Revelation, June 1829–D [D&C 16]

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1 A Revelation given to , in , New-York, June, 1829.
HEARKEN my servant , and listen to the words of Jesus Christ, your Lord and your Redeemer, for behold I speak unto you with sharpness and with power, for mine arm is over all the earth, and I will tell you that which no man knoweth save me and thee alone: for many times you have desired of me to know that which would be of the most worth unto you.
2 Behold, blessed are you for this thing, and for speaking my words which I have given you, according to my :
3 And now behold I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you, will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen [p. 34]


  1. 1

    The editors of the Book of Commandments composed revelation headings loosely based on John Whitmer’s headings found in Revelation Book 1. Because the page or pages in Revelation Book 1 that apparently contained this revelation are missing, it is unknown whose work is reflected in this heading. Regardless, it was most likely not part of the original revelation text.  

  2. 2

    Compare Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:24].  

  3. 3

    A June 1829 revelation instructed Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer that the twelve were to be identified by “their desires and their works.” (Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:38].)  

  4. 4

    See Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:34–35].  

  5. 5

    A prior revelation had addressed the worth of souls in describing the duties given to Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer. (Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:15–16].)  

  6. 6

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 510 [3 Nephi 28:8–10]; and Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:15–16, 25, 44–46].