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Mar262011

Doctrine and Covenants Section 5

When Joseph Smith claimed to have received a revelation to be the Prophet, Seer and Revelator of the church, the original revelation of Section 5 was edited to remove the restriction that Joseph's only gift would be to translate the Book of Mormon, as apparently God changed his mind.
Book of Commandments 4:2 Doctrine and Covenants 5:4
And he has a gift to translate the book, and I have commanded him that he shall pretend to no other gift, for I will grant him no other gift. And you have a gift to translate the plates; and this is the first gift that I bestowed upon you; and I have commanded that you should pretend to no other gift until my purpose is fulfilled in this; for I will grant unto you no other gift until it is finished.


See David Whitmer's remarks on Joseph being Prophet, Seer and Revelator