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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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38. See that ye love one another; cease to be cov etous, learn to impart one to another as the gospel  requires; cease to be idle, cease to be unclean; cease  to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer  than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye  may not be weary; rise early that your bodies  and your minds may be invigorated; and  above all things clothe yourselves with the  bonds of charity, as with a mantle, which is  the bond of perfectness and peace: pray always  that you may not faint until I come: behold,  and lo, I will come quickly, and receive you  unto myself; Amen.
39 And again, the order of the house pre pared for the of the , established for their instruction in all ages things  that are expedient for them, even for all the officers  of the , or in other words, those who are  called to the ministry in the church, beginning  at the , even down to the : and  this shall be the order of the house of the presidency  of the school: He that is appointed to be president, or  teacher, shall be found standing in his place, in  the house, which shall be prepared for him.  Therefore he shall be first in the house of God. in a  place that the congregation in the house may hear  his words carefully and distinctly, not with loud  speech. And when he cometh into the house of  God, (for he should be the first in the house; behold,  this is beautiful, that he may be an example,)
40. Let him offer himself in prayer upon his knees  kness before God, in token, or remembrance, of the  , and when any shall come  in after him let the teacher arise, and with up lifted hands to heaven; yea, even directly, salute  his brother or brethren with these words;
41. Art thou a brother or brethren, I salute  you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in token,  or remembrance of the everlasting covenant, in which [p. 256]
38. See that ye love one another; cease to be covetous, learn to impart one to another as the gospel requires; cease to be idle, cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; rise early that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated; and above all things clothe yourselves with the bonds of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace: pray always that you may not faint until I come: behold, and lo, I will come quickly, and receive you unto myself; Amen.
39 And again, the order of the house prepared for the of the , established for their instruction in all things that are expedient for them, even for all the officers of the , or in other words, those who are called to the ministry in the church, beginning at the , even down to the : and this shall be the order of the house of the presidency of the school: He that is appointed to be president, or teacher, shall be found standing in his place, in the house, which shall be prepared for him. Therefore he shall be first in the house of God. in a place that the congregation in the house may hear his words carefully and distinctly, not with loud speech. And when he cometh into the house of God, (for he should be the first in the house; behold, this is beautiful, that he may be an example,)
40. Let him offer himself in prayer upon his knees kness before God, in token, or remembrance, of the , and when any shall come in after him let the teacher arise, and with uplifted hands to heaven; yea, even directly, salute his brother or brethren with these words;
41. Art thou a brother or brethren, I salute you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in token, or remembrance of the everlasting covenant, in which [p. 256]
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