THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 62

The bank of the Missouri River, August 13, 1831

Go two by two - on horses, mules, or chariots
Boring Stuff Absurdity 62:1-9

1 Behold, and hearken, O ye elders of my church, saith the Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, your advocate, who knoweth the weakness of man and how to succor them who are tempted.

This is Jesus. Listen to me.

2 And verily mine eyes are upon those who have not as yet gone up unto the land of Zion; wherefore your mission is not yet full.

My eyes are on those of you who haven't left yet for Zion.

3 Nevertheless, ye are blessed, for the testimony which ye have borne is recorded in heaven for the angels to look upon; and they rejoice over you, and your sins are forgiven you.

The angels are looking at your testimony.

They rejoice over you.

4 And now continue your journey. Assemble yourselves upon the land of Zion; and hold a meeting and rejoice together, and offer a sacrament unto the Most High.

So continue your journey.

5 And then you may return to bear record, yea, even altogether, or two by two, as seemeth you good, it mattereth not unto me; only be faithful, and declare glad tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, or among the ccongregations of the wicked.

Go two by two - if that seems good to you.

It doesn't matter much to me.

Just bear glad tidings to wicked people.

6 Behold, I, the Lord, have brought you together that the promise might be fulfilled, that the faithful among you should be preserved and rejoice together in the land of Missouri. I, the Lord, promise the faithful and cannot lie.

I promise you (and I can't lie) that you'll rejoice together in Missouri.

7 I, the Lord, am willing, if any among you desire to ride upon horses, or upon mules, or in chariots, he shall receive this blessing, if he receive it from the hand of the Lord, with a thankful heart in all things.

8 These things remain with you to do according to judgment and the directions of the Spirit.

It's okay with me if you ride on horses, or mules, or in chariots.

You'll receive a blessing from the the Lord's hand no matter what you ride on.

9 Behold, the kingdom is yours. And behold, and lo, I am with the faithful always. Even so. Amen.

The kingdom is yours. Amen.