DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, Ohio, November 3, 1831. HC 1: 229–234. Prefacing this revelation the Prophet wrote: “At this time there were many things which the Elders desired to know relative to preaching the Gospel to the inhabitants of the earth, and concerning the gathering; and in order to walk by the true light, and be instructed from on high, on the 3rd of November, 1831, I inquired of the Lord and received the following important revelation.” This section was first added to the book of Doctrine and Covenants as an appendix, and was subsequently assigned a section number.
, The saints are commanded to prepare for the Second Coming; 7–16
, All men are commanded to flee from Babylon, come to Zion, and prepare for the great day of the Lord; 17–35
, He shall stand on Mount Zion, the continents shall become one land, and the lost tribes of Israel shall return; 36–40
, The gospel was restored through Joseph Smith to be preached in all the world; 41–51
, The Lord shall come down in vengeance upon the wicked; 52–56
, It shall be the year of his redeemed; 57–74
, The gospel is to be sent forth to save the saints and for the destruction of the wicked.
Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the Lord your God, and hear the word of the Lord concerning you—
The Lord who shall suddenly acome
to his temple; the Lord who shall come down upon the world with a curse to bjudgment
; yea, upon all the nations that cforget
God, and upon all the ungodly among you.
For he shall make abare
his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the bsalvation
of their God.
Wherefore, prepare ye, prepare ye, O my people; sanctify yourselves; gather ye together, O ye people of my church, upon the land of Zion, all you that have not been commanded to atarry
Go ye out from aBabylon
. Be ye bclean
that bear the vessels of the Lord.
Call your asolemn
assemblies, and bspeak
often one to another. And let every man call upon the name of the Lord.
Yea, verily I say unto you again, the time has come when the voice of the Lord is unto you: Go ye out of Babylon; agather
ye out from among the nations, from the bfour
winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Send forth the elders of my church unto the anations
which are afar off; unto the bislands
of the sea; send forth unto foreign lands; call upon all nations, first upon the cGentiles
, and then upon the Jews.
And behold, and lo, this shall be their cry, and the voice of the Lord unto all people: Go ye forth unto the land of Zion, that the borders of my people may be enlarged, and that her astakes
may be strengthened, and that bZion
may go forth unto the regions round about.
Yea, let the cry go forth among all people: Awake and arise and go forth to meet the aBridegroom
; behold and lo, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Prepare yourselves for the bgreat
day of the Lord.
, therefore, for ye bknow
neither the day nor the hour.
Let them, therefore, who are aamong
the Gentiles flee unto bZion
Go ye aout
from among the nations, even from bBabylon
, from the midst of cwickedness
, which is spiritual Babylon.
But verily, thus saith the Lord, let not your flight be in ahaste
, but let all things be prepared before you; and he that goeth, let him bnot
look back lest sudden destruction shall come upon him.
Hearken and hear, O ye inhabitants of the earth. aListen
, ye elders of my church together, and hear the voice of the Lord; for he calleth upon all men, and he commandeth all men everywhere to brepent
For behold, the Lord God hath asent
forth the angel crying through the midst of heaven, saying: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight, for the hour of his bcoming
When the aLamb
shall stand upon bMount
Zion, and with him a chundred
and forty-four thousand, having his Father’s name written on their foreheads.
Wherefore, prepare ye for the acoming
of the Bridegroom; go ye, go ye out to meet him.
For behold, he shall astand
upon the mount of Olivet, and upon the mighty ocean, even the great deep, and upon the islands of the sea, and upon the land of Zion.
And he shall autter
his voice out of bZion
, and he shall speak from Jerusalem, and his cvoice
shall be heard among all people;
And it shall be a voice as the avoice
of many waters, and as the voice of a great bthunder
, which shall cbreak
down the mountains, and the valleys shall not be found.
He shall command the great deep, and it shall be driven back into the north countries, and the aislands
shall become one land;
And the aland
of Jerusalem and the land of bZion
shall be turned back into their own place, and the cearth
shall be like as it was in the days before it was ddivided
And the Lord, even the Savior, shall astand
in the midst of his people, and shall breign
over all flesh.
And they who are in the anorth
countries shall come in remembrance before the Lord; and their prophets shall hear his voice, and shall no longer stay themselves; and they shall bsmite
the rocks, and the ice shall flow down at their presence.
And an ahighway
shall be cast up in the midst of the great deep.
Their enemies shall become a prey unto them,
And in the abarren
deserts there shall come forth pools of bliving
water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land.
And they shall bring forth their rich atreasures
unto the children of Ephraim, my servants.
And the boundaries of the everlasting ahills
shall tremble at their presence.
And there shall they fall down and be acrowned
with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of bEphraim
And they shall be filled with asongs
of everlasting joy.
