Commandments.
||Elders did not have sufficient faith to receive
a witness of Joseph's revelations. If any one of them can write one as
good as Joseph's weakest, they are justified §;
if not, they will be condemned for not bearing witness. They know there
is nothing unrighteous in them, and since the Father is the source of
righteousness, they must be true. If they will put themselves right with
God, they will see him—spiritually, not naturally, for mortals
must be quickened by the Spirit in order to endure His presence §.
They aren't ready for that yet—or the ministering of angels—but
they should be patient until they attain perfection and not turn back.
calls. Inspired speech of priesthood holders is scripture. Believe and be
baptized or be damned. Sealing to eternal life. Other bishops. Parents to
teach children. Baptize at 8. Idlers in Zion, greed. Those who don't pray
should be called before the bishop. 1835 revisions: authority of the First
Presidency over bishops, Melchizedek priesthood, prerogatives of the literal
descendants of Aaron.
of the priesthood: elders, teachers, deacons; each has its own president.
Above all, the High Priesthood. President of the High Priesthood is the
presiding high priest. Bishop ministers in temporal things and sits as a
judge. Major judgments rendered by the president of the High Priesthood,
who may call twelve counselors to assist.
to Zion with John Whitmer. John work on history there.
Martin, Oliver, John, Sidney, W. W. Phelps stewards of revelations, paid
from sales. Spiritual leaders worthy of hire. Equality in temporal things.
and Sidney are to teach the mysteries from the scriptures for a while. Confront
adversaries in public and in private. Prepare for more revelations.
K. Whitney called as bishop: keep the Lord's storehouse; record all transactions
for bishop in Zion; provide for literary stewards. Those going to Zion must
take certificate of worthiness.
missionaries preach nearby until conference, which will give assignments.
Joseph and Sidney resume translating until finished. May preach nearby.
not needed now. Children are sanctified through the atonement.
missionary revelations. 24 missionaries paired. Shake dust off feet, will
judge those who reject missionaries. Care of missionary families.
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||The eyes of Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon are
opened. They see the history of the world and converse with Jesus
Christ. Pre-existence, fall of Lucifer. Fate of the rebellious,
sons of perdition. Celestial, terrestrial, and telestial glories.
Mar. , 1832
||Explanations of imagery in the book
of Revelation. Elias to gather the Twelve Tribes will gather them and
restore all things. 144,000 to be sealed by high priests. Millennia.
and Mercantile Firms of Kirtland and Missouri to merge (1832). Substitution:
people to unite for the Lord's storehouse (1835). Be equal in temporal
and spiritual matters. Kingdom and unimaginable riches are promised. Jesus
will descend with the church of the firstborn and this church will be
taken up to the cloud (1832). Substitution: Jesus will descend, this church
is the church of the firstborn, which will be taken up to the cloud (1835).
1835 additions: Kirtland and Zion are the city of Enoch, to endure forever.
The Holy One established Adam-ondi-Ahman and appointed Prince Michael
and gave him the keys of salvation under the Holy One. The Redeemer is
the Son Ahman.
of the High Priesthood.
Carter mission call to "the eastern countries."
Burnett and Eden Smith mission calls.
||Mar. 15, 1832
||Jesse Gause called to be a high priest and counselor to Joseph.
||Mar. 20, 1832
||Buy paper for printing the Book of Commandments
and take it to Zion because it is not time for Martin to go there yet.
The Bishop may purchase it if necessary. For the good of the church,
do this now and let the translation of the New Testament wait.
22, 23, 1832
Jerusalem and its temple, lineage of the Holy Priesthood, priesthood
of Aaron, prerogatives of each priesthood and their appendages (offices),
missions without purse or scrip, wash feet to condemn, reprove world and
Lord will shake heaven and earth.
of the church clerk, historian, recorder. No inheritance for those who don't
consecrate, no church membership. One mighty and
strong will come to set the church in Zion in order and arrange inheritances.
