Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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yours: and for your salvation I give unto you a commandment,  for I have heard your prayers, and the poor have complained  before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and  I am no respecter of persons. And I have made the earth rich,  and behold it is my footstool: wherefore, again I will stand up on it: and I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater rich es, even a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and hon ey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh:  and I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if  you seek it with all your hearts: and this shall be my covenant  with you, ye shall have it for the land of your inheritance, and  for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth  shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more  to pass away.
5 But verily I say unto you, that in time ye shall have no  king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you.—  Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a  free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws, when I  come, for I am your Lawgiver, and what can stay my hand?  But verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the  office wherewith I have appointed you, and let every man  esteem his brother as himself, and practice virtue and holiness  before me. And again I say unto you, let every man esteem  his brother as himself: for what man among you having twelve  sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obedient ly, and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit  thou here; and to the other, be thou clothed in rags and sit  thou there, and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just.
6 Behold, this I have given unto you a parable, and it is even  as I am: I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one, ye are  not mine. And again I say unto you, that the enemy in the  secret chambers seeketh your lives: Ye hear of wars in far  countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far  countries, but ye know not the hearts of them in your own  land: I tell you these thing because of your prayers: where fore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness  of men reveal these things unto you, by their wickedness, in a  manner which shall speak in your ears, with a voice louder  than that which shall shake the earth: but if ye are prepared,  ye shall not fear.
7 And that ye might escape the power of the enemy, and be  gathered unto me a righteous people, without spot and blame less: wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the command ment, that ye should go to the : and there I will give un to you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power  from on high, and from thence, whomsoever I will shall go [p. 119]
yours: and for your salvation I give unto you a commandment, for I have heard your prayers, and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no respecter of persons. And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool: wherefore, again I will stand upon it: and I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh: and I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts: and this shall be my covenant with you, ye shall have it for the land of your inheritance, and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more to pass away.
5 But verily I say unto you, that in time ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you.— Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws, when I come, for I am your Lawgiver, and what can stay my hand? But verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the office wherewith I have appointed you, and let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practice virtue and holiness before me. And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself: for what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here; and to the other, be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there, and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just.
6 Behold, this I have given unto you a parable, and it is even as I am: I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one, ye are not mine. And again I say unto you, that the enemy in the secret chambers seeketh your lives: Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of them in your own land: I tell you these thing because of your prayers: wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you, by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears, with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth: but if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.
7 And that ye might escape the power of the enemy, and be gathered unto me a righteous people, without spot and blameless: wherefore, for this cause I gave unto you the commandment, that ye should go to the : and there I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high, and from thence, whomsoever I will shall go [p. 119]
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