Nov. 1, 1831. A committee was to draft a preface for a collection of revelations to be published as the Book of Commandments. When they made their report, they requested that the Prophet Joseph Smith inquire of the Lord about their work.
Oct. 1831. This section—designated by Joseph Smith as a prayer—was given during the period the Prophet was preparing to recommence translation of the Bible.
Oct. 25, 1831. William E. McLellin, a recent convert, asked the Lord to reveal His will for him.
Nov. 1831. At the conferences regarding the publication of the revelations that had been given through the Prophet Joseph Smith, some of the brethren felt that the language in the revelations was inferior. The Lord’s response was given through the Prophet.
Nov. 1831. Orson Hyde, Luke S. Johnson, Lyman E. Johnson, and William E. McLellin desired to know the mind of the Lord concerning them.
Nov. 1831. Oliver Cowdery had been appointed to carry the manuscripts for the Book of Commandments and some Church funds to Independence, Missouri. Because the wilderness was often hazardous, John Whitmer was called as a traveling companion.
Dec. 1, 1831. Ezra Booth had apostatized and wrote nine slanderous letters printed in the Ohio Star. The Prophet Joseph and Sidney Rigdon were commanded to go forth and preach to allay resulting unfriendly feelings against the Church.
Jan. 10, 1832. The elders of the Church desired to know what they should do while waiting for the next conference, to be held in Amherst, Ohio, on January 25, 1832.
Jan. 1832. This revelation was received during the translation of the Bible as an explanation of 1 Corinthians 7:14.
Feb. 16, 1832. The Prophet Joseph and Sidney Rigdon were translating the Bible. When they came to John 5:29, the heavens were opened and they received this revelation known as "the Vision."
Mar. 1832. During the translation of the book of Revelation, the brethren had many questions about the writings of John.
Mar. 1832. The Prophet Joseph instructed priesthood leaders concerning the law of consecration and establishing a storehouse for the poor.
Mar. 1832. Jared Carter had come to Hiram, Ohio, to inquire of the Lord’s will through the Prophet. He was called to serve a mission to the eastern countries.
Mar. 1832. Stephen Burnett and Eden Smith were called to serve a mission wherever they chose.
Mar. 1832. This section was given in preparation for the formal organization of the First Presidency. Originally it was addressed to Jesse Gause, who, due to apostasy, was replaced by Frederick G. Williams.
Aug. 1832. A revelation given for John Murdock.
Nov. 3, 1831. When the Book of Commandments was being planned, the Lord gave this revelation as an appendix to it.