Selected Verses

    Section 1

  1. This is ... my [the Lord's] preface unto the book of my commandments. 1:6
  2. The Lord is nigh. 1:12
  3. The anger of the Lord is kindled, and his sword is bathed in heaven. 1:13
  4. I the Lord ... called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments. 1:17
  5. My servant Joseph Smith, Jun., might have power to translate ... by the power of God, the Book of Mormon. 1:29
  6. This church, ... the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which I, the Lord, am well pleased. 1:30
  7. The day speedily cometh ... when ... the devil shall have power over his own dominion. 1:31

  8. Section 3

  9. Thou art Joseph, and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord. 3:9
  10. Thou [Joseph Smith] deliveredst up ... that which was sacred [The Book of Mormon] into the hands of a wicked man [Martin Harris]. 3:12

  11. Section 4

  12. A marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men. 4:1

  13. Section 5

  14. Woe shall come unto the inhabitants of the earth if they will not hearken unto my words. 5:5
  15. Their testimony shall also go forth unto the condemnation of this generation if they harden their hearts against them. 5:18
  16. If they repent not, until the earth is empty, and the inhabitants thereof are consumed away and utterly destroyed. 5:19

  17. Section 6

  18. A great and marvelous work is about to come forth unto the children of men. 6:1
  19. Behold, I am God. 6:2
  20. Stand by my servant Joseph. 6:18
  21. Behold, thou art Oliver ... treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent ... and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love. 6:20
  22. Behold, I am Jesus. 6:21
  23. I grant unto you a gift, if you desire of me, to translate, even as my servant Joseph. 6:25

  24. Section 7

  25. The Lord said unto me: John, my beloved, what desirest thou? ... I said unto him: Lord, give unto me power over death ... the Lord said ... thou shalt tarry until I come in my glory ... I will make him as flaming fire and a ministering angel. 7:1-6

  26. Section 8

  27. You [Oliver Cowdery] may translate ... all those ancient records. 8:11

  28. Section 9

  29. Study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right. But if it be not right you shall have no such feelings. 9:8

  30. Section 10

  31. Satan hath put it into their hearts to alter the words which you have caused to be written. 10:10
  32. I [Jesus] will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil. 10:43

  33. Section 11

  34. A great and marvelous work is about to come forth. 11:1
  35. Thou art Hyrum ... I am Jesus. 11:23-28

  36. Section 12

  37. A great and marvelous work is about to come forth. 12:1

  38. Section 14

  39. A great and marvelous work is about to come forth. 14:1
  40. A am God ... I am Jesus ... And behold, thou art David. 14:2-11

  41. Section 15

  42. Mine arm is over all the earth. 15:2
  43. I [God] will tell you [John Whitmer] that which no man knoweth save me and thee alone. 15:3

  44. Section 16

  45. Mine arm is over all the earth. 16:2
  46. I [God] will tell you [Peter Whitmer] that which no man knoweth save me and thee alone. 16:3

  47. Section 17

  48. You must rely upon my word, which if you do ... you shall have a view of the plates, and also of the breastplate, the sword of Laban, the Urim and Thummim ... and the miraculous directors. 17:1

  49. Section 18

  50. Contend against no church, save it be the church of the devil. 18:20

  51. Section 19

  52. Woes shall go forth, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth, yea, to those who are found on my left hand. 19:5
  53. It is written endless torment. 19:6
  54. It is written eternal damnation. 19:7
  55. I [Jesus] am endless, and the punishment which is given from my hand is endless punishment, for Endless is my name. 19:10
  56. Eternal punishment is God's punishment. 19:11
  57. Endless punishment is God's punishment. 19:12
  58. Keep the commandments which you have received by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith, Jun. 19:13
  59. Repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth. 19:15
  60. Your sufferings be sore - how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not. 19:15
  61. If they would not repent they must suffer even as I [Jesus]. 19:17
  62. I [Jesus] command thee that thou shalt not covet thine own property, but impart it freely to the printing of the Book of Mormon, which contains the truth and the word of God. 19:26
  63. Misery thou [Martin Harris] shalt receive if thou wilt slight these counsels, yea, even the destruction of thyself and property. 19:33
  64. Pay the debt thou hast contracted with the printer. 19:35

  65. Section 20

  66. One thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh ... in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April. 20:1
  67. God ministered unto him [Joseph Smith] by an holy angel, whose countenance was as lightning, and whose garments were pure and white above all other whiteness. 20:6
  68. Those who harden their hearts in unbelief, and reject it [th Book of Mormon], it shall turn to their own condemnation. 20:15
  69. All men must repent and believe on the name of Jesus Christ ... or they cannot be saved. 20:29
  70. These things [the Book of Mormon] are true and according to the revelations of John, neither adding to, nor diminishing from the prophecy of his book, the holy scriptures. 20:35

  71. Section 21

  72. Thou [Joseph Smith] shalt be called a seer, a translator, a prophet, an apostle of Jesus Christ, an elder 21:1
  73. Thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments ... his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth. 21:4-5
  74. I will bless all those who ... believe on his [Joseph Smith's] words. 21:9
  75. He should be ordained by you, Oliver Cowdery. 21:10

  76. Section 22

  77. All old covenants have I caused to be done away ... this is a new and an everlasting covenant. 22:1
  78. Although a man should be baptized an hundred times it availeth him nothing. 22:2
  79. Enter ye in at the gate ... and seek not to counsel your God. Amen. 22:4

  80. Section 23

  81. Behold, I speak unto you, Oliver, a few words. Behold, thou art blessed, and art under no condemnation ... Amen. 23:1-2
  82. Behold, I speak unto you, Hyrum, a few words; for thou also art under no condemnation, and thy heart is opened, and thy tongue loosed ... Amen. 23:3
  83. Behold, I speak a few words unto you, Samuel; for thou also art under no condemnation ... Amen. 23:4
  84. Behold, I speak a few words unto you, Joseph; for thou also art under no condemnation ... Amen. 23:5
  85. Behold, I manifest unto you, Joseph Knight, by these words, that you must take up your cross ... Amen. 23:6-7

  86. Section 24

  87. Behold, thou [Joseph Smith] wast called and chosen to write the Book of Mormon. 24:1
  88. If they [the churches] receive thee [Joseph Smith] not, I will send upon them a cursing. 24:4
  89. It shall be given thee [Joseph Smith] in the very moment what thou shalt speak and write ... or I will send unto them a cursing. 24:6
  90. In temporal labors thou [Joseph Smith] shalt not have strength, for this is not thy calling. 24:9
  91. Require not miracles, except I shall command you, except casting out devils, healing the sick, and against poisonous serpents, and against deadly poisons ... And these things ye shall not do, except it be required of you by them who desire it. 24:13-14
  92. In whatsoever place ye [Joseph Smith] shall enter, and they receive you not in my name, ye shall leave a cursing. 24:15
  93. Whosoever shall lay their hands upon you by violence, ye shall command to be smitten in my name; and, behold, I will smite them according to your words, in mine own due time. 24:16
  94. Whosoever shall go to law with thee [Joseph Smith] shall be cursed by the law. 24:17
  95. The church shall give unto thee [Joseph Smith] in the very hour what thou needest. 24:18

  96. Section 25

  97. The office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant, Joseph Smith, Jun., thy husband 25:5
  98. 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 ... except thou do this, where I am you cannot come25:14-15

  99. Section 26

  100. All things shall be done by common consent in the church. 26:2

  101. Section 27

  102. Listen to the voice of Jesus ... that it mattereth not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink when ye partake of the sacrament. 27:1-2
  103. A commandment I give unto you, that you shall not purchase wine neither strong drink of your enemies ... you shall partake of none except it is made new among you. 27:3-4
  104. This is wisdom in me [Jesus] ... the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you ... and with Moroni ... Elias ... John the son of Zacharias ... Elijah ... Joseph and Jacob, and Isaac ... Michael, or Adam ... Peter, and James, and John ... And also with all those whom my Father hath given me out of the world. 27:5-14

  105. Section 28

  106. No one shall be appointed to receive commandments and revelations in this church excepting my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., for he receiveth them even as Moses. 28:2
  107. No man knoweth where the city Zion shall be built, but ... it shall be on the borders by the Lamanites. 28:9
  108. take thy brother, Hiram Page, between him and thee alone, and tell him that those things which he hath written from that stone are not of me and that Satan deceiveth him. 28:11
  109. Thou must open thy mouth at all times ... Amen. 28:16

  110. Section 29

  111. Listen to the voice of Jesus ... the Great I Am. 29:1
  112. Soon ... they that do wickedly shall be as stubble; and I will burn them up. 29:9
  113. I will reveal myself ... and dwell in righteousness with men on earth a thousand years. 29:11
  114. A trump shall sound ... and all the earth shall quake, and they shall ccome forth - yea, even the dead. 29:13
  115. Before this great day shall come the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall be turned into blood, and the stars shall fall from heaven ... And there shall be weeping and wailing. 29:14-15
  116. I the Lord God will send forth flies ... which shall ... eat their flesh, and shall cause maggots to come in upon them. 29:18
  117. Their tongues ... and their flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their eyes from their sockets ... And ... the beasts of the forest and the fowls of the air shall devour them. 29:19-20
  118. The great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall be cast down by devouring fire. 29:21
  119. Before the earth shall pass away, Michael, mine archangel, shall sound his trump, and then shall all the dead awake, for their graves shall be opened, and they shall come forth - yea, even all. 29:26
  120. I will say unto them - Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire. 29:28
  121. They that believe not unto eternal damnation. 29:44

  122. Section 33

  123. Ezra and Northrop ... declare my gospel unto a crooked and perverse generation. 33:1-2
  124. It is ... the last time that I shall call laborers into my vineyard. 33:3
  125. There is none which doeth good save it be a few; and they err in many instances because of priestcrafts. 33:4
  126. Open your mouths and they shall be filled. 33:8, 10
  127. They shall have faith in me or they can in nowise be saved. 12
  128. The Book of Mormon and the holy scriptures are given of me for your instruction. 16
  129. Be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom. 17
  130. I come quickly. Even so. Amen. 18

  131. Section 34

  132. Blessed are you [Orson Pratt] because you have believed; And more blessed are you because you are called of me to preach ... unto a crooked and perverse generation. 4-6
  133. Soon ... I [Jesus] shall come in a cloud ... And it shall be a great day. 7-8
  134. But before that great day shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood; and the stars shall refuse their shining, and some shall fall, and great destructions await the wicked. 9
  135. If you are faithful, behold, I am with you until I come - And ... I come quickly ... Amen. 11-12

  136. Section 35

  137. I am God, and mine arm is not shortened. 35:8
  138. They shall cast out devils. 35:9
  139. [Those] without faith shall ... drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 35:11
  140. The time of my coming ... is nigh at hand. 35:15
  141. I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph. 35:17
  142. I come quickly ... Amen. 35:27

  143. Section 36

  144. Edward [Partridge]... preach my gospel as with the voice of a trump. 36:1
  145. I will lay my hand upon you by the hand of my servant Sidney Rigdon. 36:2
  146. Preach ... saying ... come forth out of the fire, hating even the garments spotted with the flesh. 36:5-6
  147. I'm Jesus, so gird up your loins and I'll suddenly come to my temple. Amen. 36:8

  148. Section 37

  149. Behold, here is wisdom ... let every man choose for himself until I come ... Amen. 37:4

  150. Section 38

  151. Thus saith ... Jesus ... the Great I Am. 38:1
  152. The wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until ... the end of the earth ... wo, wo, wo, is their doom.. 38:5-6
  153. Gird up your loins. 38:9
  154. I gave unto you the commandment that ye should go to the Ohio. 38:32
  155. Be ye clean ... Amen. 38:42