Anyone who tries to interfere, will be smitten
and die. Those who are not enrolled in the book of the law of God will be
treated like unbelievers.
of the wheat and the tares: Satan rules through Babylon, the whore. Apostles
have spread the seed and it begins to grow but is still tender. Priesthood
passes to one generation to the next through lineage. Priesthood must remain
until all is restored. Saviors to Israel.
Carolina will rebel, war will commence, North and South will call on other
nations until all are involved. Slaves will rebel. Catastrophic end of nations.
Lord will punish the enemies of his Saints.
Olive Leaf." Three kingdoms (glories) compared to the sun, moon,
stars. Light of Christ is truth §.
Spirit + body = soul §. Celestial,
terrestrial, telestial kingdoms §.
Natural law §. Parable of
servants beginning work at different times §.
Seek, ask, knock (for the right things) §.
Sanctify yourself and see God §.
Idle thoughts and excess laughter §.
Call a solemn assembly §. Missionary
preparation §. Cataclysms
soon §. The great church,
mother of abominations§. Second
coming, resurrection, 7 trumps and angels §.
Best books §. Light-mindedness,
right behavior §.
||Greetings in the "house of God" [school of the prophets].
||Unpublished revelation calls Frederick G. Williams "to be a councellor and scribe
unto my servant Joseph." He is to consecrate his farm "for bringing
forth of the revelations."
sins forgiven. Keys will never be taken. Gives oracles of God to church.
Sidney and Frederick are to be his counselors, equal to Joseph in holding
the keys. School of the Prophets to train missionaries. Complete translation
of the Old Testament, then preside and study. Joseph to preside over Zion
in the Lord's own due time.
need to translate the Apocrypha. Contains some truths. Those who read with
the spirit may benefit from it.
G. Williams is received into the United Order. He is to be an active member.
obedient will see the Lord. The Lord is the light of every person born on
earth. Father and Son are one. John understood. Fulness of his record to
be given later. Lord is creator, but on earth did not have fulness of the
Father. Grew from grace to grace; hence he was called the Son of God. Frederick,
Sidney, Joseph, and Newel stand condemned for having failed to raise their
families properly. Sidney is to go on his journey speedily, as are Joseph
and Frederick on theirs.
assignments around the House of the Lord (First Presidency offices, printing
office, personal lots for building committee). Dimensions of the House of
the Lord and the printing office, and their lot sizes.
[1, 3], 1833
ordained, few are chosen. Call a solemn assembly. Build a house (dimensions)
where the chosen can be endowed with power from on high. Contentions in
the school of the prophets. Jesus Christ's titles.
K. Whitney to supervise the use of the French farm, where the House of the
Lord is to be built. He is to divide the land into lots for inheritances
as divided by the council. John Johnson, is promised
eternal life. He is to be ordained, pay mortgage.
humble in Zion. Parley to preside over school there. Build a [school]
house in Zion according to the revealed pattern §.
The Lord will come to it and the pure will see God §.
Zion the pure in heart §. Vengeance
comes speedily §. Offerings accepted
||Aug. 6, 1833
||Fear not, be patient. Uphold Constitutional laws. Constitution and Lord make
you free. Renounce war and proclaim peace, and turn children to fathers,
etc. §. Many in Kirtland need
to repent §. Don't seek revenge,
be patient § and bear three assaults. Then may respond
§, but better if you don't. Forgive
70 times 7 §. Lord will avenge
a hundred fold unless they repent §.
Murdock mission call.
in Zion brought persecution on themselves by transgression, but the Lord
will remember them. He will let his sword fall in their behalf. During millennium
Satan will have no power. Those born during the millennium will not die
but be changed in the twinkling of an eye. Continue to gather, purchase
lands in Zion. No other gathering place. Appeal to the courts, governor,
and president. If they won't restore lands, the Lord will. Don't sell property
council: presidents and 12 counselors. Settle important difficulties. First
presidents (First Presidency). Church president is president of council.
