Revelation, 30 October 1831 [D&C 65]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

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69 Revelation Oct. 30th. 1831
Hearken & Lo a voice as one sent down from on high who is mighty & powerfull whose going forth is unto the ends of the Earth yea whose voice is unto men prepare ye the way of the Lord make his paths strait The of the kingdom of God is committed unto man on the Earth & from thence shall the Gospel roll forth unto the ends of the Earth as the stone which is hewn from the Mountain without hands shall roll forth untill it hath filled the whole Earth yea a voice crying prepare ye the way of the Lord prepare ye the supper of the Lamb make ready for the Bridegroom pray unto the Lord call upon his holy name make known his wonderfull works. among the people call upon the Lord that his kingdom may go forth upon the Earth that the inhabitants thereof may received it & be prepared for the days to come in the which the Son of man Shall come down in heaven Clothed in the brightness of his glory to meet the kingdom of God which is set up on the Earth Wherefore may the kingdom of God go forth that the kingdom of heaven may come that thou O God may be glorified in heaven so on Earth that thine enemies may be subdued for thine is the kingdom honour power & glory forever & ever Amen [p. 112]


  1. 1

    John Whitmer assigned this number to the revelation when recording it in Revelation Book 1.  

  2. 2

    See Matthew 3:3.  

  3. 3

    The New Testament records Christ telling Peter that he would receive “the keys of the kingdom of heaven.” A 15 March 1832 revelation declares that the Lord gave JS “the keys of the Kingdom.” Likewise, a history that JS composed circa summer 1832 states that JS also received “the Kees of the Kingdom of God.” (Matthew 16:19; Revelation, 15 Mar. 1832 [D&C 81:2]; JS History, ca. Summer 1832.)  

  4. 4

    See Daniel 2:35, 44.  

  5. 5

    See Revelation 19:9; and Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:11].  

  6. 6

    See Matthew 25:1–13; and Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:17].  

  7. 7

    About the same time as this revelation was dictated, JS revised Mark 8:38 to read, “He that layeth down his life for my sake & the Gospels, shall come with him, & shall be clothed with his glory, in the cloud, on the right hand of the son of man.” (New Testament Revision 2, p. 24 [second numbering] [Joseph Smith Translation, Mark 8:43]; see also Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 67.)  

    Faulring, Scott H., Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds. Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.

  8. 8

    See Psalm 81:14; and Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:22].  

  9. 9

    See Matthew 6:13.