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Revelation, February 1831–B [D&C 44]

you that ye must visit the poor & the needy & administer to their releaf that they may be kept untill all things may be done according to my law which ye have receivd5

Part of the recently revealed “law” of the church called for the donation and redistribution, or “consecration,” of members’ property so “that every man may receive according as he stands in need.” (Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:33].)  


amen [p. 71]
you that ye must visit the poor & the needy &  administer to their releaf that they may be kept untill  all things may be done according to my law which  ye have receivd5

Part of the recently revealed “law” of the church called for the donation and redistribution, or “consecration,” of members’ property so “that every man may receive according as he stands in need.” (Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:33].)  


amen [p. 71]
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; CHL. Includes redactions. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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