Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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your own make. And again, strong drinks are not for the  belly, but for the washing of your bodies. And again, tobac co is not for the body, neither for the belly; and is not good  for man; but is an herb for bruises, and all sick cattle, to be  used with judgment and skill. And again, hot drinks are not  for the body, or belly.
2 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God  hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man.—  Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season  thereof. All these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.  Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I the Lord  hath ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving. Never theless, they are to be used sparingly; and it is pleasing unto  me, that they should not be used only in times of winter or of  cold, or famine. All grain is ordained for the use of man, and  of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man, but for the  beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild ani mals that run or creep on the earth: and these hath God made  for the use of man only in times of famine, and excess of hun ger.
3 All grain is good for the food of man, as also the fruit of  the vine, that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or  above the ground. Nevertheless wheat for man, and corn for  the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls, and for  swine, and for all beasts of the field, and barley for all useful  animals, and for mild drinks; as also other grain. And all  saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking  in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in  their navel, and marrow to their bones and shall find wisdom,  and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; and  shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint: and  I the Lord give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel  shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay  them. Amen.
 

Section 81 • Revelation, 2 August 1833–A [D&C 97]

SECTION LXXXI.
 
Revelation given August, 1833.
 
1 Verily I say unto you my friends, I speak unto you with  my voice, even the voice of my Spirit, that I may show unto  you my will concerning your brethren in the land of Zion,  many of whom are truly humble, and are seeking diligently to  learn wisdom and to find truth: verily, verily I say unto you,  blessed are all such for they shall obtain, for I the Lord show eth mercy unto all the meek, and upon all whomsoever I will, [p. 208]
your own make. And again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies. And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly; and is not good for man; but is an herb for bruises, and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill. And again, hot drinks are not for the body, or belly.
2 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man.— Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof. All these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving. Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I the Lord hath ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving. Nevertheless, they are to be used sparingly; and it is pleasing unto me, that they should not be used only in times of winter or of cold, or famine. All grain is ordained for the use of man, and of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man, but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild animals that run or creep on the earth: and these hath God made for the use of man only in times of famine, and excess of hunger.
3 All grain is good for the food of man, as also the fruit of the vine, that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground. Nevertheless wheat for man, and corn for the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls, and for swine, and for all beasts of the field, and barley for all useful animals, and for mild drinks; as also other grain. And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel, and marrow to their bones and shall find wisdom, and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; and shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint: and I the Lord give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.
 

Section 81 • Revelation, 2 August 1833–A [D&C 97]

SECTION LXXXI.
 
Revelation given August, 1833.
 
1 Verily I say unto you my friends, I speak unto you with my voice, even the voice of my Spirit, that I may show unto you my will concerning your brethren in the land of Zion, many of whom are truly humble, and are seeking diligently to learn wisdom and to find truth: verily, verily I say unto you, blessed are all such for they shall obtain, for I the Lord showeth mercy unto all the meek, and upon all whomsoever I will, [p. 208]
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