Section 31

D&C 31:0 Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Thomas B. Marsh, September, 1830. Thomas B. Marsh had been baptized earlier in the month, and had already been ordained an Elder in the church when this revelation was given. --Commended for obedience and faithfulness--Assured as to the welfare of his family--Appointed to preach and administer--Promised the guidance of the Comforter in his ministry.



D&C 31:1 Thomas, my son, blessed are you, because of your faith in my work.



D&C 31:2 Behold, you have had many afflictions because of your family; nevertheless, I will bless you and your family, yea, your little ones; and they cometh that they will believe and know the truth and be one with you in my church.



D&C 31:3 Lift up your heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed, and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation.



D&C 31:4 You shall declare the things which have been revealed to my servant, Joseph Smith, Jun. You shall begin to preach from this time forth, yea, to reap in the field which is white already to be burned.



D&C 31:5 Therefore, thrust in your sickle with all your soul, and your sins are forgiven you, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your back, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Wherefore, your family shall live.



D&C 31:6 Behold, verily I say unto you, go from them only for a little time, and declare my word, and I will prepare a place for them.



D&C 31:7 Yea, I will open the hearts of the people, and they will receive you. And I will establish a church by your hand;



D&C 31:8 And you shall strengthen them and prepare them against the time when they shall be gathered.



D&C 31:9 Be patient in afflictions, revile not against those that revile. Govern your house in meekness, and be steadfast.



D&C 31:10 Behold, I say unto you that you shall be a physician unto the church, but not unto the world for they will not receive you.



D&C 31:11 Go your way whithersoever I will, and it shall be given you by the Comforter what you shall do and whither you shall go.



D&C 31:12 Pray always, lest you enter into temptation and lose your reward.



D&C 31:13 Be faithful unto the end, and lo, I am with you. These words are not of man nor of men, but of me, even Jesus Christ, your Redeemer, by the will of the Father. Amen.

Section 32

D&C 32:0 Revelation Given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Parley P. Pratt and Ziba Peterson, October, 1830. Great interest and yearning desires were felt by the Elders respecting the Lamanites, of whose predicted blessings the Church had learned from the Book of Mormon. In consequence, supplication was made that the Lord would indicate his will as to whether Elders should be sent at that time to the Indian tribes in the West. The revelation followed. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 118. --The missionaries admonished to confine themselves to the expounding of the written word, as they shall be given understanding thereof.



D&C 32:1 And now concerning my servant Parley P. Pratt, behold, I say unto him that as I live I will that he shall declare my gospel and learn of me, and be meek and lowly in heart.



D&C 32:2 And that which I have appointed unto him is that he shall go with my servants, Oliver Cowdery and Peter Whitmer, Jun., into the wilderness among the Lamanites.



D&C 32:3 And Ziba Peterson also shall go with them; and I myself will go with them and be in their midst; and I am their advocate with the Father, and nothing shall prevail against them.



D&C 32:4 And they shall give heed to that which is written, and pretend to no other revelation; and they shall pray always that I may unfold the same to their understanding.



D&C 32:5 And they shall give heed unto words and trifle not, and I will bless them. Amen.

Section 33

D&C 33:0 Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Ezra Thayre and Northrop Sweet, at Fayette, New York, October, 1830. In recording this revelation the Prophet avers that the Lord is ever ready to instruct such as diligently seek in faith. --The corrupted state of the world declared--Call for laborers in the ministry--Bringing forth of the Church from the wilderness and its establishment by the Lord--Commission of the Elders to proclaim repentance and baptism--Imminence of the Lord's coming.



D&C 33:1 Behold, I say unto you, my servants Ezra and Northrop, open ye your ears and hearken to the voice of the Lord your God, whose word is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of the joints and marrow, soul and spirit; and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.



D&C 33:2 For verily, verily, I say unto you that ye are called to lift up your voices as with the sound of a trump, to declare my gospel unto a crooked and perverse generation.



D&C 33:3 For behold, the field is white already to harvest; and it is the eleventh hour, and the last time that I shall call laborers into my vineyard.



D&C 33:4 And my vineyard has become corrupted every whit; and there is none which doeth good save it be a few; and they err in many instances because of priestcrafts, all having corrupt minds.



D&C 33:5 And verily, verily, I say unto you, that this church have I established and called forth out of the wilderness.



D&C 33:6 And even so will I gather mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, even as many as will believe in me, and hearken unto my voice.



