“Covered Because of Your Iniquity”

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Isaiah speaks of a time when deep sleep should be poured out upon the nations of the earth, and they should be drunken, but not with wine; they should stagger, but not with strong drink; and the Prophets and the Seers, &c., should be covered; in other words, they would not have any Prophets or Seers. [ Isaiah 29:7–10.] Every one will bear me witness that that was the case at the time these plates were brought forth. Where was there a people who received revelation? Where were their Prophets and Seers? Gone, covered.

(Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, 15:185–86)

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)