Book of Commandments, 1833

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them, they repent of the evil, and they shall be for given.
23 And now verily I say, that it is expedient in  me that my servant after a few weeks,  should return upon his business, and to his agency  in the land of Zion;
24 And that which he hath seen and heard may  be made known unto my disciples, that they perish  not.
25 And for this cause have I spoken these things.
26 And again, I say unto you, that my servant   may not be tempted above that which he is  able to bear, and counsel wrongfully to your hurt, I  gave commandment that this farm should be sold.
27 I willeth not that my servant , should  sell his farm, for I the Lord willeth to retain a strong  hold in the land of , for the space of five  years, in the which I will not overthrow the wicked,  that thereby I may save some;
28 And after that day, I the Lord will not hold  any guilty, that shall go, with an open heart, up to  the land of Zion:
29 For I the Lord requireth the hearts of the chil dren of men.
30 Behold now it is called today, and verily it is  a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my  people;
31 For he that is tithed shall not be burned; for  after today cometh the burning:
32 This is speaking after the manner of the Lord;
33 For verily I say, tomorrow all the proud and  they that do wickedly shall be as stubble: and I  will burn them up, for I am the Lord of hosts;
34 And I will not spare any that remaineth in  Babylon. [p. 159]
them, they repent of the evil, and they shall be forgiven.
23 And now verily I say, that it is expedient in me that my servant after a few weeks, should return upon his business, and to his agency in the land of Zion;
24 And that which he hath seen and heard may be made known unto my disciples, that they perish not.
25 And for this cause have I spoken these things.
26 And again, I say unto you, that my servant may not be tempted above that which he is able to bear, and counsel wrongfully to your hurt, I gave commandment that this farm should be sold.
27 I willeth not that my servant , should sell his farm, for I the Lord willeth to retain a strong hold in the land of , for the space of five years, in the which I will not overthrow the wicked, that thereby I may save some;
28 And after that day, I the Lord will not hold any guilty, that shall go, with an open heart, up to the land of Zion:
29 For I the Lord requireth the hearts of the children of men.
30 Behold now it is called today, and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my people;
31 For he that is tithed shall not be burned; for after today cometh the burning:
32 This is speaking after the manner of the Lord;
33 For verily I say, tomorrow all the proud and they that do wickedly shall be as stubble: and I will burn them up, for I am the Lord of hosts;
34 And I will not spare any that remaineth in Babylon. [p. 159]
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