  156. Section 39

  157. Listen to ... the Great I Am, ... Jesus. 39:1
  158. James [Covill], ... I know thee. 39:7
  159. Thou shalt preach the fulness of my gospel ... in these last days. 39:11
  160. Thou [James Covill] art not called to go into the eastern countries, but thou art called to go to the Ohio. 39:14
  161. Inasmuch as my people shall assemble themselves at the Ohio, I have kept in store a blessing such as is not known among the children of men. 39:15
  162. Go forth, crying with a loud voice, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 39:19
  163. The time is at hand; the day or the hour no man knoweth; but it surely shall come. 39:21
  164. I come quickly ... Amen. 39:24

  165. Section 41

  166. I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall assemble yourselves together to agree upon my word. 41:2
  167. I will be your ruler when I come; and behold, I come quickly. 41:4
  168. It is meet that my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., should have a house built, in which to live and translate. 41:7
  169. It is meet that my servant Sidney Rigdon should live as seemeth him good. 41:8
  170. I have called my servant Edward Partridge; and I give a commandment, that he should be appointed by the voice of the church, and ordained a bishop. 41:9

  171. Section 42

  172. I give unto you this first commandment, that ye shall ago forth in my name, every one of you, excepting my servants Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon. 42:4
  173. Go forth ... two by two ... with the sound of a trump. 42:6
  174. The Bible and the Book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel. 42:12
  175. He that kills shall not have forgiveness in this world, nor in the world to come. 42:18
  176. He that killeth shall die. 42:19
  177. Thou shalt alove thy wife with all thy heart, and shalt cleave unto her and none else. 42:22
  178. Remember the poor, and consecrate of thy properties for their support. 42:30
  179. Every man who has need may be amply supplied. 42:33
  180. Let all thy garments be plain, and ... the work of thine own hands. 42:40
  181. Live together in love. 42:45
  182. They that die not in me, wo unto them, for their death is bitter 42:47
  183. He that hath faith in me to be healed, and is not appointed unto death, shall be healed. 42:48
  184. He that doeth according to these things shall be saved, and he that doeth them not shall be damned. 42:60

  185. Section 43

  186. There is none other [besides Joseph Smith] appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations. 43:3
  187. This shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you [besides Joseph Smith] as revelations or commandments. 43:5
  188. Appoint ye my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and uphold him .. provide for him food and raiment, and whatsoever thing he needeth. 43:12-13
  189. The great day of the Lord is nigh at hand. 43:17
  190. the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven; the heavens shall shake and the earth shall tremble, and the trump of God shall sound both long and loud, and shall say to the sleeping nations: Ye saints arise and live; ye sinners stay and sleep until I shall call again. 43:18
  191. Gird up your loins. 43:19
  192. The cup of the wrath of mine indignation is full. 43:25
  193. In mine own due time will I come. 43:29
  194. The great Millennium ... shall come. 43:30
  195. Satan shall be bound, and when he is loosed again he shall only reign for a little season, and then cometh the end of the earth. 43:31
  196. The wicked shall go away into unquenchable fire. 43:33

  197. Section 45

  198. They shall behold blood, and fire, and vapors of smoke. 45:41
  199. Before the day of the Lord shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood, and the stars fall from heaven. 45:42
  200. I will come; and they shall see me in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory. 45:44
  201. Saints that have slept shall come forth to meet me in the cloud. 45:45
  202. Then shall the arm of the Lord fall upon the nations. 45:47
  203. The Lord set his foot upon this mount, and it shall cleave in twain. 45:48
  204. The Lord shall utter his voice, and all the ends of the earth shall hear it. 45:49
  205. Calamity shall cover the mocker, and the scorner shall be consumed; and they that have watched for iniquity shall be hewn down and cast into the fire. 45:50
  206. Then shall the Jews look upon me and say: What are these wounds in thine hands and in thy feet? 45:51
  207. I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. I am he who was lifted up. I am Jesus that was crucified. I am the Son of God. 45:52
  208. Then shall they weep because of their iniquities; then shall they lament because they persecuted their king. 45:53
  209. Satan shall be bound. 45:55
  210. At that day, when I shall come in my glory, shall the parable be fulfilled which I spake concerning the ten virgins. 45:56
  211. It shall not be given unto you to know any further concerning this chapter, until the New Testament be translated, and in it all these things shall be made known. 45:60
  212. Go ye forth into the western countries. 45:64
  213. It shall be called the New Jerusalem ... the glory of the Lord shall be there, and the terror of the Lord also shall be there ... and it shall be called Zion. 45:66-67
  214. It shall be said among the wicked: Let us not go up to battle against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible. 45:70
  215. When the Lord shall appear he shall be terrible unto them, that fear may seize upon them, and they shall stand afar off and tremble ... Amen. 45:74-75

  216. Section 46

  217. Conduct all meetings as they are directed and guided by the Holy Spirit. 46:2
  218. Ye are commanded never to cast any one out from your public meetings. 46:3
  219. Ye shall not cast any out of your sacrament meetings ... those who are not of the church. 46:5
  220. Seek ye earnestly the best gifts. 46:8
  221. To some it is given to have faith to be healed ... and to others it is given to have faith to heal. 46:19-20
  222. To some is given the working of miracles. 46:21
  223. To others it is given to prophesy. 46:22
  224. To others the discerning of spirits. 46:23
  225. To some to speak with tongues. And to another is given the interpretation of tongues. 46:24-25

  226. Section 49

  227. Sidney, and Parley, and Leman ... I give unto you a commandment that you shall go and preach ... unto the Shakers. 49:1
  228. I am God, and have sent mine Only Begotten Son ... he that receiveth him not shall be damned. 49:5
  229. The Son of Man ... will reign till he descends on the earth to put all enemies under his feet, which time is nigh at hand. but the hour and the day no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor shall they know until he comes. 49:6-7
  230. All are under sin, except those which I have reserved unto myself, holy men that ye know not of. 49:8
  231. Whoso forbiddeth to marry is not ordained of God. 49:15
  232. He should have one wife. 49:16
  233. The Son of Man cometh not in the form of a woman. 49:22
  234. I am Jesus Christ, and I come quickly. Even so. Amen. 49:28

  235. Section 50

  236. I, the Lord, have looked upon you, and have seen abominations in the church. 50:4
  237. The hypocrites shall be detected and shall be cut off, either in life or in death. 50:8
  238. If you behold a spirit manifested that you cannot understan ... ask of the Father in the name of Jesus; and if he give not unto you that spirit, then you may know that it is not of God. 50:31
  239. It shall be given unto you, power over that spirit; and you shall proclaim against that spirit with a loud voice that it is not of God. 50:32
  240. Blessed are you who are now hearing these words of mine from the mouth of my servant [Joseph Smith]. 50:36
  241. In this thing ... Edward Partridge is not justified. 50:39
  242. The day cometh that you shall hear my voice and see me. 50:45

  243. Section 51

  244. It must needs be that they be organized according to my laws; if otherwise, they will be cut off. 51:2
  245. Edward Partridge ... appoint unto this people their portions, every man equal according to his family, according to his circumstances and his wants and needs. 51:3
  246. Let the bishop ... also reserve unto himself for his own wants, and for the wants of his family. 51:13-14
  247. I am Jesus Christ, who cometh quickly, in an hour you think not. Even so. Amen. 51:20

  248. Section 52

  249. Thus saith the Lord ... in these last days. 52:1
  250. Missouri ... the land which I will consecrate unto my people. 52:2
  251. Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon ... inasmuch as they are not faithful, they shall be cut off, even as I will, as seemeth me good. 52:3-6
  252. Let them go two by two. 52:10
  253. let my servant Lyman Wight beware, for Satan desireth to sift him as chaff. 52:12
  254. Satan is abroad in the land, and he goeth forth deceiving the nations. 52:14
  255. In consequence of transgression, let that which was bestowed upon Heman Basset be taken from him, and placed upon the head of Simonds Ryder. 52:37
  256. Missouri, which is the land of your inheritance, which is now the land of your enemies. 52:42
  257. I, the Lord, will hasten the city in its time. 52:43
  258. I'm Jesus. Amen. 52:44

  259. Section 54

  260. Be patient ... until I come; and, behold, I come quickly ... Amen. 54:10

  261. Section 56

  262. Mine anger is kindled against the rebellious, and they shall know mine arm and mine indignation, in the day of visitation and of wrath upon the nations. 56:1
  263. He that will not take up his cross and follow me, and keep my commandments, the same shall not be saved. 56:2
  264. He that will not obey shall be cut off in mine own due time. 56:3
  265. I, the Lord, command and revoke, as it seemeth me good; and all this to be answered upon the heads of the rebellious, saith the Lord. 56:4
  266. I revoke the commandment which was given unto my servants Thomas B. Marsh and Ezra Thayre, and give a new commandment unto my servant Thomas, that he shall take up his journey speedily to the land of Missouri, and my servant Selah J. Griffin shall also go with him. 56:5
  267. I revoke the commandment which was given unto my servants Selah J. Griffin and Newel Knight, in consequence of the stiffneckedness of my people which are in Thompson, and their rebellions. 56:6
  268. Ezra Thayre must repent of his pride, and of his selfishness, and obey the former commandment which I have given him. 56:8
  269. Otherwise he shall receive the money which he has paid, and shall leave the place, and shall be cut off out of my church, saith the Lord God of hosts; And though the heaven and the earth pass away, these words shall not pass away. 56:10-11
  270. If my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., must needs pay the money, behold, I, the Lord, will pay it unto him again in the land of Missouri. 56:12
  271. Repent ... because you seek to counsel in your own ways. 56:14
  272. Wo unto you rich men, that will not give your substance to the poor. 56:16
  273. Wo unto you poor men ... whose bellies are not satisfied ... and who will not labor with your own hands! 56:17
  274. And now I make an end of speaking unto you. Even so. Amen. 56:20

  275. Section 57

  276. Hearken, O ye elders of my church, saith the Lord your God, who have assembled yourselves together, according to my commandments, in this land, which is the land of Missouri, which is the land which I have appointed and consecrated for the gathering of the saints. 57:1
  277. This is the land of promise, and the place for the city of Zion. 57:2
  278. Here is wisdom. Behold, the place which is now called Independence is the center place; and a spot for the temple is lying westward, upon a lot which is not far from the courthouse. 57:3
  279. It is wisdom that the land should be purchased by the saints, and also every tract lying westward, even unto the line running directly between Jew and Gentile. 57:4
  280. And also every tract bordering by the prairies, inasmuch as my disciples are enabled to buy lands. Behold, this is wisdom, that they may obtain it for an everlasting inheritance. 57:5
  281. Let my servant Sidney Gilbert ... receive moneys, to be an agent unto the church, to buy land in all the regions round about, inasmuch as can be done in righteousness, and as wisdom shall direct. 57:6
  282. Let my servant Edward Partridge ... divide unto the saints their inheritance. 57:7
  283. Let my servant Sidney Gilbert plant himself in this place, and establish a store, that he may sell goods without fraud, that he may obtain money to buy lands. 57:8
  284. Let my servant Sidney Gilbert obtain a license - behold here is wisdom, and whoso readeth let him understand - that he may send goods also unto the people. 57:9
  285. Let my servant William W. Phelps be planted in this place, and be established as a printer unto the church. 57:11
  286. Behold here is wisdom - let him obtain whatsoever he can obtain in righteousnes. 57:12
  287. Let my servant Oliver Cowdery assist him ... in whatsoever place I shall appoint unto him, to copy, and to correct, and select, that all things may be right before me, as it shall be proved by the Spirit through him. 57:13
  288. Let those of whom I have spoken be planted in the land of Zion, as speedily as can be, with their families. 57:14
  289. Unto the residue of both elders and members further directions shall be given hereafter. Even so. Amen. 57:16

