Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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should call your solemn assembly: that your  fastings and your mourning might come up  into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, which is  by interpretation, the Creator of the first day;  the beginning and the end.
2 Yea, verily I say unto you, I gave unto  you a commandment, that you should build  an , in the which house I design to en dow those whom I have chosen with power  from on high: for this is the promise of the  Father unto you: therefore I commanded  you to tarry, even as mine apostles at Jerusa lem: nevertheless my servants sinned a very  grievious sin; and contentions arose in the  school of the prophets, which was very griev ious unto me, saith your Lord: therefore I  sent them forth to be chastened.
3 Verily I say unto you, it is my will that you  should build an : if you keep my com mandments, you shall have power to build it;  if you keep not my commandments the love of  the Father, shall not continue with you; there fore you shall walk in darkness. Now here is  wisdom and the mind of the Lord: let the  house be built, not after the manner of the  world, for I give not unto you, that ye shall  live after the manner of the world: therefore  let it be built after the manner which I shall  show unto three of you, whom ye shall appoint  and ordain unto this power. And the size  thereof shall be fifty and five feet in width,  and let it be sixty-five feet in length, in the in ner court thereof; and let the lower part of  the inner court be dedicated unto me for your  sacrament offering, and for your preaching; [p. 363]
should call your solemn assembly: that your fastings and your mourning might come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, which is by interpretation, the Creator of the first day; the beginning and the end.
2 Yea, verily I say unto you, I gave unto you a commandment, that you should build an , in the which house I design to endow those whom I have chosen with power from on high: for this is the promise of the Father unto you: therefore I commanded you to tarry, even as mine apostles at Jerusalem: nevertheless my servants sinned a very grievious sin; and contentions arose in the school of the prophets, which was very grievious unto me, saith your Lord: therefore I sent them forth to be chastened.
3 Verily I say unto you, it is my will that you should build an : if you keep my commandments, you shall have power to build it; if you keep not my commandments the love of the Father, shall not continue with you; therefore you shall walk in darkness. Now here is wisdom and the mind of the Lord: let the house be built, not after the manner of the world, for I give not unto you, that ye shall live after the manner of the world: therefore let it be built after the manner which I shall show unto three of you, whom ye shall appoint and ordain unto this power. And the size thereof shall be fifty and five feet in width, and let it be sixty-five feet in length, in the inner court thereof; and let the lower part of the inner court be dedicated unto me for your sacrament offering, and for your preaching; [p. 363]
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