Book of Commandments, 1833

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against one another, and forgave not one another  in their hearts, and for this evil they were afflicted,  and sorely chastened:
11 Wherefore I say unto you, that ye ought to  forgive one another, for he that forgiveth not his  brother his trespasses, standeth condemned before  the Lord, for there remaineth in him the greater sin.
12 I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive,  but of you it is required to forgive all men;
13 And ye ought to say in your hearts, Let God  judge between me and thee, and reward thee accor ding to thy deeds.
14 And he that repenteth not of his sins, and con fesseth them not, then ye shall bring him before the  church, and do with him as the Scriptures saith un to you, either by commandment, or by revelation.
15 And this ye shall do that God might be glori fied, not because ye forgive not, having not compas sion, but that ye may be justified in the eyes of the  law, that ye may not offend him who is your Law giver.
16 Verily I say, for this cause ye shall do these  things.
17 Behold I the Lord was angry with him who  was my servant ;
18 And also, my servant ; for they kept not  the law, neither the commandment: they sought  evil in their hearts, and I the Lord withheld my  Spirit.
19 They condemned for evil, that thing in which  there was no evil:
20 Nevertheless I have forgiven my servant .
21 And also my servant , behold he hath  sinned, and satan seeketh to destroy his soul;
22 But when these things are made known unto [p. 158]
against one another, and forgave not one another in their hearts, and for this evil they were afflicted, and sorely chastened:
11 Wherefore I say unto you, that ye ought to forgive one another, for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses, standeth condemned before the Lord, for there remaineth in him the greater sin.
12 I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men;
13 And ye ought to say in your hearts, Let God judge between me and thee, and reward thee according to thy deeds.
14 And he that repenteth not of his sins, and confesseth them not, then ye shall bring him before the church, and do with him as the Scriptures saith unto you, either by commandment, or by revelation.
15 And this ye shall do that God might be glorified, not because ye forgive not, having not compassion, but that ye may be justified in the eyes of the law, that ye may not offend him who is your Lawgiver.
16 Verily I say, for this cause ye shall do these things.
17 Behold I the Lord was angry with him who was my servant ;
18 And also, my servant ; for they kept not the law, neither the commandment: they sought evil in their hearts, and I the Lord withheld my Spirit.
19 They condemned for evil, that thing in which there was no evil:
20 Nevertheless I have forgiven my servant .
21 And also my servant , behold he hath sinned, and satan seeketh to destroy his soul;
22 But when these things are made known unto [p. 158]
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