Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, February 27, 1833. As a consequence of the early brethren using tobacco in their meetings, the Prophet was led to ponder upon the matter; consequently, he inquired of the Lord concerning it. This revelation, known as the Word of Wisdom, was the result.
1 A a of Wisdom, for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion—
2 To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the a, showing forth the order and b of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days—
3 Given for a principle with a, adapted to the capacity of the b and the weakest of all c, who are or can be called saints.
4 Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of a and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of b men in the last days, I have c you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation—
5 That inasmuch as any man a b or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him.
6 And, behold, this should be wine, yea, a wine of the grape of the vine, of your own make.
7 And, again, a are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies.
8 And again, tobacco is not for the a, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.
9 And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.
10 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome a God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man—
11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with a and b.
12 Yea, a also of b and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used c;
13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be a, only in times of winter, or of cold, or b.
14 All a is ordained for the use of man and of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild animals that run or creep on the earth;
15 And a hath God made for the use of man only in times of famine and excess of hunger.
16 All grain is good for the a of man; as also the b of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground—
17 Nevertheless, wheat for man, and corn for the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls and for swine, and for all beasts of the field, and barley for all useful animals, and for mild drinks, as also other grain.
18 And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, a receive b in their navel and marrow to their bones;
19 And shall a b and great c of d, even hidden treasures;
20 And shall a and not be b, and shall walk and not faint.
21 And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the a angel shall b by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.