THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 48

Kirtland, Ohio, 10 March 1831

Save your money to buy some land in the city
(I'll tell you what city later)
Boring Absurdity 48:1-6

1 It is necessary that ye should remain for the present time in your places of abode, as it shall be suitable to your circumstances.

Stay where you are for the time being.

2 And inasmuch as ye have lands, ye shall impart to the eastern brethren;

If you own land, sell it.

3 And inasmuch as ye have not lands, let them buy for the present time in those regions round about, as seemeth them good, for it must needs be necessary that they have places to live for the present time.

If you don't own land,

buy some that is nearby.

Eveyone needs a place to live.

4 It must needs be necessary that ye save all the money that ye can, and that ye obtain all that ye can in righteousness, that in time ye may be enabled to purchase land for an inheritance, even the city.

Save your money so you can buy some land in the city.

5 5The place is not yet to be revealed; but after your brethren come from the east there are to be certain men appointed, and to them it shall be given to know the place, or to them it shall be revealed.

I'll tell you what city later.

6 And they shall be appointed to purchase the lands, and to make a commencement to lay the foundation of the city; and then shall ye begin to be gathered with your families, every man according to his family, according to his circumstances, and as is appointed to him by the presidency and the bishop of the church, according to the laws and commandments which ye have received, and which ye shall hereafter receive. Even so. Amen.

The president [1] and bishop of the church will oversee the purchase the land for the city. Amen.