THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 25

Revelation through Joseph Smith to Emma Smith
Harmony, Pennsylvania, July 1830

Delight in your husband
(and the glory that will come on him)
Absurdity Women 25:1-16

1 Hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, while I speak unto you, Emma Smith, my daughter; for verily I say unto you, all those who receive my gospel are sons and daughters in my kingdom.

Listen to me [God] when I speak to you, Emma Smith.

2 A revelation I give unto you concerning my will; and if thou art faithful and walk in the paths of virtue before me, I will preserve thy life, and thou shalt receive an inheritance in Zion.

If you are good and faithful, I'll let you live,

and you'll get an inheritance in Zion.

3 Behold, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou art an elect lady, whom I have called.

You're an elect lady.

4 Murmur not because of the things which thou hast not seen, for they are withheld from thee and from the world, which is wisdom in me in a time to come.

Don't complain about not seeing things. [1]

5 And the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant, Joseph Smith, Jun., thy husband, in his afflictions, with consoling words, in the spirit of meekness.

Your job is to comfort your husband, Joseph Smith, Jun.

6 And thou shalt go with him at the time of his going, and be unto him for a scribe, while there is no one to be a scribe for him, that I may send my servant, Oliver Cowdery, whithersoever I will.

7 And thou shalt be ordained under his hand to expound scriptures, and to exhort the church, according as it shall be given t hee by my Spirit.

8 For he shall lay his hands upon thee, and thou shalt receive the Holy Ghost, and thy time shall be given to writing, and to learning much.

You'll be a scribe for him,

so I can send Oliver Cowdery wherever I want.

9 And thou needest not fear, for thy husband shall support thee in the church; for unto them is his calling, that all things might be revealed unto them, whatsoever I will, according to their faith.

10 And verily I say unto thee that thou shalt lay aside the things of this world, and cseek for the things of a better.

Don't worry, your husband will support you in the church.

11 And it shall be given thee, also, to make a selection of sacred hymns, as it shall be given thee, which is pleasing unto me, to be had in my church.

It'll be your job to select hymns.

I like to have hymns in church.

12 For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.

13 Wherefore, lift up thy heart and rejoice, and leave unto the covenants which thou hast made.

My soul delights in songs.

It's a blessing on their heads.

14 Continue in the spirit of meekness, and beware of pride. Let thy soul delight in thy husband, and the glory which shall come upon him.

Be meek, not proud.

Let your soul delight in your husband,

and the glory that will come on him.

15 Keep my commandments continually, and a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive. And except thou do this, where I am you cannot come.

Obey my commandments.

If you don't, you can't be where I am.

16 And verily, verily, I say unto you, that this is my voice unto all. Amen.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Amen.