Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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; and also unto my servant ; and also unto  my servant : by the way of commandment un to them, for I give unto them a commandment: wherefore  hearken and hear, for thus saith the Lord unto them, I the  Lord have appointed them, and ordained them to be stewards  over the revelations, and commandments which I have given  unto them, and which I shall hereafter give unto them; and  an account of this stewardship will I require of them in the  day of judgment: wherefore I have appointed unto them, and  this is their business in the church of God, to manage them  and the concerns thereof, yea, the benefits thereof:
2 Wherefore a commandment I give unto them, that they  shall not give these things unto the church, neither unto the  world, nevertheless, inasmuch as they receive more than is  needful for their necessities, and their wants, it shall be giv en into my storehouse, and the benefits shall be consecrated  unto the inhabitants of Zion, and unto their generations, inas much as they become heirs according to the laws of the king dom.
3 Behold this is what the Lord requires of every man in his  stewardship; even as I the Lord have appointed, or shall here after appoint unto any man. And behold none are exempt  from this law who belong to the church of the living God;  yea, neither the bishop, neither the agent, who keepeth the  Lord’s storehouse; neither he who is appointed in a steward ship over temporal things: He who is appointed to adminis ter spiritual things, the same is worthy of his hire, even as  those who are appointed to a stewardship, to administer in  temporal things; yea, even more abundantly, which abund ance is multiplied unto them through the manifestations of  the Spirit: nevertheless, in your temporal things you shall be  equal, and this not grudgingly, otherwise the abundance of the  manifestations of the Spirit, shall be withheld.
4 Now this commandment I give unto my servants for their  benefit while they remain, for a manifestation of my blessings  upon their heads, and for a reward of their diligence; and for  their security for food and for raiment, for an inheritance; for  houses and for lands, in whatsoever circumstances I the Lord  shall place them, and whithersoever I the Lord shall send  them: for they have been faithful over many things, and have  done well inasmuch as they have not sinned. Behold I the  Lord am merciful and will bless them, and they shall enter in to the joy of these things: even so. Amen. [p. 153]
; and also unto my servant ; and also unto my servant : by the way of commandment unto them, for I give unto them a commandment: wherefore hearken and hear, for thus saith the Lord unto them, I the Lord have appointed them, and ordained them to be stewards over the revelations, and commandments which I have given unto them, and which I shall hereafter give unto them; and an account of this stewardship will I require of them in the day of judgment: wherefore I have appointed unto them, and this is their business in the church of God, to manage them and the concerns thereof, yea, the benefits thereof:
2 Wherefore a commandment I give unto them, that they shall not give these things unto the church, neither unto the world, nevertheless, inasmuch as they receive more than is needful for their necessities, and their wants, it shall be given into my storehouse, and the benefits shall be consecrated unto the inhabitants of Zion, and unto their generations, inasmuch as they become heirs according to the laws of the kingdom.
3 Behold this is what the Lord requires of every man in his stewardship; even as I the Lord have appointed, or shall hereafter appoint unto any man. And behold none are exempt from this law who belong to the church of the living God; yea, neither the bishop, neither the agent, who keepeth the Lord’s storehouse; neither he who is appointed in a stewardship over temporal things: He who is appointed to administer spiritual things, the same is worthy of his hire, even as those who are appointed to a stewardship, to administer in temporal things; yea, even more abundantly, which abundance is multiplied unto them through the manifestations of the Spirit: nevertheless, in your temporal things you shall be equal, and this not grudgingly, otherwise the abundance of the manifestations of the Spirit, shall be withheld.
4 Now this commandment I give unto my servants for their benefit while they remain, for a manifestation of my blessings upon their heads, and for a reward of their diligence; and for their security for food and for raiment, for an inheritance; for houses and for lands, in whatsoever circumstances I the Lord shall place them, and whithersoever I the Lord shall send them: for they have been faithful over many things, and have done well inasmuch as they have not sinned. Behold I the Lord am merciful and will bless them, and they shall enter into the joy of these things: even so. Amen. [p. 153]
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