And they also of the tribe of aJudah
, after their pain, shall be bsanctified
before the Lord, to dwell in his dpresence
day and night, forever and ever.
And now, verily saith the Lord, that these things might be known among you, O inhabitants of the earth, I have sent forth mine aangel
flying through the midst of heaven, having the everlasting bgospel
, who hath appeared unto some and hath committed it unto man, who shall appear unto cmany
that dwell on the earth.
And this agospel
shall be bpreached
nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.
And the aservants
of God shall go forth, saying with a loud voice: Fear God and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come;
him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the bfountains
Calling upon the name of the Lord day and night, saying: O that thou wouldst arend
the heavens, that thou wouldst come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence.
And it shall be answered upon their heads; for the presence of the Lord shall be aas
the melting fire that burneth, and as the fire which causeth the waters to boil.
O Lord, thou shalt come down to make thy name known to thine adversaries, and all nations shall tremble at thy presence—
When thou doest aterrible
things, things they look not for;
Yea, when thou comest down, and the mountains flow down at thy presence, thou shalt ameet
him who rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, who remembereth thee in thy ways.
For since the beginning of the world have not men heard nor perceived by the ear, neither hath any eye seen, O God, besides thee, how great things thou hast aprepared
for him that bwaiteth
And it shall be said: aWho
is this that cometh down from God in heaven with dyed bgarments
; yea, from the regions which are not known, clothed in his glorious apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength?
And he shall say: aI
am he who spake in brighteousness
, mighty to save.
And the Lord shall be ared
in his apparel, and his garments like him that treadeth in the wine-vat.
And so great shall be the glory of his presence that the asun
shall hide his face in shame, and the moon shall withhold its light, and the stars shall be hurled from their places.
And his avoice
shall be heard: I have btrodden
the wine-press alone, and have brought judgment upon all people; and none were with me;
And I have atrampled
them in my fury, and I did tread upon them in mine anger, and their blood have I bsprinkled
upon my garments, and stained all my raiment; for this was the cday
of vengeance which was in my heart.
And now the year of my aredeemed
is come; and they shall mention the loving kindness of their Lord, and all that he has bestowed upon them according to his bgoodness
, and according to his loving kindness, forever and ever.
In all their aafflictions
he was afflicted. And the angel of his presence saved them; and in his blove
, and in his pity, he credeemed
them, and bore them, and carried them all the days of old;
Yea, and aEnoch
also, and they who were with him; the prophets who were before him; and bNoah
also, and they who were before him; and cMoses
also, and they who were before him;
And from aMoses
to Elijah, and from Elijah to John, who were with Christ in his bresurrection
, and the holy apostles, with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, shall be in the presence of the Lamb.
And the agraves
of the bsaints
shall be copened
; and they shall come forth and stand on the dright
hand of the Lamb, when he shall stand upon eMount
Zion, and upon the holy city, the New Jerusalem; and they shall fsing
of the hLamb
, day and night forever and ever.
And for this cause, that men might be made apartakers
of the bglories
which were to be revealed, the Lord sent forth the fulness of his cgospel
, his everlasting covenant, reasoning in plainness and simplicity—
for those things which are coming on the earth, and for the Lord’s errand in the day when the weak shall cconfound
, and the little one become a estrong fnation
, and two shall put their tens of thousands to gflight
And by the weak things of the earth the Lord shall athrash
the nations by the power of his Spirit.
And for this cause these commandments were given; they were commanded to be kept from the world in the day that they were given, but now are to ago
forth unto ball
And this according to the mind and will of the Lord, who ruleth over all flesh.
And unto him that repenteth and asanctifieth
himself before the Lord shall be given eternal life.
And upon them that ahearken
not to the voice of the Lord shall be fulfilled that which was written by the prophet Moses, that they should be bcut
off from among the people.
And also that which was written by the prophet aMalachi
: For, behold, the bday
cometh that shall cburn
as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do dwickedly
, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Wherefore, this shall be the answer of the Lord unto them:
In that day when I came unto mine own, no man among you areceived
me, and you were driven out.
When I called again there was none of you to answer; yet my aarm
was not shortened at all that I could not redeem, neither my bpower
Behold, at my rebuke I adry
up the sea. I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish stink, and die for thirst.
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and make sackcloth their covering.
shall ye have of my hand—ye shall lie down in sorrow.
Behold, and lo, there are none to deliver you; for ye aobeyed
not my voice when I called to you out of the heavens; ye bbelieved
not my servants, and when they were csent
unto you ye received them not.
Wherefore, they sealed up the testimony and bound up the law, and ye were delivered over unto adarkness
These shall go away into outer darkness, where there is aweeping
, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
Behold the Lord your God hath spoken it. Amen.