Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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before the world. And if thy brother or sister  offend many, he or she shall be chastened be fore many. And if any one offend openly,  he or she shall be rebuked openly, that he or  she may be ashamed. And if he or she con fess not, he or she shall be delivered up unto  the law of God. If any shall offend in secret,  he or she shall be rebuked in secret, that he  or she may have opportunity to confess in se cret to him or her whom he or she has offen ded, and to God, that the church may not speak  reproachfully of him or her. And thus shall  ye conduct in all things.
 

Section 14 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

SECTION XIV.
 
A Revelation given February, 1831.
 
1 O hearken, ye elders of my church, and  give an ear to the words which I shall speak  unto you: for behold, verily, verily I say un to you, that ye have received a command ment for a law unto my church, through him  whom I have appointed unto you, to receive  commandments and revelations from my hand.  And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is  none other appointed unto you to receive com mandments and revelations until he be taken,  if he abide in me.
2 But verily, verily I say unto you, that  none else shall be appointed unto this gift ex cept it be through him, for if it be taken from  him he shall not have power, except to appoint  another in his stead: and this shall be a law  unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of [p. 175]
before the world. And if thy brother or sister offend many, he or she shall be chastened before many. And if any one offend openly, he or she shall be rebuked openly, that he or she may be ashamed. And if he or she confess not, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of God. If any shall offend in secret, he or she shall be rebuked in secret, that he or she may have opportunity to confess in secret to him or her whom he or she has offended, and to God, that the church may not speak reproachfully of him or her. And thus shall ye conduct in all things.
 

Section 14 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

SECTION XIV.
 
A Revelation given February, 1831.
 
1 O hearken, ye elders of my church, and give an ear to the words which I shall speak unto you: for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you, to receive commandments and revelations from my hand. And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
2 But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him, for if it be taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint another in his stead: and this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of [p. 175]
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