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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Now it came to pass that not many days after the Battle which was faught in the land of Zarahemla by the Lamanites & the Amlicites, that there was another Army of the Lamanites Lamanites Came in upon the People of Nephi in the same place where the first Army met the Amlicites. And it came to pass that there was an Army sent to drive them out of their land, Now Alma himself, being Afflicted with a wound did not go up to Battle at this time against the Lamanites but he sent up a nunerous Army against them & they went up & slew many of the Lamanites & drove the remainder of them out of the borders of their land & then they returned gain & began to establish peace in the land being troubled no more for a time with their Enemies now all these things were done yea all those wars & Contentions was Commenced & ended in the fifth year of the Reign of the Judges & in one year was Thousands & tens of Thousands of souls were sent to the Eternal world that they might reap their rewards according to their works whether they were good or whether they were bad. to reap Eternal happiness or Eternal misery according to the spirit which he listed to Obey whether it be a good spirit or a bad one for every man receiveth wages of him who he listeth to obey & this according to the words of the spirit of Prophecy. therefore let it be according to the truth, And thus ended the fifth year of the Reign of the Judges
Alma, Chapter 2 [Alma 4]
Chapter 2nd.
Now it came to pass in the sixth year of the Reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi there was no Contentions nor wars in the land of Zarahemla & the people being afflicted yea greatly afflicted for the loss of their Brethren & also for the loss <of> their flocks & herds & also for the Loss of their fields of Grain which was troden under foot & destroyed by the Lamanites & so great was their affliction that every soul had cause to moun & they believed that it was the Judgments of of God sent upon them because of their wickedness & their Abominations therefore they were awakened to a remembrance of their duty. And they began to establish the Church more fully. yea & many were Baptised in the waters of Sidon & were joined to the Church of God. yea they were Baptised by the hand of Alma who had been Consecrated the High Priest over the People of the Church, by the hand of his Father Alma. And it came to pass in the seventh year of the Reign of the Judges there was about three Thousand five hundred souls that united themselves to the Church of God & were Baptised. And thus ended the seventh year of the Reign of the Judges over the People of Nephi & there was Continual Peace in all the land <that> time. And it came to pass in the Eighth year of the Reign of the Judges that the People of the Church began to wax Proud [p. 177]
Now it came to pass that not many days after the Battle which was faught in the land of Zarahemla by the Lamanites & the Amlicites, that there was another Army of the Lamanites Came in upon the People of Nephi in the same place where the first Army met the Amlicites. And it came to pass that there was an Army sent to drive them out of their land, Now Alma himself, being Afflicted with a wound did not go up to Battle at this time against the Lamanites but he sent up a nunerous Army against them & they went up & slew many of the Lamanites & drove the remainder of them out of the borders of their land & then they returned gain & began to establish peace in the land being troubled no more for a time with their Enemies now all these things were done yea all those wars & Contentions was Commenced & ended in the fifth year of the Reign of the Judges & in one year was Thousands & tens of Thousands of souls were sent to the Eternal world that they might reap their rewards according to their works whether they were good or whether they were bad. to reap Eternal happiness or Eternal misery according to the spirit which he listed to Obey whether it be a good spirit or a bad one for every man receiveth wages of him who he listeth to obey & this according to the words of the spirit of Prophecy. therefore let it be according to the truth, And thus ended the fifth year of the Reign of the Judges
Alma, Chapter 2 [Alma 4]
Chapter 2nd.
Now it came to pass in the sixth year of the Reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi there was no Contentions nor wars in the land of Zarahemla & the people being afflicted yea greatly afflicted for the loss of their Brethren & also for the loss of their flocks & herds & also for the Loss of their fields of Grain which was troden under foot & destroyed by the Lamanites & so great was their affliction that every soul had cause to moun & they believed that it was the Judgments of God sent upon them because of their wickedness & their Abominations therefore they were awakened to a remembrance of their duty. And they began to establish the Church more fully. yea & many were Baptised in the waters of Sidon & were joined to the Church of God. yea they were Baptised by the hand of Alma who had been Consecrated the High Priest over the People of the Church, by the hand of his Father Alma. And it came to pass in the seventh year of the Reign of the Judges there was about three Thousand five hundred souls that united themselves to the Church of God & were Baptised. And thus ended the seventh year of the Reign of the Judges over the People of Nephi & there was Continual Peace in all that time. And it came to pass in the Eighth year of the Reign of the Judges that the People of the Church began to wax Proud [p. 177]
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