Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
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persons among you shall kill, they shall be de livered up and dealt with according to the laws  of the land: For remember that he hath no  forgiveness; and it shall be proven according  to the laws of the land.
22 And if any man or woman shall commit  adultery, he or she shall be tried before two  elders of the church or more, and every word  shall be established against him or her by two  witnesses of the church, and not of the enemy.  But if there are more than two witnesses it is  better: but he or she shall be condemned by  the mouth of two witnesses, and the elders  shall lay the case before the church, and the  church shall lift up their hands against him or  her, that they may be dealt with according to  the law of God. And if it can be, it is neces sary that the bishop is present also. And thus  ye shall do in all cases which shall come be fore you. And if a man or woman shall rob,  he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of  the land. And if he or she shall steal, he or  she shall be delivered up unto the law of the  land. And if he or she shall lie, he or she  shall be delivered up unto the law of the land.  If he or she do any manner of iniquity, he or  she shall be delivered up unto the law, even  that of God.
23 And if thy brother or sister offend thee,  thou shalt take him or her between him or her  and thee alone; and if he or she confess, thou  shalt be reconciled. And if he or she confess  not, thou shalt deliver him or her up unto the  church, not to the members but to the elders.  And it shall be done in a meeting, and that not [p. 174]
persons among you shall kill, they shall be delivered up and dealt with according to the laws of the land: For remember that he hath no forgiveness; and it shall be proven according to the laws of the land.
22 And if any man or woman shall commit adultery, he or she shall be tried before two elders of the church or more, and every word shall be established against him or her by two witnesses of the church, and not of the enemy. But if there are more than two witnesses it is better: but he or she shall be condemned by the mouth of two witnesses, and the elders shall lay the case before the church, and the church shall lift up their hands against him or her, that they may be dealt with according to the law of God. And if it can be, it is necessary that the bishop is present also. And thus ye shall do in all cases which shall come before you. And if a man or woman shall rob, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. And if he or she shall steal, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. And if he or she shall lie, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. If he or she do any manner of iniquity, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law, even that of God.
23 And if thy brother or sister offend thee, thou shalt take him or her between him or her and thee alone; and if he or she confess, thou shalt be reconciled. And if he or she confess not, thou shalt deliver him or her up unto the church, not to the members but to the elders. And it shall be done in a meeting, and that not [p. 174]
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