Covenants and the Creation

“Those who live upon this land, or any other that God gives to His people, have peculiar promises made to them. Then do not pollute this land, nor pollute yourselves or your fellow creatures, but let us keep ourselves pure and clean.”
Church Leaders
Heber C. Kimball
General Authorities
Journal of Discourses, 3:262, June 10, 1855.
And again Enoch wept and cried unto the Lord, saying: When shall the earth rest?
Pearl of Great Price
58 7
Moses
Moses 7:58
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Old Testament
5 24
Isaiah
Isaiah 24:5
And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
Old Testament
18 2
Hosea
Hosea 2:18
And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Old Testament
8-15 9
Genesis
Genesis 9:8-15
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Old Testament
22 8
Genesis
Genesis 8:22
And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Old Testament
21 8
Genesis
Genesis 8:21
And I consecrate unto them this land for a little season, until I, the Lord, shall provide for them otherwise, and command them to go hence;
Doctrine and Covenants
16 51
D&C
D&C 51:16
And now I desire that this inequality should be no more in this land, especially among this my people; but I desire that this land be a land of liberty, and every man may enjoy his rights and privileges alike, so long as the Lord sees fit that we may live and inherit the land, yea, even as long as any of our posterity remains upon the face of the land.
Book of Mormon
32 29
Mosiah
Mosiah 29:32
And yet, I being over-zealous to inherit the land of our fathers, collected as many as were desirous to go up to possess the land, and started again on our journey into the wilderness to go up to the land; but we were smitten with famine and sore afflictions; for we were slow to remember the Lord our God.
Book of Mormon
3 9
Mosiah
Mosiah 9:3
And behold, the Lord hath reserved their blessings, which they might have received in the land, for the Gentiles who shall possess the land.
Book of Mormon
19 5
Mormon
Mormon 5:19
And it came to pass that the prophets of the Lord did threaten the people of Nephi, according to the word of God, that if they did not keep the commandments, but should fall into transgression, they should be destroyed from off the face of the land.
Book of Mormon
10 1
Jarom
Jarom 1:10
And thus being prepared to meet the Lamanites, they did not prosper against us. But the word of the Lord was verified, which he spake unto our fathers, saying that:Inasmuch as ye will keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land.
Book of Mormon
9 1
Jarom
Jarom 1:9
And the time speedily cometh, that except ye repent they shall possess the land of your inheritance, and the Lord God will lead away the righteous out from among you.
Book of Mormon
4 3
Jacob
Jacob 3:4
Wherefore, this people shall keep my commandments, saith the Lord of Hosts, or cursed be the land for their sakes.
Book of Mormon
29 2
Jacob
Jacob 2:29
And except ye repent ye shall perish; yea, even your lands shall be taken from you, and ye shall be destroyed from off the face of the earth.
Book of Mormon
28 7
Helaman
Helaman 7:28
And thus the Lord did pour out his blessings upon this land, which was choice above all other lands; and he commanded that whoso should possess the land should possess it unto the Lord, or they should be destroyed when they were ripened in iniquity; for upon such, saith the Lord: I will pour out the fulness of my wrath.
Book of Mormon
20 9
Ether
Ether 9:20
Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.
Book of Mormon
12 2
Ether
Ether 2:12
For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off.
Book of Mormon
10 2
Ether
Ether 2:10
And now, we can behold the decrees of God concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath shall come upon them. And the fulness of his wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity.
Book of Mormon
9 2
Ether
Ether 2:9
And when thou hast done this thou shalt go at the head of them down into the valley which is northward. And there will I meet thee, and I will go before thee into a land which is choice above all the lands of the earth.
Book of Mormon
42 1
Ether
Ether 1:42
And it came to pass that the prophets of the Lord did threaten the people of Nephi, according to the word of God, that if they did not keep the commandments, but should fall into transgression, they should be destroyed from off the face of the land.
Book of Mormon
10 1
Jarom
Jarom 1:10
And while I was thus struggling in the spirit, behold, the voice of the Lord came into my mind again, saying: I will visit thy brethren according to their diligence in keeping my commandments. I have given unto them this land, and it is a holy land; and I curse it not save it be for the cause of iniquity; wherefore, I will visit thy brethren according as I have said; and their transgressions will I bring down with sorrow upon their own heads.