  290. Section 58

  291. Hearken ... give ear ... and learn of me. 57:1
  292. Edward Partridge ... if he repent not of his sins, which are unbelief and blindness of heart.... 57:14-15
  293. the laws which ye have received from my hand are the laws of the church, and in this light ye shall hold them forth. Behold, here is wisdom. 57:23
  294. I command and men obey not; I revoke ... Then they say in their hearts: This is not the work of the Lord, for his promises are not fulfilled. But wo unto such, for their reward lurketh beneath, and not from above.. 57:32-33
  295. It is wisdom in me that my servant Martin Harris should be an example unto the church, in laying his moneys before the bishop of the church ... every man that cometh unto this land to receive an inheritance; and he shall do with his moneys. 57:35-36
  296. it is wisdom also that there should be lands purchased in Independence, for the place of the storehouse, and also for the house of the printing. 57:37
  297. Other directions concerning my servant Martin Harris shall be given him of the Spirit. 57:38
  298. I, the Lord, am not well pleased with him [William W. Phelps ], for he seeketh to excel, and he is not sufficiently meek before me. 57:41
  299. Let there be an agent appointed by the voice of the church, unto the church in Ohio, to receive moneys to purchase lands in Zion. 57:49
  300. I give unto my servant Sidney Rigdon a commandment, that he shall write a description of the land of Zion, and a statement of the will of God, as it shall be made known by the Spirit. 57:50
  301. the Lord willeth that the disciples and the children of men should open their hearts, even to purchase this whole region of country, as soon as time will permit. 57:52
  302. Here is wisdom. Let them do this lest they receive none inheritance, save it be by the shedding of blood. 57:53
  303. He Son of Man cometh. Amen. 57:65

  304. Section 59

  305. They shall also be crowned with blessings from above, yea, and with commandments not a few, and with revelations in their time. 59:4
  306. Don't laugh, because laughing is a sin. (But be cheerful.) 59:15
  307. The beasts of the field, the fowls of the air, things that climb on trees and walk on the earth - they all belong to you. 59:16
  308. All things which come of the earth ... are made for the benefit and the use of man. 59:18
  309. In nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments. Behold, this is according to the law and the prophets; wherefore, trouble me no more concerning this matter. 59:21-22
  310. I, the Lord, have spoken it ... Amen. 59:24

  311. Section 60

  312. In the day when I shall make up my jewels, all men shall know what it is that bespeaketh the power of God. 60:4
  313. Let there be a craft made, or bought, as seemeth you good, it mattereth not unto me, and take your journey speedily for the place which is called St. Louis. 60:5
  314. From thence let my servants, Sidney Rigdon, Joseph Smith, Jun., and Oliver Cowdery, take their journey for Cincinnati. 60:6
  315. In this place let them lift up their voiceand declare my word with loud voices, without wrath or doubting, lifting up holy hands. 60:7
  316. Let the residue take their journey from St. Louis, two by two, and preach the word, not in haste, among the congregations of the wicked. 60:8
  317. Let my servant Edward Partridge impart of the money which I have given him, a portion unto mine elders. 60:10
  318. they have been sent to preach my gospel among the congregations of the wicked; wherefore, I give unto them a commandment, thus: Thou shalt not idle away thy time. 60:13
  319. After thou hast come up unto the land of Zion ... thou shalt speedily return, proclaiming my word among the congregations of the wicked. 60:14
  320. Shake off the dust of thy feet against those who receive thee not, not in their presence, lest thou provoke them, but in secret; and wash thy feet. 60:15

  321. Section 61

  322. There are many dangers upon the waters, and more especially hereafter. 61:4
  323. I, the Lord, have decreed in mine anger many destructions upon the waters; yea, and especially upon these waters. 61:5
  324. I, the Lord, in the beginning blessed the waters; in the last days, by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters. 61:14
  325. The days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters. 61:15
  326. I give unto you a commandment ... forewarn your brethren concerning these waters. 61:18
  327. I, the Lord, have decreed, and the destroyer rideth upon the face thereof, and I revoke not the decree. 61:19
  328. Concerning the residue, let them journey and declare the word among the congregations of the wicked ... inasmuch as they do this they shall rid their garments. 61:33-34
  329. Gird up your loins and be watchful and be sober, looking forth for the coming of the Son of Man. 61:38

  330. Section 62

  331. You may return ... two by two, as seemeth you good, it mattereth not unto me. 62:5
  332. I, the Lord, am willing, if any among you desire to ride upon horses, or upon mules, or in chariots. 62:7

  333. Section 63

  334. The Lord ... destroyeth when he pleases, and is able to cast the soul down to hell. 63:1-4
  335. Let the wicked take heed, and let the rebellious fear and tremble; and let the unbelieving hold their lips, for the day of wrath shall come upon them as a whirlwind, and all flesh shall know that I am God. 63:6
  336. He that seeketh signs shall see signs. 63:7
  337. Without faith no man pleaseth God; and with whom God is angry he is not well pleased; wherefore, unto such he showeth no signs, only in wrath unto their condemnation. 63:11
  338. I, the Lord, am not pleased with those among you who have sought after signs and wonders. 63:12
  339. The fearful, and the unbelieving, and all liars, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone. 63:17
  340. Assemble themselves together unto the land of Zion, not in haste, lest there should be confusion, which bringeth pestilence. 63:24
  341. I, the Lord, render unto Caesar the things which are Caear's. 63:26
  342. I, the Lord, am angry with the wicked; I am holding my Spirit from the inhabitants of the earth. 63:32
  343. In my wrath, and decreed wars upon the face of the earth, and the wicked shall slay the wicked. 63:33
  344. The saints also shall hardly escape; nevertheless, I, the Lord, am with them, and will come down in heaven from the presence of my Father and consume the wicked with unquenchable fire ... this is not yet, but by and by. 63:34-35
  345. I will that my saints should be assembled upon the land of Zion; And that every man should take righteousness in his hands and faithfulness upon his loins. 63:36-37
  346. Let my servant Newel K. Whitney retain his store, or in other words, the store, yet for a little season. 63:42
  347. There will be foolish virgins among the wise; and at that hour cometh an entire separation of the righteous and the wicked; and in that day will I send mine angels to pluck out the wicked and cast them into unquenchable fire. 63:54
  348. I, the Lord, am not pleased with my servant Sidney Rigdon ... his writing is not acceptable unto the Lord. 63:55-56
  349. This is a day of warning, and not a day of many words. For I, the Lord, am not to be mocked in the last days. 63:58
  350. I am ... Jesus .. let all men beware how they take my name in their lips. 63:60-61

  351. Section 64

  352. The keys of the mysteries of the kingdom shall not be taken from my servant Joseph Smith, Jun. 64:5
  353. I, the Lord, was angry with ... Ezra Booth, and ... Isaac Morley. 64:15
  354. Edward Partridge, behold, he hath sinned, and Satan seeketh to destroy his soul; but ... they shall be forgiven. 64:17
  355. Isaac Morley ... I gave commandment that his farm should be sold. 64:20
  356. I will not that my servant Frederick G. Williams should sell his farm, for I, the Lord, will to retain a strong hold in the land of Kirtland, for the space of five years. 64:21
  357. Now it is called today until the coming of the Son of Man, and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming. 64:23
  358. After today cometh the burning - this is speaking after the manner of the Lord - for verily I say, tomorrow all the proud and they that do wickedly shall be as stubble; and I will burn them up, for I am the Lord of Hosts; and I will not spare any that remain in Babylon. 64:24
  359. Wherefore, if ye believe me, ye will labor while it is called today. 64:25
  360. It is not meet that my servants, Newel K. Whitney and Sidney Gilbert, should sell their store and their possessions here ... until the residue of the church, which remaineth in this place, shall go up unto the land of Zion. 64:26
  361. It is said in my laws, or forbidden, to get in debt to thine enemies. 64:27
  362. It is not said at any time that the Lord should not take when he please, and pay as seemeth him good. 64:28
  363. The rebellious shall be cut off out of the land of Zion. 64:35
  364. The rebellious are not of the blood of Ephraim, wherefore they shall be plucked out. 64:36
  365. I, the Lord, have made my church in these last days like unto a judge sitting on a hill, or in a high place, to judge the nations. 64:37
  366. T he nations of the earth shall tremble because of her, and shall fear because of her terrible ones. The Lord hath spoken it. Amen. 64:43

  367. Section 66

  368. William [McLellin], that you are clean, but not all. 66:3
  369. I, the Lord, will show unto you what I will concerning you, or what is my will concerning you. 66:4
  370. Go not up unto the land of Zion as yet; but inasmuch as you can send, send. 66:6
  371. Go unto the eastern lands ... unto ... their synagogues. 66:7
  372. Lay your hands upon the sick, and they shall recover. 66:9
  373. Commit not adultery - a temptation with which thou hast been troubled. 66:10
  374. Thus saith the Lord your God ... even Jesus Christ. Amen. 66:13

  375. Section 67

  376. Your eyes have been upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and his language you have known, and his imperfections. 67:5
  377. Now, seek ye out of the Book of Commandments, even the least that is among them, and appoint him that is the most wise among you. 67:6
  378. Or, if there be any among you that shall make one like unto it, then ye are justified in saying that ye do not know that they are true. 67:7
  379. But if ye cannot make one like unto it, ye are under condemnation. 67:8

  380. Section 68

  381. Whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God. 68:4
  382. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned. 68:9
  383. If they be literal descendants of Aaron they have a legal right to the bishopric, if they are the firstborn among the sons of Aaron. 68:16
  384. Children shall be baptized for the remission of their sins when eight years old. 68:27
  385. I, the Lord, am not well pleased with the inhabitants of Zion, for there are idlers among them; and their children are also growing up in wickedness. 68:31
  386. I come quickly. Amen. 68:35

  387. Section 70

  388. In your temporal things you shall be equal. 70:14

  389. Section 71

  390. Confound your enemies; call upon them to meet you both in public and in private; and inasmuch as ye are faithful their shame shall be made manifest. 70:7
  391. No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper. 9
  392. If any man lift his voice against you he shall be confounded in mine own due time. 10

  393. Section 73

  394. Gird up your loins and be sober. Even so. Amen. 6

  395. Section 75

  396. William E. McLellin ... I, the Lord, chasten him for the murmurings. 6-7
  397. in whatsoever house ye enter, and they receive you not, ye shall depart speedily from that house, and shake off the dust of your feet as a testimony against them. 20
  398. You shall be filled with joy and gladness; and know this, that in the day of judgment you shall be judges of that house, and condemn them. 21
  399. It shall be more tolerable for the heathen in the day of judgment. 22
  400. Gird up your loins. 22
  401. Amen. 36

