Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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as seemeth you good, it mattereth not unto  me, and take your journey speedily for the  place which is called . And from  thence let my servants , and  Joseph Smith, jr. and , take  their journey for : and in this place  let them lift up their voice, and declare my  word with loud voices, without wrath or  doubting, lifting up holy hands upon them.—  For I am able to make you holy, and your sins  are forgiven you.
3 And let the residue take their journey  from , two by two, and preach the  word, not in haste, among the congregations  of the wicked, until they return to the  churches from whence they came. And all  this for the good of the churches; for this in tent have I sent them. And let my servant   impart of the money which  I have given him, a portion unto mine elders,  who are commanded to return; and he that is  able, let him return it by the way of the agent,  and he that is not, of him it is not required.—  And now I speak of the residue who are to  come unto this land. Behold they have  been sent to preach my gospel among the con gregations of the wicked: wherefore, I give  unto them a commandment thus: Thou shalt  not idle away thy time: neither shalt thou bu ry thy talent that it may not be known.
4 And after thou hast come up unto the land  of Zion, and has proclaimed my word, thou  shalt speedily return proclaiming my word  among the congregations of the wicked. Not  in haste, neither in wrath nor with strife: and [p. 303]
as seemeth you good, it mattereth not unto me, and take your journey speedily for the place which is called . And from thence let my servants , and Joseph Smith, jr. and , take their journey for : and in this place let them lift up their voice, and declare my word with loud voices, without wrath or doubting, lifting up holy hands upon them.— For I am able to make you holy, and your sins are forgiven you.
3 And let the residue take their journey from , two by two, and preach the word, not in haste, among the congregations of the wicked, until they return to the churches from whence they came. And all this for the good of the churches; for this intent have I sent them. And let my servant impart of the money which I have given him, a portion unto mine elders, who are commanded to return; and he that is able, let him return it by the way of the agent, and he that is not, of him it is not required.— And now I speak of the residue who are to come unto this land. Behold they have been sent to preach my gospel among the congregations of the wicked: wherefore, I give unto them a commandment thus: Thou shalt not idle away thy time: neither shalt thou bury thy talent that it may not be known.
4 And after thou hast come up unto the land of Zion, and has proclaimed my word, thou shalt speedily return proclaiming my word among the congregations of the wicked. Not in haste, neither in wrath nor with strife: and [p. 303]
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