Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that I may be justified, when I shall bring them into judg ment.
2 Behold I say unto you, concerning the school in Zion, I  the Lord am well pleased that there should be a school in Zi on: and also with my servant , for he abideth  in me: and inasmuch as he continueth to abide in me, he shall  continue to preside over the school, in the land of Zion, until  I shall give unto him other commandments; and I will bless  him with a multiplicity of blessings, in expounding all scrip tures and mysteries to the edification of the school, and of the  church in Zion: and to the residue of the school, I the Lord  am willing to show mercy, nevertheless there are those that  must needs be chastened, and their works shall be made known:  The axe is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that  bringeth not froth good fruit, shall be hewn down and cast in to the fire; I the Lord have spoken it. Verily I say unto you,  all among them who know their hearts are honest, and are  broken, and their spirits contrite, and are willing to observe  their covenants by sacrifice; yea, every sacrifice which I the  Lord shall command, they are all accepted of me, for I the  Lord will cause them to bring forth as a very fruitful tree  which is planted in a goodly land, by a pure stream, that  yieldeth much precious fruit.
3 Verily I say unto you, that it is my will that an house  should be built unto me in the land of Zion, like unto the pat tern which I have given you; yea, let it be built speedily by  the tithing of my people: behold this is the tithing and the  sacrifice which I the Lord require at their hands, that there  may be an house built unto me for the salvation of Zion: for  a place of thanksgiving, for all saints, and for a place of in struction for all those who are called to the work of the minis try, in all their several callings, and offices: that they may be  perfected in the understanding of their ministry: in theory;  in principle, and in doctrine, in all things pertaining to the  kingdom of God on the earth, the keys of which kingdom have  been conferred upon you.
4 And inasmuch as my people build an house unto me, in  the name of the Lord, and do not suffer any unclean thing to  come into it, that it be not defiled, my glory shall rest upon it;  yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it,  and all the pure in heart that shall come into it, shall see God:  but if it be defiled I will not come into it, and my glory shall  not be there, for I will not come into unholy temples.
5 And now behold if Zion do these things, she shall prosper  and spread herself and become very glorious, very great, and [p. 209]
that I may be justified, when I shall bring them into judgment.
2 Behold I say unto you, concerning the school in Zion, I the Lord am well pleased that there should be a school in Zion: and also with my servant , for he abideth in me: and inasmuch as he continueth to abide in me, he shall continue to preside over the school, in the land of Zion, until I shall give unto him other commandments; and I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings, in expounding all scriptures and mysteries to the edification of the school, and of the church in Zion: and to the residue of the school, I the Lord am willing to show mercy, nevertheless there are those that must needs be chastened, and their works shall be made known: The axe is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that bringeth not froth good fruit, shall be hewn down and cast into the fire; I the Lord have spoken it. Verily I say unto you, all among them who know their hearts are honest, and are broken, and their spirits contrite, and are willing to observe their covenants by sacrifice; yea, every sacrifice which I the Lord shall command, they are all accepted of me, for I the Lord will cause them to bring forth as a very fruitful tree which is planted in a goodly land, by a pure stream, that yieldeth much precious fruit.
3 Verily I say unto you, that it is my will that an house should be built unto me in the land of Zion, like unto the pattern which I have given you; yea, let it be built speedily by the tithing of my people: behold this is the tithing and the sacrifice which I the Lord require at their hands, that there may be an house built unto me for the salvation of Zion: for a place of thanksgiving, for all saints, and for a place of instruction for all those who are called to the work of the ministry, in all their several callings, and offices: that they may be perfected in the understanding of their ministry: in theory; in principle, and in doctrine, in all things pertaining to the kingdom of God on the earth, the keys of which kingdom have been conferred upon you.
4 And inasmuch as my people build an house unto me, in the name of the Lord, and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it, that it be not defiled, my glory shall rest upon it; yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it, shall see God: but if it be defiled I will not come into it, and my glory shall not be there, for I will not come into unholy temples.
5 And now behold if Zion do these things, she shall prosper and spread herself and become very glorious, very great, and [p. 209]
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