Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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less, all flesh is in mine hand, and he that is faithful among  you, shall not perish by the waters.
2 Wherefore it is expedient that my servant ,  and my servant , be in haste upon their  errand and mission: nevertheless I would not suffer that ye  should part until you are chastened for all your sins, that you  might be one; that you might not perish in wickedness; but now  verily I say, it behoveth me that ye should part: wherefore let  my servants and , take  their former company, and let them take their journey in haste  that they may fill their mission, and through faith they shall  overcome; and inasmuch as they are faithful, they shall be  preserved, and I the Lord will be with them. And let the res idue take that which is needful for clothing. Let my servant   take that which is not needful with him, as  you shall agree. And now behold, for your good I gave unto  you a commandment concerning these things; and I the Lord  will reason with you as with men in days of old.
3 Behold I the Lord in the beginning, blessed the waters, but  in the last days by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed  the waters: wherefore, the days will come that no flesh shall  be safe upon the waters, and it shall be said in days to come,  that none is able to go up to the land of Zion, upon the wa ters, but he that is upright in heart. And, as I the Lord in  the beginning cursed the land, even so in the last days have I  blessed it, in its time, for the use of my saints, that they may  partake the fatness thereof. And now I give unto you a com mandment and what I say unto one I say unto all, that you  shall forewarn your brethren concerning these waters, that  they come not in journeying upon them, lest their faith fail  and they are caught in her snares: I the Lord have decreed,  and the destroyer rideth upon the face thereof, and I revoke  not the decree: I the Lord was angry with you yesterday, but  to-day mine anger is turned away. Wherefore let those con cerning whom I have spoken, that should take their journey  in haste, again I say unto you, let them take their journey in  haste and it mattereth not unto me, after a little, if it so be  that they fill their mission, whether they go by water or by  land: let this be as it is made known unto them according to  their judgments, hereafter.
4 And now, concerning my servants , and  Joseph Smith, jr. and , let them come not  again upon the waters, save it be upon the canal, while jour neying unto their homes, or in other words, they shall not  come upon the waters to journey, save upon the canal. Be hold I the Lord have appointed a way for the journeying of [p. 200]
less, all flesh is in mine hand, and he that is faithful among you, shall not perish by the waters.
2 Wherefore it is expedient that my servant , and my servant , be in haste upon their errand and mission: nevertheless I would not suffer that ye should part until you are chastened for all your sins, that you might be one; that you might not perish in wickedness; but now verily I say, it behoveth me that ye should part: wherefore let my servants and , take their former company, and let them take their journey in haste that they may fill their mission, and through faith they shall overcome; and inasmuch as they are faithful, they shall be preserved, and I the Lord will be with them. And let the residue take that which is needful for clothing. Let my servant take that which is not needful with him, as you shall agree. And now behold, for your good I gave unto you a commandment concerning these things; and I the Lord will reason with you as with men in days of old.
3 Behold I the Lord in the beginning, blessed the waters, but in the last days by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters: wherefore, the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters, and it shall be said in days to come, that none is able to go up to the land of Zion, upon the waters, but he that is upright in heart. And, as I the Lord in the beginning cursed the land, even so in the last days have I blessed it, in its time, for the use of my saints, that they may partake the fatness thereof. And now I give unto you a commandment and what I say unto one I say unto all, that you shall forewarn your brethren concerning these waters, that they come not in journeying upon them, lest their faith fail and they are caught in her snares: I the Lord have decreed, and the destroyer rideth upon the face thereof, and I revoke not the decree: I the Lord was angry with you yesterday, but to-day mine anger is turned away. Wherefore let those concerning whom I have spoken, that should take their journey in haste, again I say unto you, let them take their journey in haste and it mattereth not unto me, after a little, if it so be that they fill their mission, whether they go by water or by land: let this be as it is made known unto them according to their judgments, hereafter.
4 And now, concerning my servants , and Joseph Smith, jr. and , let them come not again upon the waters, save it be upon the canal, while journeying unto their homes, or in other words, they shall not come upon the waters to journey, save upon the canal. Behold I the Lord have appointed a way for the journeying of [p. 200]
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