Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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5 And now behold if Zion do these things,  she shall prosper and spread herself and be come very glorious, very great, and very ter rible; and the nations of the earth shall honor  her, and shall say, surely Zion is the city of  our God; and surely Zion cannot fall, neither  be moved out of her place, for God is there,  and the hand of the Lord is there, and he hath  sworn by the power of his might to be her  salvation, and her high tower: therefore verily  thus saith the Lord let Zion rejoice, for this is  Zion, the pure in heart: therefore let Zion  rejoice, while all the wicked shall mourn: for  behold and lo, vengeance cometh speedily  upon the ungodly, as the whirlwind, and who  shall escape it: the Lord’s scourge shall pass  over by night and by day; and the report there of shall vex all people; yet, it shall not be  stayed until the Lord come: for the indigna tion of the Lord is kindled against their abom inations, and all their wicked works: neverthe less Zion shall escape if she observe to do all  things whatsoever I have commanded her, but  if she observe not to do whatsoever I have  commanded her, I will visit her according to  all her works: with sore affliction; with pesti lence; with plague; with sword; with venge ance; with devouring fire: nevertheless, let it  be read this once in their ears, that I the Lord  have accepted of their offering; and if she  sin no more, none of these things shall come  upon her, and I will bless her with blessings,  and multiply a multiplicity of blessings upon  her, and upon her generations, forever and ev er, saith the Lord your God: Amen. [p. 322]
5 And now behold if Zion do these things, she shall prosper and spread herself and become very glorious, very great, and very terrible; and the nations of the earth shall honor her, and shall say, surely Zion is the city of our God; and surely Zion cannot fall, neither be moved out of her place, for God is there, and the hand of the Lord is there, and he hath sworn by the power of his might to be her salvation, and her high tower: therefore verily thus saith the Lord let Zion rejoice, for this is Zion, the pure in heart: therefore let Zion rejoice, while all the wicked shall mourn: for behold and lo, vengeance cometh speedily upon the ungodly, as the whirlwind, and who shall escape it: the Lord’s scourge shall pass over by night and by day; and the report thereof shall vex all people; yet, it shall not be stayed until the Lord come: for the indignation of the Lord is kindled against their abominations, and all their wicked works: nevertheless Zion shall escape if she observe to do all things whatsoever I have commanded her, but if she observe not to do whatsoever I have commanded her, I will visit her according to all her works: with sore affliction; with pestilence; with plague; with sword; with vengeance; with devouring fire: nevertheless, let it be read this once in their ears, that I the Lord have accepted of their offering; and if she sin no more, none of these things shall come upon her, and I will bless her with blessings, and multiply a multiplicity of blessings upon her, and upon her generations, forever and ever, saith the Lord your God: Amen. [p. 322]
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