Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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25 Methuselah was 100 years old when he  was ordained under the hand of Adam.
26 Lamech was 32 years old when he was  ordained under the hand of Seth.
27 Noah was 10 years old when he was or dained under the hand of Methuselah.
28 Three years previous to the death of  Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahala leel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were  all high priests, with the residue of his posteri ty, who were righteous, into the valley of  , and there bestowed upon  them his last blessing. And the Lord appear ed unto them, and they rose up and blessed  Adam, and called him Michael, the Prince, the  Arch angel. And the Lord administered com fort unto Adam, and said unto him, I have set  thee to be at the head: a multitude of nations  shall come of thee; and thou art a prince over  them for ever.
29 And Adam stood up in the midst of the  congregation, and notwithstanding he was  bowed down with age, being full of the Holy  Ghost, predicted whatsoever should befall his  posterity unto the latest generation. These  things were all written in the book of Enoch,  and are to be testified of in due time.
30 It is the duty of the twelve, also, to or dain and set in order all the other officers of  the church, agreeably to the revelation which  says:
31 To the church of Christ in the land of  Zion, in addition to the church laws, respect ing church business: Verily, I say unto you,  says the Lord of hosts, There must needs be [p. 106]
25 Methuselah was 100 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam.
26 Lamech was 32 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Seth.
27 Noah was 10 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Methuselah.
28 Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity, who were righteous, into the valley of , and there bestowed upon them his last blessing. And the Lord appeared unto them, and they rose up and blessed Adam, and called him Michael, the Prince, the Arch angel. And the Lord administered comfort unto Adam, and said unto him, I have set thee to be at the head: a multitude of nations shall come of thee; and thou art a prince over them for ever.
29 And Adam stood up in the midst of the congregation, and notwithstanding he was bowed down with age, being full of the Holy Ghost, predicted whatsoever should befall his posterity unto the latest generation. These things were all written in the book of Enoch, and are to be testified of in due time.
30 It is the duty of the twelve, also, to ordain and set in order all the other officers of the church, agreeably to the revelation which says:
31 To the church of Christ in the land of Zion, in addition to the church laws, respecting church business: Verily, I say unto you, says the Lord of hosts, There must needs be [p. 106]
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