Book of Mormon
10 1
Enos
Enos 1:10
And now, Zerahemnah, I command you, in the name of that all-powerful God, who has strengthened our arms that we have gained power over you, by our faith, by our religion, and by our rites of worship, and by our church, and by the sacred support which we owe to our wives and our children, by that liberty which binds us to our lands and our country; yea, and also by the maintenance of the sacred word of God, to which we owe all our happiness; and by all that is most dear unto us—
Book of Mormon
5 44
Alma
Alma 44:5
And now behold, I say unto you that when the Lord shall see fit, in his wisdom, that these sayings shall come unto the Gentiles according to his word, then ye may know that the covenant which the Father hath made with the children of Israel, concerning their restoration to the lands of their inheritance, is already beginning to be fulfilled.
Book of Mormon
1 29
3 Nephi
3 Nephi 29:1
For it is wisdom in the Father that they should be established in this land, and be set up as a free people by the power of the Father, that these things might come forth from them unto a remnant of your seed, that the covenant of the Father may be fulfilled which he hath covenanted with his people, O house of Israel;
Book of Mormon
4 21
3 Nephi
3 Nephi 21:4
And the Father hath commanded me that I should give unto you this land, for your inheritance.
Book of Mormon
14 20
3 Nephi
3 Nephi 20:14
And now, my beloved brethren, seeing that our merciful God has given us so great knowledge concerning these things, let us remember him, and lay aside our sins, and not hang down our heads, for we are not cast off; nevertheless, we have been driven out of the land of our inheritance; but we have been led to a better land, for the Lord has made the sea our path, and we are upon an isle of the sea.
Book of Mormon
20 10
2 Nephi
2 Nephi 10:20
Wherefore, I will consecrate this land unto thy seed, and them who shall be numbered among thy seed, forever, for the land of their inheritance; for it is a choice land, saith God unto me, above all other lands, wherefore I will have all men that dwell thereon that they shall worship me, saith God.
Book of Mormon
19 10
2 Nephi
2 Nephi 10:19
But behold, this land, said God, shall be a land of thine inheritance, and the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land.
Book of Mormon
10 10
2 Nephi
2 Nephi 10:10
And it shall come to pass that they shall be gathered in from their long dispersion, from the isles of the sea, and from the four parts of the earth; and the nations of the Gentiles shall be great in the eyes of me, saith God, in carrying them forth to the lands of their inheritance.
Book of Mormon
8 10
2 Nephi
2 Nephi 10:8
But behold, this land, said God, shall be a land of thine inheritance, and the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land.
Book of Mormon
10 10
2 Nephi
2 Nephi 10:10
For the Lord God hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; and inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presence.
Book of Mormon
4 4
2 Nephi
2 Nephi 4:4
And may the Lord consecrate also unto thee this land, which is a most precious land, for thine inheritance and the inheritance of thy seed with thy brethren, for thy security forever, if it so be that ye shall keep the commandments of the Holy One of Israel.
Book of Mormon
2 3
2 Nephi
2 Nephi 3:2
Wherefore, if ye shall keep the commandments of the Lord, the Lord hath consecrated this land for the security of thy seed with the seed of my son.
Book of Mormon
32 1
2 Nephi
2 Nephi 1:32
Wherefore, this people shall keep my commandments, saith the Lord of Hosts, or cursed be the land for their sakes.
Book of Mormon
29 2
Jacob
Jacob 2:29
But, said he, notwithstanding our afflictions, we have obtained a land of promise, a land which is choice above all other lands; a land which the Lord God hath covenanted with me should be a land for the inheritance of my seed. Yea, the Lord hath covenanted this land unto me, and to my children forever, and also all those who should be led out of other countries by the hand of the Lord.
Book of Mormon
5 1
2 Nephi
2 Nephi 1:5
Nevertheless, thou beholdest that the Gentiles who have gone forth out of captivity, and have been lifted up by the power of God above all other nations, upon the face of the land which is choice above all other lands, which is the land that the Lord God hath covenanted with thy father that his seed should have for the land of their inheritance; wherefore, thou seest that the Lord God will not suffer that the Gentiles will utterly destroy the mixture of thy seed, which are among thy brethren
Book of Mormon
30 13
1 Nephi
1 Nephi 13:30
And now, when I, Nephi, had heard these words, I remembered the words of the Lord which he spake unto me in the wilderness, saying that: Inasmuch as thy seed shall keep my commandments, they shall prosper in the land of promise.
Book of Mormon
14 4
1 Nephi
1 Nephi 4:14
And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above all other lands
Book of Mormon
20 2
1 Nephi
1 Nephi 2:20