Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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8 And again, let my servant Gazelam have appointed unto  him, the lot which is laid off for the building of my , which  is forty rods long, and twelve wide, and also the inheritance  upon which his now resides; and this is the beginning of  the stewardship which I have appointed unto him, for a bles sing upon him, and upon his , for behold, I have reserv ed an inheritance for his , for his support: therefore he  shall be reckoned in the house of my servant Gazelam; and I  will multiply blessings upon the house of my servant Gazelam,  inasmuch as he is faithful, even a multiplicity of blessings.
9 And now a commandment I give unto you concerning Zi on, that you shall no longer be bound as an united order to  your brethren of Zion, only on this wise: after you are organ ized you shall be called the united order of the stake of Zion,  the city of . And your brethren, after they are or ganized, shall be called the united order of the city of Zion;  and they shall be organized in their own names, and in their  own name; and they shall do their business in their own name,  and in their own names: and you shall do your business in  your own name, and in your own names. And this I have  commanded to be done for your salvation and also for their  salvation in consequence of their being driven out and that  which is to come. The covenants being broken through trans gression, by covetousness and feigned words: therefore, you  are desolved as a united order with your brethren, that you are  not bound only up to this hour, unto them, only on this wise,  as I said, by loan, as shall be agreed by this order, in council,  as your circumstances will admit, and the voice of the coun cil direct.
10 And again, a commandment I give unto you concerning  your stewardship which I have appointed unto you: behold all  these properties are mine, or else your faith is vain, and ye  are found hypocrites, and the covenants which ye have made  unto me are broken: and if the properties are mine then ye  are stewards, otherwise ye are no stewards. But verily I say  unto you, I have appointed unto you to be stewards over mine  house, even stewards indeed: and for this purpose I have com manded you to organize yourselves, even to shinelah [print] my words,  the fulness of my scriptures, the revelations which I have giv en unto you, and which I shall hereafter, from time to time,  give unto you, for the purpose of building up my church and  kingdom on the earth, and to prepare my people for the time  when I shall dwell with them, which is nigh at hand.
11 And ye shall prepare for yourselves a place for a treasury,  and consecrate it unto my name; and ye shall appoint one [p. 243]
8 And again, let my servant Gazelam have appointed unto him, the lot which is laid off for the building of my , which is forty rods long, and twelve wide, and also the inheritance upon which his now resides; and this is the beginning of the stewardship which I have appointed unto him, for a blessing upon him, and upon his , for behold, I have reserved an inheritance for his , for his support: therefore he shall be reckoned in the house of my servant Gazelam; and I will multiply blessings upon the house of my servant Gazelam, inasmuch as he is faithful, even a multiplicity of blessings.
9 And now a commandment I give unto you concerning Zion, that you shall no longer be bound as an united order to your brethren of Zion, only on this wise: after you are organized you shall be called the united order of the stake of Zion, the city of . And your brethren, after they are organized, shall be called the united order of the city of Zion; and they shall be organized in their own names, and in their own name; and they shall do their business in their own name, and in their own names: and you shall do your business in your own name, and in your own names. And this I have commanded to be done for your salvation and also for their salvation in consequence of their being driven out and that which is to come. The covenants being broken through transgression, by covetousness and feigned words: therefore, you are desolved as a united order with your brethren, that you are not bound only up to this hour, unto them, only on this wise, as I said, by loan, as shall be agreed by this order, in council, as your circumstances will admit, and the voice of the council direct.
10 And again, a commandment I give unto you concerning your stewardship which I have appointed unto you: behold all these properties are mine, or else your faith is vain, and ye are found hypocrites, and the covenants which ye have made unto me are broken: and if the properties are mine then ye are stewards, otherwise ye are no stewards. But verily I say unto you, I have appointed unto you to be stewards over mine house, even stewards indeed: and for this purpose I have commanded you to organize yourselves, even to shinelah [print] my words, the fulness of my scriptures, the revelations which I have given unto you, and which I shall hereafter, from time to time, give unto you, for the purpose of building up my church and kingdom on the earth, and to prepare my people for the time when I shall dwell with them, which is nigh at hand.
11 And ye shall prepare for yourselves a place for a treasury, and consecrate it unto my name; and ye shall appoint one [p. 243]
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