Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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lands are purchased, I will hold the armies of  Israel guiltless in taking possession of their  own lands, which they have previously pur chased with their moneys, and of throwing  down the towers of mine enemies, that may  be upon them, and scattering their watchmen,  and avenging me of mine enemies, unto the  third and fourth generation of them that hate  me.
9 But firstly, let my army become very  great, and let it be sanctified before me, that  it may become fair as the sun, and clear as  the moon, and that her banners may be ter rible unto all nations; that the kingdoms of  this world may be constrained to acknowledge  that the kingdom of Zion is in very deed the  kingdom of our God and his Christ: therefore,  let us become subject unto her laws.
10 Verily I say unto you, it is expedient in  me that the first elders of my church should  receive their endowment from on high, in my  house, which I have commanded to be built  unto my name in the land of : and  let those commandments which I have given  concerning Zion and her law, be executed and  fulfilled, after her redemption. There has  been a day of calling, but the time has come  for a day of choosing; and let those be chosen  that are worthy: and it shall be manifest unto  my servant, by the voice of the Spirit, those  that are chosen, and they shall be sanctified:  and inasmuch as they follow the counsel which  they receive, they shall have power after many  days to accomplish all things pertaining to  Zion. [p. 393]
lands are purchased, I will hold the armies of Israel guiltless in taking possession of their own lands, which they have previously purchased with their moneys, and of throwing down the towers of mine enemies, that may be upon them, and scattering their watchmen, and avenging me of mine enemies, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
9 But firstly, let my army become very great, and let it be sanctified before me, that it may become fair as the sun, and clear as the moon, and that her banners may be terrible unto all nations; that the kingdoms of this world may be constrained to acknowledge that the kingdom of Zion is in very deed the kingdom of our God and his Christ: therefore, let us become subject unto her laws.
10 Verily I say unto you, it is expedient in me that the first elders of my church should receive their endowment from on high, in my house, which I have commanded to be built unto my name in the land of : and let those commandments which I have given concerning Zion and her law, be executed and fulfilled, after her redemption. There has been a day of calling, but the time has come for a day of choosing; and let those be chosen that are worthy: and it shall be manifest unto my servant, by the voice of the Spirit, those that are chosen, and they shall be sanctified: and inasmuch as they follow the counsel which they receive, they shall have power after many days to accomplish all things pertaining to Zion. [p. 393]
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