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the Mother needed
to rest. But,
before She slept,
She held the world
to Her skin and
-Rachel Hunt Steenblik
Brethren, you have been washed and pronounced clean, or that through your faithfulness you may become clean, from the blood and sins of this generation. You have been anointed to become hereafter kings and priests unto the most high God, to rule and reign in the house of Israel forever.
Sisters, you have been washed and anointed to become queens and priestesses to your husbands.Because Brigham Young (and the makeshift LDS leadership at the time) had the endowment ceremony for eighteen months (from the time of Joseph Smith's death to its implementation in the Nauvoo Temple prior to the trek west) the possibility exists that any part of the script could have been changed and/or altered during that period. We know, for instance, that the vengeance oaths were inserted by Young following the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum.
"...queens and priestesses to your husbands."