Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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friends, a commandment I give unto you, that  ye shall commence a work of laying out and  preparing a beginning and foundation of the  city of the stake of Zion, here in the land of  , beginning at my : and behold  it must be done according to the pattern which  I have given unto you. And let the first lot  on the south, be consecrated unto me for the  building of an house for the presidency, for  the work of the presidency, in obtaining reve lations; and for the work of the ministry of  the presidency, in all things pertaining to the  church and kingdom.
2 Verily I say unto you, that it shall be  built fifty-five by sixty-five feet in the width  thereof, and in the length thereof, in the inner  court; and there shall be a lower court, and  an higher court, according to the pattern  which shall be given unto you hereafter: and  it shall be dedicated unto the Lord from the  foundation thereof, according to the order of  the priesthood, according to the the pattern  which shall be given unto you hereafter: and it  shall be wholy dedicated unto the Lord for the  work of the presidency. And ye shall not  suffer any unclean thing to come in unto it; and  my glory shall be there, and my presence  shall be there; but if there shall come into it  any unclean thing, my glory shall not be there:  and my presence shall not come into it.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, the se cond lot on the south shall be dedicated unto  me for the building of an house unto me, for  the work of the printing of the translation of  my scriptures, and all things, whatsoever I [p. 328]
friends, a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall commence a work of laying out and preparing a beginning and foundation of the city of the stake of Zion, here in the land of , beginning at my : and behold it must be done according to the pattern which I have given unto you. And let the first lot on the south, be consecrated unto me for the building of an house for the presidency, for the work of the presidency, in obtaining revelations; and for the work of the ministry of the presidency, in all things pertaining to the church and kingdom.
2 Verily I say unto you, that it shall be built fifty-five by sixty-five feet in the width thereof, and in the length thereof, in the inner court; and there shall be a lower court, and an higher court, according to the pattern which shall be given unto you hereafter: and it shall be dedicated unto the Lord from the foundation thereof, according to the order of the priesthood, according to the the pattern which shall be given unto you hereafter: and it shall be wholy dedicated unto the Lord for the work of the presidency. And ye shall not suffer any unclean thing to come in unto it; and my glory shall be there, and my presence shall be there; but if there shall come into it any unclean thing, my glory shall not be there: and my presence shall not come into it.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, the second lot on the south shall be dedicated unto me for the building of an house unto me, for the work of the printing of the translation of my scriptures, and all things, whatsoever I [p. 328]
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