THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 125

Nauvoo, Illinois, March 1841

Build a new city in Iowa and call it Zarahemla
Boring Stuff125:1-4

1 What is the will of the Lord concerning the saints in the Territory of Iowa?

What is the will of the Lord concerning the saints in the Territory of Iowa?

2 Verily, thus saith the Lord, I say unto you, if those who call themselves by my name and are essaying to be my saints, if they will do my will and keep my commandments concerning them, let them gather themselves together unto the places which I shall appoint unto them by my servant Joseph, and build up cities unto my name, that they may be prepared for that which is in store for a time to come.

If they want to be my saints, they must keep my commandments and gather where Joseph Smith tellls to them to gather, and build cities in my name, 

3 Let them build up a city unto my name upon the land opposite the city of Nauvoo, and let the name of Zarahemla be named upon it.

I want them to build a ciy opposite Nauvoo and call it Zarahemla. [1]

4 And let all those who come from the east, and the west, and the north, and the south, that have desires to dwell therein, take up their inheritance in the same, as well as in the city of Nashville, or in the city of Nauvoo, and in all the stakes which I have appointed, saith the Lord.

Those who come from the east, west, north, or south who would like to live there, may do so. 

Or they can live in Nashville or Nauvoo.