Book of Commandments, 1833

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Chapter 43 • Revelation, 4 February 1831 [D&C 41]
CHAPTER XLIII.
 
A Revelation to the church in , Ohio,  and also the calling of to the office of  bishop, given February, 1831.
HEARKEN and hear, O ye my people, saith  your Lord and your God, ye whom I delight  to bless with the greatest of blessings, ye that hear  me:
2 And ye that hear me not will I curse, that have  professed my name, with the heaviest of all cursings.
3 Hearken, O ye elders of my church whom I have  called;
4 Behold I give unto you a commandment, that  ye shall assemble yourselves together to agree upon  my word, and by the prayer of your faith ye shall  receive my law, that ye may know how to govern  my church, and have all things right before me.
5 And I will be your Ruler when I come: and  behold, I come quickly: and ye shall see that my  law is kept.
6 He that receiveth my law and doeth it the same  is my disciple;
7 And he that saith he receiveth it and doeth it  not, the same is not my disciple, and shall be cast  out from among you:
8 For it is not meet that the things which belong  to the children of the kingdom, should be given to  them that are not worthy, or to dogs, or the pearls  to be cast before swine.
9 And again, it is meet that my servant Joseph  should have a house built, in which to live and trans late.
10 And again, it is meet that my servant  should live as seemeth him good. [p. 88]
Chapter 43 • Revelation, 4 February 1831 [D&C 41]
CHAPTER XLIII.
 
A Revelation to the church in , Ohio, and also the calling of to the office of bishop, given February, 1831.
HEARKEN and hear, O ye my people, saith your Lord and your God, ye whom I delight to bless with the greatest of blessings, ye that hear me:
2 And ye that hear me not will I curse, that have professed my name, with the heaviest of all cursings.
3 Hearken, O ye elders of my church whom I have called;
4 Behold I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall assemble yourselves together to agree upon my word, and by the prayer of your faith ye shall receive my law, that ye may know how to govern my church, and have all things right before me.
5 And I will be your Ruler when I come: and behold, I come quickly: and ye shall see that my law is kept.
6 He that receiveth my law and doeth it the same is my disciple;
7 And he that saith he receiveth it and doeth it not, the same is not my disciple, and shall be cast out from among you:
8 For it is not meet that the things which belong to the children of the kingdom, should be given to them that are not worthy, or to dogs, or the pearls to be cast before swine.
9 And again, it is meet that my servant Joseph should have a house built, in which to live and translate.
10 And again, it is meet that my servant should live as seemeth him good. [p. 88]
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