  402. Section 76

  403. We, Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon, being in the Spirit ... our eyes were opened ... to see .... things which were from the beginning before the world was. 11-13
  404. Jesus ... whom we saw and with whom we conversed. 14
  405. The Lord touched the eyes of our understandings and they were opened, and the glory of the Lord shone round about. 19
  406. By him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created. 24
  407. We saw ... Lucifer. 24-25
  408. While we were yet in the Spirit, the Lord commanded us that we should write the vision; for we beheld Satan, that old serpent, even the devil. 28
  409. They are they who are the sons of perdition, of whom I say that it had been better for them never to have been born. 32
  410. They are vessels of wrath, doomed to suffer the wrath of God, with the devil and his angels in eternity. Concerning whom I have said there is no forgiveness in this world nor in the world to come - Having denied the Holy Spirit after having received it. 33-35
  411. These are they who shall go away into the lake of fire and brimstone, with the devil and his angels ... the only ones who shall not be redeemed. 37-38
  412. He saves all except them - they shall go away into everlasting punishment. 44
  413. Them who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just ... are gods. 50-58
  414. These are they whose bodies are celestial, whose glory is that of the sun, even the glory of God. 70
  415. We saw the terrestrial world ... whose glory ... as that of the moon. 71
  416. They who are the spirits of men kept in prison, whom the Son visited, and preached the gospel unto them ... Who received not the testimony of Jesus in the flesh, but afterwards received it. 73-74
  417. We saw the glory of the telestial, which glory is that of the lesser, even as the glory of the stars differs from that of the glory of the moon ... These are they who are thrust down to hell. 81-84
  418. These are they who shall not be redeemed from the devil until ... Christ the Lamb, shall have finished his work. 85
  419. We saw ... the glory of the telestial, which surpasses all understanding. 89
  420. Those in the telestial are they who are of Paul, and of Apollos, and of Cephas ... of one and some of another - some of Christ and some of John, and some of Moses, and some of Elias, and some of Esaias, and some of Isaiah, and some of Enoch. 99-100
  421. These are they who are liars, and sorcerers, and adulterers, and whoremongers. 103
  422. These are they who suffer the wrath of God on earth. 104
  423. These are they who suffer the vengeance of eternal fire. 105
  424. These are they who are cast down to hell and suffer the wrath of Almighty God, until ... Christ shall have subdued all enemies under his feet. 106
  425. I have overcome and have trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. 107
  426. The inhabitants of the telestial world, that they were as innumerable as the stars in the firmament of heaven, or as the sand upon the seashore. 109
  427. This is the end of the vision which we saw, which we were commanded to write while we were yet in the Spirit. 113
  428. He commanded us we should not write while we were yet in the Spirit, and are not lawful for man to utter. 115
  429. Amen. 119

  430. Section 77

  431. This earth during the seven thousand years of its continuance, or its temporal existence. 6

  432. Section 78

  433. That you may be equal in the bonds of heavenly things, yea, and earthly things also ... For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things. 5-6
  434. If you will that I give unto you a place in the celestial world, you must prepare yourselves by doing the things which I have commanded you. 7
  435. The church may stand independent above all other creatures beneath the celestial world. 14
  436. You may come up unto the crown prepared for you, and be made rulers over many kingdoms, saith the Lord ... who hath established the foundations of Adam-ondi-Ahman. 15
  437. Who hath appointed Michael your prince, and established his feet, and set him upon high, and given unto him the keys of salvation. 16
  438. Do the things which I have commanded you, saith your Redeemer, even the Son Ahman. 20
  439. Ye are the church of the Firstborn, and he will take you up in a cloud. 21
  440. He that is a faithful and wise steward shall inherit call things. Amen. 22

  441. Section 81

  442. Behold, and lo, these are the words ... Jesus Christ. Amen.7

  443. Section 82

  444. I, the Lord, will not lay any sin to your charge; go your ways and sin no more; but unto that soul who sinneth shall the former sins return. 7

  445. You are to be equal ... every man according to his wants and his needs, inasmuch as his wants are just. 17

  446. This order I have appointed to be an everlasting border unto you, and unto your successors. 20

  447. The soul that sins against this covenant ... shall be delivered over to the buffetings of Satan. 21

    this is wisdom, make unto yourselves friends with the mammon of unrighteousness ... Amen. 22-24


    Section 84

  448. The word of the Lord concerning his church, established in the last days ... for the gathering of his saints to stand upon Mount Zion, which shall be the city of New Jerusalem. Which city shall be built, beginning at the temple lot, which is appointed by the finger of the Lord, in the western boundaries of the State of Missouri, and dedicated by the hand of Joseph Smith, Jun. 2-3
  449. The city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, even the place of the temple, which temple shall be reared in this generation. 4
  450. This generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord, and a cloud shall rest upon it. 5
  451. Esaias also lived in the days of Abraham. 13
  452. Without this [priesthood] no man can see the face of God, even the Father, and live. 22
  453. John ... being filled with the Holy Ghost from his mother's womb ... was baptized while he was yet in his childhood, and was ordained by the angel of God at the time he was eight days old. 27-28
  454. They shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon. 57
  455. These signs shall follow them that believe ... they shall cast out devils ... heal the sick ... open the eyes of the blind, and unstop the ears of the deaf ... the tongue of the dumb shall speak ... poison ... shall not hurt them ... And ... the poison of a serpent shall not have power to harm them. 65-72
  456. They who believe not on your words, and are not baptized in water in my name ... shall be damned. 74
  457. They are to be upbraided for their evil hearts of unbelief. 76
  458. Any man that shall go and preach ... shall not go hungry, neither thirst. 80
  459. take ye no thought for the morrow, for what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, or wherewithal ye shall be clothed. 81
  460. Let the morrow take thought for the things of itself. 84
  461. Whoso receiveth you ... will feed you, and clothe you, and give you money. 89
  462. He that receiveth you not, go away from him alone by yourselves, and cleanse your feet even with water, pure water, whether in heat or in cold. 92
  463. Wo ... unto that house, or that village or city that rejecteth you ... plagues shall go forth. 95-97
  464. Those who have not families, who receive money, send it up unto the bishop in Zion, or unto the bishop in Ohio. 104
  465. Let not the head say unto the feet it hath no need of the feet. 109
  466. Bishop, Newel K. Whitney ... should travel round about .. searching after the poor to administer to their wants by humbling the rich. 112
  467. ,llet the bishop go unto ... New York, ... Albany, and ... Boston, and warn the people ... of the desolation and utter abolishment which await them if they do reject these things. 114
  468. The rest of my servants, go ye forth ... setting forth clearly and understandingly the desolation of abomination in the last days.. 117
  469. I will rend their kingdoms; I will not only shake the earth, but the starry heavens shall tremble. 118
  470. Ye cannot see it now, yet a little while and ye shall see it ... Amen. 119-120

  471. Section 85

  472. I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God. 7
  473. That man, who was called of God and appointed, that putteth forth his hand to steady the bark of God, shall fall by the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of lightning. 8
  474. they who are not found written in the book of remembrance shall find none inheritance in that day, but they shall be cut asunder, and their portion shall be appointed them among unbelievers, where are wailing and gnashing of teeth. 9

  475. Section 86

  476. The apostate, the whore, even Babylon, that maketh all nations to drink of her cup.... 3

  477. Section 87

  478. Thus saith the Lord concerning the wars that will shortly come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of South Carolina, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls. 1
  479. The time will come that war will be poured out upon all nations, beginning at this place. 2
  480. The Southern States shall be divided against the Northern States, and the Southern States will call on other nations, even the nation of Great Britain, as it is called, and they shall also call upon other nations, in order to defend themselves against other nations; and then war shall be poured out upon all nations. 3
  481. The remnants who are left of the land will marshal themselves, and shall become exceedingly angry, and shall vex the Gentiles with a sore vexation. 5
  482. Famine, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and chastening hand of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed hath made a full end of all nations 6
  483. That the cry of the saints, and of the blood of the saints, shall cease to come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, from the earth, to be avenged of their enemies. 7
  484. Stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen. 8

  485. Section 88

  486. The alms of your prayers have come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are recorded in the book ... of the celestial world. 2
  487. I now send upon you another Comforter ... even the Holy Spirit. 3
  488. This Comforter is the promise ... of the celestial kingdom, which glory is that of the church of the Firstborn. 4-5
  489. He that ascended up on high, as also he descended below all things. 6
  490. As also he [the Holy Spirit] is in the sun ... moon ... stars ... and earth. 7-10
  491. The spirit and the body are the soul of man. 15
  492. They who are not sanctified through the law ... must inherit another kingdom, even that of a terrestrial kingdom, or that of a telestial kingdom. 21
  493. He who is not able to abide the law of a celestial kingdom cannot abide a celestial glory. 22
  494. He who cannot abide the law of a terrestrial kingdom cannot abide a terrestrial glory. 23
  495. He who cannot abide the law of a telestial kingdom cannot abide a telestial glory. 24
  496. The earth abideth the law of a celestial kingdom ... notwithstanding it shall die, it shall be quickened again, and shall abide the power by which it is quickened, and the righteous shall inherit it. 25-26
  497. They who are of a celestial spirit shall receive the same body. 28
  498. He who are quickened by a portion of the celestial glory shall then receive of the same. 29
  499. They who are quickened by a portion of the terrestrial glory shall then receive of the same. 30
  500. They who are quickened by a portion of the telestial glory shall then receive of the same. 31
  501. They who remain shall also be quickened; nevertheless, they shall return again to their own place, to enjoy that which they are willing to receive. 32
  502. That which breaketh a law ... and altogether abideth in sin ... must remain filthy still. 35
  503. There is no space in the which there is no kingdom; and there is no kingdom in which t here is no space. 37
  504. In their minutes, in their hours, in their days, in their weeks, in their months, in their years - all these are one year with God. 44
  505. Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name it shall be given unto you. 64
  506. If ye ask anything that is not expedient for you, it shall turn unto your condemnation. 65
  507. Cast away your idle thoughts and your excess of laughter. 69
  508. I give unto you ... a commandment that you ... cleanse your hands and your feet ... that you are clean from the blood of this wicked generation 74-75
  509. The wrath of God, the desolation of abomination which awaits the wicked, both in this world and in the world to come. 85
  510. Let your hands be clean, until the Lord comes. 86
  511. For not many days hence and the earth shall tremble and reel 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 exceedingly angry, and shall cast themselves down as a fig that falleth from off a fig tree. 87
  512. After your testimony cometh the testimony of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of her, and men shall fall upon the ground and shall not be able to stand. 88
  513. And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves. 89
  514. Men's hearts shall fail them; for fear shall come upon all people. 91
  515. angels shall fly through the midst of heaven, crying with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God, saying ... the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 92
  516. There shall appear a great sign in heaven, and all people shall see it. 93
  517. another angel shall sound his trump, saying: That great church, the mother of abominations, that made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, that persecuteth the saints of God, that shed their blood - she who sitteth upon many waters, and upon the islands of the sea ... she is ready to be burned. And he shall sound his trump both long and loud, and all nations shall hear it. 94
  518. there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour; and immediately 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. 95
  519. The saints that are upon the earth, who are alive, shall be quickened and be caught up to meet him. 96
  520. They who have slept in their graves shall come forth, for their graves shall be opened; and they also shall be caught up to meet him. 97
  521. another trump shall sound, which is the fourth trump, saying: There are found among those who are to remain until that great and last day, even the end, who shall remain filthy still. 102
  522. Another angel shall sound his trump, which is the sixth angel, saying: She is fallen who made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication; she is fallen, is fallen! 105
  523. 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 trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. 106
  524. 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 thousand years. 108
  525. then shall the second angel sound his trump, and reveal the secret acts of men, and the thoughts and intents of their hearts, and the mighty works of God in the second thousand years. 109
  526. And so on, until the seventh angel shall sound his trump ... and Satan shall be bound, that old serpent, who is called the devil, and shall not be loosed for the space of a thousand years. 110
  527. Then he shall be loosed for a little season, that he may gather together his armies. 111
  528. Michael, the seventh angel, even the archangel, shall gather together his armies, even the hosts of heaven. 112
  529. The hosts of hell, and shall come up to battle against Michael and his armies. 113
  530. The devil and his armies shall be cast away into their own place, that they shall not have power over the saints any more. 114
  531. Cease from all your light speeches, from all laughter, from all your lustful desires, from all your pride and light-mindedness, and from all your wicked doings. 121
  532. Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean ...retire to thy bed early ... arise early. 124
  533. Pray always, that ye may not faint, until I come. Behold, and lo, I will come quickly ... Amen. 125