Counselors casts lots for speaking order. Rights of accused. President
renders decision. Council majority can override. Councils abroad. Appeals.
No appeal from the traveling high council (the Twelve) except to general
authorities. Council members.
driven out of Jackson county because of disobedience. Now Zion to be redeemed
to power; one will be raised up like Moses to lead the people back.
breaks up United Order because of unfaithfulness. Stewardships for Sidney,
Martin, Frederick, John Johnson, N. K. Whitney, and Joseph. Protocols
for the treasury. Withdrawals by common consent. Pay all debts. Lord will
deliver the brethren from debt.
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||Apr. 23, 1834
||Kirtland Revelation Book, Book of Commandments Book B, 1835
of the United Firm. Kirtland branch to keep $1000 for inheritances to
be used when revealed.
Cowdery appointed presiding high priest over Freedom branch and region.
Devote whole time to calling. Laborer worthy of his hire. Prepare for the
Lord. Warren's vanity, Lord's mercy.
and Melchizedek Priesthoods, offices and duties, courts, quorum sizes.
||Nov. 1, 1831
||Reynolds Cahoon is rebuked for "his iniquities,
his covetous and dishonest principles."
||Nov. 3, 1835
||The Twelve are condemned for not being humble,
coveting funds. William will return. The rest must pray and have faith.
He will yet become a polished shaft in the Lord's quiver and none shall
be mightier than he. He must repent or be brought low, but David Patten,
Orson Hyde, and William E. McLellin are worse. Parable of the twelve
of the priesthood, each has its own president. Above all, the High Priesthood.
President of the High Priesthood is the presiding high priest. Bishop ministers
in temporal affairs and sits as a judge. Major decisions rendered by the
president of the High Priesthood, who may call twelve counselors to assist.
||Lyman Sherman's sins are forgiven, will
be ordained at solemn assembly.
prayer, Kirtland House of the Lord. Please accept this house, which was
completed in tribulation and poverty §.
Best books, learning by study and faith §.
House of prayer, fasting, learning, God §.
Dedication §. Wisdom of best books,
learning by study and faith §. No
unclean thing to enter §. Smite enemies
§. Pour out gift of tongues §.
Remember those driven from Jackson county §.
Wipe out mob if they won't repent §.
Establish Constitution forever §.
Soften hearts to receive missionaries §.
Appoint more stakes §. Redeem children
of Jacob §. Return Jews to their lands
§. Convert children of Jacob and
scattered remnants of Israel §.
Remember Joseph and family §, families
of other presidents and church. At resurrection, let us join you in cloud
of glory §. Hear and answer our
of the Lord, who accepts the House of the Lord; Moses, Elias, Elijah who
commit keys of gathering, gospel of Abraham, turning the hearts of fathers/children.
in Salem [Massachusetts].
||Nov. 3, 1831
Gather the righteous, Gentiles and Jews, to Zion. Soon the Lord and his
people will wreck the world and destroy the wicked. Ancients will be resurrected.
Lord will send wicked into oblivion. Good people get eternal life.
||Rights and prerogatives of civil governments
and religions. Preeminence of conscience, property rights, self-defense.
No interference with bond-servants (slaves). Probably written by Oliver
||Nov. 1, 1835
||Reynolds Cahoon is rebuked for "his iniquities,
his covetous and dishonest principles."
||Nov. 3, 1835
||Eleven of the Twelve are chastened for
not being sufficiently humble or equal in financial affairs and for
criticizing William Smith.
||Nov. 16, 1835
||Harvey Whitlock is welcomed back into
of the Father and the Son, Adam, Abraham, Joseph's parents and his brother
Alvin in the celestial kingdom. Children who die before 8 years and all
others who would have received the gospel had they heard it before they
died, inherit the celestial kingdom.
Whitmer and William W. Phelps are in transgression. They must repent or
be removed out of their places.
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