Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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4 For it shall come to pass in that day, that  every man shall hear the fulness of the gospel  in his own tongue, and his own language,  through those who are ordained unto this pow er, by the administration of the Comforter,  and shed forth upon them, for the revelation  of Jesus Christ.
5 And now verily I say unto you, I give  unto you a commandment, that you continue  in the ministry and presidency, and when  you have finished the translation of the proph ets, you shall from henceforth preside over  the affairs of the church and the school; and  from time to time, as shall be manifest by the  Comforter, receive revelations to unfold the  mysteries of the kingdom, and set in order the  churches, and study and learn, and become  acquainted with all good books, and with lan guages, tongues and people. And this shall  be your business and mission in all your lives  to preside in council and set in order all the af fairs of this church and kingdom. Be not  ashamed neither confounded; but be admon ished in all your highmindedness and pride,  for it bringeth a snare upon your souls. Set  in order your houses; keep slothfulness and  uncleanness far from you.
6 Now verily, I say unto you, let there be  a place provided as soon as possible, for the  family of thy councillor and scribe, even : and let mine aged servant   continue with his family  upon the place where he now lives, and let it  not be sold until the mouth of the Lord shall  name. And let my councillor, even [p. 331]
4 For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall hear the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue, and his own language, through those who are ordained unto this power, by the administration of the Comforter, and shed forth upon them, for the revelation of Jesus Christ.
5 And now verily I say unto you, I give unto you a commandment, that you continue in the ministry and presidency, and when you have finished the translation of the prophets, you shall from henceforth preside over the affairs of the church and the school; and from time to time, as shall be manifest by the Comforter, receive revelations to unfold the mysteries of the kingdom, and set in order the churches, and study and learn, and become acquainted with all good books, and with languages, tongues and people. And this shall be your business and mission in all your lives to preside in council and set in order all the affairs of this church and kingdom. Be not ashamed neither confounded; but be admonished in all your highmindedness and pride, for it bringeth a snare upon your souls. Set in order your houses; keep slothfulness and uncleanness far from you.
6 Now verily, I say unto you, let there be a place provided as soon as possible, for the family of thy councillor and scribe, even : and let mine aged servant continue with his family upon the place where he now lives, and let it not be sold until the mouth of the Lord shall name. And let my councillor, even [p. 331]
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