  534. Section 89

  535. A Word of Wisdom, for ... the saints ... showing forth the order and will of God ... in the last days. 1-2
  536. Inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments. 5
  537. Strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies. 7
  538. Tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly. 8
  539. Hot drinks are not for the body or belly. 9
  540. All wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man. 10
  541. All saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones. 18
  542. And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures. 19
  543. And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint. 20
  544. I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen. 21

  545. Section 90

  546. The keys of this kingdom shall never be taken from you [Joseph Smith], while thou art in the world, neither in the world to come. 3
  547. Let there be a place provided, as soon as it is possible, for the family of thy counselor and scribe, even Frederick G. Williams. 19
  548. Let your families be small. 25
  549. I, the Lord, will contend with Zion ... until she overcomes and is clean. 36

  550. Section 91

  551. Thus saith the Lord unto you concerning the Apocrypha ... it is not needful that the Apocrypha should be translated. 1-3

  552. Section 93

  553. Every man whose spirit receiveth not the light is under condemnation. 32
  554. Man is the tabernacle of God, even temples; and whatsoever temple is defiled, God shall destroy that temple. 35
  555. Now a commandment I give unto you - if you will be delivered you shall set in order your own house. 43
  556. Joseph Smith, Jun. - You have not kept the commandments, and must needs stand rebuked before the Lord. 47
  557. Your family must needs repent and forsake some things, and give more earnest heed unto your sayings, or be removed out of their place. 48
  558. What I say unto one I say unto all. 49
  559. Newel K. Whitney also, a bishop of my church, hath need to be chastened, and set in order his family, and see that they are more diligent and concerned at home, and pray always, or they shall be removed out of their place. 50
  560. Joseph Smith, Jun., and Frederick G. Williams ... inasmuch as you keep my sayings you shall not be confounded in this world, nor in the world to come. 52
  561. Hasten to translate my scriptures ... Amen. 53

  562. Section 94

  563. Ye shall not suffer any unclean thing to come in unto it; and my glory shall be there, and my presence shall be there. 8
  564. If there shall come into it any unclean thing, my glory shall not be there; and my presence shall not come into it. 9
  565. The second lot on the south shall be dedicated unto me for the building of a house unto me, for the work of the printing of the translation of my scriptures. 10
  566. And now I give unto you no more at this time. Amen. 17

  567. Section 95

  568. Ye must needs be chastened ... for ye have sinned against me a very grievous sin, in that ye have not considered the great commandment ... the building of mine house. 2-3
  569. Prune my vineyard for the last time, that I may bring to pass my strange act, that I may pour out my Spirit upon all flesh. 4
  570. I gave unto you a commandment that you should build a house. 8
  571. Contentions arose in the school of the prophets. 10
  572. You should build a house. If you keep my commandments you shall have power to build it. 11
  573. Here is wisdom, and the mind of the Lord ... let it be built after the manner which I shall show unto three of you, whom ye shall appoint and ordain unto this power ... the size thereof shall be fifty and five feet in width, and let it be sixty-five feet in length. 13-15
  574. Son Ahman; or, in other words, Alphus; or, in other words, Omegus; even Jesus Christ your Lord. Amen. 17

  575. Section 96

  576. Here is wisdom ... this stake ... should be made strong. 1
  577. Let ... Newel K. Whitney take charge of the place which is named among you, upon which I design to build mine holy house. 2
  578. It is wisdom ... that ... John Johnson ... become a member of the order. 6-8
  579. Therefore ye shall ordain him ... Amen. 9

  580. Section 97

  581. I, the Lord, am well pleased that there should be a school in Zion, and also with my servant Parley P. Pratt. 3
  582. Tt is my will that a house should be built unto me in the land of Zion ... by the tithing of my people. 10-11
  583. Inasmuch as my people build a house unto me in the name of the Lord, and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it ... my glory shall rest upon it. 15
  584. But if it be defiled I will not come into it, and my glory shall not be there. 17
  585. If Zion do these things she shall prosper, and spread herself and become very glorious, very great, and very terrible. 18
  586. And the nations of the earth shall honor her, and shall say: Surely Zion is the city of our God. 19
  587. Vengeance cometh speedily upon the ungodly. 22
  588. The Lord's scourge ... shall vex all people; yea, it shall not be stayed until the Lord come. 23
  589. Zion shall escape if she observe to do all things whatsoever I have commanded her. But if she observe not to do whatsoever I have commanded her, I will visit her ... with sore affliction, with pestilence, with plague, with sword, with vengeance, with devouring fire. 25-26
  590. Read this once to her ears ... Amen. 27-28

  591. Section 98

  592. I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land. 6
  593. As pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil. 7
  594. Renounce war and proclaim peace ... lest I come and smite the whole earth with a curse, and all flesh be consumed before me. 17
  595. I, the Lord, am not well pleased with many who are in the church at Kirtland; For they do not forsake their sins, and their wicked ways, the pride of their hearts, and their covetousness, and all their detestable things. 19-20
  596. I, the Lord, will chasten them and will do whatsoever I list, if they do not repent and observe all things whatsoever I have said unto them. 21
  597. Nevertheless, thine enemy is in thine hands; and if thou rewardest him according to his works thou art justified; if he has sought thy life, and thy life is endangered by him, thine enemy is in thine hands and thou art justified. 31
  598. I, the Lord, would fight their battles, and their children's battles, and their children's children's, until they had avenged themselves on all their enemies, to the third and fourth generation. 37
  599. I, the Lord, will avenge thee of thine enemy an hundred-fold; And upon his children, and upon his children's children of all them that hate me, unto the third and fourth generation. 45-46

  600. Section 99

  601. Thus saith the Lord unto my servant John Murdock - thou art called to go into the eastern countries. 1
  602. Whoso rejecteth you shall be rejected of my Father and his house; and you shall cleanse your feet in the secret places. 4
  603. I come quickly to judgment, to convince all of their ungodly deeds which they have committed against me, as it is written of me in the volume of the book. 5
  604. After a few years, if thou desirest of me, thou mayest go up also unto the goodly land ... Otherwise thou shalt continue proclaiming my gospel until thou be taken. Amen. 7-8

  605. Section 100

  606. Sidney and Joseph, your families are well; they are in mine hands, and I will do with them as seemeth me good; for in me there is all power. 1
  607. I have much people in this place ... and an effectual door shall be opened in the regions round about in this eastern land. 3
  608. A commandment I give unto you, that ye shall declare whatsoever thing ye declare in my name ... inasmuch as ye do this the Holy Ghost shall be shed forth. 7-8
  609. Orson Hyde and John Gould, are in my hands; and inasmuch as they keep my commandments they shall be saved. 14
  610. All that call upon the name of the Lord, and keep his commandments, shall be saved. Even so. Amen. 17

  611. Section 101

  612. Concerning your brethren who have been afflicted ... I, the Lord, have suffered the affliction to come upon them, wherewith they have been afflicted, in consequence of their transgressions. 1-2
  613. I will own them, and they shall be mine in that day when I shall come to make up my jewels. 3
  614. They must needs be chastened and tried, even as Abraham, who was commanded to offer up his only son. 4
  615. They were slow to listen to me, so I'm slow to answer their prayers. 7
  616. But my bowels are filled with compassion for them. 9
  617. Mine indignation is soon to be poured out without measure upon all nations; and this will I do when the cup of their iniquity is full. 11
  618. In that day all who are found upon the watch-tower, or in other words, all mine Israel, shall be saved. 12
  619. All flesh is in mine hand. 16
  620. I have other places which ... shall be called stakes, for the curtains or the strength of Zion. 21
  621. When the veil of the covering of my temple, in my tabernacle, which hideth the earth, shall be taken off, and all flesh shall see me together. 23
  622. Every corruptible thing, both of man, or of the beasts of the field, or of the fowls of the heavens, or of the fish of the sea, that dwells upon all the face of the earth, shall be consumed. 24
  623. Also that of element shall melt with fervent heat; and all things shall become new. 25
  624. Get ye straightway unto my land; break down the walls of mine enemies; throw down their tower, and scatter their watchmen. 57
  625. The time of harvest is come. 64
  626. Purchase all the lands with money, which can be purchased for money, in the region round about the land which I have appointed to be the land of Zion. 70
  627. All the land which can be purchased in Jackson county, and the counties round about, and leave the residue in mine hand. 71
  628. Let all the churches gather together all their moneys ... in this way they may establish Zion. 72
  629. According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established. 77
  630. It is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another. 79
  631. I established the Constitution of this land. 80
  632. If the president heed them not, then will the Lord arise and come forth out of his hiding place, and in his fury vex the nation. 89
  633. [The Lord] will cut off those wicked, unfaithful, and unjust stewards, and appoint them their portion among hypocrites, and unbelievers; Even in outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth. 90
  634. That I may proceed to bring to pass my act, my strange act, and perform my work, my strange work, that men may discern between the righteous and the wicked, saith your God. 95
  635. It is contrary to my commandment and my will that my servant Sidney Gilbert should sell my storehouse. 96

  636. Section 102

  637. The president of the church, who is also president of the council, is appointed by revelation. 7
  638. In case of difficulty respecting doctrine or principle, if there is not a sufficiency written to make the case clear to the minds of the council, the president may inquire and obtain the mind of the Lord by revelation. 23

  639. Section 103

  640. Being driven and smitten by the hands of mine enemies, on whom I will pour out my wrath without measure in mine own time. 2
  641. I have suffered them thus far, that they might fill up the measure of their iniquities, that their cup might be full. 3
  642. Those who call themselves after my name might be chastened for a little season with a sore and grievous chastisement, because they did not hearken altogether unto the precepts and commandments which I gave unto them. 4
  643. I have decreed it, begin to prevail against mine enemies from this very hour. 6
  644. By hearkening to observe all the words which I, the Lord their God, shall speak unto them, they shall never cease to prevail until the kingdoms of the world are subdued under my feet, and the earth is given unto the saints, to possess it forever and ever. 7
  645. But inasmuch as they keep not my commandments, and hearken not to observe all my words, the kingdoms of the world shall prevail against them. 8
  646. The redemption of Zion must needs come by power. 15
  647. I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses. 16
  648. By hearkening to observe all the words which I, the Lord their God, shall speak unto them, they shall never cease to prevail until the kingdoms of the world are subdued under my feet, and the earth is given unto the saints, to possess it forever and ever. 21
  649. Let my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., say unto the strength of my house, my young men and the middle aged - Gather yourselves together unto the land of Zion, upon the land which I have bought with money. 22
  650. Let all the churches send up wise men with their moneys, and purchase lands even as I have commanded them. 23
  651. Inasmuch as mine enemies come against you to drive you from my goodly land, which I have consecrated to be the land of Zion, even from your own lands after these testimonies, which ye have brought before me against them, ye shall curse them. 24
  652. Whomsoever ye curse, I will curse, and ye shall avenge me of mine enemies. 25
  653. My presence shall be with you even in avenging me of mine enemies, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. 26
  654. Let no man be afraid to lay down his life for my sake. 27
  655. Whoso is not willing to lay down his life for my sake is not my disciple. 28
  656. Pray earnestly that peradventure my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., may go with you. 35

