Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to John Murdock, August 29, 1832, at Hiram, Ohio. For over a year, John Murdock had been preaching the gospel while his children—motherless after the death of his wife, Julia Clapp, in April 1831—resided with other families in Ohio.
1 Behold, thus saith the Lord unto my servant John Murdock—thou art a to go into the eastern countries from house to house, from village to village, and from city to city, to proclaim mine everlasting gospel unto the inhabitants thereof, in the midst of b and wickedness.
2 And who a you receiveth me; and you shall have power to declare my word in the b of my Holy Spirit.
3 And who receiveth you a a little child, receiveth my b; and blessed are they, for they shall obtain c.
4 And whoso rejecteth you shall be a of my Father and his house; and you shall cleanse your b in the secret places by the way for a testimony against them.
5 And behold, and lo, I a quickly to b, to convince all of their ungodly deeds which they have committed against me, as it is written of me in the volume of the book.
6 And now, verily I say unto you, that it is not expedient that you should go until your children are a for, and sent up kindly unto the bishop of Zion.
7 And after a few years, if thou desirest of me, thou mayest go up also unto the goodly land, to possess thine a;
8 Otherwise thou shalt continue proclaiming my gospel a thou be taken. Amen.
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