A revelation given at Kirtland, Ohio, 5 Dec 1834, through Joseph Smith Jr. After assembling, we received a rebuke for our former low, uncultivated, and disrespectful manner of communication and salutation with and unto each other, by the voice of the Spirit, saying unto us:

  1. Verily, condemnation rests upon you who are appointed to lead my church, and to be saviors of men, and also upon the church. And there must needs be a repentance and a reformation among you in all things, in your examples before the church and before the world, in all your manners, habits, and customs, and salutations one toward another, rendering unto every man the respect due the office, calling, and priesthood whereunto I, the Lord, have appointed and ordained you, Amen.