Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I am, as ever, your humble servant and  never deviating friend,
JOSEPH SMITH.
 
Section 107 • Revelation, 8 July 1838–C [D&C 119]
SECTION CVII.
 
Revelation, given at , Missouri, Ju ly 8, 1838,
 
In answer to the question: O Lord shew  unto thy servants how much thou requirest of  the properties of thy people for a tithing?
1 Verily thus saith the Lord, I require all  their surplus property to be put into the  hands of the of my church of Zion, for  the building of mine house, and for the laying  the foundation of Zion, and for the priesthood,  and for the debts of the presidency of my  church; and this shall be the beginning of the  tithing of my people: and after that, those  who have thus been tithed, shall pay one  tenth of all their interest annually, and this  shall be a standing law unto them forever, for  my holy priesthood, saith the Lord.
2 Verily I say unto you, it shall come to  pass, that all those who gather unto the land  of Zion shall be tithed of their surplus proper ties, and shall observe this law, or they shall  not be found worthy to abide among you.—  And I say unto you, if my people observe  not this law, to keep it holy, and by this law  sanctify the land of Zion unto me, that my  statutes and my judgments, may be kept  thereon, that it may be most holy, behold,  verily I say unto you, it shall not be a land of [p. 430]
I am, as ever, your humble servant and never deviating friend,
JOSEPH SMITH.
 
Section 107 • Revelation, 8 July 1838–C [D&C 119]
SECTION CVII.
 
Revelation, given at , Missouri, July 8, 1838,
 
In answer to the question: O Lord shew unto thy servants how much thou requirest of the properties of thy people for a tithing?
1 Verily thus saith the Lord, I require all their surplus property to be put into the hands of the of my church of Zion, for the building of mine house, and for the laying the foundation of Zion, and for the priesthood, and for the debts of the presidency of my church; and this shall be the beginning of the tithing of my people: and after that, those who have thus been tithed, shall pay one tenth of all their interest annually, and this shall be a standing law unto them forever, for my holy priesthood, saith the Lord.
2 Verily I say unto you, it shall come to pass, that all those who gather unto the land of Zion shall be tithed of their surplus properties, and shall observe this law, or they shall not be found worthy to abide among you.— And I say unto you, if my people observe not this law, to keep it holy, and by this law sanctify the land of Zion unto me, that my statutes and my judgments, may be kept thereon, that it may be most holy, behold, verily I say unto you, it shall not be a land of [p. 430]
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