“The Ends of the Earth Shall Inquire after Thy Name, and Fools Shall Have Thee in Derision”

Doctrine and Covenants 122:1–2

1 The ends of the earth shall inquire after thy name, and fools shall have thee in derision, and hell shall rage against thee;
2 While the pure in heart, and the wise, and the noble, and the virtuous, shall seek counsel, and authority, and blessings constantly from under thy hand.

President George Albert Smith said:

“Much has been said . . . about the Prophet Joseph Smith. . . . Many of the benefits and blessings that have come to me have come through that man who gave his life for the gospel of Jesus Christ. There have been some who have belittled him, but I would like to say that those who have done so will be forgotten and their remains will go back to mother earth, if they have not already gone, and the odor of their infamy will never die, while the glory and honor and majesty and courage and fidelity manifested by the Prophet Joseph Smith will attach to his name forever.”

(In Conference Report, Apr. 1946, 181–82.)