Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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their guide, and have not been deceived, veri ly I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down  and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day,  and the earth shall be given unto them for an  inheritance: and they shall multiply and wax  strong, and their children shall grow up with out sin unto salvation, for the Lord shall be in  their midst, and his glory shall be upon them,  and he will he [be] their king and their lawgiver.
11 And now, behold I say unto you, it shall  not be given unto you to know any further con cerning this chapter, until the new testament  be translated, and in it all these things shall be  made known: wherefore I give unto you that  you may now translate it, that ye may be pre pared for the things to come; for verily I say  unto you, that great things await you; ye hear  of wars in foreign lands, but behold I say unto  you, they are nigh, even at your doors, and not  many years hence ye shall hear of wars in  your own lands.
12 Wherefore I the Lord have said, gather  ye out from the eastern lands, assemble ye  yourselves together ye elders of my church;  go ye forth unto the western countries, call  upon the inhabitants to repent, and inasmuch  as they do repent, build up churches unto me;  and with one heart and with one mind, gather  up your riches that ye may purchase an in heritance which shall hereafter be appointed  unto you, and it shall be called the , a land of peace, a city of refuge, a place  of safety for the saints of the most high God;  and the glory of the Lord shall be there, and [p. 185]
their guide, and have not been deceived, verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day, and the earth shall be given unto them for an inheritance: and they shall multiply and wax strong, and their children shall grow up without sin unto salvation, for the Lord shall be in their midst, and his glory shall be upon them, and he will he [be] their king and their lawgiver.
11 And now, behold I say unto you, it shall not be given unto you to know any further concerning this chapter, until the new testament be translated, and in it all these things shall be made known: wherefore I give unto you that you may now translate it, that ye may be prepared for the things to come; for verily I say unto you, that great things await you; ye hear of wars in foreign lands, but behold I say unto you, they are nigh, even at your doors, and not many years hence ye shall hear of wars in your own lands.
12 Wherefore I the Lord have said, gather ye out from the eastern lands, assemble ye yourselves together ye elders of my church; go ye forth unto the western countries, call upon the inhabitants to repent, and inasmuch as they do repent, build up churches unto me; and with one heart and with one mind, gather up your riches that ye may purchase an inheritance which shall hereafter be appointed unto you, and it shall be called the , a land of peace, a city of refuge, a place of safety for the saints of the most high God; and the glory of the Lord shall be there, and [p. 185]
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