Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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render an account of their stewardship, unto the bishop which shall be appointed of me, in this part of my vineyard. These things shall be had on record to be handed over unto the in Zion; and the duty of the bishop shall be made known by the commandments which have been given, and the voice of the conference.
2 And now, verily I say unto you, my servant is the man who shall be appointed, and ordained unto this power: this is the will of the Lord your God your Redeemer; even so: Amen.
3 The word of the Lord, in addition to the law which has been given, making known the duty of the bishop, which has been ordained unto the church in this part of the vineyard; which is verily this: to keep the Lord’s storehouse; to receive the funds of the church in this part of the vineyard; to take an account of the elders as before has been commanded; and to administer to their wants, who shall pay for that which they receive, inasmuch as they have wherewith to pay; that this also may be consecrated to the good of the church, to the poor and needy: and he who hath not wherewith to pay, an account shall be taken and handed over to the of Zion, who shall pay the debt out of that which the Lord shall put into his hands: and the labors of the faithful who labor in spiritual things, in administering the gospel and the things of the kingdom, unto the church, and unto the world, shall answer the debt unto the in Zion: thus it cometh out of the church, for according to the [p. 346]
render an account of their stewardship, unto the bishop which shall be appointed of me, in this part of my vineyard. These things shall be had on record to be handed over unto the in Zion; and the duty of the bishop shall be made known by the commandments which have been given, and the voice of the conference.
2 And now, verily I say unto you, my servant is the man who shall be appointed, and ordained unto this power: this is the will of the Lord your God your Redeemer; even so: Amen.
3 The word of the Lord, in addition to the law which has been given, making known the duty of the bishop, which has been ordained unto the church in this part of the vineyard; which is verily this: to keep the Lord’s storehouse; to receive the funds of the church in this part of the vineyard; to take an account of the elders as before has been commanded; and to administer to their wants, who shall pay for that which they receive, inasmuch as they have wherewith to pay; that this also may be consecrated to the good of the church, to the poor and needy: and he who hath not wherewith to pay, an account shall be taken and handed over to the of Zion, who shall pay the debt out of that which the Lord shall put into his hands: and the labors of the faithful who labor in spiritual things, in administering the gospel and the things of the kingdom, unto the church, and unto the world, shall answer the debt unto the in Zion: thus it cometh out of the church, for according to the [p. 346]
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