Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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21 And again, every person who belongeth to this church of  Christ shall observe to keep all the commandments and cove nants of the church: And it shall come to pass, that if any per sons among you shall kill, they shall be delivered up and dealt  with according to the laws of the land; For remember, that he  hath no forgiveness; and it shall be proven according to the  laws of the land.
22 And if any man or woman shall commit adultery, he or  she shall be tried before two elders of the church or more, and  every word shall be established against him or her by two  witnesses of the church, and not of the enemy. But if there  are more than two witnesses it is better: but he or she shall  be condemned by the mouth of two witnesses, and the elders  shall lay the case before the church, and the church shall lift  up their hands against him or her, that they may be dealt  with according to the law of God. And if it can be, it is  necessary that the bishop is present also. And thus ye shall  do in all cases which shall come before you. And if a man or  woman shall rob, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law  of the land. And if he or she shall steal, he or she shall be  delivered up unto the law of the land. And if he or she  shall lie, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the  land. If he or she do any manner of iniquity, he or she shall  be delivered up unto the law, even that of God.
23 And if thy brother or sister offend thee, thou shalt take  him or her between him or her and thee alone; and if he or  she confess, thou shalt be reconciled. And if he or she con fess not, thou shalt deliver him or her up unto the church, not  to the members but to the elders. And it shall be done in a  meeting, and that not before the world. And if thy brother  or sister offend many, he or she shall be chastened before  many. And if any one offend openly, he or she shall be re buked openly, that he or she may be ashamed. And if he or  she confess not, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law  of God. If any shall offend in secret, he or she shall be re buked in secret, that he or she may have opportunity to con fess in secret to him or her whom he or she has offended, and  to God, that the church may not speak reproachfully of him  or her. And thus shall ye conduct in all things.
 

Section 14 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

SECTION XIV.
 
A Revelation given February, 1831.
 
1 O hearken, ye elders of my church, and give ear to the  words which I shall speak unto you: for behold, verily, verily [p. 125]
21 And again, every person who belongeth to this church of Christ shall observe to keep all the commandments and covenants of the church: And it shall come to pass, that if any persons among you shall kill, they shall be delivered up and dealt with according to the laws of the land; For remember, that he hath no forgiveness; and it shall be proven according to the laws of the land.
22 And if any man or woman shall commit adultery, he or she shall be tried before two elders of the church or more, and every word shall be established against him or her by two witnesses of the church, and not of the enemy. But if there are more than two witnesses it is better: but he or she shall be condemned by the mouth of two witnesses, and the elders shall lay the case before the church, and the church shall lift up their hands against him or her, that they may be dealt with according to the law of God. And if it can be, it is necessary that the bishop is present also. And thus ye shall do in all cases which shall come before you. And if a man or woman shall rob, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. And if he or she shall steal, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. And if he or she shall lie, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. If he or she do any manner of iniquity, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law, even that of God.
23 And if thy brother or sister offend thee, thou shalt take him or her between him or her and thee alone; and if he or she confess, thou shalt be reconciled. And if he or she confess not, thou shalt deliver him or her up unto the church, not to the members but to the elders. And it shall be done in a meeting, and that not before the world. And if thy brother or sister offend many, he or she shall be chastened before many. And if any one offend openly, he or she shall be rebuked openly, that he or she may be ashamed. And if he or she confess not, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of God. If any shall offend in secret, he or she shall be rebuked in secret, that he or she may have opportunity to confess in secret to him or her whom he or she has offended, and to God, that the church may not speak reproachfully of him or her. And thus shall ye conduct in all things.
 

Section 14 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

SECTION XIV.
 
A Revelation given February, 1831.
 
1 O hearken, ye elders of my church, and give ear to the words which I shall speak unto you: for behold, verily, verily [p. 125]
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