Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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shall be trodden down by whom I will, for I the Lord am not to  be mocked in these things: and all this that the innocent among  you, may not be condemned with the unjust; and that the  guilty among you may not escape, because I the Lord have  promised unto you a crown of glory at my right hand. There fore inasmuch as you are found transgressors, ye cannot escape  my wrath in your lives: inasmuch as ye are cut off by trans gression, ye cannot escape the buffetings of satan until the  day of redemption.
2 And I now give unto you power from this very hour, that  if any man among you, of the order, is found a transgressor,  and repenteth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him over  unto the buffetings of satan; and he shall not have power to  bring evil upon you. It is wisdom in me: therefore a com mandment I give unto you, that ye shall organize yourselves,  and appoint every man his stewardship, that every man may  give an account unto me of the stewardship which is appoint ed unto him: for it is expedient that I the Lord should make  every man accountable, as stewards over earthly blessings,  which I have made and prepared for my creatures. I the Lord  stretched out the heavens, and builded the earth as a very han dy work; and all things therein are mine; and it is my purpose  to provide for my saints, for all things are mine; but it must  needs be done in mine own way: and behold this is the way,  that I the Lord have decreed to provide for my saints: that  the poor shall be exalted, in that the rich are made low; for  the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare, yea, I pre pared all things, and have given unto the children of men to  be agents unto themselves. Therefore if any man shall take  of the abundance which I have made, and impart not his por tion, according to the law of my gospel, unto the poor, and  the needy, he shall, with the wicked, lift up his eyes in hell,  being in torment.
3 And now, verily I say unto you, concerning the properties  of the order: let my servant have appointed unto  him the place where he now resides, and the lot of Tahhanes [the tannery],  for his stewardship, for his support while he is laboring in my  vineyard, even as I will when I shall command him; and let  all things be done according to counsel of the order, and uni ted consent, or voice of the order which dwell in the land of  . And this stewardship and blessing, I the Lord  confer upon my servant , for a blessing upon him,  and his seed after him; and I will multiply blessings upon him,  inasmuch as he shall be humble before me.
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shall be trodden down by whom I will, for I the Lord am not to be mocked in these things: and all this that the innocent among you, may not be condemned with the unjust; and that the guilty among you may not escape, because I the Lord have promised unto you a crown of glory at my right hand. Therefore inasmuch as you are found transgressors, ye cannot escape my wrath in your lives: inasmuch as ye are cut off by transgression, ye cannot escape the buffetings of satan until the day of redemption.
2 And I now give unto you power from this very hour, that if any man among you, of the order, is found a transgressor, and repenteth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him over unto the buffetings of satan; and he shall not have power to bring evil upon you. It is wisdom in me: therefore a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall organize yourselves, and appoint every man his stewardship, that every man may give an account unto me of the stewardship which is appointed unto him: for it is expedient that I the Lord should make every man accountable, as stewards over earthly blessings, which I have made and prepared for my creatures. I the Lord stretched out the heavens, and builded the earth as a very handy work; and all things therein are mine; and it is my purpose to provide for my saints, for all things are mine; but it must needs be done in mine own way: and behold this is the way, that I the Lord have decreed to provide for my saints: that the poor shall be exalted, in that the rich are made low; for the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare, yea, I prepared all things, and have given unto the children of men to be agents unto themselves. Therefore if any man shall take of the abundance which I have made, and impart not his portion, according to the law of my gospel, unto the poor, and the needy, he shall, with the wicked, lift up his eyes in hell, being in torment.
3 And now, verily I say unto you, concerning the properties of the order: let my servant have appointed unto him the place where he now resides, and the lot of Tahhanes [the tannery], for his stewardship, for his support while he is laboring in my vineyard, even as I will when I shall command him; and let all things be done according to counsel of the order, and united consent, or voice of the order which dwell in the land of . And this stewardship and blessing, I the Lord confer upon my servant , for a blessing upon him, and his seed after him; and I will multiply blessings upon him, inasmuch as he shall be humble before me.
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