  657. Section 104

  658. Inasmuch as any man belonging to the order shall be found a transgressor, or, in other words, shall break the covenant with which ye are bound, he shall be cursed in his life, and shall be trodden down by whom I will. 6
  659. Inasmuch as you are found transgressors, you cannot escape my wrath in your lives. 8
  660. If any man among you, of the order, is found a transgressor and repenteth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him over unto the buffetings of Satan. 10
  661. If any man shall take of the abundance which I have made, and impart not his portion, according to the law of my gospel, unto the poor and the needy, he shall, with the wicked, lift up his eyes in hell, being in torment. 18
  662. You are dissolved as a united order. 53
  663. All these properties are mine. 56
  664. This shall be called the sacred treasury of the Lord. 66
  665. You receive moneys, by hundreds, or by fifties, or by twenties, or by tens, or by fives. 68
  666. Or in other words, if any man among you obtain five dollars let him cast them into the treasury; or if he obtain ten, or twenty, or fifty, or an hundred, let him do likewise. 69
  667. Write speedily to New York and write according to that which shall be dictated by my Spirit; and I will soften the hearts of those to whom you are in debt. 81
  668. You obtain a chance to loan money by hundreds, or thousands, even until you shall loan enough to deliver yourself from bondage, it is your privilege. 84

  669. Section 105

  670. I will fight your battles. 14
  671. The destroyer I have sent forth to destroy and lay waste mine enemies. 15
  672. I have commanded my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., to say unto the strength of my house, even my warriors, my young men, and middle-aged, to gather together for the redemption of my people, and throw down the towers of mine enemies, and scatter their watchmen. 16
  673. I will soften the hearts of the people ... until my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and mine elders, whom I have appointed, shall have time to gather up the strength of my house. 27
  674. Wise men ... I have commanded concerning the purchasing of all the lands in Jackson county that can be purchased, and in the adjoining counties round about. 28
  675. I will hold the armies of Israel guiltless in taking possession of their own lands, which they have previously purchased with their moneys, and of throwing down the towers of mine enemies that may be upon them, and scattering their watchmen, and avenging me of mine enemies unto the third and fourth generation. 30
  676. But first let my army become very great ... that her banners may be terrible unto all nations. 31
  677. That the kingdoms of this world may be constrained to acknowledge that the kingdom of Zion is in very deed the kingdom of our God and his Christ; therefore, let us become subject unto her laws. 32

  678. Section 106

  679. Warren A. Cowdery should be appointed and ordained a presiding high priest over my church, in the land of Freedom and the regions round about. 1
  680. The coming of the Lord draweth nigh ... Therefore, gird up your loins. 4
  681. There was joy in heaven when my servant Warren bowed to my scepter. 6
  682. I will have mercy on him; and, notwithstanding the vanity of his heart. 7
  683. I have prepared a crown for him in the mansions of my Father. Even so. Amen. 8

  684. Section 107

  685. Before his [Melchizedek's] day it was called the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God. 3
  686. But out of respect or reverence to the name of the Supreme Being, to avoid the too frequent repetition of his name, they, the church, in ancient days, called that priesthood after Melchizedek, or the Melchizedek Priesthood. 4
  687. There are two ... grand heads - one is the Melchizedek Priesthood, and the other is the Aaronic or Levitical Priesthood. 6
  688. No man has a legal right to this office, to hold the keys of this priesthood, except he be a literal descendant of Aaron. 16
  689. This priesthood was confirmed to be handed down from father to son, and rightly belongs to the literal descendants of the chosen seed. 40
  690. This order was instituted in the days of Adam. 41
  691. Seth, who was ordained by Adam at the age of sixty-nine years, and was blessed by him three years previous to his (Adam's) death. 42
  692. He (Seth) was a perfect man, and his likeness was the express likeness of his father, insomuch that he seemed to be like unto his father in all things, and could be distinguished from him only by his age. 43
  693. Enos was ordained at the age of one hundred and thirty-four years and four months, by the hand of Adam. 44
  694. Cainan ... was eighty-seven years old when he received his ordination. 45
  695. Mahalaleel was four hundred and ninety-six years and seven days old when he was ordained by the hand of Adam. 46
  696. Jared was two hundred years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam. 47
  697. Enoch was twenty-five years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam; and he was sixty-five and Adam blessed him. 48
  698. He [Enoch] walked with God three hundred and sixty-five years, making him four hundred and thirty years old when he was translated. 49
  699. Methuselah was one hundred years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam. 50
  700. Lamech was thirty-two years old when he was ordained under the hand of Seth. 51
  701. Noah was ten years old when he was ordained under the hand of Methuselah. 52
  702. Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah ... into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing. 53
  703. The Lord appeared unto them, and they rose up and blessed Adam, and called him Michael, the prince, the archangel. 54
  704. These things were all written in the book of Enoch, and are to be testified of in due time. 57
  705. The President of the office of the High Priesthood is to preside over the whole church, and to be like unto Moses. 91
  706. Behold, here is wisdom; yea, to be a seer, a revelator, a translator, and a prophet. 92
  707. The seventh president of these presidents is to preside over the six. 94
  708. These seven presidents are to choose other seventy besides the first seventy to whom they belong, and are to preside over them. 95

  709. Section 109

  710. If they shall smite this people thou wilt smite them; thou wilt fight for thy people, 28
  711. We know that thou hast spoken ... terrible things concerning the wicked, in the last days. 45
  712. Deliver thy people from the calamity of the wicked ... against the day of burning. 46
  713. Bare thine arm, O Lord ... may thine anger be kindled, and thine indignation fall upon them, that they may be wasted away. 52-53
  714. O Lord, remember thy servant, Joseph Smith, Jun. ... Have mercy, O Lord, upon his wife and children. 68-69
  715. When the trump shall sound for the dead, we shall be caught up in the cloud to meet thee. 75
  716. That our garments may be pure. Amen, and Amen. 76-80

  717. Section 110

  718. We saw the Lord standing upon the breastwork of the pulpit, before us; and under his feet was a paved work of pure gold, in color like amber. His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah. 2
  719. Moses appeared before us, and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north. 11
  720. Elias appeared, ... saying that in us and our seed all generations after us should be blessed. 12
  721. Another great and glorious vision burst upon us; for Elijah ... and said: Behold, the time has fully come, which was spoken of by the mouth of Malachi - testifying that he [Elijah] should be sent, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord. 13
  722. The great and dreadful day of the Lord is near. 16

  723. Section 111

  724. I have much treasure in this city for you. 2
  725. Form acquaintance with men in this city ... as it shall be given you. 3
  726. In due time that I will give this city into your hands, that you shall have power over it, insomuch that they shall not discover your secret parts; and its wealth pertaining to gold and silver shall be yours. 4
  727. Concern not yourselves about your debts, for I will give you power to pay them. 5
  728. You ... shall be signalized unto you by the peace and power of my Spirit, that shall flow unto you. 8
  729. There are more treasures than one for you in this city. 10
  730. Be ye as wise as serpents and yet without sin; and I will order all things for your good, as fast as ye are able to receive them. 11

  731. Section 112

  732. Gird up thy loins ... Let thy feet be shod. 7
  733. Rebel not against my servant Joseph; for ... the keys which I have given unto him ... shall not be taken from him till I come. 15
  734. Thou [Thomas B. Marsh] mayest be my servant to unlock the door of the kingdom in all places where my servant Joseph [Smith], and my servant Sidney [Rigdon], and my servant Hyrum [Smith], cannot come. 17
  735. Whosoever receiveth me, receiveth those, the First Presidency. 20
  736. Whosoever ye shall send in my name, by the voice of your brethren, the Twelve ... shall have power to open the door of my kingdom. 21
  737. Darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face. 23
  738. Vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth. 24
  739. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and he that believeth not, and is not baptized, shall be damned. 29
  740. Cleanse your hearts and your garments, lest the blood of this generation be required at your hands. 33
  741. I come quickly ... Amen. 34

  742. Section 115

  743. Thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 4
  744. Let the city, Far West, be a holy and consecrated land unto me; and it shall be called most holy, for the ground upon which thou standest is holy. 7
  745. Let not my servant Joseph, neither my servant Sidney, neither my servant Hyrum, get in debt any more for the building of a house unto my name. 13
  746. It is my will that the city of Far West should be built up speedily. 17
  747. I will be with him [Joseph Smith], and I will sanctify him before the people; for unto him have I given the keys of this kingdom and ministry. Even so. Amen. 19

  748. Section 116

  749. Spring Hill is named by the Lord Adam-ondi-Ahman, because, said he, it is the place where Adam shall come to visit his people, or the Ancient of Days shall sit, as spoken of by Daniel the prophet. 1

  750. Section 117

  751. Is there not room enough on the mountains of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and on the plains of Olaha Shinehah, or the land where Adam dwelt? 8
  752. Let my servant Newel K. Whitney be ashamed of the Nicolaitane band and of all their secret abominations. 11
  753. Oliver Granger; behold, verily I say unto him that his name shall be had in sacred remembrance from generation to generation, forever and ever. 12

  754. Section 119

  755. This shall be the beginning of the tithing of my people. 3
  756. Those who have thus been tithed shall pay one-tenth of all their interest annually; and this shall be a standing law unto them forever. 4
  757. All those who gather unto the land of Zion shall be tithed of their surplus properties, and shall observe this law, or they shall not be found worthy to abide among you. 5

  758. Section 121

  759. How long ... before ... thy bowels be moved with compassion toward them? 3
  760. Let thine anger be kindled against our enemies; and, in the fury of thine heart, with thy sword avenge us. 5
  761. And not many years hence, that they and their posterity shall be swept from under heaven, saith God, that not one of them is left to stand by the wall. 16
  762. It had been better for them that a millstone had been hanged about their necks, and they drowned in the depth of the sea. 22
  763. A generation of vipers shall not escape the damnation of hell. 23
  764. God shall give unto you knowledge by his Holy Spirit ... that has not been revealed since the world was until now. 26
  765. A time to come in the which nothing shall be withheld, whether there be one God or many gods, they shall be manifest. 28
  766. The Council of the Eternal God of all other gods before this world was. 32
  767. Let thy bowels also be full of charity. 45

  768. Section 123

  769. Gather up the libelous publications that are afloat; And all that are in the magazines, and in the encyclopedias, and all the libelous histories that are published, and are writing, and by whom, and present the whole concatenation of diabolical rascality and nefarious and murderous impositions. 4
  770. Present them to the heads of government in all their dark and hellish hue, as the last effort which is enjoined on us by our Heavenly Father, before we can fully and completely claim that promise which shall call him forth from his hiding place; and also that the whole nation may be left without excuse before he can send forth the power of his mighty arm. 6
  771. Which dark and blackening deeds are enough to make hell itself shudder, and to stand aghast and pale, and the hands of the very devil to tremble and palsy. 10
  772. There are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it. 12

