Blessing to John Whitmer, 22 September 1835

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Blessed of the Lord is brother : he shall live to a good old age, and his generations after him shall be blessed. He shall live to a good old age, and wax more and more steadfast in the work of the Lord, and he shall make a choice record of Israel unto the memory of his name. He shall truly be chastened wherein he steps aside, yet he shall escape the hand of the Destroyer, and shall never fall by the hands of his enemies: and he shall be avenged of the wrongs he has sustained by them. He shall be blessed, and a means of bringing many blessings upon his ’s family. He shall be blessed with abundance of the good things of the this earth, with houses and lands, in the fruit of the field, with horses and with asses and with she asses, with gold and with silver, and with precious stones, even the things of the lasting mountains. He shall be made mighty in the hands of his God in bringing to pass the redemption of . The Lord shall be on his right hand and on his left; shall go before his face and shall be his rear ward, and shall turn aside all the shafts of the <​his​> enemies. And he shall go down to his <​in​> honor and with gray hairs, to the grave, and shall be caught up in the cloud to meet the Lord, and shall ever be with him; even so. Amen.
, Clerk and Recorder.
Given September 22, 1835, and recorded October 2, 1835. [p. 14]


  1. 1

    Whitmer was appointed to write a history of the church in 1831. (Revelation, ca. 8 Mar. 1831–B [D&C 47:1–3]; Revelation, 11 Nov. 1831–A [D&C 69:1–3]; Minute Book 2, 9 Apr. 1831; Minutes, 23 June 1834; see also Whitmer, History.)  

  2. 2

    Peter Whitmer Sr.  

  3. 3

    See Revelation, 7 Aug. 1831 [D&C 59:3].  

  4. 4

    See Deuteronomy 33:15.  

  5. 5

    See Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:88]; Isaiah 52:12; 58:8; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 498–499, 501 [3 Nephi 20:42; 21:29]; and Revelation, 7 May 1831 [D&C 49:27].  

  6. 6

    See 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17; and Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832 [D&C 88:96–98].