Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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that learns not his duty and shows himself not approved, shall  not be counted worthy to stand; even so. Amen.
 

Section 4 • Revelation, 22–23 September 1832 [D&C 84]

SECTION IV.
 
A Revelation given the 22d and 23d of Sept. 1832.
 
ON PRIESTHOOD.
 
1 A revelation of Jesus Christ unto his servant Joseph Smith,  jr. and six elders, as they united their hearts and lifted their  voices on high; yea, the word of the Lord concerning his  church, established in the last days for the restoration of his  people as he has spoken by the mouth of his prophets, and for  the gathering of his saints to stand upon mount Zion, which  shall be the city New Jerusalem; which city shall be built,  beginning at the , which is appointed by the fin ger of the Lord, in the western boundaries of the state of , and dedicated by the hand of Joseph Smith, jr. and  others, with whom the Lord was well pleased.
2 Verily, this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Je rusalem shall be built by the gathering of the saints, beginning  at this place, even the place of the , which temple shall  be reared in this generation; for verily, this generation shall  not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord  and a cloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the  glory of the Lord, which shall fill the house. And the sons  of Moses, according to the holy priesthood, which he received  under the hand of his father-in-law, Jethro, and Jethro received  it under the hand of Caleb, and Caleb received it under the  hand of Elihu, and Elihu under the hand of Jeremy, and Jer emy under the hand of Gad and Gad under the hand of Esai as, and Esaias received it under the hand of God; Esaias also  lived in the days of Abraham and was blessed of him, which  Abraham received the priesthood from Melchizedek, who re ceived it through the lineage of his fathers, even till Noah;  and from Noah till Enoch, through the lineage of their fathers,  and from Enoch to Abel, who was slain by the conspiracy of  his brother, who received the priesthood by the command ments of God by the hand of his father Adam, who was the  first man; which priesthood continueth in the church of God  in all generations, and is without beginning of days or end of  years.
3 And the Lord confirmed a priesthood also upon Aaron and  his seed throughout all their generations, which priesthood al so continueth and abideth forever, with the priesthood which [p. 89]
that learns not his duty and shows himself not approved, shall not be counted worthy to stand; even so. Amen.
 

Section 4 • Revelation, 22–23 September 1832 [D&C 84]

SECTION IV.
 
A Revelation given the 22d and 23d of Sept. 1832.
 
ON PRIESTHOOD.
 
1 A revelation of Jesus Christ unto his servant Joseph Smith, jr. and six elders, as they united their hearts and lifted their voices on high; yea, the word of the Lord concerning his church, established in the last days for the restoration of his people as he has spoken by the mouth of his prophets, and for the gathering of his saints to stand upon mount Zion, which shall be the city New Jerusalem; which city shall be built, beginning at the , which is appointed by the finger of the Lord, in the western boundaries of the state of , and dedicated by the hand of Joseph Smith, jr. and others, with whom the Lord was well pleased.
2 Verily, this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, even the place of the , which temple shall be reared in this generation; for verily, this generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord and a cloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the glory of the Lord, which shall fill the house. And the sons of Moses, according to the holy priesthood, which he received under the hand of his father-in-law, Jethro, and Jethro received it under the hand of Caleb, and Caleb received it under the hand of Elihu, and Elihu under the hand of Jeremy, and Jeremy under the hand of Gad and Gad under the hand of Esaias, and Esaias received it under the hand of God; Esaias also lived in the days of Abraham and was blessed of him, which Abraham received the priesthood from Melchizedek, who received it through the lineage of his fathers, even till Noah; and from Noah till Enoch, through the lineage of their fathers, and from Enoch to Abel, who was slain by the conspiracy of his brother, who received the priesthood by the commandments of God by the hand of his father Adam, who was the first man; which priesthood continueth in the church of God in all generations, and is without beginning of days or end of years.
3 And the Lord confirmed a priesthood also upon Aaron and his seed throughout all their generations, which priesthood also continueth and abideth forever, with the priesthood which [p. 89]
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