D&C 33:7 Yea, verily, verily, I say unto you, that the field is white already to harvest; wherefore, thrust in your sickles, and reap with all your might, mind, and strength.



D&C 33:8 Open your mouths and they shall be filled, and you shall become even as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness.



D&C 33:9 Yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo, I am with you.



D&C 33:10 Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying: Repent, repent, and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.



D&C 33:11 Yea, repent and be baptized, every one of you, for a remission of your sins; yea, be baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost.



D&C 33:12 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel; and remember that they shall faith in me or they in nowise can be saved;



D&C 33:13 And upon this rock I will build my church; yea, upon this rock ye are built; and if ye continue, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.



D&C 33:14 And ye shall remember the church articles and covenants to keep them.



D&C 33:15 And whoso having faith you shall confirm in my church, by the laying on of hands, and I will bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost upon them.



D&C 33:16 and the Book of Mormon and the holy scriptures are given of me for your instruction; and the power of my Spirit quickeneth all things.



D&C 33:17 Wherefore, be faith, praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with you, that you may be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom--



D&C 33:18 For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, that I come quickly. Even so. Amen.

Section 34

D&C 34:0 Revelation given through Joseph Smith, the Prophet, to Orson Pratt, at Fayette, New York, November 4, 1830. The recipient was nineteen years old at the time. He had been converted and baptized when he first heard the preaching of the restored Gospel by his brother, Parley P. Pratt, six weeks before. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 127. --Commended for obedience--Commanded to preach and to prophesy as the Holy Ghost shall give utterance--Certainty of the Lord's advent.



D&C 34:1 My son Orson, hearken and hear behold what I, the Lord God, shall say unto you, even Jesus Christ your Redeemer;



D&C 34:2 The light and the life of the world, a light which shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not;



D&C 34:3 Who so loved the world that he gave his own life, that as many as would believe might become the sons of God. Wherefore you are my son;



D&C 34:4 And blessed are you because you have believed;



D&C 34:5 And more blessed are you because you are called of me to preach the gospel--



D&C 34:6 To lift up your voice as with the sound of a trump, both long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation, preparing the way of the Lord for his second coming.



D&C 34:7 For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, the time is soon at hand that I shall come in a cloud with power and great glory.



D&C 34:8 And it shall be a great day at the time of my coming, for all nations shall tremble.



D&C 34:9 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.



D&C 34:10 Wherefore, lift up your voice and spare not, for the Lord God hath spoken; therefore prophesy, and it shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.



D&C 34:11 And if you are faithful, behold, I am with you until I come--



D&C 34:12 And verily, verily, I say unto you, I come quickly. I am your Lord and your Redeemer. Even so. Amen.

Section 35

D&C 35:0 Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Sidney Rigdon, December, 1830. As a preface to his record of this revelation the Prophet wrote: In December Sidney Rigdon came to inquire of the Lord, and with him came Edward Partridge; the latter was a pattern of piety, and one of the Lord's great men. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 128. --How men may become sons of God--Sidney is promised that through him the Holy Ghost shall be given, as by the Apostles of old--Directed to assist the Prophet Joseph, and assured of the eventual redemption of Israel.



D&C 35:1 Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same today as yesterday, and forever.



D&C 35:2 I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was crucified for the sins of the world, even as many as will believe on my name, that they may become the sons of God, even one in me as I am one in the Father, as the Father in one in me, that we may be one.



D&C 35:3 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto my servant Sidney, I have looked upon thee and thy works. I have heard thy prayers, and prepared thee for a greater work.



D&C 35:4 Thou art blessed, for thou shalt do great things. Behold thou wast sent forth, even as John, to prepare the way before me, and before Elijah which should come, and thou knewest it not.



D&C 35:5 Thou didst baptize by water unto repentance, but they received not the Holy Ghost;



D&C 35:6 But I give thee a commandment, that thou shall receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, even as the apostles of old.



D&C 35:7 And it shall come to pass that there shall be a great work in the land, even among the Gentiles, for their folly and their abominations shall be made manifest in the eyes of all people.



D&C 35:8 For I am God, and mine arm is not shortened; and I will show miracles, signs, and wonders, unto all those who believe on my name.



D&C 35:9 And whoso shall ask it in my name in faith, they shall cast out devils; they shall heal the sick; they shall cause the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak, and the lame to walk.



D&C 35:10 And the time speedily cometh that great are to be shown forth unto the children of men;



D&C 35:11 But without faith shall not anything be shown forth except desolations upon Babylon, the same which has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.



