The original revelation, dated June, 1830, was later edited to insert (vv. 65 to 67) language about the priesthood. The current section heading now dates this revelation to April, 1830, in conformity with the organization of the church.
|Book of Commandments Chapter XXIV (1833)||Doctrine and Covenants Section 20|
|The Articles and Covenants of the church of Christ, given in Fayette, New-York, June, 1830.||Revelation on Church organization and government, given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, April 1830.|
65 No person is to be ordained to any office in this church, where there is a regularly organized branch of the same, without the vote of that church;
66 But the presiding elders, traveling bishops, high councilors, high priests, and elders, may have the privilege of ordaining, where there is no branch of the church that a vote may be called.
67 Every president of the high priesthood (or presiding elder), bishop, high councilor, and high priest, is to be ordained by the direction of a high council or general conference.