Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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the truth in all places, and call upon the rich, the high, and  the low, and the poor, to repent; and let them build up church es inasmuch as the inhabitants of the earth will repent.
10 And let there be an agent appointed by the voice of the  church, unto the church in , to receive moneys to pur chase lands in Zion.
11 And I give unto my servant , a command ment, that he shall write a description of the land of Zion,  and a statement of the will of God, as it shall be made known  by the Spirit, unto him; and an epistle and subscription, to be  presented unto all the churches, to obtain moneys, to be  put into the hands of the bishop, to purchase lands for  an inheritance for the children of God, of himself or the  agent, as seemeth him good, or as he shall direct. For be hold, verily I say unto you, the Lord willeth that the disci ples, and the children of men, should open their hearts even  to purchase this whole region of country, as soon as time will  permit. Behold here is wisdom; let them do this lest they  receive none inheritance, save it be by the shedding of blood.
12 And again, inasmuch as there is land obtained, let there  be workmen sent forth, of all kinds, unto this land, to labor  for the saints of God. Let all these things be done in order.  And let the privileges of the lands be made known from time  to time, by the bishop, or the agent of the church. And let  the work of the gathering be not in haste, nor by flight, but  let it be done as it shall be counselled by the elders of the  church at the conferences, according to the knowledge which  they receive from time to time.
13 And let my servant consecrate and dedi cate this land, and the spot of the , unto the Lord. And  let a conference meeting be called, and after that, let my ser vant and Joseph Smith, jr. return, and also   with them, to accomplish the residue of the  work, which I have appointed unto them in their own land:  and the residue as shall be ruled by the conferences.
14 And let no man return from this land, except he bear re cord by the way, of that which he knows and most assuredly  believes. Let that which has been bestowed upon , be taken from him: and let him stand as a member  in the church, and labor with his own hands, with the breth ren, until he is sufficiently chastened for all his sins, for he  confesseth them not, and he thinketh to hide them.
15 Let the residue of the elders of this church, who are co ming to this land, some of whom are exceedingly blessed even  above measure, also, hold a conference upon this land. And  let my servant direct the conference, which [p. 139]
the truth in all places, and call upon the rich, the high, and the low, and the poor, to repent; and let them build up churches inasmuch as the inhabitants of the earth will repent.
10 And let there be an agent appointed by the voice of the church, unto the church in , to receive moneys to purchase lands in Zion.
11 And I give unto my servant , a commandment, that he shall write a description of the land of Zion, and a statement of the will of God, as it shall be made known by the Spirit, unto him; and an epistle and subscription, to be presented unto all the churches, to obtain moneys, to be put into the hands of the bishop, to purchase lands for an inheritance for the children of God, of himself or the agent, as seemeth him good, or as he shall direct. For behold, verily I say unto you, the Lord willeth that the disciples, and the children of men, should open their hearts even to purchase this whole region of country, as soon as time will permit. Behold here is wisdom; let them do this lest they receive none inheritance, save it be by the shedding of blood.
12 And again, inasmuch as there is land obtained, let there be workmen sent forth, of all kinds, unto this land, to labor for the saints of God. Let all these things be done in order. And let the privileges of the lands be made known from time to time, by the bishop, or the agent of the church. And let the work of the gathering be not in haste, nor by flight, but let it be done as it shall be counselled by the elders of the church at the conferences, according to the knowledge which they receive from time to time.
13 And let my servant consecrate and dedicate this land, and the spot of the , unto the Lord. And let a conference meeting be called, and after that, let my servant and Joseph Smith, jr. return, and also with them, to accomplish the residue of the work, which I have appointed unto them in their own land: and the residue as shall be ruled by the conferences.
14 And let no man return from this land, except he bear record by the way, of that which he knows and most assuredly believes. Let that which has been bestowed upon , be taken from him: and let him stand as a member in the church, and labor with his own hands, with the brethren, until he is sufficiently chastened for all his sins, for he confesseth them not, and he thinketh to hide them.
15 Let the residue of the elders of this church, who are coming to this land, some of whom are exceedingly blessed even above measure, also, hold a conference upon this land. And let my servant direct the conference, which [p. 139]
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