D&C 35:12 And there are none that doeth good except those who are ready to receive the fullness of my gospel, which I have sent forth unto this generation.



D&C 35:13 Wherefore, I call upon the weak things of the world, those who are unlearned and despised, to thrash the nations by the power of my Spirit;



D&C 35:14 And their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their shield and their buckler; I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me; and their enemies shall be under their feet; and I will let fall the sword in their behalf, and by the fire of my indignation will I preserve them.



D&C 35:15 And the poor and the meek shall have the gospel preached unto them, and they shall be looking forth for the time of my coming, for it is nigh at hand--



D&C 35:16 And they shall learn the parable of the fig-tree, for even now already summer is nigh.



D&C 35:17 And I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of servant Joseph; and in weakness I have blessed him;



D&C 35:18 And I have given unto him the keys of the mystery of those things which have been sealed, even which where from the foundation of the world, and the things which shall come from this time to the time of my coming, if he abide in me, and if he not, another will I plant in his stead.



D&C 35:19 Wherefore, watch over him that his faith fail not, and it shall be given by the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, that knoweth all things.



D&C 35:20 And a commandment I give unto thee--that thou shalt write for him; and the scriptures shall be given, even as they are in mine own bosom, to the salvation of mine own elect;



D&C 35:21 For they will hear my voice, and shall see me, and shall not be asleep, and shall abide the day of my coming; for they shall be purified, even as I am pure.



D&C 35:22 And now I say unto you, tarry with him, and he shall journey with you; forsake him not, and surely these things shall be fulfilled.



D&C 35:23 And inasmuch as ye do not write, behold, it shall be given unto him to prophesy; and thou shalt preach my gospel and call on the holy prophets to prove his words, as they shall be given him.



D&C 35:24 Keep all the commandments and covenants by which ye are bound; and I will cause the heavens to shake for your good, and Satan shall tremble and Zion shall rejoice upon the hills and flourish;



D&C 35:25 And Israel shall be saved in mine own due time; and by the keys which I have given shall they be led, and no more be confounded at all.



D&C 35:26 Lift up your hearts and be glad, your redemption draweth nigh.



D&C 35:27 Fear not, little flock, the kingdom is yours until I come. Behold, I come quickly. Even so. Amen.

Section 36

D&C 36:0 Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Edward Partridge, December, 1830. See heading to Section 35. --The recipient instructed to preach--Every man may be commissioned in the ministry if he will comply with the Lord's requirements.



D&C 36:1 Thus saith the Lord God, the Mighty One of Israel: Behold, I say unto you, my servant Edward, that you are blessed, and your sins are forgiven you, and you are called to preach my gospel as with the voice of a trump;



D&C 36:2 And I will lay my hand upon you by the hand of my servant Sidney Rigdon, and you shall receive my Spirit, the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which shall teach you the peaceable things of the kingdom;



D&C 36:3 And you shall declare it with a loud voice, saying: Hosanna, blessed be the name of the most high God.



D&C 36:4 And now this calling and commandment give I unto you concerning all men--



D&C 36:5 That as many as shall come before my servants Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith, Jun., embracing this calling and commandment, shall be ordained and sent forth to preach the everlasting gospel among the nations--



D&C 36:6 Crying repentance, saying: Save yourselves from this untoward generation, and come forth out of the fire, hating even the garments spotted with the flesh.



D&C 36:7 And this commandment shall be given unto the elders of my church, that every man which will embrace it with singleness of heart may be ordained and sent forth, even as I have spoken.



D&C 36:8 I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God; wherefore, gird up your loins and I will suddenly come to my temple. Even So. Amen.

Section 37

D&C 37:0 Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Sidney Rigdon, December, 1830. Herein is given the first commandment respecting gathering in this dispensation. --The future migration of the Church westward--Duties of the Elders in strengthening the Church.



D&C 37:1 Behold, I say unto you that it is not expedient in me that ye should translate any more until ye shall go to the Ohio, and this because of the enemy and for your sakes.



D&C 37:2 And again, I say unto you that ye shall not go until ye have preached my gospel in those parts, and have strengthened up the church whithersoever it is found, and more especially in Colesville; for, behold, they pray unto me in much faith.



D&C 37:3 And again, a commandment I give unto the church, that it is expedient in me that they should assemble together at the Ohio, against the time that my servant Oliver Cowdery shall return unto them.



