Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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the tares that they may be burned: and behold  the enemy is combined.
4 And now I show unto you a mystery, a  thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring  to pass even your destruction, in process of  time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it un to you, and ye are blessed, not because of your  iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief, for  verily some of you are guilty before me; but  I will be merciful unto your weakness. There fore, be ye strong from henceforth; fear not  for the kingdom is yours: and for your salva tion I give unto you a commandment, for I  have heard your prayers, and the poor have  complained before me, and the rich have I  made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no re specter of persons. And I have made the  earth rich, and behold it is my footstool:— wherefore, again I will stand upon it: and I  hold forth and deign to give unto you greater  riches, even a land of promise; a land flowing  with milk and honey, upon which there shall  be no curse when the Lord cometh: and I  will give it unto you for the land of your in heritance, if you seek it with all your hearts:  and this shall be my covenant with you, ye  shall have it for the land of your inheritance,  and for the inheritance of your children for ever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall  possess it again in eternity, no more to pass  away.
5 But verily I say unto you, that, in time,  ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be  your king and watch over you. Wherefore,  hear my voice and follow me, and you shall [p. 163]
the tares that they may be burned: and behold the enemy is combined.
4 And now I show unto you a mystery, a thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring to pass even your destruction, in process of time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it unto you, and ye are blessed, not because of your iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief, for verily some of you are guilty before me; but I will be merciful unto your weakness. Therefore, be ye strong from henceforth; fear not for the kingdom is yours: and for your salvation I give unto you a commandment, for I have heard your prayers, and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no respecter of persons. And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool:—wherefore, again I will stand upon it: and I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh: and I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts: and this shall be my covenant with you, ye shall have it for the land of your inheritance, and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more to pass away.
5 But verily I say unto you, that, in time, ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you. Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall [p. 163]
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