Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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you in a former commandment, let not your  gathering be in haste, nor by flight; but let  all things be prepared before you; and in or der that all things be prepared before you, ob serve the commandments which I have given  concerning these things, which saith, or teach eth, to purchase all the lands by money, which  can be purchased for money, in the region  round about the land which I have appointed  to be the land of Zion, for the beginning of  the gathering of my saints: all the land which  can be purchased in , and the  counties round about, and leave the residue  in mine hand.
10 Now verily I say unto you, let all the  churches gather together all their moneys; let  these things be done in their time, be not in  haste; and observe to have all things prepared  before you. And let honorable men be ap pointed, even wise men, and send them to  purchase these lands; and every church in  the eastern countries when they are built up,  if they will hearken unto this counsel, they  may buy lands and gather together upon them,  and in this way they may establish Zion.—  There is even now already in store a sufficient;  yea, even abundance to redeem Zion, and estab lish her waste places, no more to be thrown  down, were the churches, who call themselves  after my name, willing to hearken to my voice.  And again I say unto you, those who have  been scattered by their enemies, it is my will  that they should continue to importune for re dress, and redemption, by the hands of those  who are placed as rulers, and are in authority [p. 372]
you in a former commandment, let not your gathering be in haste, nor by flight; but let all things be prepared before you; and in order that all things be prepared before you, observe the commandments which I have given concerning these things, which saith, or teacheth, to purchase all the lands by money, which can be purchased for money, in the region round about the land which I have appointed to be the land of Zion, for the beginning of the gathering of my saints: all the land which can be purchased in , and the counties round about, and leave the residue in mine hand.
10 Now verily I say unto you, let all the churches gather together all their moneys; let these things be done in their time, be not in haste; and observe to have all things prepared before you. And let honorable men be appointed, even wise men, and send them to purchase these lands; and every church in the eastern countries when they are built up, if they will hearken unto this counsel, they may buy lands and gather together upon them, and in this way they may establish Zion.— There is even now already in store a sufficient; yea, even abundance to redeem Zion, and establish her waste places, no more to be thrown down, were the churches, who call themselves after my name, willing to hearken to my voice. And again I say unto you, those who have been scattered by their enemies, it is my will that they should continue to importune for redress, and redemption, by the hands of those who are placed as rulers, and are in authority [p. 372]
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