Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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11 And again, I have called my servant ,  and give a commandment, that he should be ap pointed by the voice of the church, and ordained a  bishop unto the church, to leave his merchandise  and to spend all his time in the labors of the church;  to see to all things as it shall be appointed unto him,  in my laws in the day that I shall give them.
12 And this because his heart is pure before me,  for he is like unto Nathaniel of old, in whom there  is no guile.
13 These words are given unto you, and they are  pure before me:
14 Wherefore beware how you hold them, for they  are to be answered upon your souls in the day of  judgment; even so: Amen.
 

Chapter 44 • Revelation, 9 February 1831 [D&C 42:1–73]

CHAPTER XLIV.
 
A Revelation given to twelve elders assembled in  , Ohio; and also the law for the gov ernment of the church, given in the presence  of the same, February, 1831.
HEARKEN, O ye elders of my church who  have assembled yourselves together, in my  name, even Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God,  the Savior of the world;
2 Inasmuch as they believe on my name and keep  my commandments;
3 Again I say unto you, hearken and hear and  obey the law which I shall give unto you:
4 For verily I say, as ye have assembled your selves together according to the commandment where with I commanded you, and are agreed as touch [p. 89]
11 And again, I have called my servant , and give a commandment, that he should be appointed by the voice of the church, and ordained a bishop unto the church, to leave his merchandise and to spend all his time in the labors of the church; to see to all things as it shall be appointed unto him, in my laws in the day that I shall give them.
12 And this because his heart is pure before me, for he is like unto Nathaniel of old, in whom there is no guile.
13 These words are given unto you, and they are pure before me:
14 Wherefore beware how you hold them, for they are to be answered upon your souls in the day of judgment; even so: Amen.
 

Chapter 44 • Revelation, 9 February 1831 [D&C 42:1–73]

CHAPTER XLIV.
 
A Revelation given to twelve elders assembled in , Ohio; and also the law for the government of the church, given in the presence of the same, February, 1831.
HEARKEN, O ye elders of my church who have assembled yourselves together, in my name, even Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, the Savior of the world;
2 Inasmuch as they believe on my name and keep my commandments;
3 Again I say unto you, hearken and hear and obey the law which I shall give unto you:
4 For verily I say, as ye have assembled yourselves together according to the commandment wherewith I commanded you, and are agreed as touch [p. 89]
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