Duty See also Obedience, Obedient, Obey In the scriptures, a task, assignment, or responsibility, often given by the Lord or His servants. Keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man, Eccl. 12:13. What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, Micah 6:8. We ought to obey God rather than men, Acts 5:29. They were smitten with afflictions to stir them up in remembrance of their duty, Mosiah 1:17. The duties of the elders, priests, teachers, and deacons are described, D&C 20:38–67. Priesthood holders are to attend to all family duties, D&C 20:47, 51. The duties of members after baptism are described, D&C 20:68–69. My elders should wait for a little season that my people may know more perfectly concerning their duty, D&C 105:9–10. Let every man learn his duty, D&C 107:99–100.