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27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment,
and her converts with righteousness.
28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the
sinners shall be together, and they that forsake
the Lord shall be consumed.
4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity,
a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have
provoked the Holy One of Israel
unto anger, they are gone away backward.
5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more:
the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
the sole of the foot even unto the head there is
no soundness in it; but wounds, and
bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up,
neither mollified with ointment.
7 Your country is
desolate, your cities are burned with
fire: your land, strangers
devour it in your presence, and it is desolate,
as overthrown by strangers.
the daughter of Zion
is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of
cucumbers, as a besieged city.
9 Except the Lord of hosts had left unto
us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom,
and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
10 Hear the word of the Lord,
ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto
the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall
eat the good of the land:
20 But if ye
refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword:
for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment;
righteousness lodged in it;
but now murderers.
22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine
mixed with water:
princes are rebellious, and companions of
thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth
after rewards: they judge not
the fatherless, neither doth the cause
of the widow come unto them.
24 Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel,
Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge
away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness,
the faithful city.
27 Zion shall
be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with
1:27-28, 4-10, 19-23, 24-27
34 Wherefore, verily I say
unto you that all things unto me
are spiritual, and not at any
time have I given unto you a
law which was temporal; neither any man, nor the children of men;
neither Adam, your father, whom I created.
I gave unto him that he should be an agent unto himself; and I gave unto
him commandment, but no temporal commandment gave I unto him, for my
commandments are spiritual; they are not natural nor temporal, neither carnal
it came to pass that Adam, being tempted of the devilófor, behold, the devil
was before Adam, for he rebelled against me, saying, Give me thine
honor, which is my power; and also a third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away from me
because of their agency;
37 And they were thrust down, and thus came the devil and his angels;
38 And, behold, there is a place prepared for
which place is hell.
39 And it must needs be that the devil should tempt the children of men,
they could not be agents unto
themselves; for if they never should have bitter they could not know the
40 Wherefore, it
came to pass that the devil tempted Adam, and he partook of the forbidden
fruit and transgressed the commandment, wherein
he became subject to the will of the devil, because he yielded unto
Doctrine and Covenants 29:34-40
there appeared another wonder in heaven;
and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten
horns, and seven crowns upon his heads
his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them
to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be
delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;
and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed
not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil,
and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth,
and his angels were cast out with
10 And I heard a loud voice saying
in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and
the power of his Christ: for the accuser
of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;
and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:3-4,7-11
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men,
him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my
Father which is in heaven.
that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father,
and the daughter against her
mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36 And a manís foes shall be
they of his own household.
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not
worthy of me: and he that loveth son
or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not
worthy of me.
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake
shall find it.
that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that
that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall
receive a prophetís reward; and
he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man
shall receive a righteous manís reward.
whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only
in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise
lose his reward.
whosoever shall not receive
you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out
of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom
and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold, I send you forth as
sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye
therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will
scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors
and kings for my sake, for a
testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall
for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the
child: and the children shall rise up
against their parents, and cause them to
be put to death.
ye shall be hated of all men
for my nameís sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be
51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace
on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in
one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against
the father; the mother against the
daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against
her daughter in law, and the daughter
in law against her mother in law. Luke 12:51-53
lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him,
and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and
will appoint him his portion with the
47 And that servant, which knew his lordís will, and
prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be
beaten with many stripes.
hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how
is it that ye do not discern this time?
57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is
1 Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha
and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same
today as yesterday, and forever.
2 I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was crucified for the sins of
the world, even as many as will
believe on my name, that they may become the sons of God, even one in me as
I am one in the Father, as the Father is one in me, that we may be one.
Doctrine and Covenants 35:1-2
16 Wo be unto them that shall pervert the ways of the Lord
after this manner, for they shall
perish except they repent. Behold, I speak with
boldness, having authority from God; and I fear not what man can do;
for perfect love casteth out all fear.
18 For I know that God is not a partial God, neither a
changeable being; but he is unchangeable from all eternity to all eternity.