  773. Section 124

  774. Make a solemn proclamation ... to all the kings of the world ... to all the kings of the world ... to the honorable president-elect, and the high-minded governors of the nation in which you live, and to all the nations of the earth ... Let it be written in the spirit of meekness and by the power of the Holy Ghost. 2
  775. I may visit them in the day of visitation, when I shall unveil the face of my covering, to appoint the portion of the oppressor among hypocrites, where there is gnashing of teeth, if they reject my servants and my testimony. 8
  776. O kings of the earth! Come ye, O, come ye, with your gold and your silver, to the help of my people, to the house of the daughters of Zion. 11
  777. I will bless him [Robert B. Thompson] with a multiplicity of blessings; let him be faithful and true in all things from henceforth, and he shall be great in mine eyes. 13
  778. John C. Bennett ... shall be great ... I have seen the work which he hath done, which I accept if he continue, and will crown him with blessings and great glory. 16
  779. Lyman Wight ... shall beget glory and honor to himself and unto my name. 18
  780. When he [Lyman Wight] shall finish his work I may receive him unto myself, even as I did my servant David Patten, who is with me at this time, and also my servant Edward Partridge, and also my aged servant Joseph Smith, Sen., who sitteth with Abraham at his right hand. 19
  781. George Miller is without guile ... I, the Lord, love him ... Let no man despise my servant George. 20
  782. Send ye swift messengers ... and say unto them: Come ye, with all your gold, and your silver, and your precious stones, and with all your antiquities; and with all who have knowledge of antiquities, that will come, may come, and bring the box tree, and the fir tree, and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the earth. 26
  783. And with iron, with copper, and with brass, and with zinc, and with all your precious things of the earth; and build a house to my name, for the Most High to dwell therein. 27
  784. That ... my saints, may be baptized for those who are dead. 29
  785. I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me ... your baptisms for your dead shall not be acceptable unto me; and if you do not these things at the end of the appointment ye shall be rejected as a church, with your dead. 31
  786. After you have had sufficient time to build a house to me, wherein the ordinance of baptizing for the dead belongeth, and for which the same was instituted from before the foundation of the world, your baptisms for your dead cannot be acceptable unto me ... after this time, your baptisms for the dead, by those who are scattered abroad, are not acceptable unto me. 33
  787. It is ordained that in Zion, and in her stakes, and in Jerusalem, those places which I have appointed for refuge, shall be the places for your baptisms for your dead. 36
  788. Your anointings, and your washings, and your baptisms for the dead, and your solemn assemblies, and your memorials for your sacrifices by the sons of Levi, and for your oracles in your most holy places wherein you receive conversations, and your statutes and judgments, for the beginning of the revelations and foundation of Zion, and for the glory, honor, and endowment of all her municipals, are ordained by the ordinance of my holy house. 39
  789. I deign to reveal unto my church things which have been kept hid from before the foundation of the world. 41
  790. I will show unto my servant Joseph all things pertaining to this house ... ye shall build it on ... the spot which I have chosen ... If ye labor with all your might, I will consecrate that spot that it shall be made holy. 41
  791. Instead of blessings, ye, by your own works, bring cursings, wrath, indignation, and judgments upon your own heads, by your follies, and by all your abominations. 48
  792. I will visit upon the heads of those who hindered my work, unto the third and fourth generation. 50
  793. I will answer judgment, wrath, and indignation, wailing, and anguish, and gnashing of teeth upon their heads, unto the third and fourth generation. 52
  794. And again, verily I say unto you, I command you again to build a house to my name, even in this place. 55
  795. Let my servant Joseph and his house have place therein, from generation to generation. 56
  796. I put upon his head, that his blessing shall also be put upon the head of his posterity after him. 57
  797. Joseph: In thee and in thy seed shall the kindred of the earth be blessed. 58
  798. Let my servant Joseph and his seed after him have place in that house, from generation to generation, forever and ever. 60
  799. They shall not receive less than fifty dollars for a share of stock in that house, and they shall be permitted to receive fifteen thousand dollars from any one man for stock in that house. 64
  800. I, the Lord, will build up Kirtland, but I, the Lord, have a scourge prepared for the inhabitants thereof. 83
  801. Almon Babbitt ... setteth up a golden calf for the worship of my people. 84
  802. Let my servant William [Law] put his trust in me, and cease to fear concerning his family, because of the sickness of the land. 87
  803. Let [William Law] him from henceforth hearken to the counsel of my servant Joseph ... and publish the new translation of my holy word ... If he will do this I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings, that he shall not be forsaken, nor his seed be found begging bread. 89-90
  804. That whoever he [Hyrum Smith] blesses shall be blessed, and whoever he curses shall be cursed; that whatsoever he shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever he shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 93
  805. From this time forth I appoint unto him [Hyrum Smith] that he may be a prophet, and a seer, and a revelator unto my church, as well as my servant Joseph. 94
  806. He [Hyrum Smith] shall receive counsel from my servant Joseph, who shall show unto him the keys whereby he may ask and receive, and be crowned with the same blessing, and glory, and honor, and priesthood, and gifts of the priesthood, that once were put upon him that was my servant Oliver Cowdery. 95
  807. William Law ... shall heal the sick, he shall cast out devils, and shall be delivered from those who would administer unto him deadly poison ... he shall be led in paths where the poisonous serpent cannot lay hold upon his heel ... and ... he should raise the dead. 97
  808. Let him [Sidney Rigdon] lift up his voice as with the sound of a trump, and warn the inhabitants of the earth to flee the wrath to come. 106
  809. If my servant Robert D. Foster will obey my voice, let him build a house for my servant Joseph, according to the contract which he has made with him, as the door shall be open to him from time to time. 115
  810. Let no man pay stock to the quorum of the Nauvoo House unless he shall be a believer in the Book of Mormon ... For that which is more or less than this cometh of evil, and shall be attended with cursings and not blessings. 119-120
  811. I give unto you my servant Brigham Young to be a president over the Twelve. 127
  812. Which Twelve hold the keys to open up the authority of my kingdom upon the four corners of the earth, and after that to send my word to every creature. 128

  813. Section 127

  814. The Lord has revealed unto me [Joseph Smith] that my enemies, both in Missouri and this State, were again in the pursuit of me ... I have thought it expedient and wisdom in me to leave the place for a short season ... When I learn that the storm is fully blown over, then I will return. 1
  815. I shall triumph over all my enemies, for the Lord God hath spoken it. 2
  816. God ...will mete out a just recompense of reward upon the heads of all their oppressors. 3
  817. When any of you are baptized for your dead, let there be a recorder, and let him be eye-witness of your baptisms. 6
  818. The enemy is on the alert, and ... the prince of this world cometh. 11
  819. I subscribe myself your servant in the Lord, prophet and seer of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 12

  820. Section 128

  821. I stated to you in my letter before I left my place, that I would write to you from time to time and give you information in relation to many subjects, I now resume the subject of the baptism for the 1
  822. Jesus Christ, wherein it is granted that whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Or, in other words, taking a different view of the translation, whatsoever you record on earth shall be recorded in heaven, and whatsoever you do not record on earth shall not be recorded in heaven. 8
  823. The baptismal font was instituted as a similitude of the grave. 13
  824. For their salvation is necessary and essential to our salvation, as Paul says concerning the fathers -that they without us cannot be made perfect - neither can we without our dead be made perfect. 15
  825. I will give you another quotation of Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:29: Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? 16
  826. I might have rendered a plainer translation to this, but it is sufficiently plain to suit my purpose as it stands. It is sufficient to know, in this case, that the earth will be smitten with a curse unless there is a welding link of some kind or other between the fathers and the children, upon some subject or other - and behold what is that subject? It is the baptism for the dead. For we without them cannot be made perfect; neither can they without us be made perfect. 18
  827. Glad tidings for the dead; a voice of gladness for the living and the dead; glad tidings of great joy. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that bring glad tidings of good things. 19
  828. And again, what do we hear? Glad tidings from Cumorah! Moroni, an angel from heaven, declaring the fulfilment of the prophets - the book to be revealed. A voice of the Lord in the wilderness of Fayette, Seneca county, declaring the three witnesses to bear record of the book! The voice of Michael on the banks of the Susquehanna, detecting the devil when he appeared as an angel of light! The voice of Peter, James, and John in the wilderness between Harmony, Susquehanna county, and Colesville, Broome county, on the Susquehanna river, declaring themselves as possessing the keys of the kingdom. 20
  829. And again, the voice of God in the chamber of old Father Whitmer, in Fayette, Seneca county, and at sundry times ... And the voice of Michael, the archangel; the voice of Gabriel, and of Raphael, and of divers angels. 21
  830. Go forward and not backward ... on to the victory! ... Let the earth break forth into singing. Let the dead speak. 22
  831. Let the mountains shout for joy, and all ye valleys cry aloud; and all ye seas and dry lands ... And ye rivers, and brooks, and rills, flow down with gladness. Let the woods and all the trees of the field praise the Lord; and ye solid rocks weep for joy! And let the sun, moon, and the morning stars sing together. 23
  832. The great day of the Lord is at hand ... like fuller's soap. 24
  833. Let us present in his holy temple, when it is finished, a book containing the records of our dead. 24
  834. I have many things to say to you on the subject; but shall now close for the present, and continue the subject another time. I am, as ever, your humble servant and never deviating friend, Joseph Smith. 25

  835. Section 129

  836. There are two kinds of beings in heaven, namely: Angels, who are resurrected personages, having bodies of flesh and bones. 1
  837. Secondly: the spirits of just men made perfect, they who are not resurrected, but inherit the same glory. 3
  838. When a messenger comes saying he has a message from God, offer him your hand and request him to shake hands with you. 4
  839. If he be an angel he will do so, and you will feel his hand. 5
  840. If he be the spirit of a just man made perfect he will come in his glory; for that is the only way he can appear. 6
  841. Ask him to shake hands with you, but he will not move, because it is contrary to the order of heaven for a just man to deceive; but he will still deliver his message. 7
  842. If it be the devil as an angel of light, when you ask him to shake hands he will offer you his hand, and you will not feel anything; you may therefore detect him. 8
  843. These are three grand keys whereby you may know whether any administration is from God. 9

  844. Section 130

  845. When the Savior shall appear we shall see him as he is. We shall see that he is a man like ourselves. 1
  846. The angels ... reside in the presence of God, on a globe like a sea of glass and fire. 6
  847. The place where God resides is a great Urim and Thummim. 8
  848. This earth ..., will be made like unto crystal and will be a Urim and Thummim. 9
  849. The white stone mentioned in Revelation 2:17, will become a Urim and Thummim to each individual who receives one. 10
  850. And a white stone is given to each of those who come into the celestial kingdom, whereon is a new name written, which no man knoweth save he that receiveth it. The new name is the key word. 11
  851. I prophesy, in the name of the Lord God, that the commencement of the difficulties which will cause much bloodshed previous to the coming of the Son of Man will be in South Carolina. 12
  852. It may probably arise through the slave question. This a voice declared to me, while I was praying earnestly on the subject, December 25th, 1832. 13
  853. I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following: Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.14
  854. I believe the coming of the Son of Man will not be any sooner than that time. 17
  855. The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones. 22

  856. Section 131

  857. In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees. 1
  858. And in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage]. 2
  859. It is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance. 6
  860. All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes. 7
  861. We cannot see it; but when our bodies are purified we shall see that it is all matter. 8

