124 And the Lord did curse the land against them, and bless it unto our fathers; yea, he did curse it against them unto their destruction;
125 And he did bless it unto our fathers, unto their obtaining power over it.
126 Behold, the Lord hath created the earth that it should be inhabited;
127 And he hath created his children, that they should possess it.
128 And he raiseth up a righteous nation; and destroyeth the nations of the wicked.
129 And he leadeth away the righteous into precious lands, and the wicked he destroyeth, and curseth the land unto them for their sakes.
130 He ruleth high in the heavens, for it is his throne, and this earth is his footstool.
131 And he loveth those who will have him to be their God.
132 Behold, he loved our fathers; and he covenanted with them, yea, even Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: and he remembered the covenants which he had made;
133 Wherefore, he did bring them out of the land of Egypt, and he did straighten them in the wilderness with his rod, for they hardened their hearts, even as ye have; and the Lord straightened them because of their iniquity.
134 He sent fiery-flying serpents among them; and after they were bitten, he prepared a way that they might be healed;