Book of Commandments, 1833

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Chapter 51 • Revelation, 10 March 1831 [D&C 48]

CHAPTER LI.
 
A Revelation to the , and the church in  , given in , Ohio, March, 1831.
IT is necessary that ye should remain, for the  present time, in your places of abode, as it shall  be suitable to your circumstances;
2 And inasmuch as ye have lands, ye shall im part to the eastern brethren;
3 And inasmuch as ye have not lands, let them  buy, for the present time, in those regions round  about, as seemeth them good, for it must needs be  necessary that they have places to live for the pres ent time.
4 It must needs be necessary, that ye save all the  money that ye can, and that ye obtain all that ye  can in righteousness, that in time ye may be enabled  to purchase lands for an inheritance, even the city.
5 The place is not yet to be revealed, but after  your brethren come from the east, there are to be  certain men appointed, and to them it shall be giv en to know the place, or to them it shall be reveal ed; and they shall be appointed to purchase the  lands, and to make a commencement, to lay the  foundation of the city;
6 And then ye shall begin to be gathered with  your families, every man according to his family,  according to his circumstances, and as is appointed  to him by the and elders of the church, ac cording to the laws and commandments, which ye  have received, and which ye shall hereafter receive;  even so: Amen. [p. 115]

Chapter 51 • Revelation, 10 March 1831 [D&C 48]

CHAPTER LI.
 
A Revelation to the , and the church in , given in , Ohio, March, 1831.
IT is necessary that ye should remain, for the present time, in your places of abode, as it shall be suitable to your circumstances;
2 And inasmuch as ye have lands, ye shall impart to the eastern brethren;
3 And inasmuch as ye have not lands, let them buy, for the present time, in those regions round about, as seemeth them good, for it must needs be necessary that they have places to live for the present time.
4 It must needs be necessary, that ye save all the money that ye can, and that ye obtain all that ye can in righteousness, that in time ye may be enabled to purchase lands for an inheritance, even the city.
5 The place is not yet to be revealed, but after your brethren come from the east, there are to be certain men appointed, and to them it shall be given to know the place, or to them it shall be revealed; and they shall be appointed to purchase the lands, and to make a commencement, to lay the foundation of the city;
6 And then ye shall begin to be gathered with your families, every man according to his family, according to his circumstances, and as is appointed to him by the and elders of the church, according to the laws and commandments, which ye have received, and which ye shall hereafter receive; even so: Amen. [p. 115]
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