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

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awake to a rememberance of the awful situation of those that have fallen into transgression & moreover I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed blessed & hapy state of those that keep the commandments of God for behold they are blessed in all things both temporal & spiritual & if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into the k heaven that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of neverending happiness O remember remember that these things are true for the Lord God hath spoken it & again my Brethren I would call your attension for I have somewhat more to speak unto you for behold I have things to tell you concerning that which is to come & the things which I shall tell you are made known unto me by an Angel from God & he said unto me awake & I awoke & behold he stood before me & he said unto me awake & hear the words which I shall tell thee for behold I am come to declare unto thee glad tidings of great Joy for the Lord hath heard thy prayers & hath Judged of thy righteousness & hath sent me to declare unto thee that thou mayest rejoice & that thou mayest declare unto thy People that they also may <​also​> be filled with Joy for behold the time cometh & is not far distant that with power the Lord omnipotant who reigneth which was & is from all eternity to all eternity shall com down from heaven among the children of men & shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay & shall go forth amongst men working mighty miracles such as healing the sick raising the dead causing the lame to walk the blind to receive their sight & the deaf to hear & cureing all manner of deseases & he shall cast out Devils or the evil spirits which dwelleth in the hearts of the children of men & lo he shall suffer temptations & pain of body hungar thirst & fateague even more then man can suffer except it be unto death for behold blood cometh from every pore so great shall be his anguish for the wickedness & <​the​> abominations of his People & he shall be called Jesus Christ the Son of God the Father of heaven & of earth the creator of all things from the beginning & his Mother shall be called Mary & lo he cometh unto his own that salvation might come unto the children of men even through faith on his name & even after all this they shall consider him as a man & say that he hath a Devil & shall scourge him & shall crucify him & he shall rise the third day from the dead & behold he standeth to Judge the world & behold all these things are done that a righteous Judgment might come upon the chdilren of men for behold & also his blood atoneth for the Sins of those who have fallen by the transgression of Adam who hath died not knowing the will of God concerning them & who have ignorently sined but wo wo unto him who knoweth that he rebelleth against God for salvation cometh to none such except it be through repentance & faith on the Lord Jesus Christ & the Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the children of men to declare these things to every <​Kindred​> Nation & Kindred <​&​> tongue that ther[e]by whosoever should believe that Chri[st shou]ld come the same might receive remission of their sins & rejoice [p. 122]
awake to a rememberance of the awful situation of those that have fallen into transgression & moreover I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed & hapy state of those that keep the commandments of God for behold they are blessed in all things both temporal & spiritual & if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of neverending happiness O remember remember that these things are true for the Lord God hath spoken it & again my Brethren I would call your attension for I have somewhat more to speak unto you for behold I have things to tell you concerning that which is to come & the things which I shall tell you are made known unto me by an Angel from God & he said unto me awake & I awoke & behold he stood before me & he said unto me awake & hear the words which I shall tell thee for behold I am come to declare unto thee glad tidings of great Joy for the Lord hath heard thy prayers & hath Judged of thy righteousness & hath sent me to declare unto thee that thou mayest rejoice & that thou mayest declare unto thy People that they may also be filled with Joy for behold the time cometh & is not far distant that with power the Lord omnipotant who reigneth which was & is from all eternity to all eternity shall com down from heaven among the children of men & shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay & shall go forth amongst men working mighty miracles such as healing the sick raising the dead causing the lame to walk the blind to receive their sight & the deaf to hear & cureing all manner of deseases & he shall cast out Devils or the evil spirits which dwelleth in the hearts of the children of men & lo he shall suffer temptations & pain of body hungar thirst & fateague even more then man can suffer except it be unto death for behold blood cometh from every pore so great shall be his anguish for the wickedness & the abominations of his People & he shall be called Jesus Christ the Son of God the Father of heaven & of earth the creator of all things from the beginning & his Mother shall be called Mary & lo he cometh unto his own that salvation might come unto the children of men even through faith on his name & even after all this they shall consider him as a man & say that he hath a Devil & shall scourge him & shall crucify him & he shall rise the third day from the dead & behold he standeth to Judge the world & behold all these things are done that a righteous Judgment might come upon the chdilren of men for behold & also his blood atoneth for the Sins of those who have fallen by the transgression of Adam who hath died not knowing the will of God concerning them & who have ignorently sined but wo wo unto him who knoweth that he rebelleth against God for salvation cometh to none such except it be through repentance & faith on the Lord Jesus Christ & the Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the children of men to declare these things to every Kindred Nation & tongue that thereby whosoever should believe that Christ should come the same might receive remission of their sins & rejoice [p. 122]
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