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

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by the testimony of his word that he cannot walk in crooked paths neither doth he vary from that which he thah hath said neither hath he a shadow of turning from the right to the left or from that which is right to that which is wrong therefore his coures is one Eternal round. he doth not dwell in unholy temples neither can filthiness or any thing which is unclean be received into the Kingdom of God therefore I say unto you the time shall come yea and it shall be at the last day that he whih is filthy shall remain in his filthiness and now my beloved Brethren I have said these things unto you that I might awaken you to a sense of your duty to God that ye may walk blameless before him that ye may walk afher the holy <​order​> of God after which ye have been received and now I would that ye should be humble and be submissive and gentle easy to be entreated full of patience and long suffering being temperate in all things, being diligent in keeping the commadments of God at all times asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need both spiritual and temporal always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive and see that ye have faith hope and charity and then ye will always abound in good works, and may the Lord bless you and keep your garments spotless that ye may at last be brought to sit down with Abraham Isaac and Jacob and the holy Prophets which have been ever since the wourld began having your garments spotless even as their garments are spotless in the Kingdom of Heaven, to go no more out, and now my beloved Brethren I have spoken these unto you according to the spirit which testifieth in me and my soul doth exceedingly rejoice because of the exceeding diligence and heed which ye have given unto my word and now may the peace of God rest upon you and upon your houses and lands and upon your flocks and herds and all that you possess your women and your Children according to your and good works from this time hense forth and forever & thus I have spoken Amen
Alma, Chapter 6 [Alma 8]
Chapter 3 6th.
And it came to pass that Alma returned from the land of Gideon after having taught the people of Gideon many things which cannot be written having established the order of the church according is as he had before done in the land of Zarahemla yea he returned to his own house at Zarahemla to rest himself from the labors which he had performed and thus ended the ninth year of the Reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi, and it came to pass in the Commencement of the tenth year of the Reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi that Alma departed from thence and took his journey over into the land of Melek on the west of the river Sidon on the west by the borders of the wilderness and he began to preach teach the people in the land of Melek according [p. 187]
by the testimony of his word that he cannot walk in crooked paths neither doth he vary from that which he hath said neither hath he a shadow of turning from the right to the left or from that which is right to that which is wrong therefore his coures is one Eternal round. he doth not dwell in unholy temples neither can filthiness or any thing which is unclean be received into the Kingdom of God therefore I say unto you the time shall come yea and it shall be at the last day that he whih is filthy shall remain in his filthiness and now my beloved Brethren I have said these things unto you that I might awaken you to a sense of your duty to God that ye may walk blameless before him that ye may walk afher the holy order of God after which ye have been received and now I would that ye should be humble and be submissive and gentle easy to be entreated full of patience and long suffering being temperate in all things, being diligent in keeping the commadments of God at all times asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need both spiritual and temporal always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive and see that ye have faith hope and charity and then ye will always abound in good works, and may the Lord bless you and keep your garments spotless that ye may at last be brought to sit down with Abraham Isaac and Jacob and the holy Prophets which have been ever since the wourld began having your garments spotless even as their garments are spotless in the Kingdom of Heaven, to go no more out, and now my beloved Brethren I have spoken these unto you according to the spirit which testifieth in me and my soul doth exceedingly rejoice because of the exceeding diligence and heed which ye have given unto my word and now may the peace of God rest upon you and upon your houses and lands and upon your flocks and herds and all that you possess your women and your Children according to your and good works from this time forth and forever & thus I have spoken Amen
Alma, Chapter 6 [Alma 8]
Chapter 6th.
And it came to pass that Alma returned from the land of Gideon after having taught the people of Gideon many things which cannot be written having established the order of the church according as he had before done in the land of Zarahemla yea he returned to his own house at Zarahemla to rest himself from the labors which he had performed and thus ended the ninth year of the Reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi, and it came to pass in the Commencement of the tenth year of the Reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi that Alma departed from thence and took his journey over into the land of Melek on the west of the river Sidon on the west by the borders of the wilderness and he began to teach the people in the land of Melek according [p. 187]
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