Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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8 If thou lovest me, thou shalt serve me and  keep all my commandments. And behold,  thou wilt remember the poor, and consecrate  of thy properties for their support, that which  thou hast to impart unto them, with a cove nant and a deed which cannot be broken, and  inasmuch as ye impart of your substance unto  the poor, ye will do it unto me, and they shall  be laid before the bishop of my church and  his councillors, two of the elders, or high  priests, such as he shall or has appointed and  set apart for that purpose.
9 And it shall come to pass, that after they  are laid before the bishop of my church, and  after that he has received these testimonies  concerning the consecration of the properties  of my church, that they cannot be taken from  the church, agreeably to my commandments,  every man shall be made accountable unto me,  a steward over his own property, or that which  he has received by consecration, inasmuch as  is sufficient for himself and family.
10 And again, if there shall be properties in  the hands of the church, or any individuals of  it, more than is necessary for their support,  after this first consecration, which is a residue,  to be consecrated unto the bishop, it shall be  kept to administer unto those who have not,  from time to time, that every man who has need  may be amply supplied, and receive according  to his wants. Therefore, the residue shall be  kept in my store house, to administer to the  poor and the needy, as shall be appointed by  the high council of the church, and the bishop  and his council, and for the purpose of pur [p. 169]
8 If thou lovest me, thou shalt serve me and keep all my commandments. And behold, thou wilt remember the poor, and consecrate of thy properties for their support, that which thou hast to impart unto them, with a covenant and a deed which cannot be broken, and inasmuch as ye impart of your substance unto the poor, ye will do it unto me, and they shall be laid before the bishop of my church and his councillors, two of the elders, or high priests, such as he shall or has appointed and set apart for that purpose.
9 And it shall come to pass, that after they are laid before the bishop of my church, and after that he has received these testimonies concerning the consecration of the properties of my church, that they cannot be taken from the church, agreeably to my commandments, every man shall be made accountable unto me, a steward over his own property, or that which he has received by consecration, inasmuch as is sufficient for himself and family.
10 And again, if there shall be properties in the hands of the church, or any individuals of it, more than is necessary for their support, after this first consecration, which is a residue, to be consecrated unto the bishop, it shall be kept to administer unto those who have not, from time to time, that every man who has need may be amply supplied, and receive according to his wants. Therefore, the residue shall be kept in my store house, to administer to the poor and the needy, as shall be appointed by the high council of the church, and the bishop and his council, and for the purpose of pur [p. 169]
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