- Behold, thus says the Lord unto you my servant William: Blessed are you inasmuch as you have turned away from your iniquities and have received my truths, says the Lord your Redeemer, the Savior of the world, even of as many as believe on my name. Verily I say unto you, blessed are you for receiving my everlasting covenant, even the fullness of my gospel sent forth unto the children of men, that they might have life and be made partakers of the glories which are to be revealed in the last days as it was written by the prophets and apostles in days of old.
- Verily I say unto you, my servant William that you are clean, but not all. Repent, therefore, of those things which are not pleasing in my sight, says the Lord, for the Lord will show them unto you. And now verily, I, the Lord, will show unto you what I will concerning you, or what is my will concerning you. Behold, verily I say unto you that it is my will that you should proclaim my gospel from land to land and from city to city, yea, in those regions round about where it has not been proclaimed. Tarry not many days in this place. Go not up unto the land of Zion as yet, but inasmuch as you can send, send. Otherwise, think not of your property. Go unto the eastern lands, bear testimony in every place unto every people, and in their synagogues, reasoning with the people. Let my servant Samuel H. Smith go with you, and forsake him not, and give him your instructions. And he that is faithful shall be made strong in every place, and I the Lord will go with you.
- Lay your hands upon the sick and they shall recover. Return not until I the Lord shall send you. Be patient in afflictions. Ask and you shall receive; knock and it shall be opened unto you. Seek not to be cumbered; forsake all unrighteousness; commit not adultery, a temptation with which you have been troubled. Keep these sayings, for they are true and faithful, and you shall magnify your office and push many people to Zion, with songs of everlasting joy upon their heads. Continue in those things even unto the end, and you shall have a crown of eternal life on the right hand of my Father, who is full of grace and truth. Verily thus says the Lord your God, your Redeemer, even Jesus Christ. Amen.
A revelation given at Hiram, Ohio, 29 October 1831, through Joseph Smith Jr. to William E. McLellin.