Book of Commandments, 1833

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er to persons. And I have made the earth rich,  and behold it is my footstool: wherefore, again I  will stand upon it:
15 And I hold forth and deign to give unto you  greater riches, even a land of promise; a land flow ing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be  no curse when the Lord cometh, and I will give it  unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you  seek it with all your hearts:
16 And this shall be my covenant with you, ye  shall have it for the land of your inheritance, and  for the inheritance of your children forever, while  the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again  in eternity, no more to pass away:
17 But verily I say unto you, that in time ye shall  have no king nor ruler, for I will be your King and  watch over you.
18 Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and  you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no  laws but my laws, when I come, for I am your Law giver, and what can stay my hand.
19 But verily I say unto you, teach one another  according to the office wherewith I have appointed  you, and let every man esteem his brother as him self, and practice virtue and holiness before me.
20 And again I say unto you, let every man es teem his brother as himself:
21 For what man among you, having twelve sons,  and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obe diently, and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed  in robes and sit thou here; and to the other, be thou  clothed in rags and sit thou there, and looketh up on his sons and saith I am just.
22 Behold, this I have given unto you a parable,  and it is even as I am, I say unto you, be one; [p. 82]
er to persons. And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool: wherefore, again I will stand upon it:
15 And I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even a land of promise; a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh, and I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts:
16 And this shall be my covenant with you, ye shall have it for the land of your inheritance, and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more to pass away:
17 But verily I say unto you, that in time ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your King and watch over you.
18 Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws, when I come, for I am your Lawgiver, and what can stay my hand.
19 But verily I say unto you, teach one another according to the office wherewith I have appointed you, and let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practice virtue and holiness before me.
20 And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his brother as himself:
21 For what man among you, having twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one, be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here; and to the other, be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there, and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just.
22 Behold, this I have given unto you a parable, and it is even as I am, I say unto you, be one; [p. 82]
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