Book of Commandments, 1833

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that he has authority, and has been regularly or dained by the hands of the church.
13 And again, the elders, priests, and teachers of  this church, shall teach the scriptures which are in  the bible, and the book of Mormon, in the which is  the fulness of the gospel; and they shall observe the  covenants and church articles to do them; and  these shall be their teachings.
14 And they shall be directed by the Spirit, which  shall be given them by the prayer of faith; and if  they receive not the Spirit, they shall not teach.
15 And all this they shall observe to do, as I have  commanded concerning their teaching, until the ful ness of my scriptures are given.
16 And as they shall lift up their voices by the  Comforter, they shall speak and prophesy as seem eth me good; for behold the Comforter knoweth all  things, and beareth record of the Father, and of the  Son.
17 And now behold I speak unto the church:
18 Thou shalt not kill; and he that killeth, shall  not have forgiveness, neither in this world, nor in  the world to come.
19 And again, thou shalt not kill; he that killeth  shall die.
20 Thou shalt not steal; and he that stealeth and  will not repent, shall be cast out.
21 Thou shalt not lie; he that lieth and will not  repent, shall be cast out.
22 Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart,  and shall cleave unto her and none else; and he  that looketh upon a woman to lust after her, shall  deny the faith, and shall not have the Spirit, and if  he repent not, he shall be cast out.
23 Thou shalt not commit adultery; and he that [p. 91]
that he has authority, and has been regularly ordained by the hands of the church.
13 And again, the elders, priests, and teachers of this church, shall teach the scriptures which are in the bible, and the book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel; and they shall observe the covenants and church articles to do them; and these shall be their teachings.
14 And they shall be directed by the Spirit, which shall be given them by the prayer of faith; and if they receive not the Spirit, they shall not teach.
15 And all this they shall observe to do, as I have commanded concerning their teaching, until the fulness of my scriptures are given.
16 And as they shall lift up their voices by the Comforter, they shall speak and prophesy as seemeth me good; for behold the Comforter knoweth all things, and beareth record of the Father, and of the Son.
17 And now behold I speak unto the church:
18 Thou shalt not kill; and he that killeth, shall not have forgiveness, neither in this world, nor in the world to come.
19 And again, thou shalt not kill; he that killeth shall die.
20 Thou shalt not steal; and he that stealeth and will not repent, shall be cast out.
21 Thou shalt not lie; he that lieth and will not repent, shall be cast out.
22 Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shall cleave unto her and none else; and he that looketh upon a woman to lust after her, shall deny the faith, and shall not have the Spirit, and if he repent not, he shall be cast out.
23 Thou shalt not commit adultery; and he that [p. 91]
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