Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
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eight priests, and sit in council with them, to  teach them the duties of their office, as is  given in the covenants. This president is to  be a bishop; for this is one of the duties of  this priesthood.
41 Again, the duty of the president over  the office of elders is to preside over ninety- six elders, and to sit in council with them, and  to teach them according to the covenants.  This presidency is a distinct one from that of  the seventy, and is designed for those who do  not travel into all the world.
42 And again the duty of the president of  the office of the high priesthood is to preside  over the whole church, and to be like unto  Moses. Behold, here is wisdom—yea, to be  a seer, a revelator, a translator and a prophet;  having all the gifts of God which he bestows  upon the head of the church.
43 And it is according to the vision, show ing the order of the seventy, that they should  have seven presidents to preside over them,  chosen out of the number of the seventy, and  the seventh president of these presidents is to  preside over the six; and these seven presi dents are to choose other seventy besides the  first seventy, to whom they belong, and are to  preside over them; and also other seventy un til seven times seventy, if the labor in the vine yard of necessity requires it. And these sev enty are to be travelling ministers unto the  Gentiles, first, and also unto the Jews, where as other officers of the church who belong not  unto the twelve neither to the seventy, are not  under the responsibility to travel among all [p. 110]
eight priests, and sit in council with them, to teach them the duties of their office, as is given in the covenants. This president is to be a bishop; for this is one of the duties of this priesthood.
41 Again, the duty of the president over the office of elders is to preside over ninety-six elders, and to sit in council with them, and to teach them according to the covenants. This presidency is a distinct one from that of the seventy, and is designed for those who do not travel into all the world.
42 And again the duty of the president of the office of the high priesthood is to preside over the whole church, and to be like unto Moses. Behold, here is wisdom—yea, to be a seer, a revelator, a translator and a prophet; having all the gifts of God which he bestows upon the head of the church.
43 And it is according to the vision, showing the order of the seventy, that they should have seven presidents to preside over them, chosen out of the number of the seventy, and the seventh president of these presidents is to preside over the six; and these seven presidents are to choose other seventy besides the first seventy, to whom they belong, and are to preside over them; and also other seventy until seven times seventy, if the labor in the vineyard of necessity requires it. And these seventy are to be travelling ministers unto the Gentiles, first, and also unto the Jews, whereas other officers of the church who belong not unto the twelve neither to the seventy, are not under the responsibility to travel among all [p. 110]
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