Section 114: A Word on Tithing to all the Saints Scattered Abroad


Previous Editions

1897 D&C 114

1906 D&C

1911 D&C

1922 D&C

1952 D&C

1970 D&C 114

1990 D&C


Date Given: October 7th, 1861

Location Given:

Date Canonized: September 13th, 1878



A. In order to place the church in a position to carry on the promulgation of the gospel, and as a means of fulfilling the law, the Twelve will take measures in connection with the Bishop, to execute the law of tithing;

B. and let them before God see to it, that the temporal means so obtained is truly used for the purposes of the church, and not as a weapon of power in the hands of one man for the oppression of others, or for the purposes of self-aggrandizement by anyone, be he whomsoever he may be.


As I live, saith the Lord, in the manner ye execute this matter, so shall ye be judged in the day of judgment.