The 1850 Deseret News uses the first three verses of modern Section 89 as an introduction.

Dec 28, 1850
News (traditional)
Joseph Smith, Jr.

"A Word of Wisdom," Deseret News 1, no. 23 (December 28, 1850): 180

Deseret News
Joseph Smith, Jr.
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A WORD OF WISDOM for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in Kirtland, and church; and also, the saints in Zion: to be sent greeting: not by commandment, or constraint: but by revelation and the word of wisdom: showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days. Given for a principle with promise, adapted to the capacity of the weak, and the weakest of all saints, who are or can be called saints.

1. Behold, verily thus saith the Lord unto you, in consequence of evils and designs which do, and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation, that inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together, to offer up your sacraments before him.

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