Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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mandment, that ye should go to the : and  there I will give unto you my law; and there  you shall be endowed with power from on  high, and from thence, whomsoever I will, shall  go forth among all nations, and it shall be told  them what they shall do: for I have a great  work laid up in store: for Israel shall be saved,  and I will lead them whithersoever I will, and  no power shall stay my hand.
8 And now I give unto the church in these  parts, a commandment, that certain men  among them shall be appointed, and they shall  be appointed by the voice of the church; and  they shall look to the poor and the needy, and  administer to their relief, that they shall not  suffer; and send them forth to the place which  I have commanded them; and this shall be  their work, to govern the affairs of the prop erty of this church. And they that have farms  that cannot be sold, let them be left or rented  as seemeth them good. See that all things are  preserved, and when men are endowed with  power from on high, and sent forth, all these  things shall be gathered unto the bosom of the  church.
9 And if ye seek the riches which it is the  will of the Father to give unto you, ye shall  be the richest of all people; for ye shall have  the riches of eternity: and it must needs be  that the riches of the earth is mine to give:  but beware of pride, lest ye become as the  Nephites of old. And again I say unto you,  I give unto you a commandment, that every  man, both elder, priest, teacher, and also mem ber, go to with his might, with the labor of his [p. 165]
mandment, that ye should go to the : and there I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high, and from thence, whomsoever I will, shall go forth among all nations, and it shall be told them what they shall do: for I have a great work laid up in store: for Israel shall be saved, and I will lead them whithersoever I will, and no power shall stay my hand.
8 And now I give unto the church in these parts, a commandment, that certain men among them shall be appointed, and they shall be appointed by the voice of the church; and they shall look to the poor and the needy, and administer to their relief, that they shall not suffer; and send them forth to the place which I have commanded them; and this shall be their work, to govern the affairs of the property of this church. And they that have farms that cannot be sold, let them be left or rented as seemeth them good. See that all things are preserved, and when men are endowed with power from on high, and sent forth, all these things shall be gathered unto the bosom of the church.
9 And if ye seek the riches which it is the will of the Father to give unto you, ye shall be the richest of all people; for ye shall have the riches of eternity: and it must needs be that the riches of the earth is mine to give: but beware of pride, lest ye become as the Nephites of old. And again I say unto you, I give unto you a commandment, that every man, both elder, priest, teacher, and also member, go to with his might, with the labor of his [p. 165]
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