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Relationship to Section 93. The relationship of Verses 93:6-20 to the rest of Section 93 is discussed at D&C 93.
Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Verses 93:6-20 include:
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- D&C 93:19. This verse is absolutely vital for understanding everything in the first twenty verses, primarily because here the Lord explains what he has been doing, and what it amounts to. The verse can be summed up basically to say that these first twenty verses are about (1) how to worship, (2) what one worships, and (3) why one worships. Roughly speaking, the "how" of worship is taught in verse 1, the "what" of worship is taught in verses 2-18, and the "why" of worship is taught in verses 19-20. Once one passes beyond these verses into verse 21, this "how-what-why" business becomes a foundation for further revelation, rather than the subject matter being discussed (signaled in the structuring "And now."
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