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“Doctrine and Covenants 2,” Joseph Smith’s Revelations: A Doctrine and Covenants Study Companion from the Joseph Smith Papers (2020)

“Doctrine and Covenants 2,” Joseph Smith’s Revelations: A Doctrine and Covenants Study Companion from the Joseph Smith Papers

Doctrine and Covenants 2

Excerpt from JS History, vol. A-1, circa May 1838–A

Source Note

JS, History, [ca. June 1839–ca. 1841]; handwriting of James Mulholland and Robert B. Thompson; sixty-one pages; in JS History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, CHL. Includes redactions, use marks, and archival marking. For more information, see the source note for JS History, [ca. June 1839–ca. 1841], on the Joseph Smith Papers website.

Historical Introduction

The following is an excerpt from JS’s manuscript history of the church. For more information on this and other JS histories, see the Histories series of The Joseph Smith Papers and the Joseph Smith Papers website.


And again he quoted the fifth verse thus,1 [1]“Behold I will reveal unto you the Priesthood by the hand of Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” He also quoted the next verse differently, [p. 5] [2]“And he shall plant in the hearts of the Children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers, [3]if it were not so the whole earth would be utterly wasted at his coming.”