Quotes on Rainbows

I have asked of the Lord concerning His coming; and while asking the Lord, He gave a sign and said, “In the days of Noah I set a bow [rainbow] in the heavens as a sign and token that in any year that the bow should be seen the Lord would not come; but there should be seed time and harvest during that year: but whenever you see the bow withdrawn, it shall be a token that there shall be famine, pestilence, and great distress among the nations, and that the coming of the Messiah is not far distant.” — Joseph Smith, Teachings, pp. 340–41

The Lord hath set the bow [rainbow] in the cloud for a sign that while it shall be seen, seed time and harvest, summer and winter shall not fail; but when it shall disappear, woe to that generation, for behold the end cometh quickly. — Joseph Smith, Teachings, p. 305

The rainbow is not to be seen. It is a sign of the commencement of famine, pestilence, and so forth, and that the coming of the Messiah is not far distant. — Joseph Smith, Discourse of 10 March 1844, recorded by Thomas Bullock; WJS, 336

So long as you see the rainbow stretching across the heavens, there will be seed time and harvest, and the Son of Man will not come that year. — Joseph Smith, Discourse of 10 March 1844, recorded by James Burgess; WJS, 334

The Savior will not come this year, nor forty years to come.  The bow has been seen in the cloud, and in that year that the bow is seen, seed time and harvest will be. But when the bow ceases to be seen, look out for a famine. — Joseph Smith, Discourse of 10 March 1844, recorded by Willard Richards; WJS, 335