Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
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over you, according to the laws and constitu tion of the people which I have suffered to be  established, and should be maintained for the  rights and protection of all flesh, according to  just and holy principles, that every man may  act in doctrine, and principle pertaining to  futurity, according to the moral agency which  I have given unto them, that every man may  be accountable for his own sins in the day of  judgment. Therefore, it is not right that any  man should be in bondage one to another.—  And for this purpose have I established the  Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise  men whom I raised up unto this very purpose,  and redeemed the land by the shedding of  blood.
11 Now, unto what shall I liken the chil dren of Zion? I will liken them unto the para ble of the woman and the unjust judge, (for  men ought always to pray and not to faint,)  which saith, There was in a city a judge  which feared not God, neither regarded man.  And there was a widow in that city, and she  came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine  adversary. And he would not for a while,  but afterward he said within himself, Though  I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because  this widow troubleth me I will avenge her,  lest by her continual coming, she weary me.  Thus will I liken the children of Zion.
12 Let them importune at the feet of the  judge; and if he heed them not, let them im portune at the feet of the ; and if  the heed them not, let them impor [p. 373]
over you, according to the laws and constitution of the people which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles, that every man may act in doctrine, and principle pertaining to futurity, according to the moral agency which I have given unto them, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment. Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another.— And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.
11 Now, unto what shall I liken the children of Zion? I will liken them unto the parable of the woman and the unjust judge, (for men ought always to pray and not to faint,) which saith, There was in a city a judge which feared not God, neither regarded man. And there was a widow in that city, and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while, but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming, she weary me. Thus will I liken the children of Zion.
12 Let them importune at the feet of the judge; and if he heed them not, let them importune at the feet of the ; and if the heed them not, let them impor [p. 373]
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