“Unto Thy Seed Will I Give This Land”
18 And then we passed from Jershon through the land unto the place of Sechem; it was situated in the plains of Moreh, and we had already come into the borders of the land of the Canaanites, and I offered sacrifice there in the plains of Moreh, and called on the Lord devoutly, because we had already come into the land of this idolatrous nation.
19 And the Lord appeared unto me in answer to my prayers, and said unto me: Unto thy seed will I give this land.
Elder Andrew Jenson said:
“. . . [T]he calling of Abraham [was] in Ur, in Chaldea, where the people had gone astray and were worshipping strange gods. God called Abraham and commanded him to get out of his country, and from his kindred and from his father’s house, unto a land which the Lord would show him. And after he had traveled, in obedience to the commandments of God, and found himself in what is now the land of Palestine, the Lord said: ‘Unto thy seed will I give this land’ [Genesis 12:7; Abraham 2:19].”
(In Conference Report, Apr. 1908, 47.)