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Revelation, 11 November 1831–B [D&C 107 partial]

upon transgressors upon testimony it shall be laid before them according  to the Laws by the assistance of his councillors whom he hath chosen or  will choose

John Whitmer handwriting ends; Oliver Cowdery begins.  

 
among the Elders of the church thus shall he be a judge even a common judge among  the inhabitants of Zion until the borders are enlarged & it becomes necessary to have other Bishops  or judges & inasmuch as there are other Bishops appointed they shall act in the same office & again  verily I say unto you the most important business of the church & the most difficult cases  of the church inasmuch as there is not sufficient satisfaction upon the decision of the judge it  shall be handed over & carried up unto the court of the church before the president of the high  Priesthood & the president of the Court of the high priesthood shall have power to call other high  priests even twelve to assist as counsellors & thus the president of the high priesthood & his coun cellors shall have power to decide upon testimony according to the laws of the church & after this  desision it shall be had in remembrance no more before the Lord for this is the highest court of  the church of God & a final desision upon controvers[i]es all persons belonging to the church are not exempt  from this court of the church & inasmuch as the president of the high priesthood shall transgress  he shall be had in remembrance before the common court of the church who shall be assisted by  twelve counsellors of the high Priesthood & their desicision upon his head shall be an end of  controversy concerning him thus none shall be exempt from the justice of the Laws of God  that all things may be done in order & in solemnity before me in according to truth & righteousness  Amen A few more words in addition to the Laws of the church And again verily I say  unto you the duty of a president over the office of a Deacon is to preside over twelve Deacons  to set in council with them & to teach them their duty edifying one another as it is  given according to the covenants And also the duty of the president over the office of the  Teachers is to preside over twenty four of the Teachers & to set in council with them teaching them  the duties of their office as given in the covenants Also the duty of the president over the priest hood is to preside over forty eight priests & to set in council with them & to teach them  the duties of their office as given in the covenants And again the duty of the president over the  office of the Elders is to preside over ninety six Elders & to set in council with them & to <teach>  them according to the covenants And again the duty of the president of the office of the  High Priesthood is to preside over the whole church & to be like unto Moses behold  here is wisdom yea to be a Seer a revelator a translator & a prophet having  all the gifts of God which he bestoweth upon the head of the chuch Wherefore now  let every man learn his duly duty & to act in the office in which he is appointed in  all diligence he that is slothful shall not be counted worthy to stand  & he that learneth not his duty & sheweth himself not approved shall  not be counted worthy to stand even so Amen [p. 123]
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Revelation, Hiram, OH, 11 Nov. 1831; handwriting of John Whitmer and Oliver Cowdery; in Revelation Book 1, pp. 122–123; CHL.

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