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

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the Jews in unbelief & after that they had Slain the Messiah which should come & after that he had been slain he should rise from the dead <dead> & should make himself manifest by the Holy Ghost unto the Gentiles yea even my father spake much concerning the Gentiles & also concerning the House of Israel that they should be compared like unto an Olive tree whose branches should be broken off & should be scattered upon all the face of the earth wherefore he said it must needs be that we should be lead with one accord into the <land of> promised land unto the fulfiling of the word of the Lord that we should be scattered upon all the face of the earth & after that the House of Israel should be scattered they should be gathered togethered again or in fine that after the Gentiles had received the fullness of the Gospel the natural branches of the Olive tree or the remnants of the house of Israel should be grafted in or come to the Knowledge of the true Messiah their Lord & their Redeemer & after this manner of language did my father Prophesy & speak unto my Brethren & also many more things which I do not write in this Book for I have written as many of them as are <were> expediant for me in mine other Book & all these things of which I have spoken was done as my father dwelt in a tent in the vally of Lemuel & it came to pass that after I Nephi haveing heard all the word<s> of my father concerning the things which he saw in a vision & also the things which he spake by the Power of the Holy Ghost which power he received by faith on the the Son of God & the Son of God was the Messiah which should come & it came to pass that I Nephi was desireous also that I might see & hear & know of these things by the power of the holy Ghost which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him as well in times of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the Children of men for he is the same yesterday today & forever & the way is prepared from the foundation of the world if it So be that they repent & come unto him for he that diligently seeketh shall find & the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto him <them> by the power of the holy Ghost as well in this time as in times of old & as well in times of old as in times to come wherefore the Course of the Lord is one eternal round therefore remember O man for all thy doings thou shalt be brought into Judgment wherefore if ye have sought to do wickedly in the days of your probation then ye are found unclean before the Judgment seat of God & no unclean thing can dwell with God wherefore ye must be cast off forever & the holy Ghost giveth authority that I should speak these things & deny them not for it came to pass that after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen & believeing that the Lord was able to mak<e> [p. 15]
the Jews in unbelief & after that they had Slain the Messiah which should come & after that he had been slain he should rise from the dead & should make himself manifest by the Holy Ghost unto the Gentiles yea even my father spake much concerning the Gentiles & also concerning the House of Israel that they should be compared like unto an Olive tree whose branches should be broken off & should be scattered upon all the face of the earth wherefore he said it must needs be that we should be lead with one accord into the land of promise unto the fulfiling of the word of the Lord that we should be scattered upon all the face of the earth & after that the House of Israel should be scattered they should be gathered togethered again or in fine that after the Gentiles had received the fullness of the Gospel the natural branches of the Olive tree or the remnants of the house of Israel should be grafted in or come to the Knowledge of the true Messiah their Lord & their Redeemer & after this manner of language did my father Prophesy & speak unto my Brethren & also many more things which I do not write in this Book for I have written as many of them as were expediant for me in mine other Book & all these things of which I have spoken was done as my father dwelt in a tent in the vally of Lemuel & it came to pass that after I Nephi haveing heard all the words of my father concerning the things which he saw in a vision & also the things which he spake by the Power of the Holy Ghost which power he received by faith on the Son of God & the Son of God was the Messiah which should come & it came to pass that I Nephi was desireous also that I might see & hear & know of these things by the power of the holy Ghost which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him as well in times of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the Children of men for he is the same yesterday today & forever & the way is prepared from the foundation of the world if it So be that they repent & come unto him for he that diligently seeketh shall find & the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them by the power of the holy Ghost as well in this time as in times of old & as well in times of old as in times to come wherefore the Course of the Lord is one eternal round therefore remember O man for all thy doings thou shalt be brought into Judgment wherefore if ye have sought to do wickedly in the days of your probation then ye are found unclean before the Judgment seat of God & no unclean thing can dwell with God wherefore ye must be cast off forever & the holy Ghost giveth authority that I should speak these things & deny them not for it came to pass that after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen & believeing that the Lord was able to make [p. 15]
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