Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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must needs come by power; therefore, I will  raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead  them like as Moses led the children of Israel,  for ye are the children of Israel, and of the  seed of Abraham; and ye must needs be led  out of bondage by power, and with a stretch ed out arm: and as your fathers were led at  the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion  be. Therefore, let not your hearts faint, for  I say not unto you as I said unto your fathers,  mine angel shall go up before you, but not my  presence; but I say unto you, mine angels  shall go before you, and also my presence,  and in time ye shall possess the goodly land.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, that my ser vant Baurak Ale [JS] is the man to whom I liken ed the servant to whom the Lord of the vine yark [vineyard] spoke in the parable which I have given  unto you.
5 Therefore, let my servant Baurak Ale say  unto the strength of my house, my young men  and the middle aged, Gather yourselves to gether unto the land of Zion, upon the land  whith [which] I have bought with moneys that have  been consecrated unto me; and let all the  churches send up wise men, with their mo neys, and purchase lands even as I have com manded them; and inasmuch as mine enemies  come against you to drive you from my good ly land, which I have consecrated to be the  land of Zion; even from your own lands after  these testimonies, which ye have brought be fore me, against them, ye shall curse them;  and whomsoever ye curse, I will curse; and  ye shall avenge me of mine enemies: and my [p. 387]
must needs come by power; therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel, for ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham; and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched out arm: and as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be. Therefore, let not your hearts faint, for I say not unto you as I said unto your fathers, mine angel shall go up before you, but not my presence; but I say unto you, mine angels shall go before you, and also my presence, and in time ye shall possess the goodly land.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, that my servant Baurak Ale JS is the man to whom I likened the servant to whom the Lord of the vineyark [vineyard] spoke in the parable which I have given unto you.
5 Therefore, let my servant Baurak Ale say unto the strength of my house, my young men and the middle aged, Gather yourselves together unto the land of Zion, upon the land whith [which] I have bought with moneys that have been consecrated unto me; and let all the churches send up wise men, with their moneys, and purchase lands even as I have commanded them; and inasmuch as mine enemies come against you to drive you from my goodly land, which I have consecrated to be the land of Zion; even from your own lands after these testimonies, which ye have brought before me, against them, ye shall curse them; and whomsoever ye curse, I will curse; and ye shall avenge me of mine enemies: and my [p. 387]
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