  862. Section 132

  863. Inasmuch as you [Joseph Smith] have inquired of my hand to know and understand wherein I, the Lord, justified my servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as also Moses, David and Solomon, my servants, as touching the principle and doctrine of their having many wives and concubines.
  864. I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned; for no one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory. 4
  865. The law [was] instituted from before the foundation of the world. 5
  866. It was instituted for the fulness of my glory; and he that receiveth a fulness thereof must and shall abide the law, or he shall be damned, saith the Lord God. 6
  867. If a man marry him a wife in the world, and he marry her not by me nor by my word, and he covenant with her so long as he is in the world and she with him, their covenant and marriage are not of force when they are dead, and when they are out of the world; therefore, they are not bound by any law when they are out of the world. 15
  868. When they are out of the world they neither marry nor are given in marriage; but are appointed angels in heaven, which angels are ministering servants, to minister for those who are worthy of a far more, and an exceeding, and an eternal weight of glory. 16
  869. For these angels did not abide my law; therefore, they cannot be enlarged, but remain separately and singly, without exaltation, in their saved condition, to all eternity; and from henceforth are not gods, but are angels. 17
  870. If a man marry a wife, and make a covenant with her for time and for all eternity, if that covenant is not by me or by my word, which is my law, and is not sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, through him whom I have anointed and appointed unto this power, then it is not valid neither of force when they are out of the world. 18
  871. Then shall they be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto them. 20
  872. God commanded Abraham, and Sarah gave Hagar to Abraham to wife. 34
  873. Was Abraham, therefore, under condemnation? Verily I say unto you, Nay; for I, the Lord, commanded it. 35
  874. Abraham was commanded to offer his son Isaac; nevertheless, it was written: Thou shalt not kill. Abraham, however, did not refuse, and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. 36
  875. Abraham received concubines, and they bore him children; and it was accounted unto him for righteousness, because they were given unto him, and he abode in my law; as Isaac also and Jacob did none other things than that which they were commanded; and because they did none other things than that which they were commanded, they have entered into their exaltation, according to the promises, and sit upon thrones, and are not angels but are gods. 37
  876. David also received many wives and concubines, and also Solomon and Moses my servants,as also many others of my servants, from the beginning of creation until this time; and in nothing did they sin save in those things which they received not of me. 38
  877. David's wives and concubines were given unto him of me, by the hand of Nathan, my servant, and others of the prophets who had the keys of this power; and in none of these things did he sin against me save in the case of Uriah and his wife; and, therefore he hath fallen from his exaltation, and received his portion; and he shall not inherit them out of the world, for I gave them unto another, saith the Lord. 39
  878. Was Abraham, therefore, under condemnation? Verily I say unto you, Nay; for I, the Lord, commanded it. 35
  879. Abraham was commanded to offer his son Isaac; nevertheless, it was written: Thou shalt not kill. Abraham, however, did not refuse, and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. 36
  880. Abraham received concubines, and they bore him children; and it was accounted unto him for righteousness, because they were given unto him, and he abode in my law; as Isaac also and Jacob did none other things than that which they were commanded; and because they did none other things than that which they were commanded, they have entered into their exaltation, according to the promises, and sit upon thrones, and are not angels but are gods. 37
  881. David also received many wives and concubines, and also Solomon and Moses my servants,as also many others of my servants, from the beginning of creation until this time; and in nothing did they sin save in those things which they received not of me. 38
  882. David's wives and concubines were given unto him of me, by the hand of Nathan, my servant, and others of the prophets who had the keys of this power; and in none of these things did he sin against me save in the case of Uriah and his wife; and, therefore he hath fallen from his exaltation, and received his portion; and he shall not inherit them out of the world, for I gave them unto another, saith the Lord. 39
  883. I gave unto thee, my servant Joseph, an appointment, and restore all things. Ask what ye will, and it shall be given unto you according to my word. 40
  884. And as ye have asked concerning adultery ... if a man receiveth a wife in the new and everlasting covenant, and if she be with another man, and I have not appointed unto her by the holy anointing, she hath committed adultery and shall be destroyed. 41
  885. If she be not in the new and everlasting covenant, and she be with another man, she has committed adultery. 42
  886. I have conferred upon you [Joseph Smith] the keys and power of the priesthood, wherein I restore all things, and make known unto you all things in due time. 45
  887. Whatsoever you [Joseph Smith] seal on earth shall be sealed in heaven; and whatsoever you bind on earth, in my name and by my word, saith the Lord, it shall be eternally bound in the heavens; and whosesoever sins you remit on earth shall be remitted eternally in the heavens; and whosesoever sins you retain on earth shall be retained in heaven. 46
  888. Whomsoever you [Joseph Smith] bless I [God] will bless, and whomsoever you curse I will curse.132:47
  889. Whatsoever you [Joseph Smith] give on earth, and to whomsoever you give any one on earth, by my word and according to my law, it shall be visited with blessings and not cursings. 48
  890. I am the Lord thy God, and will be with thee even unto the end of the world, and through all eternity; for verily I seal upon you your exaltation, and prepare a throne for you in the kingdom of my Father, with Abraham your father. 49
  891. I ... will forgive all your sins; I have seen your sacrifices in obedience to that which I have told you. Go, therefore, and I make a way for your escape, as I accepted the offering of Abraham of his son Isaac. 50
  892. A commandment I give unto mine handmaid, Emma Smith, your wife, whom I have given unto you ... receive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; and those who are not pure, and have said they were pure, shall be destroyed. 51
  893. I command mine handmaid, Emma Smith, to abide and cleave unto my servant Joseph, and to none else. But if she will not abide this commandment she shall be destroyed, saith the Lord; for I am the Lord thy God, and will destroy her if she abide not in my law. 54
  894. If she will not abide this commandment, then shall my servant Joseph do all things for her, even as he hath said; and I will bless him and multiply him and give unto him an hundred-fold in this world, of fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, houses and lands, wives and children, and crowns of eternal lives in the eternal worlds. 55
  895. Let [Emma Smith] forgive my servant Joseph his trespasses; and then shall she be forgiven her trespasses, wherein she has trespassed against me; and I, the Lord thy God, will bless her. 56
  896. If any man espouse a virgin, and desire to espouse another, and the first give her consent, and if he espouse the second, and they are virgins, and have vowed to no other man, then is he justified; he cannot commit adultery for they are given unto him; for he cannot commit adultery with that that belongeth unto him and to no one else. 61
  897. If he have ten virgins given unto him by this law, he cannot commit adultery, for they belong to him, and they are given unto him; therefore is he justified. 62
  898. But if one or either of the ten virgins, after she is espoused, shall be with another man, she has committed adultery, and shall be destroyed; for they are given unto him to multiply and replenish the earth, according to my commandment, and to fulfil the promise which was given by my Father before the foundation of the world, and for their exaltation in the eternal worlds, that they may bear the souls of men. 63
  899. If any man have a wife, who holds the keys of this power, and he teaches unto her the law of my priesthood, as pertaining to these things, then shall she believe and administer unto him, or she shall be destroyed, saith the Lord your God; for I will destroy her. 64
  900. If she receive not this law, for him to receive all things whatsoever I, the Lord his God, will give unto him, because she did not believe and administer unto him according to my word; and she then becomes the transgressor; and he is exempt from the law of Sarah, who administered unto Abraham according to the law when I commanded Abraham to take Hagar to wife. 65

  901. Section 133

  902. The Lord who shall come down upon the world with a curse. 2
  903. He [the Lord] shall make bare his holy arm. 3
  904. The Bridegroom cometh. 10
  905. The Lamb shall stand upon Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand, having his Fatherís name written on their foreheads. 18
  906. Prepare ye for the coming of the Bridegroom; go ye, go ye out to meet him. 19
  907. He shall speak from Jerusalem, and his voice shall be heard among all people. 21
  908. It shall be a voice as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder, which shall break down the mountains, and the valleys shall not be found. 22
  909. He shall command the great deep, and it shall be driven back into the north countries, and the islands shall become one land. 23
  910. The earth shall be like as it was in the days before it was divided. 24
  911. Their prophets shall hear his voice, and shall no longer stay themselves; and they shall smite the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence. 26
  912. An highway shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep. 27
  913. I have sent forth mine angel flying through the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel, who hath appeared unto some. 36
  914. The Lord shall be red in his apparel, and his garments like him that treadeth in the wine-vat. 48
  915. The moon shall withhold its light, and the stars shall be hurled from their places. 49
  916. His voice shall be heard: I have trodden the wine-press alone. 50
  917. I have trampled them in my fury, and I did tread upon them in mine anger, and their blood have I sprinkled upon my garments, and stained all my raiment; for this was the day of vengeance which was in my heart. 51
  918. The graves of the saints shall be opened ...and they shall sing the song of the Lamb. 56
  919. The day cometh that shall burn as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up. 64
  920. I dry up the sea. I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish stink, and die. 68
  921. These shall go away into outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth. 73

  922. Section 134

  923. We do not believe that human law has a right to interfere in prescribing rules of worship to bind the consciences of men, nor dictate forms for public or private devotion. 4
  924. We believe that all men are bound to sustain and uphold the respective governments in which they reside, while protected in their inherent and inalienable rights by the laws of such governments; and that sedition and rebellion are unbecoming every citizen thus protected, and should be punished accordingly; and that all governments have a right to enact such laws as in their own judgments are best calculated to secure the public interest; at the same time, however, holding sacred the freedom of conscience. 5
  925. To the laws all men owe respect and deference. 6
  926. We believe that rulers, states, and governments have a right, and are bound to enact laws for the protection of all citizens in the free exercise of their religious belief; but we do not believe that they have a right in justice to deprive citizens of this privilege, or proscribe them in their opinions, so long as a regard and reverence are shown to the laws and such religious opinions do not justify sedition nor conspiracy. 7
  927. We believe that the commission of crime should be punished. 8
  928. We do not believe it just to mingle religious influence with civil government, whereby one religious society is fostered and another proscribed in its spiritual privileges, and the individual rights of its members, as citizens, denied. 9
  929. We do not believe it right to interfere with bond-servants, neither preach the gospel to, nor baptize them contrary to the will and wish of their masters, nor to meddle with or influence them in the least to cause them to be dissatisfied with their situations in this life, thereby jeopardizing the lives of men; such interference we believe to be unlawful and unjust, and dangerous to the peace of every government allowing human beings to be held in servitude. 12

  930. Section 135

  931. Joseph Smith ... has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived. 3

  932. Section 136

  933. Fear not thine enemies, for they are in mine hands and I will do my pleasure with them. 30
  934. Thy brethren have rejected you and your testimony, even the nation that has driven you out; And now cometh the day of their calamity ... and their sorrow shall be great unless they speedily repent. 34
  935. Joseph Smith, whom I did call upon by mine angels, my ministering servants, and by mine own voice out of the heavens, to bring forth my work. 37
  936. His [Joseph Smith's] death; but it was needful that he should seal his testimony with his blood, that he might be honored and the wicked might be condemned. 39
  937. So no more at present. Amen and Amen. 42

  938. Section 137

  939. The heavens were opened upon us, and I beheld the celestial kingdom of God, and the glory thereof, whether in the body or out I cannot tell. 1
  940. I saw ... the gate through which the heirs of that kingdom will enter, which was like unto circling flames of fire; Also the blazing throne of God, whereon was seated the Father and the Son. 2-3
  941. I saw the beautiful streets of that kingdom, which had the appearance of being paved with gold. 4
  942. I saw Father Adam and Abraham; and my father and my mother; my brother Alvin, that has long since slept; And marveled how it was that he had obtained an inheritance in that kingdom, seeing that he had departed this life before the Lord had set his hand to gather Israel the second time, and had not been baptized. 5
  943. Thus came the voice of the Lord unto me, saying: All who have died without a knowledge of this gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry, shall be heirs of the celestial kingdom. 7
  944. All that shall die henceforth without a knowledge of it, who would have received it with all their hearts, shall be heirs of that kingdom. 8
  945. I, the Lord, will judge all men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts. 9
  946. I also beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven. 10

  947. Section 138

  948. As I pondered over these things which are written, the eyes of my understanding were opened, and the Spirit of the Lord rested upon me, and I saw the hosts of the dead. 11
  949. While this vast multitude waited and conversed, rejoicing in the hour of their deliverance from the chains of death, the Son of God appeared ... And there he preached to them. 18
  950. Thus was the gospel preached to those who had died. 32
  951. Joseph Smith, and my father, Hyrum Smith, Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and other choice spirits who were reserved to come forth in the fulness of times to take part in ... the building of the temples ... for the redemption of the dead, were also in the spirit world. 53
  952. Even before they were born, they, with many others, received their first lessons in the world of spirits. 56
  953. I beheld that the faithful elders ... preaching ... in the great world of the spirits of the dead. 57
  954. Thus was the vision of the redemption of the dead ... and I know that this record is true .. Amen. 60