Search for “covenant” of “priesthood”

This search returned exactly 4 hits having to do with a covenant associated specifically with the priesthood:

  • Nehemiah 13:29 Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
  • Numbers 25:13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
  • Doctrine and Covenants 84:39 And this is according to the oath and covenant which belongeth to the priesthood.
  • Doctrine and Covenants 84:40 Therefore, all those who receive the priesthood, receive this oath and covenant of my Father, which he cannot break, neither can it be moved.

Why is D&C 84 such a puzzle?? 🙂

What is the relationship between this promise of priesthood for him, “and his seed after him,” and the promise to Adam – Abraham of having a chosen seed with priesthood? This is Aaron’s son, so is this what we’re looking at in D&C 107 about literal descendants of Aaron?

What to make of the wording in D&C 84: “this is according to the oath and covenant which belongeth to the priesthood”? I can’t wait until I understand all this and look back and smile at myself!


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