Section 40: To James Covill


This section was significantly changed between the Book of Commandments and the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants.


Date Given: January 6, 1831

Location Given: Fayette, New York

Date Canonized: August 17, 1835



A. Behold, verily I say unto you, that the heart of my servant James Covill was right before me, for he covenanted with me, that he would obey my word.

B. And he received the word with gladness, but straightway Satan tempted him; and the fear of persecution, and the cares of the world, caused him to reject the word; wherefore he broke my covenant,

C. and it remaineth with me to do with him as seemeth me good. Amen.