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

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my redeemer for I know that in him I shall rest & I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality & shall stand before him then shall I see his face with pleasure & he will say unto me come unto me ye blessed there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen——
Jarom, Chapter 1 [Jarom 1]
The Book of Jarom Chapter first
Now Behold I Jarom write a few words according to the commandment of my father Enos that our genealogy may be kept & as these plates are small & as these things are written for the intent of the benefit of our Brethren the Lamanites wherefore it must needs be that I write a little but I shall not write the things of my prophesying nor of my revelations for what could I write more then my fathers have written for have not they revealed the plan of salvation I say unto you yea & this suffiseth me behold it is expediant that much should be done among this People because of the hardness of their hearts & the deafness of their ears & the blindness of their minds & the stiffness of their necks nevertheless God is exceding merciful unto them & hath not as yet swept them off from the face of the land & there are many among us which have many revelations for they are not all stiffnecked & as many as are not stiffnecked & have faith have communion with the Holy spirit which maketh manifest unto the children of men according to their faith & now behold two hundred years had passed away & the People of Nephi had waxed strong in the land they had observed to keep the law of Moses & the sabbath day Holy unto the Lord & they profaned not neither did they blaspheme & the laws of the land were exceding strict & they were scattered upon much of the face of the land & the Lamanites also & they were exceding more numerous then were they of the Nephites & the loved murder & would drink the blood of beasts & it came to pass that they came many times against us the Nephites to battle but our Kings & our leaders were mighty men in the faith of the Lord & they taught the People the ways of the Lord wherefore we withstood the Lamanites & swept them away out of our lands & began to fortify our cities or whatsoever place of our inheritance & we multiplied excedingly & spread upon the face of the land & became exceding rich in gold & in silver & in precious things & in fine workmanship of wood in buildings & in mashinery & also in iron & copper & brass & steel making all manner of tools of every kind to till the ground & weopons of war yea the sharp pointed arrow & the quiver & the dart & the Javlin & all preperation<s> for war & thus being prepared to meet the Lamanites they did not prosper against us but the word of the Lord was verrified which he spake unto our fathers saying that inas much as ye will keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land & it came to pass that the Prophets of the Lord did threaten the People of Nephi according to the word of the Lord God that if they did not keep the commandments but should fall into transgression they should be destroid from off the face of the land wherefore the Prophets & the Priests & the teachers did labour diligently exhorting with all long suffering the People to diligence teaching the law of Moses [p. 112]
my redeemer for I know that in him I shall rest & I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality & shall stand before him then shall I see his face with pleasure & he will say unto me come unto me ye blessed there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen——
Jarom, Chapter 1 [Jarom 1]
The Book of Jarom Chapter first
Now Behold I Jarom write a few words according to the commandment of my father Enos that our genealogy may be kept & as these plates are small & as these things are written for the intent of the benefit of our Brethren the Lamanites wherefore it must needs be that I write a little but I shall not write the things of my prophesying nor of my revelations for what could I write more then my fathers have written for have not they revealed the plan of salvation I say unto you yea & this suffiseth me behold it is expediant that much should be done among this People because of the hardness of their hearts & the deafness of their ears & the blindness of their minds & the stiffness of their necks nevertheless God is exceding merciful unto them & hath not as yet swept them off from the face of the land & there are many among us which have many revelations for they are not all stiffnecked & as many as are not stiffnecked & have faith have communion with the Holy spirit which maketh manifest unto the children of men according to their faith & now behold two hundred years had passed away & the People of Nephi had waxed strong in the land they had observed to keep the law of Moses & the sabbath day Holy unto the Lord & they profaned not neither did they blaspheme & the laws of the land were exceding strict & they were scattered upon much of the face of the land & the Lamanites also & they were exceding more numerous then were they of the Nephites & the loved murder & would drink the blood of beasts & it came to pass that they came many times against us the Nephites to battle but our Kings & our leaders were mighty men in the faith of the Lord & they taught the People the ways of the Lord wherefore we withstood the Lamanites & swept them away out of our lands & began to fortify our cities or whatsoever place of our inheritance & we multiplied excedingly & spread upon the face of the land & became exceding rich in gold & in silver & in precious things & in fine workmanship of wood in buildings & in mashinery & also in iron & copper & brass & steel making all manner of tools of every kind to till the ground & weopons of war yea the sharp pointed arrow & the quiver & the dart & the Javlin & all preperations for war & thus being prepared to meet the Lamanites they did not prosper against us but the word of the Lord was verrified which he spake unto our fathers saying that inas much as ye will keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land & it came to pass that the Prophets of the Lord did threaten the People of Nephi according to the word of the Lord God that if they did not keep the commandments but should fall into transgression they should be destroid from off the face of the land wherefore the Prophets & the Priests & the teachers did labour diligently exhorting with all long suffering the People to diligence teaching the law of Moses [p. 112]
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