History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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12. And verily I say unto you, that it is my  will that you should hasten to translate my scrip tures, and to obtain a knowledge of history, and of  countries, and of kingdoms, of laws of God and  man, and all this for the salvation of . Amen.
Revelation given same date.
1. And again, verily I say u[n]to you, my friends,  a I give unto you, that ye shall  commence a work of laying out and preparing a begin ning and foundation of the city of the 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 unto me for the building of an house  for the , for the work of the presidency, in ob taining revelations; and for the work of the ministry  of the presidency, in all things pertaining to the  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 , accor ding to the pattern which shall be given unto you  hereafter: and it shall be wholly 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 shall command you; and it  shall be fifty five by sixty five feet in the width [p. 295]
12. And verily I say unto you, that it is my will that you should hasten to translate my scriptures, and to obtain a knowledge of history, and of countries, and of kingdoms, of laws of God and man, and all this for the salvation of . Amen.
Revelation given same date.
1. And again, verily I say unto you, my friends, a I give unto you, that ye shall commence a work of laying out and preparing a beginning and foundation of the city of the 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 unto me for the building of an house for the , 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 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 , according to the pattern which shall be given unto you hereafter: and it shall be wholly 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 shall command you; and it shall be fifty five by sixty five feet in the width [p. 295]
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