D&C 37:4 Behold, here is wisdom, and let every man choose for himself until I come. Even so. Amen.

Section 38

D&C 38:0 Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Fayette, New York, January 2, 1831, at a conference of the Church. --Jesus Christ proclaims himself as the Creator--Doom of the wicked depicted--Goodly inheritance promised to the righteous--Definite promise of endowment with power from on high--The riches of eternity extolled--Diligent service required of every member of the Church.



D&C 38:1 Thus saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the same which looked upon the wide expanse of eternity, and all the seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made;



D&C 38:2 The same which knoweth all things, for all things are present before mine eyes;



D&C 38:3 I am the same which spake, and the world was made, and all things came by me.



D&C 38:4 I am the same which have taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom; and verily, I say, even as many as have believed in my name, for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I pleaded before the Father for them.



D&C 38:5 But behold, the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day, which shall come at the end of the earth;



D&C 38:6 And even so will I cause the wicked to be kept, that will not hear my voice but harden their hearts, and wo, wo, wo, is their doom.



D&C 38:7 But behold, verily, verily, I say unto you that mine eyes are upon you. I am in your midst and ye cannot see me;



D&C 38:8 But the day soon cometh that ye shall see me, and know that I am; for the veil of darkness shall soon be rent, and he that is not purified shall not abide the day.



D&C 38:9 Wherefore, gird up your loins and be prepared. Behold, the kingdom is yours, and the enemy shall not overcome.



D&C 38:10 Verily I say unto you, ye are clean, but not all; and there is none else with whom I am well pleased;



D&C 38:11 For all flesh is corrupted before me; and the powers of darkness prevail upon the earth, among the children of men, in the presence of all the hosts of heaven--



D&C 38:12 Which causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is pained, and the angels are waiting the great command to reap down the earth, to gather the tares that they may be burned; and, behold, the enemy is combined.



D&C 38:13 And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction in process of time, and ye knew it not;



D&C 38:14 But now I tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief; for verily some of you are guilty before me, but I will be merciful unto your weakness.



D&C 38:15 Therefore, be ye strong from henceforth; fear not, for the kingdom is yours.



D&C 38:16 And for your salvation I give unto you a commandment, for I have heard your prayers, and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no respecter of persons.



D&C 38:17 And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool, wherefore, again I will stand upon it.



D&C 38:18 And I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even a land of promise, a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh;



D&C 38:19 And I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts.



D&C 38:20 And this shall be my covenant with you, ye shall have it for the land of your inheritance, and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more to pass away.



D&C 38:21 But, verily I say unto you that in time ye shall have not king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you.



D&C 38:22 Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws when I come, for I am your lawgiver, and what can stay my hand?



D&C 38:23 But, verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the office wherewith I have appointed you;



D&C 38:24 And let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practise virtue and holiness before me.



D&C 38:25 And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself.



D&C 38:26 For what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter of them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one: Be thou clothed in robes and sit thou hear; and to the other: Be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there--and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just?



D&C 38:27 Behold, this I have given unto you as a parable, and it is even as I am. I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine.



D&C 38:28 And again, I say unto you that the enemy in the secret chambers seeketh your lives.



D&C 38:29 Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land.



D&C 38:30 I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.



D&C 38:31 And that ye might escape the power of the enemy, and be gathered unto me a righteous people, without spot and blameless--



D&C 38:32 Wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the commandment that ye should go to the Ohio; and there I will give unto you law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high;



D&C 38:33 And from thence, whosoever I will shall go forth among all nations, and it shall be told them what they shall do; for I have a great work laid up in store, for Israel shall be saved, and I will lead them whithersoever I will, and no power shall stay my hand.



D&C 38:34 And now, I give unto the church in these parts a commandment, that certain men among them shall be appointed, and they shall be appointed by the voice of the church;



D&C 38:35 And they shall look to the poor and the needy, and administer to their relief that they shall not suffer; and send them forth to the place which I have commanded them;



D&C 38:36 And this shall be their work, to govern the affairs of the property of this church.



D&C 38:37 And they that have farms that cannot be sold, let them be left or rented as seemeth them good.



D&C 38:38 See that all things are preserved; and when men are endowed with power from on high and sent forth, all these things shall be gathered unto the bosom of the church.



D&C 38:39 And if ye seek the riches which it is the will of the Father to give unto you, ye shall be the richest of all people, for ye shall have the riches of eternity; and it must needs be that the riches of the earth are mine to give; but beware of pride, lest ye become as the Nephites of old.



