Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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Section 27 • Revelation, 20 July 1831 [D&C 57]

SECTION XXVII.
 
Revelation given in Zion, July, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my church, saith the Lord your  God, who have assembled yourselves together, according to  my commandments, in this land which is the land of ,  which is the land which I have appointed and consecrated for  the gathering of the saints: wherefore this is the land of prom ise, and the place for the city of Zion. And thus saith the  Lord your God, if you will receive wisdom here is wisdom.—  Behold the place which is now called , is the  center place, and the spot for the is lying westward  upon a lot which is not far from the court house: wherefore  it is wisdom that the land should be purchased by the saints;  and also every tract lying westward, even unto the line run ning directly between Jew and Gentile. And also every tract  bordering by the prairies, inasmuch as my disciples are ena bled to buy lands. Behold this is wisdom, that they may ob tain it for an everlasting inheritance.
2 And let my servant , stand in the office  which I have appointed him, to receive moneys, to be an  agent unto the church, to buy land in all the regions round  about, inasmuch as can be in righteousness, and as wisdom  shall direct.
3 And let my servant , stand in the office  which I have appointed him, to divide the saints their inher itance, even as I have commanded: and also those whom he  has appointed to assist him.
4 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant plant himself in this place, and establish a , that  he may sell goods without fraud, that he may obtain money  to buy lands for the good of the saints; and that he may ob tain whatsoever things the disciples may need to plant them  in their inheritance. And also let my servant  obtain a licence, (behold here is wisdom, and whoso readeth  let him understand,) that he may send goods also unto the  people, even by whom he will as clerks, employed in his ser vice, and thus provide for my saints, that my gospel may be  preached unto those who sit in darkness and in the region and  shadow of death.
5 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant be planted in this place, and be established as a  printer unto the church: and lo, if the world receiveth his wri tings, (behold here is wisdom,) let him obtain whatsoever he  can obtain in righteousness for the good of the [saints. And] [p. 154]

Section 27 • Revelation, 20 July 1831 [D&C 57]

SECTION XXVII.
 
Revelation given in Zion, July, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my church, saith the Lord your God, who have assembled yourselves together, according to my commandments, in this land which is the land of , which is the land which I have appointed and consecrated for the gathering of the saints: wherefore this is the land of promise, and the place for the city of Zion. And thus saith the Lord your God, if you will receive wisdom here is wisdom.— Behold the place which is now called , is the center place, and the spot for the is lying westward upon a lot which is not far from the court house: wherefore it is wisdom that the land should be purchased by the saints; and also every tract lying westward, even unto the line running directly between Jew and Gentile. And also every tract bordering by the prairies, inasmuch as my disciples are enabled to buy lands. Behold this is wisdom, that they may obtain it for an everlasting inheritance.
2 And let my servant , stand in the office which I have appointed him, to receive moneys, to be an agent unto the church, to buy land in all the regions round about, inasmuch as can be in righteousness, and as wisdom shall direct.
3 And let my servant , stand in the office which I have appointed him, to divide the saints their inheritance, even as I have commanded: and also those whom he has appointed to assist him.
4 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant plant himself in this place, and establish a , that he may sell goods without fraud, that he may obtain money to buy lands for the good of the saints; and that he may obtain whatsoever things the disciples may need to plant them in their inheritance. And also let my servant obtain a licence, (behold here is wisdom, and whoso readeth let him understand,) that he may send goods also unto the people, even by whom he will as clerks, employed in his service, and thus provide for my saints, that my gospel may be preached unto those who sit in darkness and in the region and shadow of death.
5 And again, verily I say unto you, let my servant be planted in this place, and be established as a printer unto the church: and lo, if the world receiveth his writings, (behold here is wisdom,) let him obtain whatsoever he can obtain in righteousness for the good of the saints. And [p. 154]
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