History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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21 And again, every person who belongeth to this , shall observe to keep all the and covenants of the church: And it shall come to pass, that if any persons among you shall kill they shall be [de]livered up and dealt with according to the laws of the land: For, remember, he hath no forgiveness; and it shall be proven according to the laws of the land.
22. And if any man or woman shall commit adultery, he or she shall be tried before two of the church, or more, and every word shall be established against him or her, by two witnesses of the church, and not of the enemy. But if their more than two witnesses it is the better; but he or she shall be condemned by the mouth of two witnesses, and the elders shall lay the case before the church, and the church shall lift up their hands against him or her, that they may be dealt with according to the law of God. And if it can be, it is necessary that be present also. And thus ye shall do in all cases which shall come before you. And if a man or woman shall rob, he or she shall be dilivered up unto the law of the land. And if he or she shall steal, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. If he or she shall do any manner of iniquity, he or she shall be dilivered up unto the law, even that of God.
23. And if thy brother or sister offend thee, thou shalt take him or her between him or her and thee alone; and <if> he or she confess, thou shalt be reconciled. And if he or she confess not, thou shalt deliver him or her up unto the church, not to the members but to the elders. And it shall be done in a meeting, and that not before the world. And if thy brother or sister offend many, he or she shall be chastened before many. And if any one offend openly, he or she shall be rebuked [HC 1:153] openly, that he or she may be ashamed. And if he or she confess not, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of God. If any shall offend in secret, he or she shall be rebuked in sesecret, that he or she shall be rebuked in secret, that he or she may have opportunity to confess in secret to him or her who he or she has offended; and to God, that the church the church may not speak reproachfully of him or her. And thus shall ye conduct in all things. [p. 100]
21 And again, every person who belongeth to this , shall observe to keep all the and covenants of the church: And it shall come to pass, that if any persons among you shall kill they shall be [de]livered up and dealt with according to the laws of the land: For, remember, he hath no forgiveness; and it shall be proven according to the laws of the land.
22. And if any man or woman shall commit adultery, he or she shall be tried before two of the church, or more, and every word shall be established against him or her, by two witnesses of the church, and not of the enemy. But if their more than two witnesses it is the better; but he or she shall be condemned by the mouth of two witnesses, and the elders shall lay the case before the church, and the church shall lift up their hands against him or her, that they may be dealt with according to the law of God. And if it can be, it is necessary that be present also. And thus ye shall do in all cases which shall come before you. And if a man or woman shall rob, he or she shall be dilivered up unto the law of the land. And if he or she shall steal, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of the land. If he or she shall do any manner of iniquity, he or she shall be dilivered up unto the law, even that of God.
23. And if thy brother or sister offend thee, thou shalt take him or her between him or her and thee alone; and if he or she confess, thou shalt be reconciled. And if he or she confess not, thou shalt deliver him or her up unto the church, not to the members but to the elders. And it shall be done in a meeting, and that not before the world. And if thy brother or sister offend many, he or she shall be chastened before many. And if any one offend openly, he or she shall be rebuked [HC 1:153] openly, that he or she may be ashamed. And if he or she confess not, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of God. If any shall offend in secret, he or she shall be rebuked in sesecret, that he or she shall be rebuked in secret, that he or she may have opportunity to confess in secret to him or her who he or she has offended; and to God, that the church the church may not speak reproachfully of him or her. And thus shall ye conduct in all things. [p. 100]
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