“Now, verily I say unto you my servants, Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon, saith the Lord, it is expedient to translate [the Bible] again; …continue the work of translation until it be finished.”
Joseph Smith, Jr. – 10 January 1832, Doctrine and Covenants 73:3-4 (Hiram, OH: The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, 2023 on-line edition).
“[P]ublish the new translation of my holy word unto the inhabitants of the earth.”
Joseph Smith, Jr. – 19 January 1841, Doctrine and Covenants 124:89 (Nauvoo, IL: The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, 2023 on-line edition).
“This inspired revision of the ancient scriptures was never completed by the Prophet, and up to the present time none of his successors have been directed by the Lord to carry the work forth to its final fruition.”
Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine (Salt Lake City, UT: Bookcraft, Inc., 1958), 351.
Perhaps Bruce R. McConkie forgot D&C 124:89 when he wrote Mormon Doctrine. This canonized verse seems to command its publication, which is the polar opposite of “none of his successors have been directed by the Lord to carry the work forth to its final fruition.”
Joseph Smith completed his revision of the Bible.
Andrew Jensen’s LDS Church Chronology shows the New Testament was finished 2 February 1833, and the Old Testament was completed on 2 July 1833.