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Doctrine and Covenants

Section 82

April 30, 1832-Independence, Missouri. Joseph Smith, Jr., received this revelation, which addressed the question of caring for widows and orphans in Zion.

The storehouse is to provide for widows and orphans in the church

D&C 82:1a Verily, thus saith the Lord-in addition to the laws of the church concerning women and children, those who belong to the church who have lost their husbands or fathers-

D&C 82:1b Women have claim on their husbands for their maintenance until their husbands are taken; and if they are not found transgressors, they shall have fellowship in the church;

D&C 82:1c and if they are not faithful, they shall not have fellowship in the church; yet they may remain upon their inheritances according to the laws of the land.

D&C 82:2a All children have claim upon their parents for their maintenance until they are of age; and after that, they have claim upon the church or, in other words, upon the Lord's storehouse, if their parents have not wherewith to give them inheritances.

D&C 82:2b And the storehouse shall be kept by the consecrations of the church, that widows and orphans shall be provided for, as also the poor. Amen.