Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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arm of the Lord shall be revealed in power in convincing the  nations, the heathen nations, the house of Joseph of the gos pel of their salvation.
4 For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall  hear the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his  own language, through those who are ordained unto this pow er, by the administration of the Comforter, shed forth upon  them, for the revelation of Jesus Christ.
5 And now verily I say unto you, I give unto you a com mandment, that you continue in the ministry and presidency,  and when you have finished the translation of the prophets,  you shall from thenceforth preside over the affairs of the church  and the school; and from time to time, as shall be manifest by  the Comforter, receive revelations to unfold the mysteries of  the kingdom, and set in order the churches, and study and  learn, and become acquainted with all good books, and with  languages, tongues and people. And this shall be your busi ness and mission in all your lives to preside in counsel and set  in order all the affairs of this church and kingdom. Be not  ashamed neither confounded; but be admonished in all your  highmindedness and pride, for it bringeth a snare upon your  souls. Set in order your houses; keep slothfulness and un cleanness far from you.
6 Now verily, I say unto you, let there be a place provided  as soon as it is possible, for the family of thy counsellor and  scribe, even and let mine aged servant   continue with his family upon the place  where he now lives, and let it not be sold until the mouth of  the Lord shall name. And let thy counsellor, even , remain where he now resides, until the mouth of the  Lord shall name. And let the bishop search diligently, to ob tain an agent; and let it be a man who has got riches in store;  a man of God and of strong faith: that thereby he may be en abled to discharge every debt; that the storehouse of the Lord  may not be brought into disrepute before the eyes of the peo ple. Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all  things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly,  and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted  one with another. Let your families be small, especially mine  aged servant as pertaining to those who  do not belong to your families: that those things that are pro vided for you, to bring to pass my work, are not taken from  you and given to those that are not worthy, and thereby you  are hindred in accomplishing those things which I have com manded you.
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arm of the Lord shall be revealed in power in convincing the nations, the heathen nations, the house of Joseph of the gospel of their salvation.
4 For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall hear the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his own language, through those who are ordained unto this power, by the administration of the Comforter, shed forth upon them, for the revelation of Jesus Christ.
5 And now verily I say unto you, I give unto you a commandment, that you continue in the ministry and presidency, and when you have finished the translation of the prophets, you shall from thenceforth preside over the affairs of the church and the school; and from time to time, as shall be manifest by the Comforter, receive revelations to unfold the mysteries of the kingdom, and set in order the churches, and study and learn, and become acquainted with all good books, and with languages, tongues and people. And this shall be your business and mission in all your lives to preside in counsel and set in order all the affairs of this church and kingdom. Be not ashamed neither confounded; but be admonished in all your highmindedness and pride, for it bringeth a snare upon your souls. Set in order your houses; keep slothfulness and uncleanness far from you.
6 Now verily, I say unto you, let there be a place provided as soon as it is possible, for the family of thy counsellor and scribe, even and let mine aged servant continue with his family upon the place where he now lives, and let it not be sold until the mouth of the Lord shall name. And let thy counsellor, even , remain where he now resides, until the mouth of the Lord shall name. And let the bishop search diligently, to obtain an agent; and let it be a man who has got riches in store; a man of God and of strong faith: that thereby he may be enabled to discharge every debt; that the storehouse of the Lord may not be brought into disrepute before the eyes of the people. Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly, and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted one with another. Let your families be small, especially mine aged servant as pertaining to those who do not belong to your families: that those things that are provided for you, to bring to pass my work, are not taken from you and given to those that are not worthy, and thereby you are hindred in accomplishing those things which I have commanded you.
7 And again, verily I say unto you, it is my will that my [p. 215]
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