Joseph Smith Translation Appendix IntroductionFollowing are selected portions of the Joseph Smith Translation of the King James Version of the Bible (JST). The Lord inspired the Prophet Joseph Smith to restore truths to the King James Bible text that had become lost or changed since the original words were written. These restored truths clarified doctrine and improved scriptural understanding. JST, Genesis Contents JST, Genesis 1–8This text of the Bible was restored by Joseph Smith and is published in the Pearl of Great Price as Selections from the Book of Moses. JST, Genesis 9After the Flood, Noah asks the Lord not to curse the earth again. JST, Genesis 14Melchizedek blesses Abram. Melchizedek’s great ministry and the powers and blessings of the Melchizedek Priesthood are described. JST, Genesis 15Abraham learns of the Resurrection and sees a vision of Jesus’ mortal ministry. JST, Genesis 17The people fail to obey the gospel ordinances, including baptism. God explains to Abraham the covenant of circumcision and the age of accountability of children. JST, Genesis 19Lot resists the wickedness of Sodom, and angels protect him. JST, Genesis 21Abraham worships the everlasting God. JST, Genesis 48Ephraim and Manasseh become tribes of Israel. Just as ancient Joseph saved his family temporally, his descendants will save Israel spiritually in the latter days. JST, Genesis 50Joseph in Egypt prophesies of Moses freeing Israel from Egyptian bondage; of a branch of Joseph’s descendants being led to a faraway land, where they will be remembered in the covenants of the Lord; of God calling a latter-day prophet named Joseph to join the records of Judah and of Joseph; and of Aaron serving as a spokesman for Moses. JST, Exodus Contents JST, Exodus 4The Lord is not responsible for Pharaoh’s hardness of heart. See also JST, Exodus 7:3, 13; 9:12; 10:1, 20, 27; 11:10; 14:4, 8, 17; each reference, when correctly translated, shows that Pharaoh hardened his own heart. JST, Exodus 18Jethro is a high priest. JST, Exodus 22Murderers shall not live. JST, Exodus 32The Lord will spare the Israelites who will repent. JST, Exodus 33No sinful man can see God’s face and live. JST, Exodus 34God again writes the law on tablets of stone prepared by Moses but takes the Melchizedek Priesthood and its ordinances away from the children of Israel. He gives them the law of carnal commandments instead. JST, DeuteronomyOn the first set of tablets God reveals the everlasting covenant of the holy priesthood. JST, 1 SamuelThe evil spirit that comes upon Saul is not from the Lord. JST, 2 SamuelDavid’s grievous sin is not put away by God. JST, 1 ChroniclesGod stops an angel from destroying Jerusalem. JST, 2 ChroniclesThe Lord does not put a lying spirit into the mouths of prophets. JST, Psalms Contents JST, Psalm 11In the last days the righteous will flee to the mountain of the Lord. When the Lord comes, He will destroy the wicked and redeem the righteous. JST, Psalm 14The Psalmist sees the loss of truth in the last days and looks forward to the establishment of Zion. JST, Psalm 24The King of Glory will redeem His people at His coming. JST, Psalm 109We are to pray for our adversaries. JST, Isaiah Contents JST, Isaiah 29The messages formerly preached in Jerusalem by ancient prophets will in the latter days be preached from the Book of Mormon, which came forth “out of the ground.” JST, Isaiah 42The Lord sends His servant to teach those who have chosen not to see or hear the truth; those who listen and obey will be made perfect. JST, JeremiahThe Lord does not repent; men repent. JST, AmosThe Lord does not repent; men repent. JST, Matthew Contents JST, Matthew 3The prophets foretold that Bethlehem would be the place of the Messiah’s birth. JST, Matthew 4Jesus is led by the Spirit, not by Satan. JST, Matthew 5Whoso keeps the commandments and teaches others to do the same will be saved. JST, Matthew 6The Lord does not lead us into temptation. JST, Matthew 7Judge not unrighteously. JST, Matthew 9Jesus rejects the baptism of the Pharisees; it has no value because they do not accept Him. He proclaims that He is the one who gave the law of Moses. JST, Matthew 11John the Baptist is the Elias who would come to prepare the way for the Savior. JST, Matthew 12Whosoever speaks against the Holy Ghost will not be forgiven. JST, Matthew 13Before the end of the world (the destruction of the wicked), messengers sent of heaven will gather the righteous from among the wicked. JST, Matthew 16Jesus explains what it means “to take up one’s cross”: to deny all ungodliness and every worldly lust and to keep His commandments. JST, Matthew 17Jesus teaches of two Eliases—one to prepare and another to restore. JST, Matthew 18Little children have no need of repentance. JST, Matthew 19Little children will be saved. JST, Matthew 21Man must repent before he can believe in Christ. JST, Matthew 23He who is in heaven is our creator. JST, Matthew 26Jesus first breaks the sacramental bread then blesses it. The sacrament is in remembrance of Jesus’ body and blood. JST, Matthew 27Judas’s death is described. JST, Mark Contents JST, Mark 2The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath because He made the Sabbath day. JST, Mark 3Jesus will forgive all sinners who repent except those who blaspheme against the Holy Ghost. JST, Mark 7Jesus condemns those who reject the prophets and do not obey the law of Moses. JST, Mark 8Whoever is willing to die for Jesus’ sake will receive salvation. JST, Mark 9John the Baptist is on the Mount of Transfiguration. JST, Mark 12God is not a God of the dead, because He raises the dead from their graves. JST, Mark 14Jesus institutes the