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

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no more corrupt he calleth up his servants & sayeth unto them behold for this last time have we nourished my vineyard & thou beholdest that I have done according to my will & I have preserved the natural fruit that it is good even like as it was in the beginning & blessed art thou for because that <that> ye have been diligent in labouring with me in my vineyard & have kept my commandments & hath brought unto me again the natural fruit that my vineyard is no more corrupted & the bad is cast away behold ye shall have joy with me because of the fruit of my vineyard for behold for a long time <will> I lay up of the fruit of my vineyard unto mine ownself against the Season which speedily cometh & fro for the last time have I nourished my vineyard & pruned it & dug about it & dunged it wherefore I will lay up unto mine ownself of the fruit for a long time according to that which I have spoken & when the time cometh that evil fruit shall again come into my vineyard then will I cause the good & the bad to be gathered & the good will I preserve unto myself & the bad will I cast away into its own place & then cometh the Season & the end & my vineyard will I cause to be <burned> with fire——
Jacob, Chapter 4 [Jacob 6]
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And now my Brethren as I said unto you that I would prophesy behold this is my prophesy that the things which this Zenos spake concerning the house of Israel inthewhich he likened them unto a tame Olive tree must surely come to pass & in the day that he shall set his hand again the second time to recover his People is the day yea even the last time that the servants of the Lord shall go forth in his power to nourish & prune his vineyard & after that the end soon cometh & how blessed are they who have laboured diligently in his vineyard & how cursed are they which shall be cast out into their own place & the world shall be burned with fire & how me[r]ciful is our God unto us for he remembereth the house of Israel both roots & branches & he streaches forth his hands unto them all the day long & they are a stiffnecked & a gainsaying People but as many as will not hardon their hearts shall be saved in the Kingdom of God wherefore my beloved Brethren I beseach of you in words of soberness that ye would repent & come with full purpose of heart & cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you & while is arm of mercy is extended towards you in the light of the day heardon not your hearts yea to day if ye will hear his voice hardon not your hearts for why will ye die for behold after that ye have been nourished by the good word of God all the day long will ye bring forth evil fruit that ye must be hewn down & cast into the fire behold will ye reject these words will ye reject the words of the Prophets & will ye reject all the words which have been spoken concerning Christ after tht so many have spoken concerning him & deny the good word of Christ & the Power of God & the gift of the Holy Ghost & quench the Holy spirit & make a mock of the great plan of redemption which hath been laid for you know ye not that if ye wi[ll] [p. 107]
no more corrupt he calleth up his servants & sayeth unto them behold for this last time have we nourished my vineyard & thou beholdest that I have done according to my will & I have preserved the natural fruit that it is good even like as it was in the beginning & blessed art thou for because that ye have been diligent in labouring with me in my vineyard & have kept my commandments & hath brought unto me again the natural fruit that my vineyard is no more corrupted & the bad is cast away behold ye shall have joy with me because of the fruit of my vineyard for behold for a long time will I lay up of the fruit of my vineyard unto mine ownself against the Season which speedily cometh & for the last time have I nourished my vineyard & pruned it & dug about it & dunged it wherefore I will lay up unto mine ownself of the fruit for a long time according to that which I have spoken & when the time cometh that evil fruit shall again come into my vineyard then will I cause the good & the bad to be gathered & the good will I preserve unto myself & the bad will I cast away into its own place & then cometh the Season & the end & my vineyard will I cause to be burned with fire——
Jacob, Chapter 4 [Jacob 6]
Chapter [blank]——
And now my Brethren as I said unto you that I would prophesy behold this is my prophesy that the things which this Zenos spake concerning the house of Israel inthewhich he likened them unto a tame Olive tree must surely come to pass & in the day that he shall set his hand again the second time to recover his People is the day yea even the last time that the servants of the Lord shall go forth in his power to nourish & prune his vineyard & after that the end soon cometh & how blessed are they who have laboured diligently in his vineyard & how cursed are they which shall be cast out into their own place & the world shall be burned with fire & how merciful is our God unto us for he remembereth the house of Israel both roots & branches & he streaches forth his hands unto them all the day long & they are a stiffnecked & a gainsaying People but as many as will not hardon their hearts shall be saved in the Kingdom of God wherefore my beloved Brethren I beseach of you in words of soberness that ye would repent & come with full purpose of heart & cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you & while is arm of mercy is extended towards you in the light of the day heardon not your hearts yea to day if ye will hear his voice hardon not your hearts for why will ye die for behold after that ye have been nourished by the good word of God all the day long will ye bring forth evil fruit that ye must be hewn down & cast into the fire behold will ye reject these words will ye reject the words of the Prophets & will ye reject all the words which have been spoken concerning Christ after tht so many have spoken concerning him & deny the good word of Christ & the Power of God & the gift of the Holy Ghost & quench the Holy spirit & make a mock of the great plan of redemption which hath been laid for you know ye not that if ye will [p. 107]
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