The Guide to the Scriptures

    Administration to the Sick

    A blessing given to the sick by men who hold the Melchizedek Priesthood, involving the use of consecrated oil.

    • Lay thy hand upon her:Matt. 9:18;
    • Jesus laid his hands upon a few sick folk and healed them:Mark 6:5;
    • Christ’s Apostles anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them:Mark 6:13;
    • The elders are to anoint and heal the sick:James 5:14–15;
    • Ye shall not heal the sick except it be required of you by them who desire:D&C 24:13–14;
    • Elders shall lay their hands upon the sick:D&C 42:44;
    • Lay your hands upon the sick, and they shall recover:D&C 66:9;