19 And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that
he is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and that all these gifts
of which I have spoken, which are spiritual, never will be done away, even as long as the world shall stand, only
according to the unbelief of the children of men.
ye may know that he is, by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God;
for he worketh by power, according to
the faith of the children of men, the same today and tomorrow, and forever. Moroni
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him
will I give power over the nations:
he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers:
even as I received of my Father. Revalation
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a
great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns
upon his heads.
his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the
earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be
delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations
with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God,
that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and
there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and
the dragon fought and his angels,
prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the
great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,
which deceiveth the whole world: he
was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying
in heaven, Now is come salvation, and
strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast
down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they
overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their
testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and
of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he
knoweth that he hath but a short time.
10 I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus:
for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he
that sat upon him was called Faithful and
True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his
head were many crowns; and he had
a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his
name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses,
clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword,
that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of
iron: and he treadeth
the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King
of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
it came to pass that I beheld that the rod
of iron, which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the
fountain of living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters are a
representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that the tree of life was
a representation of the love of God.
26 And the angel said unto me again: Look and behold the condescension of God!
1 Nephi 11:25-26
33 And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and
slain for the sins of the world.
34 And after he was slain I saw the multitudes of the earth,
that they were gathered together to
fight against the apostles of the Lamb; for thus were the twelve called
by the angel of the Lord.
35 And the multitude of the earth was
gathered together; and I beheld that
they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the
building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me
again, saying: Behold the world
and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the
36 And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the great
and spacious building was the pride of the world; and it fell,
and the fall thereof was exceedingly great. And the angel of the Lord
spake unto me again, saying: Thus
shall be the destruction of all nations, kindreds,
tongues, and people, that shall fight
against the twelve apostles
of the Lamb. 1 Nephi 11:33-36
16 And the angel spake unto
me, saying: Behold the fountain of filthy water which thy father saw; yea, even the river of which he spake;
and the depths thereof are the depths of hell.
17 And the mists of darkness are the temptations of the devil, which blindeth
the eyes, and hardeneth the
hearts of the children of men, and leadeth them away into broad roads, that they perish and are lost.
large and spacious building, which thy father saw, is vain imaginations
and the pride of the children of men. And a great and a terrible gulf divideth them; yea, even the word of the justice
of the Eternal God, and the Messiah who is the Lamb of God, of whom the Holy Ghost beareth record,
from the beginning of the world until this time, and from this time henceforth
1 Nephi 12:16-18
18 For he is the same yesterday, today,
and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of
the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him.
19 For he
that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be
unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times
as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one
20 Therefore remember, O man, for all thy doings thou shalt be
brought into judgment.
21 Wherefore, if
ye have sought to do wickedly in the days of your probation, then ye are
found unclean before the judgment-seat of God; and no unclean thing can
dwell with God; wherefore, ye must be
cast off forever.
19 And I beheld a
rod of iron, and it extended along the bank of the river,
and led to the tree by which I stood.
1 Nephi 10:18-21
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh
down from the Father of lights, with
whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17
1 Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth,
and rejoice ye inhabitants thereof, for the Lord is God, and beside him there
is no Savior.
is his wisdom, marvelous are his ways, and the extent of his doings
none can find out.
purposes fail not, neither are there any who can stay his hand.
4 From eternity to eternity he is the
same, and his years never fail.
5 For thus saith the LordóI, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto
those who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve
me in righteousness and in truth unto the end. Doctrine
and Covenants 76:1-5
33 And great was the multitude that did
enter into that strange building. And
after they did enter into that
building they did point the finger of scorn at me and those that were partaking of the
fruit also; but we heeded them not.
I also beheld a strait and narrow
path, which came along by the rod of iron,
even to the tree by which I stood; and it also led by the head of the fountain,
unto a large and spacious field, as if it had been a world.
I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were pressing
forward, that they might obtain the path
which led unto the tree by which I stood.
22 And it came to pass that they did come forth, and commence in the
path which led to the tree.
23 And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea, even an
exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch
that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they
wandered off and were lost.
it came to pass that I beheld others
pressing forward, and they came forth and
caught hold of the end of the rod of iron;
and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth
and partake of the fruit of the tree.
25 And after
they had partaken of the fruit of the tree they did cast their eyes about as if
they were ashamed.
I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river
of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth.
27 And it was filled
with people, both
old and young, both male and female; and their manner of dress was exceedingly
fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those who had come
at and were partaking of the fruit.
28 And after they had tasted of the fruit
they were ashamed, because of those
that were scoffing at them; and they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost.
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