Revelation, 16 April 1830 [D&C 22]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

A unto the which was established in these last days A. D. 1830, on the 4th month and the 6th day of the month, which is called April:— Behold I say unto you that all old have I caused to be done away in this thing, and this is a ; wherefore, although a man should be a hundred times it availeth him nothing, for ye cannot enter in at the straight gait by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works, for it is because of your dead works that I have caused this last covenant and this church to be built up unto me; wherefore enter ye in at the gate as I have commanded, and seek not to counsel your God. [p. [4]]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    Immediately preceding this text in the Painesville Telegraph is the text of Articles and Covenants, ca. Apr. 1830 [D&C 20].  

  2. 2

    This opening may have been added to the revelation text at some point after its initial dictation.  

  3. 3

    The text in Revelation Book 1 includes here the phrase “even the same which was from the begining.” Other early versions of the revelation match Revelation Book 1. (Revelation Book 1, p. 32; McLellin, Copies of Revelations, 7; Gilbert, Notebook, [12] [D&C 22:1].)  

    McLellin, William E. Copies of Revelations, early Nov. 1831. In “W. E. Mc.Lellan Jan— 1877,” 1877, William E. McLellin, Papers, 1831–1878. CHL. MS 13538, box 1, fd. 7.

    Gilbert, Algernon Sidney. Notebook of Revelations, 1831–ca. 1833. Revelations Collection, 1831–ca. 1844, 1847, 1861, ca. 1876. CHL. MS 4583, box 1, fd. 2.

  4. 4

    Revelation Book 1 includes here the phrase “even as in days of old,” as does Sidney Gilbert’s early copy of the revelation. (Revelation Book 1, p. 32; Gilbert, Notebook, [12] [D&C 22:3].)  

    Gilbert, Algernon Sidney. Notebook of Revelations, 1831–ca. 1833. Revelations Collection, 1831–ca. 1844, 1847, 1861, ca. 1876. CHL. MS 4583, box 1, fd. 2.

  5. 5

    Immediately following this text in the Painesville Telegraph is the text of Revelation, ca. Aug. 1830 [D&C 27], as though it were part of the same text.