DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon, at Hiram, Ohio, January 10, 1832. HC 1: 241–242. Since the early part of the preceding December, the Prophet and Sidney had been engaged in preaching, and by this means much was accomplished in diminishing the unfavorable feelings that had arisen against the Church (see heading to Section 71
, Elders are to continue to preach; 3–6
, Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon are to continue to translate the Bible until it is finished.
verily, thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me that athey
should continue preaching the gospel, and in exhortation to the churches in the regions round about, until conference;
And then, behold, it shall be made known unto them, by the avoice
of the conference, their several missions.
Now, verily I say unto you my servants, Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon, saith the Lord, it is aexpedient
And, inasmuch as it is practicable, to preach in the regions round about until conference; and after that it is expedient to continue the work of atranslation
until it be finished.
And let this be a pattern unto the elders until further knowledge, even as it is written.
Now I give no more unto you at this time. aGird
up your loins and be sober. Even so. Amen.