Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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hand, and he that is faithful among you, shall  not perish by the waters.
2 Wherefore it is expedient that my ser vant , and my servant , be in haste upon their errand and  mission: nevertheless I would not suffer that  ye should part until you are chastened for all  your sins, that you might be one; that you  might not perish in wickedness; but now ver ily I say, it behooveth me that ye should part:  wherefore let my servants and  , take their former compa ny, and let them take their journey in haste  that they may fill their mission, and through  faith they shall overcome; and inasmuch as  they are faithful, they shall be preserved, and  I the Lord will be with them. And let the  residue take that which is needful for clothing.  Let my servant take that  which is not needful with him, as you shall  agree. And now behold, for your good I  gave unto you a commandment concerning  these things; and I the Lord will reason with  you as with men in days of old.
3 Behold I the Lord in the beginning, bles sed the waters, but in the last days by the  mouth of my servant John, I cursed the wa ters: wherefore, the days will come that no  flesh shall be safe upon the waters, and it shall  be said in days to come, that none is able to  go up to the land of Zion, upon the waters,  but he that is upright in heart. And, as I the  Lord in the beginning cursed the land, even  so in the last days have I blessed it, in its [p. 305]
hand, and he that is faithful among you, shall not perish by the waters.
2 Wherefore it is expedient that my servant , and my servant , be in haste upon their errand and mission: nevertheless I would not suffer that ye should part until you are chastened for all your sins, that you might be one; that you might not perish in wickedness; but now verily I say, it behooveth me that ye should part: wherefore let my servants and , take their former company, and let them take their journey in haste that they may fill their mission, and through faith they shall overcome; and inasmuch as they are faithful, they shall be preserved, and I the Lord will be with them. And let the residue take that which is needful for clothing. Let my servant take that which is not needful with him, as you shall agree. And now behold, for your good I gave unto you a commandment concerning these things; and I the Lord will reason with you as with men in days of old.
3 Behold I the Lord in the beginning, blessed the waters, but in the last days by the mouth of my servant John, I cursed the waters: wherefore, the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters, and it shall be said in days to come, that none is able to go up to the land of Zion, upon the waters, but he that is upright in heart. And, as I the Lord in the beginning cursed the land, even so in the last days have I blessed it, in its [p. 305]
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