D&C 38:40 And again, I say unto you, I give unto you a commandment, that every man, both elder, priest, teacher, and also member, go to with his might, with the labor of his hands, to prepare and accomplish the things which I have commanded.



D&C 38:41 And let your preaching be the warning voice, every man to his neighbor, in mildness and in meekness.



D&C 38:42 And go ye out from among the wicked. Save yourselves. Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. Even so. Amen.

Section 39

D&C 39:0 Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to James Covill, at Fayette, New York, January 5, 1831. James Covill covenanted that he would obey any command that the Lord would give to him through Joseph the Prophet. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 143. --The Lord Jesus Christ specifies the conditions under which men may become his sons--James Covill promised blessing beyond all he had ever known, conditioned on his obedience to the Lord's commandments.



D&C 39:1 Hearken and listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity to all eternity, the Great I AM, even Jesus Christ--



D&C 39:2 The light and the life of the world; a light which shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not.



D&C 39:3 The same which came in the meridian of time unto mine own, and mine own received me not;



D&C 39:4 But to as many as receive me, gave I power to become my sons; and even so will I give unto as many as will receive me, power to become my sons.



D&C 39:5 And verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth my gospel receiveth me; and he that receiveth not my gospel receiveth not me.



D&C 39:6 And this is my gospel--repentance and baptism by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which showeth all things, and teacheth the peaceable things of the kingdom.



D&C 39:7 And now, behold, I say unto you, my servant James, I have looked upon thy works and I know thee.



D&C 39:8 And verily I say unto thee, thine heart is now right before me at this time; and, behold, I have bestowed great blessings upon thy head;



D&C 39:9 Nevertheless, thou has seen great sorrow, for thou hast rejected me many times because of the pride and the cares of the world.



D&C 39:10 But, behold, the days of thy deliverance are come, if thou wilt hearken to my voice, which saith unto thee: Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on my name, and you shall receive my Spirit, and a blessing so great as you never have known.



D&C 39:11 And if thou do this, I have prepared thee for a greater work. Thou shalt preach the fulness of my gospel, which I have sent forth in these last days, the covenant which I have sent forth to recover my people, which are of the house of Israel.



D&C 39:12 And it shall come to pass that power shall rest upon thee; thou shalt have great faith, and I will be with thee and go before thy face.



D&C 39:13 Thou are called to labor in my vineyard, and to build up my church, and to bring forth Zion, that it may rejoice upon the hills and flourish.



D&C 39:14 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto thee, thou are not called to go into the eastern countries, but thou art called to go to the Ohio.



D&C 39:15 And 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, and it shall be poured forth upon their heads. And from thence men shall go forth into all nations.



D&C 39:16 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you that the people in Ohio call upon me in much faith, thinking I will stay my hand in judgment upon the nations, but I cannot deny my word.



D&C 39:17 Wherefore lay to with your might and call faithful laborers into my vineyard, that it may be pruned for the last time.



D&C 39:18 And inasmuch as they do repent and receive the fulness of my gospel, and become sanctified, I will stay mine hand in judgment.



D&C 39:19 Wherefore, go forth, crying with a loud voice, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand; crying: Hosanna! blessed be the name of the Most High God.



D&C 39:20 Go forth baptizing with water, preparing the way before my face for the time of my coming;



D&C 39:21 For the time is at hand; the day or the hour no man knoweth; but it surely shall come.



D&C 39:22 And he that receiveth these things receiveth me; and they shall be gathered unto me in time and in eternity.



D&C 39:23 And again, it shall come to pass that on as many as ye shall baptize with water, ye shall lay your hands, and they shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and shall be looking forth for the signs of my coming, and shall know me.



D&C 39:24 Behold, I come quickly. Even so. Amen.

Section 40

D&C 40:0 Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon, at Fayette, New York, January, 1831. Preceding the record of this revelation, the Prophet wrote: As James Covill rejected the word of the Lord, and returned to his former principles and people, the Lord gave unto me and



D&C 40:1 Behold, verily I say unto you, that the heart of my servant James Covill was right before me, for he covenanted with me that he would obey my word.



D&C 40:2 And he received the word with gladness, but straightway Satan tempted him; and the fear of persecution and the cares of the world caused him to reject the word.



D&C 40:3 Wherefore he broke my covenant, and it remaineth with me to do with him as seemeth me good. Amen.