Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to administer to their wants, who shall pay for that which  they receive, inasmuch as they have wherewith to pay; that  this also may be consecrated to the good of the church, to the  poor and needy: and he who hath not wherewith to pay, an  account shall be taken and handed over to the bishop of Zion,  who shall pay the debt out of that which the Lord shall put  into his hands: and the labors of the faithful who labor in  spiritual things, in administering the gospel and the things  of the kingdom, unto the church, and unto the world, shall  answer the debt unto the bishop in Zion: thus it cometh out  of the church, for according to the law every man that com eth up to Zion, must lay all things before the bishop in Zion.
4 And now, verily I say unto you, that as every elder in this  part of the vineyard, must give an account of his stewardship  unto the bishop in this part of the vineyard, a certificate from  the judge or bisbop in this part of the vineyard, unto the bishop  in Zion, rendereth every man acceptable, and answereth all  things, for an inheritance, and to be received as a wise stew ard, and as a faithful laborer; otherwise he shall not be accept ed of the bishop in Zion. And now, verily I say unto you, let  every elder who shall give an account unto the bishop of the  church, in this part of the vineyard, be recommended by the  church or churches, in which he labors, that he may render  himself and his accounts approved in all things. And again,  let my servants who are appointed as stewards over the litera ry concerns of my church, have claim for assistance upon the  bishop or bishops, in all things, that the revelations may be  published, and go forth unto the ends of the earth, that they  also may obtain funds which shall benefit the church, in all  things; that they also may render themselves approved in all  things and be accounted as wise stewards. And now, behold  this shall be an ensample for all the extensive branches of my  church, in whatsoever land they shall be established. And  now I make an end of my sayings. Amen.
5 A few words in addition to the laws of the kingdom, re specting the members of the church; they that are appointed  by the Holy Spirit to go up unto Zion; and they who are pri vileged to go up unto Zion. Let them carry up unto the bishop  a certificate from three elders of the church, or a certificate  from the bishop, otherwise he who shall go up unto the land  of Zion, shall not be accounted as a wise steward. This is  also an ensample. Amen. [p. 224]
to administer to their wants, who shall pay for that which they receive, inasmuch as they have wherewith to pay; that this also may be consecrated to the good of the church, to the poor and needy: and he who hath not wherewith to pay, an account shall be taken and handed over to the bishop of Zion, who shall pay the debt out of that which the Lord shall put into his hands: and the labors of the faithful who labor in spiritual things, in administering the gospel and the things of the kingdom, unto the church, and unto the world, shall answer the debt unto the bishop in Zion: thus it cometh out of the church, for according to the law every man that cometh up to Zion, must lay all things before the bishop in Zion.
4 And now, verily I say unto you, that as every elder in this part of the vineyard, must give an account of his stewardship unto the bishop in this part of the vineyard, a certificate from the judge or bisbop in this part of the vineyard, unto the bishop in Zion, rendereth every man acceptable, and answereth all things, for an inheritance, and to be received as a wise steward, and as a faithful laborer; otherwise he shall not be accepted of the bishop in Zion. And now, verily I say unto you, let every elder who shall give an account unto the bishop of the church, in this part of the vineyard, be recommended by the church or churches, in which he labors, that he may render himself and his accounts approved in all things. And again, let my servants who are appointed as stewards over the literary concerns of my church, have claim for assistance upon the bishop or bishops, in all things, that the revelations may be published, and go forth unto the ends of the earth, that they also may obtain funds which shall benefit the church, in all things; that they also may render themselves approved in all things and be accounted as wise stewards. And now, behold this shall be an ensample for all the extensive branches of my church, in whatsoever land they shall be established. And now I make an end of my sayings. Amen.
5 A few words in addition to the laws of the kingdom, respecting the members of the church; they that are appointed by the Holy Spirit to go up unto Zion; and they who are privileged to go up unto Zion. Let them carry up unto the bishop a certificate from three elders of the church, or a certificate from the bishop, otherwise he who shall go up unto the land of Zion, shall not be accounted as a wise steward. This is also an ensample. Amen. [p. 224]
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