- Verily thus says the Lord: In consequence of their transgressions, their former standing has been taken away from them. And now, if they will be saved, let them be ordained as elders in my church, to preach my gospel and travel abroad from land to land and from place to place, to gather my elect unto me, says the Lord. And let this be their labors from henceforth. Even so, Amen.
A revelation given at Far West, Missouri, 8 July 1838, through Joseph Smith Jr. making known the duty of Frederick G. Williams and William W. Phelps.