Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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22 And behold the high priests shall travel,  and also the elders, and also the lesser priests;  but the deacons and teachers should be ap pointed to watch over the church, to be  standing ministers unto the church.
23 And the bishop, ,  also, should travel round about and among all  the churches, searching after the poor, to ad minister to their wants by humbling the rich  and the proud: he should also employ an  agent to take charge and to do his secular  business, as he shall direct; nevertheless, let  the go into the city of , and  also to the city of Albany, and also to the city  of , and warn the people of those cities  with the sound of the gospel, with a loud  voice, of the desolation and utter abolishment  which awaits them if they do reject these  things; for if they do reject these things the  hour of their judgment is nigh: and their house  shall be left unto them desolate. Let him  trust in me and he shall not be confounded;  and an hair of his head shall not fall to the  ground unnoticed.
24 And verily I say unto you, the rest of  my servants, go ye forth as your circum stances shall permit, in your several callings,  unto the great and notable cities and villages,  reproving the world in righteousness of all  their unrighteous and ungodly deeds, setting  forth clearly and understandingly the desola tion of abomination in the last days; for with  you, saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their  kingdoms: I will not only shake the earth, but [p. 122]
22 And behold the high priests shall travel, and also the elders, and also the lesser priests; but the deacons and teachers should be appointed to watch over the church, to be standing ministers unto the church.
23 And the bishop, , also, should travel round about and among all the churches, searching after the poor, to administer to their wants by humbling the rich and the proud: he should also employ an agent to take charge and to do his secular business, as he shall direct; nevertheless, let the go into the city of , and also to the city of Albany, and also to the city of , and warn the people of those cities with the sound of the gospel, with a loud voice, of the desolation and utter abolishment which awaits them if they do reject these things; for if they do reject these things the hour of their judgment is nigh: and their house shall be left unto them desolate. Let him trust in me and he shall not be confounded; and an hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed.
24 And verily I say unto you, the rest of my servants, go ye forth as your circumstances shall permit, in your several callings, unto the great and notable cities and villages, reproving the world in righteousness of all their unrighteous and ungodly deeds, setting forth clearly and understandingly the desolation of abomination in the last days; for with you, saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their kingdoms: I will not only shake the earth, but [p. 122]
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