Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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my saints, and behold this is the way: that after they leave  the canal, they shall journey by land, inasmuch as they are  commanded to journey and go up unto the land of Zion; and  they shall do like unto the children of Israel, pitching their  tents by the way.
5 And behold this commandment you shall give unto all your  brethren: nevertheless unto whom it is given power to com mand the waters, unto him it is given by the Spirit to know  all his ways: wherefore let him do as the Spirit of the living  God commandeth him, whether upon the land or upon the  waters, as it remaineth with me to do hereafter; and unto you  it is given the course for the saints, or the way for the saints  of the camp of the Lord, to journey. And again, verily I say  unto you, my servants , and Joseph Smith, jr.  and , shall not open their mouths in the con gregations of the wicked, until they arrive at ; and  in that place they shall lift up their voices unto God against  that people: yea, unto him whose anger is kindled against  their wickedness; a people who are well nigh ripened for des truction; and from thence let them journey for the congrega tions of their brethren, for their labors, even now, are wanted  more abundantly among them, than among the congregations  of the wicked.
6 And now concerning the residue, let them journey and de clare the word among the congregations of the wicked, inas much as it is given, and inasmuch as they do this they shall  rid their garments, and they shall be spotless before me; and  let them journey together, or two by two, as seemeth them  good, only let my servant , and my servant  , with whom I am well pleased, be not sep arated until they return to their homes, and this for a wise  purpose in me. And now verily I say unto you, and what I  say unto one I say unto all, be of good cheer little children,  for I am in your midst, and I have not forsaken you, and in asmuch as you have humbled yourselves before me, the bles sings of the kingdom are yours. Gird up your loins and be  watchful, and be sober, looking forth for the coming of the  Son of man, for he cometh in an hour you think not. Pray  always that you enter not into temptation, that you may abide  the day of his coming, whether in life or in death; even so.—  Amen. [p. 201]
my saints, and behold this is the way: that after they leave the canal, they shall journey by land, inasmuch as they are commanded to journey and go up unto the land of Zion; and they shall do like unto the children of Israel, pitching their tents by the way.
5 And behold this commandment you shall give unto all your brethren: nevertheless unto whom it is given power to command the waters, unto him it is given by the Spirit to know all his ways: wherefore let him do as the Spirit of the living God commandeth him, whether upon the land or upon the waters, as it remaineth with me to do hereafter; and unto you it is given the course for the saints, or the way for the saints of the camp of the Lord, to journey. And again, verily I say unto you, my servants , and Joseph Smith, jr. and , shall not open their mouths in the congregations of the wicked, until they arrive at ; and in that place they shall lift up their voices unto God against that people: yea, unto him whose anger is kindled against their wickedness; a people who are well nigh ripened for destruction; and from thence let them journey for the congregations of their brethren, for their labors, even now, are wanted more abundantly among them, than among the congregations of the wicked.
6 And now concerning the residue, let them journey and declare the word among the congregations of the wicked, inasmuch as it is given, and inasmuch as they do this they shall rid their garments, and they shall be spotless before me; and let them journey together, or two by two, as seemeth them good, only let my servant , and my servant , with whom I am well pleased, be not separated until they return to their homes, and this for a wise purpose in me. And now verily I say unto you, and what I say unto one I say unto all, be of good cheer little children, for I am in your midst, and I have not forsaken you, and inasmuch as you have humbled yourselves before me, the blessings of the kingdom are yours. Gird up your loins and be watchful, and be sober, looking forth for the coming of the Son of man, for he cometh in an hour you think not. Pray always that you enter not into temptation, that you may abide the day of his coming, whether in life or in death; even so.— Amen. [p. 201]
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