Book of Commandments, 1833

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purchase the lands, that you may have advantage  of the world, that you may have claim on the  world, that they may not be stirred up unto anger:
29 For satan putteth it into their hearts to anger  against you, and to the shedding of blood:
30 Wherefore the land of Zion shall not be ob tained but by purchase, or by blood, otherwise there  is none inheritance for you.
31 And if by purchase behold you are blessed;
32 And if by blood, as you are forbidden to shed  blood, lo, your enemies are upon you, and ye shall  be scourged from city to city, and from synagogue  to synagogue, and but a few shall stand to receive an  inheritance.
33 I the Lord am angry with the wicked;
34 I am holding my Spirit from the inhabitants  of the earth.
35 I have sworn in my wrath and decreed wars  upon the face of the earth, and the wicked shall  slay the wicked, and fear shall come upon every  man and the saints also shall hardly escape:
36 Nevertheless, I the Lord am with them, and  will come down in heaven from the presence of God,  and consume the wicked with unquenchable fire.
37 And behold this is not yet, but by and by:
38 Wherefore seeing that I the Lord have decreed  all these things upon the face of the earth, I willeth  that my saints should be assembled upon the land  of Zion;
39 And that every man should take righteousness  in his hands, and faithfulness upon his loins, and  lift a warning voice unto the inhabitants of the  earth;
40 And declare both by word and by flight, that  desolation shall come upon the wicked. [p. 153]
purchase the lands, that you may have advantage of the world, that you may have claim on the world, that they may not be stirred up unto anger:
29 For satan putteth it into their hearts to anger against you, and to the shedding of blood:
30 Wherefore the land of Zion shall not be obtained but by purchase, or by blood, otherwise there is none inheritance for you.
31 And if by purchase behold you are blessed;
32 And if by blood, as you are forbidden to shed blood, lo, your enemies are upon you, and ye shall be scourged from city to city, and from synagogue to synagogue, and but a few shall stand to receive an inheritance.
33 I the Lord am angry with the wicked;
34 I am holding my Spirit from the inhabitants of the earth.
35 I have sworn in my wrath and decreed wars upon the face of the earth, and the wicked shall slay the wicked, and fear shall come upon every man and the saints also shall hardly escape:
36 Nevertheless, I the Lord am with them, and will come down in heaven from the presence of God, and consume the wicked with unquenchable fire.
37 And behold this is not yet, but by and by:
38 Wherefore seeing that I the Lord have decreed all these things upon the face of the earth, I willeth that my saints should be assembled upon the land of Zion;
39 And that every man should take righteousness in his hands, and faithfulness upon his loins, and lift a warning voice unto the inhabitants of the earth;
40 And declare both by word and by flight, that desolation shall come upon the wicked. [p. 153]
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