Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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the church, have been given; even so Amen.
19 The priests and teachers shall have their stewardships, even as the members, and the elders, or high priests, who are appointed to assist the bishop as councillors, in all things are to have their families supported out of the property which is consecrated to the bishop, for the good of the poor, and for other purposes, as before mentioned: or they are to receive a just remuneration for all their services; either a stewardship, or otherwise, as may be thought best, or decided by the councillors and bishop. And the bishop also, shall receive his support, or a just remuneration for all his services, in the church.
20 Behold, verily I say unto you, that whatever persons among you having put away their companions for the cause of fornication, or in other words, if they shall testify before you in all lowliness of heart that this is the case, ye shall not cast them out from among you; but if ye shall find that any persons have left their companions for the sake of adultery, and they themselves are the offenders, and their companions are living, they shall be cast out from among you. And again I say unto you, that ye shall be watchful and careful, with all inquiry, that ye receive none such among you if they are married, and if they are not married, they shall repent of all their sins, or ye shall not receive them.
21 And again, every person who belongeth to this church of Christ, shall observe to keep all the commandments and covenants of the church: And it shall come to pass, that if any [p. 173]
the church, have been given; even so Amen.
19 The priests and teachers shall have their stewardships, even as the members, and the elders, or high priests, who are appointed to assist the bishop as councillors, in all things are to have their families supported out of the property which is consecrated to the bishop, for the good of the poor, and for other purposes, as before mentioned: or they are to receive a just remuneration for all their services; either a stewardship, or otherwise, as may be thought best, or decided by the councillors and bishop. And the bishop also, shall receive his support, or a just remuneration for all his services, in the church.
20 Behold, verily I say unto you, that whatever persons among you having put away their companions for the cause of fornication, or in other words, if they shall testify before you in all lowliness of heart that this is the case, ye shall not cast them out from among you; but if ye shall find that any persons have left their companions for the sake of adultery, and they themselves are the offenders, and their companions are living, they shall be cast out from among you. And again I say unto you, that ye shall be watchful and careful, with all inquiry, that ye receive none such among you if they are married, and if they are not married, they shall repent of all their sins, or ye shall not receive them.
21 And again, every person who belongeth to this church of Christ, shall observe to keep all the commandments and covenants of the church: And it shall come to pass, that if any [p. 173]
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