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

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nor his Ox nor his ass nor any thing that is thy neighbors
Mosiah, Chapter 8 [Mosiah 13:25–16:15]
Chapter [blank]— And it came to pass that after Abinadi had made an end of these things sayings that he said unto them have ye taught this People that they should observe to do all these things for to keep these commandments I say unto you nay for if ye had the Lord would not have caused me to come forth & to prophesy evil concerning this People & now ye have said that salvation cometh by the law of Moses I say unto you that it is expediant that ye should keep the law of Moses as yet but I say unto you that the time shall come when it shall no more be expediant to keep the law of Moses & moreover I say unto you that salvation doth not come by the law of alone & were it not for the atonement which God himself shall make for the Sins & iniquities of his People that they must unavoidably perish notwithstanding the law of Moses & now I say unto you that it was expediant that there should be a law given to the children of Israel yea even a verry strict law for they were a stiffnecked People quick to do iniquity & slow to remember the Lord their God therefore there was a law given them yea a law of performances & of ordinances a law which they were to observe strictly from day to day to keep them in rememberance of God & their duty towards him but behold I say unto you that all these things were types of things to come & now did they understand the law I say unto you nay they did not all understand the law & this because of the hardness of their hearts for they understood not that there could not any man be saved except it were through the redeemer <​redemption​> of God for behold did not Moses prophesy unto them concerning the coming of the Messiah & that God should redeem his People yea & even all the prophets which have prophesied even since the world began have they not spoken more or less concerning these things have they not said that God himself should come down among the children of men & take upon him the form of man & go forth in mighty power upon the face of the earth yea & have they not said also that he should bring to pass the resurrection of the dead & that he himself should be oppressed & afflicted yea even doth not Isaiah say who hath believed our report & to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed for he shall grow up before him as a tender plant & as a root out of dry ground he hath no form nor comlinesss & when we shall see him there is no beauty that we should desire him he is despised & rejected of men a man of sorrows & acquainted with grief & we hid as it were our faces from him he was despised & we esteemed him not surely he hath bourn our griefs & carried our sorrows yet we did esteem him stricken smitten of God & afflicted but he was wound<​ed​> for our transgressions he was bruised for our iniquities the chastisement of our peace was upon him & with his stripis we are healed all we like sheep have gone astray we have turned every one to his own way & the Lord hath laid on him the iniquities of us all he was oppressed & he was afflicted yet he opened not his mouth he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter & as a sheep before her shearers is dumb so he opened not his mouth he was taken from prison & [p. 140]
nor his Ox nor his ass nor any thing that is thy neighbors
Mosiah, Chapter 8 [Mosiah 13:25–16:15]
Chapter [blank]— And it came to pass that after Abinadi had made an end of these sayings that he said unto them have ye taught this People that they should observe to do all these things for to keep these commandments I say unto you nay for if ye had the Lord would not have caused me to come forth & to prophesy evil concerning this People & now ye have said that salvation cometh by the law of Moses I say unto you that it is expediant that ye should keep the law of Moses as yet but I say unto you that the time shall come when it shall no more be expediant to keep the law of Moses & moreover I say unto you that salvation doth not come by the law alone & were it not for the atonement which God himself shall make for the Sins & iniquities of his People that they must unavoidably perish notwithstanding the law of Moses & now I say unto you that it was expediant that there should be a law given to the children of Israel yea even a verry strict law for they were a stiffnecked People quick to do iniquity & slow to remember the Lord their God therefore there was a law given them yea a law of performances & of ordinances a law which they were to observe strictly from day to day to keep them in rememberance of God & their duty towards him but behold I say unto you that all these things were types of things to come & now did they understand the law I say unto you nay they did not all understand the law & this because of the hardness of their hearts for they understood not that there could not any man be saved except it were through the redemption of God for behold did not Moses prophesy unto them concerning the coming of the Messiah & that God should redeem his People yea & even all the prophets which have prophesied even since the world began have they not spoken more or less concerning these things have they not said that God himself should come down among the children of men & take upon him the form of man & go forth in mighty power upon the face of the earth yea & have they not said also that he should bring to pass the resurrection of the dead & that he himself should be oppressed & afflicted yea even doth not Isaiah say who hath believed our report & to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed for he shall grow up before him as a tender plant & as a root out of dry ground he hath no form nor comlinesss & when we shall see him there is no beauty that we should desire him he is despised & rejected of men a man of sorrows & acquainted with grief & we hid as it were our faces from him he was despised & we esteemed him not surely he hath bourn our griefs & carried our sorrows yet we did esteem him stricken smitten of God & afflicted but he was wounded for our transgressions he was bruised for our iniquities the chastisement of our peace was upon him & with his stripis we are healed all we like sheep have gone astray we have turned every one to his own way & the Lord hath laid on him the iniquities of us all he was oppressed & he was afflicted yet he opened not his mouth he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter & as a sheep before her shearers is dumb so he opened not his mouth he was taken from prison & [p. 140]
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