Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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Nathaniel of old, in whom there is no guile.—  These words are given unto you, and they are  pure before me: wherefore beware how you  hold them, for they are to be answered upon  your souls in the day of judgment; even so:—  Amen.
 

Section 62 • Revelation, February 1831–B [D&C 44]

SECTION LXII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and , given February, 1831.
 
1 Behold thus saith the Lord unto you my  servants, it is expedient in me that the elders  of my church should be called together, from  the east and from the west, and from the north  and from the south, by letter or some other  way.
2 And it shall come to pass, that inasmuch  as they are faithful, and exercise faith in me, I  will pour out my Spirit upon them in the day  that they assemble themselves together. And  it shall come to pass that they shall go forth  into the regions round about, and preach re pentance unto the people; and many shall be  converted, insomuch that ye shall obtain pow er to organize yourselves, according to the  laws of man; that your enemies may not have  power over you, that you may be preserved  in all things; that you may be enabled to keep  my laws, that every band may be broken  wherewith the enemy seeketh to destroy  my people.
3 Behold I say unto you, that ye must visit  the poor and the needy and administer to [p. 287]
Nathaniel of old, in whom there is no guile.— These words are given unto you, and they are pure before me: wherefore beware how you hold them, for they are to be answered upon your souls in the day of judgment; even so:— Amen.
 

Section 62 • Revelation, February 1831–B [D&C 44]

SECTION LXII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and , given February, 1831.
 
1 Behold thus saith the Lord unto you my servants, it is expedient in me that the elders of my church should be called together, from the east and from the west, and from the north and from the south, by letter or some other way.
2 And it shall come to pass, that inasmuch as they are faithful, and exercise faith in me, I will pour out my Spirit upon them in the day that they assemble themselves together. And it shall come to pass that they shall go forth into the regions round about, and preach repentance unto the people; and many shall be converted, insomuch that ye shall obtain power to organize yourselves, according to the laws of man; that your enemies may not have power over you, that you may be preserved in all things; that you may be enabled to keep my laws, that every band may be broken wherewith the enemy seeketh to destroy my people.
3 Behold I say unto you, that ye must visit the poor and the needy and administer to [p. 287]
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