Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, circa August 1829–circa January 1830

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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forever but wo wo unto you that are not pure in heart that are filthy this day before God for except ye shall repent the land is cursed for your sakes & the Lamanites which are not filthy like unto you nevertheless they are cursed with a sore cursing shall scorge you even unto destruction & the time speadily cometh that except ye repent they shall possess the land of your inheritance & the Lord God will lead away the righteous out from among you behold the Lamanites whom ye hate because of their filthyness & the cursings which hath come upon their skins are more righteous then you for they have not forgotten the commandments of the Lord which was given unto our father that they should have save it were one wife & concubines they should have none & there should not be whoredoms commited among them & now this commandment they observe to keep wherefore because of this observance in keeping this commandment the Lord God will not destroy them but will be merciful unto them & one day they shall become a blessed People behold their husbands love their wives & their wives love their husbands & their husbands & their wives love their Children & their unbelief & their hatred towards you is because of the iniquity of their fathers wherefore how much better are you then they in the sight of your great Creator O my Brethren I fear that unless ye shall repent of your Sins that their skins will be whiter then yous when ye shall be brought with them before the throne of God wherefore a Commandment I give unto you which is the word of God that ye revile no more against them because of the darkness of their skin neither shall ye revile against them because of their filthiness but ye shall remember your own filthiness & remember that their filthiness came because of their fathers wherefore ye shall remember your Children how that ye have grieved their hearts because of the example that ye have sot before them & also remember that ye may becau because of your filthiness bring your children unto destruction & their Sins be heaped upon your heads at the last day O my Brethren hearken unto my words arouse the faculties of your souls shake yourselves that ye may awake from the slumber of death & loose yourselves from the pains of hell that ye may not become Angels to the Devil to be cast into that lake of fire & brimstone which is the second death & now I Jacob spake many more things unto the People of Nephi warning them against fornication & liciviesness & every kind of sin telling them of the awful consequences of them & a hundredth part of the procedings of this People which now began to be numerous cannot be written upon these plates but many of their procedings are written upon the larger plates & their wars & <​their​> contentions & the reigns of their Kings these plates are called the plates of Jacob & they were made by the hand of Nephi & I make an end of speaking these words
Jacob, Chapter 3 [Jacob 4–5]
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—— Now behold it came to pass that I Jacob haveing ministered much unto my People in word & I cannot write but <​a​> little of my words because of the difficulty [p. 99]
forever but wo wo unto you that are not pure in heart that are filthy this day before God for except ye shall repent the land is cursed for your sakes & the Lamanites which are not filthy like unto you nevertheless they are cursed with a sore cursing shall scorge you even unto destruction & the time speadily cometh that except ye repent they shall possess the land of your inheritance & the Lord God will lead away the righteous out from among you behold the Lamanites whom ye hate because of their filthyness & the cursings which hath come upon their skins are more righteous then you for they have not forgotten the commandment of the Lord which was given unto our father that they should have save it were one wife & concubines they should have none & there should not be whoredoms commited among them & now this commandment they observe to keep wherefore because of this observance in keeping this commandment the Lord God will not destroy them but will be merciful unto them & one day they shall become a blessed People behold their husbands love their wives & their wives love their husbands & their husbands & their wives love their Children & their unbelief & their hatred towards you is because of the iniquity of their fathers wherefore how much better are you then they in the sight of your great Creator O my Brethren I fear that unless ye shall repent of your Sins that their skins will be whiter then yous when ye shall be brought with them before the throne of God wherefore a Commandment I give unto you which is the word of God that ye revile no more against them because of the darkness of their skin neither shall ye revile against them because of their filthiness but ye shall remember your own filthiness & remember that their filthiness came because of their fathers wherefore ye shall remember your Children how that ye have grieved their hearts because of the example that ye have sot before them & also remember that ye may because of your filthiness bring your children unto destruction & their Sins be heaped upon your heads at the last day O my Brethren hearken unto my words arouse the faculties of your souls shake yourselves that ye may awake from the slumber of death & loose yourselves from the pains of hell that ye may not become Angels to the Devil to be cast into that lake of fire & brimstone which is the second death & now I Jacob spake many more things unto the People of Nephi warning them against fornication & liciviesness & every kind of sin telling them the awful consequences of them & a hundredth part of the procedings of this People which now began to be numerous cannot be written upon these plates but many of their procedings are written upon the larger plates & their wars & their contentions & the reigns of their Kings these plates are called the plates of Jacob & they were made by the hand of Nephi & I make an end of speaking these words
Jacob, Chapter 3 [Jacob 4–5]
Chapter [blank]
—— Now behold it came to pass that I Jacob haveing ministered much unto my People in word & I cannot write but a little of my words because of the difficulty [p. 99]
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