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“[T]he hour is nigh, and the day soon at hand … there shall be weeping and wailing among the hosts of men … I will take vengeance upon the wicked, for they will not repent: For the cup of mine indignation is full … I the Lord God will send forth flies upon the face of the earth, which shall take hold of the inhabitants thereof, and shall eat their flesh, and shall cause maggots to come in upon them, and their tongues shall be stayed that they shall not utter against me, and their flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their eyes from their sockets … the beasts of the forests, and the fowls of the air, shall devour them up: And that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall be cast down by devouring fire.”

Joseph Smith, Jr., A Book of Commandments – XXIX:10, 18-24 (Independence, MO: W.W. Phelps & company, 1833), 62-63.