Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the needy of my church, or in other words, unto me, for inas much as ye do it unto the least of these ye do it unto me—for  it shall come to pass, that which I spake by the mouths of my  prophets, shall be fulfilled; for I will consecrate of the riches  of those who embrace my gospel among the Gentiles, unto the  poor of my people who are of the house of Israel.
12 And again, thou shalt not be proud in thy heart, let all  thy garments be plain, and their beauty the beauty of the work  of thine own hands, and let all things be done in cleanliness  before me. Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall  not eat the bread, nor wear the garments of the laborer. And  whosoever among you are sick, and have not faith to be heal ed, but believe, shall be nourished with all tenderness with  herbs and mild food, and that not by the hand of an enemy.  And the elders of the church, two or more, shall be called, and  shall pray for and lay their hands upon them in my name, and  if they die they shall die unto me, and if they live they shall  live unto me. Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch  that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die, and more  especially for those that have not hope of a glorious resurrec tion. And it shall come to pass, that those that die in me,  shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them, and  they that die not in me, wo unto them, for their death is bitter!
13 And again, it shall come to pass, that he that has faith in  me to be healed, and is not appointed unto death, shall be  healed: he who has faith to see shall see: he who has faith to  hear shall hear: the lame who have faith to leap shall leap;  and they who have not faith to do these things, but believe in  me, have power to become my sons: and inasmuch as they  break not my laws, thou shalt bear their infirmities.
14 Thou shalt stand in the place of thy stewardship: thou  shalt not take thy brother’s garment; thou shalt pay for that  which thou shalt receive of thy brother: and if thou obtainest  more than that which would be for thy support, thou shalt  give it into my store house, that all things may be done accor ding to that which I have said.
15 Thou shalt ask, and my scriptures shall be given as I have  appointed, and they shall be preserved in safety; and it is ex pedient that thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning them,  and not teach them until ye have received them in full. And I  give unto you a commandment, that then ye shall teach them  unto all men; for they shall be taught unto all nations, kind reds, tongues and people.
16 Thou shalt take the things which thou hast received,  which have been given unto thee in my scriptures for a law,  to be my law, to govern my church; and he that doeth accor [p. 123]
the needy of my church, or in other words, unto me, for inasmuch as ye do it unto the least of these ye do it unto me—for it shall come to pass, that which I spake by the mouths of my prophets, shall be fulfilled; for I will consecrate of the riches of those who embrace my gospel among the Gentiles, unto the poor of my people who are of the house of Israel.
12 And again, thou shalt not be proud in thy heart, let all thy garments be plain, and their beauty the beauty of the work of thine own hands, and let all things be done in cleanliness before me. Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall not eat the bread, nor wear the garments of the laborer. And whosoever among you are sick, and have not faith to be healed, but believe, shall be nourished with all tenderness with herbs and mild food, and that not by the hand of an enemy. And the elders of the church, two or more, shall be called, and shall pray for and lay their hands upon them in my name, and if they die they shall die unto me, and if they live they shall live unto me. Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die, and more especially for those that have not hope of a glorious resurrection. And it shall come to pass, that those that die in me, shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them, and they that die not in me, wo unto them, for their death is bitter!
13 And again, it shall come to pass, that he that has faith in me to be healed, and is not appointed unto death, shall be healed: he who has faith to see shall see: he who has faith to hear shall hear: the lame who have faith to leap shall leap; and they who have not faith to do these things, but believe in me, have power to become my sons: and inasmuch as they break not my laws, thou shalt bear their infirmities.
14 Thou shalt stand in the place of thy stewardship: thou shalt not take thy brother’s garment; thou shalt pay for that which thou shalt receive of thy brother: and if thou obtainest more than that which would be for thy support, thou shalt give it into my store house, that all things may be done according to that which I have said.
15 Thou shalt ask, and my scriptures shall be given as I have appointed, and they shall be preserved in safety; and it is expedient that thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning them, and not teach them until ye have received them in full. And I give unto you a commandment, that then ye shall teach them unto all men; for they shall be taught unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people.
16 Thou shalt take the things which thou hast received, which have been given unto thee in my scriptures for a law, to be my law, to govern my church; and he that doeth accor [p. 123]
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