Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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sings; ye that hear me: and ye that hear me not will I curse,  that have professed my name, with the heaviest of all cursings.  Hearken, O ye elders of my church whom I have called: be hold I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall assemble  yourselves together to agree upon my word, and by the prayer  of your faith ye shall receive my law, that ye may know how  to govern my church, and have all things right before me.
2 And I will be your Ruler when I come: and behold, I come  quickly: and ye shall see that my law is kept. He that re ceiveth my law and doeth it the same is my disciple; and he  that saith he receiveth it and doeth it not, the same is not my  disciple, and shall be cast out from among you: for it is not  meet that the things which belong to the children of the king dom, should be given to them that are not worthy, or to dogs,  or the pearls to be cast before swine.
3 And again, it is meet that my servant Joseph Smith, jr.  should have a house built, in which to live and translate. And  again it is meet that my servant should live as  seemeth him good; inasmuch as he keepeth my command ments. And again, I have called my servant , and give a commandment, that he should be appoin ted 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. And this because his heart is pure before me, for he is  like unto Nathaniel of old, in whom there is no guile. These  words are given unto you, and they are pure before me: where fore beware how you hold them, for they are to be answered  upon your souls in the day of judgment; even so. Amen.
 

Section 62 • Revelation, February 1831–B [D&C 44]

SECTION LXII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and , given Feb ruary, 1831.
 
1 Behold thus saith the Lord unto you my servants, it is ex pedient in me that the elders of my church should be called to gether, from the east and from the west, and from the north  and from the south, by letter or some other way.
2 And it shall come to pass, that inasmuch as they are faith ful, and exercise faith in me, I will pour out my Spirit upon  them in the day that they assemble themselves together. And  it shall come to pass that they shall go forth into the regions  round about, and preach repentance unto the people; and ma ny shall be converted, insomuch that ye shall obtain power to [p. 189]
sings; ye that hear me: and ye that hear me not will I curse, that have professed my name, with the heaviest of all cursings. Hearken, O ye elders of my church whom I have called: behold I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall assemble yourselves together to agree upon my word, and by the prayer of your faith ye shall receive my law, that ye may know how to govern my church, and have all things right before me.
2 And I will be your Ruler when I come: and behold, I come quickly: and ye shall see that my law is kept. He that receiveth my law and doeth it the same is my disciple; and he that saith he receiveth it and doeth it not, the same is not my disciple, and shall be cast out from among you: for it is not meet that the things which belong to the children of the kingdom, should be given to them that are not worthy, or to dogs, or the pearls to be cast before swine.
3 And again, it is meet that my servant Joseph Smith, jr. should have a house built, in which to live and translate. And again it is meet that my servant should live as seemeth him good; inasmuch as he keepeth my commandments. 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. And this because his heart is pure before me, for he is like unto Nathaniel of old, in whom there is no guile. These words are given unto you, and they are pure before me: wherefore beware how you hold them, for they are to be answered upon your souls in the day of judgment; even so. Amen.
 

Section 62 • Revelation, February 1831–B [D&C 44]

SECTION LXII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and , given February, 1831.
 
1 Behold thus saith the Lord unto you my servants, it is expedient in me that the elders of my church should be called together, from the east and from the west, and from the north and from the south, by letter or some other way.
2 And it shall come to pass, that inasmuch as they are faithful, and exercise faith in me, I will pour out my Spirit upon them in the day that they assemble themselves together. And it shall come to pass that they shall go forth into the regions round about, and preach repentance unto the people; and many shall be converted, insomuch that ye shall obtain power to [p. 189]
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