Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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that ye may hold the keys thereof, even the  priesthood which is after the order of Mel chisedek, which is after the order of my only  begotten Son.
38 First, I give unto you to  to be a patriarch unto you to hold the sealing  blessings of my church, even the Holy Spirit  of promise, whereby ye are sealed up unto  the day of redemption, that ye may not fall;  notwithstanding the hour of temptation that  may come upon you.
39 I give unto you my servant Joseph, to  be a Presiding Elder over all my church, to  be a translator, a revelator, a seer and pro phet. I give unto him for councillors my ser vant , and my servant , that these may constitute a quorum and  first presidency, to receive the oracles for the  whole church.
40 I give unto you my servant , to be a president over the twelve  travelling council, which twelve hold the keys  to open up the authority of my kingdom upon  the four corners of the earth, and after that  to send my word to every creature; they are:  , , , , , , , , , ; I  have taken unto myself, behold his priesthood  no man taketh from him; but verily I say  unto you, another may be appointed unto the  same calling.
41 And again, I say unto you, I give unto  you a High Council, for the corner stone of [p. 411]
that ye may hold the keys thereof, even the priesthood which is after the order of Melchisedek, which is after the order of my only begotten Son.
38 First, I give unto you to to be a patriarch unto you to hold the sealing blessings of my church, even the Holy Spirit of promise, whereby ye are sealed up unto the day of redemption, that ye may not fall; notwithstanding the hour of temptation that may come upon you.
39 I give unto you my servant Joseph, to be a Presiding Elder over all my church, to be a translator, a revelator, a seer and prophet. I give unto him for councillors my servant , and my servant , that these may constitute a quorum and first presidency, to receive the oracles for the whole church.
40 I give unto you my servant , to be a president over the twelve travelling council, which twelve hold the keys to open up the authority of my kingdom upon the four corners of the earth, and after that to send my word to every creature; they are: , , , , , , , , , ; I have taken unto myself, behold his priesthood no man taketh from him; but verily I say unto you, another may be appointed unto the same calling.
41 And again, I say unto you, I give unto you a High Council, for the corner stone of [p. 411]
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