Book of Commandments, 1833

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6 That you may be enabled to keep my laws, that  every band may be broken wherewith the enemy  seeketh to destroy my people.
7 Behold I say unto you, that ye must visit the  poor and the needy and administer to their relief, that  they may be kept until all things may be done ac cording to my law which ye have received: Amen.
 

Chapter 47 • Revelation, 23 February 1831 [D&C 42:74–93]

CHAPTER XLVII.
 
A Revelation to seven elders of the church, assem bled in , Ohio, given February 1831.
EVERY person who belongeth to this church of  Christ, shall observe to keep all the command ments and covenants of the church;
2 And it shall come to pass, that if any persons  among you shall kill, they shall be delivered up and  dealt with according to the laws of the land;
3 For remember, that he hath no forgiveness;
4 And it shall be proven according to the laws of  the land.
5 But if any man shall commit adultery, he shall  be tried before two elders of the church or more,  and every word shall be established against him by  two witnesses of the church, and not of the world.
6 But if there are more than two witnesses it is  better:
7 But he shall be condemned by the mouth of two  witnesses, and the elders shall lay the case before  the church, and the church shall lift up their hands  against them, that they may be dealt with accor ding to the law.
8 And if it can be, it is necessary that the [p. 101]
6 That you may be enabled to keep my laws, that every band may be broken wherewith the enemy seeketh to destroy my people.
7 Behold I say unto you, that ye must visit the poor and the needy and administer to their relief, that they may be kept until all things may be done according to my law which ye have received: Amen.
 

Chapter 47 • Revelation, 23 February 1831 [D&C 42:74–93]

CHAPTER XLVII.
 
A Revelation to seven elders of the church, assembled in , Ohio, given February 1831.
EVERY person who belongeth to this church of Christ, shall observe to keep all the commandments and covenants of the church;
2 And it shall come to pass, that if any persons among you shall kill, they shall be delivered up and dealt with according to the laws of the land;
3 For remember, that he hath no forgiveness;
4 And it shall be proven according to the laws of the land.
5 But if any man shall commit adultery, he shall be tried before two elders of the church or more, and every word shall be established against him by two witnesses of the church, and not of the world.
6 But if there are more than two witnesses it is better:
7 But he shall be condemned by the mouth of two witnesses, and the elders shall lay the case before the church, and the church shall lift up their hands against them, that they may be dealt with according to the law.
8 And if it can be, it is necessary that the [p. 101]
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