Book of Commandments, 1833

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days, to divide the lands of the heritage of God un to his children; and to judge his people by the testi mony of the just, and by the assistance of his coun sellors, according to the laws of the kingdom which  are given by the prophets of God:
22 For verily I say unto you, my laws shall be  kept on this land.
23 Let no man think that he is ruler, but let God  rule him that judgeth, according to the counsel of his  own will:
24 Or in other words, him that counselleth, or sit teth upon the judgment seat.
25 Let no man break the laws of the land, for he  that keepeth the laws of God, hath no need to break  the laws of the land:
26 Wherefore be subject to the powers that be,  until He reigns whose right it is to reign, and sub dues all enemies under his feet.
27 Behold the laws which ye have received from  my hand, are the laws of the church;
28 And in this light ye shall hold them forth.
29 Behold here is wisdom.
30 And now as I spake concerning my servant  : this land is the land of his residence, and  those whom he has appointed for his counsellors.
31 And also the land of the residence of him  whom I have appointed to keep my storehouse:
32 Wherefore let them bring their families to this  land, as they shall counsel between themselves and  me:
33 For behold it is not meet that I should com mand in all things, for he that is compelled in all  things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant:
34 Wherefore he receiveth no reward.
35 Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged [p. 135]
days, to divide the lands of the heritage of God unto his children; and to judge his people by the testimony of the just, and by the assistance of his counsellors, according to the laws of the kingdom which are given by the prophets of God:
22 For verily I say unto you, my laws shall be kept on this land.
23 Let no man think that he is ruler, but let God rule him that judgeth, according to the counsel of his own will:
24 Or in other words, him that counselleth, or sitteth upon the judgment seat.
25 Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keepeth the laws of God, hath no need to break the laws of the land:
26 Wherefore be subject to the powers that be, until He reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet.
27 Behold the laws which ye have received from my hand, are the laws of the church;
28 And in this light ye shall hold them forth.
29 Behold here is wisdom.
30 And now as I spake concerning my servant : this land is the land of his residence, and those whom he has appointed for his counsellors.
31 And also the land of the residence of him whom I have appointed to keep my storehouse:
32 Wherefore let them bring their families to this land, as they shall counsel between themselves and me:
33 For behold it is not meet that I should command in all things, for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant:
34 Wherefore he receiveth no reward.
35 Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged [p. 135]
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