Revelation delivered by Joseph Smith, Jr. First printed
in the Book of Commandments, adapted versions in Doctrine and Covenants.
A Revelation to Emma, given in Harmony, Pennsylvania,
EMMA, my daughter in Zion, a revelation I give unto
you, concerning my will:
2 Behold thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou art an
elect lady, whom I have called.
3 Murmur not because of the things which thou hast not
seen, for they are withheld form thee, and from the world, which is
wisdom in me in a time to come.
4 And the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort
unto my servant Joseph, thy huband, in his afflictions with consoling
words, in the spirit of meekness.
5 And thou shalt go with him at the time of his going,
and be unto him for a scribe, that I may send Oliver whithersoever I
6 And thou shalt be ordained under his hand to expound
scriptures, and to exhort the church, according as it shall be given
thee by my Spirit:
7 For he shall lay his hands upon thee, and thou shalt
receive the Holy Ghost, and thy time shall be given to writing, and
to learning much.
8 And thou needest not fear, for thy husband shall support
thee from the church:
9 For unto them is his calling, that all things might
be revealed unto them, whatsoever I will according to their faith.
10 And verily I say unto thee, that thou shalt lay aside
the things of this world, and seek for the things of a better.
11 And it shall be given thee, also, to make a selection
of sacred Hymns, as it shall be given thee, which is pleasing unto me,
to be had in my church:
12 For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart:
Yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me.
13 And it shall be answered with a blessing upon their
14 Wherefore lift up thy heart and rejoice, and cleave
unto the covenants which thou hast made.
15 Continue in the spirit of meekness, and beware of
16 Let thy soul delight in thy husband, and the glory
which shall come upon him.
17 Keep my commandments continually, and a crown of
righteousness thou shalt receive.
18 And except thou do this, where I am you cannot come.
19 And verily, verily I say unto you, that this is my
voice unto all. Amen.