sacrament in remembrance of His body and blood. JST, Mark 16Two angels greet the women at the tomb of the Savior. JST, Luke Contents JST, Luke 1Zacharias, John the Baptist’s father, performs priesthood duties. JST, Luke 2The doctors in the temple listen to Jesus and ask Him questions. JST, Luke 3Christ will come as prophesied to bring salvation to Israel and to the Gentiles. In the fulness of times, He will come again to judge the world. JST, Luke 6Jesus teaches that it is better to endure persecution than to contend with an enemy. JST, Luke 9Gaining worldly wealth is not worth losing one’s soul. JST, Luke 11The fulness of the scriptures is the key of knowledge. JST, Luke 12Jesus explains that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost will not be forgiven. JST, Luke 14Those who know Moses and the prophets believe in Jesus. JST, Luke 16The law and the prophets testify of Jesus. The Pharisees seek to destroy the kingdom. Jesus introduces the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. JST, Luke 17The kingdom of God has already come. JST, Luke 18Trusting in riches prevents a person from entering the kingdom of God. JST, Luke 21Jesus speaks of some signs of His coming. JST, Luke 23Jesus asks forgiveness for the Roman soldiers who are crucifying Him. JST, Luke 24The women see two angels at Jesus’ sepulcher. JST, John Contents JST, John 1The gospel of Jesus Christ has been preached from the beginning. John the Baptist is the Elias who prepares the way for Christ, and Jesus Christ is the Elias who restores all things and through whom salvation comes. JST, John 4The Pharisees desire to kill Jesus. He performs some baptisms, but His disciples perform more. JST, John 6The Father’s will is that all receive Jesus. Those who do the will of Jesus will be raised in the resurrection of the just. JST, John 13Jesus washes the feet of the Apostles to fulfill the law of the Jews. JST, John 14The prince of darkness, or Satan, is of this world. JST, Acts Contents JST, Acts 9Those who are with Paul at his conversion see the light, but they do not hear the voice or see the Lord. JST, Acts 22The chief captain loosed Paul from his bands. JST, Romans Contents JST, Romans 3Paul teaches that a person cannot do evil to bring about good. JST, Romans 4Man can only be saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, not by works related to observance of the law of Moses. JST, Romans 7Only Christ has power to permanently change men’s souls for good. JST, Romans 8Those who follow after the ways of the flesh cannot please God. JST, Romans 13Those who honor civil authorities make their honor to God greater and more perfect. JST, 1 Corinthians Contents JST, 1 Corinthians 7Paul teaches that marriage is desirable. Those called as missionaries, however, serve God better if they remain single during their ministry. JST, 1 Corinthians 15There are three degrees of glory in the Resurrection. JST, 2 CorinthiansPaul counsels Saints not to live after the manner of the flesh. JST, GalatiansMoses is the mediator of the first covenant, or the law. Jesus Christ is the mediator of the new covenant. JST, EphesiansUnrighteous anger is sin. JST, ColossiansThe commandments of men might have value in teaching such things as self-discipline, but they neither honor God nor save man. JST, 1 ThessaloniansThose righteous people who are alive at the coming of the Lord will have no advantage over the righteous dead. JST, 2 ThessaloniansSatan will cause a falling away or apostasy before the Lord returns. JST, 1 Timothy Contents JST, 1 Timothy 2Christ is the Only Begotten Son and Mediator. JST, 1 Timothy 3The Church is founded on the central principle that Jesus became mortal, taught the gospel, and returned to His Father. Note: The subtle change in the following verses emphasizes that the “pillar and ground of the truth” is Jesus Christ. JST, 1 Timothy 6Those who have the light of immortality (the gospel) dwelling in them can see Jesus. JST, Hebrews Contents JST, Hebrews 1Angels are ministering spirits. JST, Hebrews 4Those who harden their hearts will not be saved; those who repent will enter into the Lord’s rest. JST, Hebrews 6The principles of Christ’s doctrine lead to perfection. JST, Hebrews 7Melchizedek was a priest after the order of the Son of God. All those who receive this priesthood can become like the Son of God. JST, Hebrews 11Faith is the assurance of things hoped for. JST, James Contents JST, James 1Afflictions, not temptations, help to sanctify us. JST, James 2Members should not regard one person more highly than another. JST, 1 Peter Contents JST, 1 Peter 3Some of the spirits in prison were unrighteous in the days of Noah. JST, 1 Peter 4The gospel is preached to those who are dead. JST, 2 PeterIn the last days, many people will deny the Lord Jesus Christ. When He comes, many natural calamities will happen. If we endure in righteousness, we will receive a new earth. JST, 1 John Contents JST, 1 John 2Christ is our advocate with the Father if we repent. JST, 1 John 3Whoever is born of God does not continue in sin. JST, 1 John 4Only men who believe in God can see Him. JST, Revelation Contents JST, Revelation 1John the Apostle receives the prophecies in the book of Revelation. He is visited by Jesus Christ and by an angel. JST, Revelation 2The wicked are cast into hell. JST, Revelation 5Twelve servants of God are sent to all the earth. JST, Revelation 12John explains the symbols of the woman, the child, the rod of iron, the dragon, and Michael. The war that began in heaven is continued on the earth. Note the changed sequence of verses in the JST. JST, Revelation 19God uses the word of Christ to smite the nations.