Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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est, and are broken, and their spirits contrite,  and are willing to observe their covenants by  sacrifice; yea, every sacrifice which I the  Lord shall command, they are all accepted of  me, for I the Lord will cause them to bring  forth as a very fruitful tree which is planted in  a goodly land, by a pure stream, that yieldeth  much precious fruit.
3 Verily I say unto you, that it is my will  that an should be built unto me in the  land of Zion, like unto the pattern which I  have given you; yea, let it be built speedily by  the tithing of my people: behold this is the  tithing and the sacrifice which I the Lord re quire at their hands, that there may be an house  built unto me for the salvation of Zion: for a  place of thanksgiving, for all saints, and for a  place of instruction for all those who are call ed to the work of the ministry, in all their  several callings, and offices: that they may be  perfected in the understanding of their min istry: in theory; in principle, and in doctrine,  in all things pertaining to the kingdom of God  on the earth, the keys of which kingdom have  been conferred upon you.
4 And inasmuch as my people build an   unto me, in the name of the Lord, and  do not suffer any unclean thing to come into  it, that it be not defiled, my glory shall rest  upon it; yea, and my presence shall be there,  for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart  that shall come into it, shall see God: but if it  be defiled I will not come into it, and my glo ry, shall not be there, for I will not come into  unholy temples. [p. 321]
est, and are broken, and their spirits contrite, and are willing to observe their covenants by sacrifice; yea, every sacrifice which I the Lord shall command, they are all accepted of me, for I the Lord will cause them to bring forth as a very fruitful tree which is planted in a goodly land, by a pure stream, that yieldeth much precious fruit.
3 Verily I say unto you, that it is my will that an should be built unto me in the land of Zion, like unto the pattern which I have given you; yea, let it be built speedily by the tithing of my people: behold this is the tithing and the sacrifice which I the Lord require at their hands, that there may be an house built unto me for the salvation of Zion: for a place of thanksgiving, for all saints, and for a place of instruction for all those who are called to the work of the ministry, in all their several callings, and offices: that they may be perfected in the understanding of their ministry: in theory; in principle, and in doctrine, in all things pertaining to the kingdom of God on the earth, the keys of which kingdom have been conferred upon you.
4 And inasmuch as my people build an unto me, in the name of the Lord, and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it, that it be not defiled, my glory shall rest upon it; yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it, shall see God: but if it be defiled I will not come into it, and my glory, shall not be there, for I will not come into unholy temples. [p. 321]
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