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

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Alma, Chapter 7 [Alma 9]
Chapter 7th.
The words of Alma and also the words of Amulek which was declared unto the people which was in the land of Amonihah and also they ore cast into prison and delivered by the miraculous power of God which was in them according to the Reccord of Alma— And again I Alma having been commanded of God that I should take Amulek & go forth & preach again unto this people or the people which was in the city of Amonihah and it came to pass as I began to preach unto them they began to contend with me saying, who art thou suppose ye that we shall believe the Testimony of one man although he should preach unto us that the earth should pass away now they understood not the words which they spake for they knew not thot the earth should pass away and they sayeth also we will not believe thy words if thou shouldst Prophecy that this great city should be destroyed in one day now they knew not that God could do such marvelous works for they were a hard hearted & a stiffnecked peopls & they sayeth who is God that sendeth no more authority than one man among this people to dclare unto them the truth of such great and marvelous things and they stood forth to lay their hands on me but Behold they did not, and I stood with Boldness to declare unto them yea I did boldly testify unto them saying Behold O ye wiked and perverse Generation how have ye forgotten the tradition of your Fathers yea how soon ye have forgotten the commandments of God do ye not remember that our Father Lehi was brought out of Jerusalem by the hand of God do ye not remember that they wre all led by him through the wilderness and have ye forgotten so soon how many times he delivered our Fathers out of the hands of their Enemies and preserved them from being destroyed even by the hands of their own Brethren yea & if it had not been for his matchless power and his mercy and his long suffering towards us we should unavoidably have been cut off from the face of the earth long before this period of time, and perhaps been consigned to a state of endless misery and woe, Behold now I say unto you that he commandeth you to repent and except ye repent ye can not in no wise inherit the Kingdom of God but Behold this is not all he hath Commanded you to repent or he will utterly destroy you from off the face of the earth yea he will visit you in his anger. and in his fierce anger, he will not turn away behold do ye not remember the words which he spake unto Lehi saying that in as much as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land and again it is said that in as much as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from the prese presance of the Lord now I would that ye should remember that in as much as the Lamanites have not kept the commandments [p. 190]
Alma, Chapter 7 [Alma 9]
Chapter 7th.
The words of Alma and also the words of Amulek which was declared unto the people which was in the land of Amonihah and also they ore cast into prison and delivered by the miraculous power of God which was in them according to the Reccord of Alma— And again I Alma having been commanded of God that I should take Amulek & go forth & preach again unto this people or the people which was in the city of Amonihah and it came to pass as I began to preach unto them they began to contend with me saying, who art thou suppose ye that we shall believe the Testimony of one man although he should preach unto us that the earth should pass away now they understood not the words which they spake for they knew not thot the earth should pass away and they sayeth also we will not believe thy words if thou shouldst Prophecy that this great city should be destroyed in one day now they knew not that God could do such marvelous works for they were a hard hearted & a stiffnecked peopls & they sayeth who is God that sendeth no more authority than one man among this people to dclare unto them the truth of such great and marvelous things and they stood forth to lay their hands on me but Behold they did not, and I stood with Boldness to declare unto them yea I did boldly testify unto them saying Behold O ye wiked and perverse Generation how have ye forgotten the tradition of your Fathers yea how soon ye have forgotten the commandments of God do ye not remember that our Father Lehi was brought out of Jerusalem by the hand of God do ye not remember that they wre all led by him through the wilderness and have ye forgotten so soon how many times he delivered our Fathers out of the hands of their Enemies and preserved them from being destroyed even by the hands of their own Brethren yea & if it had not been for his matchless power and his mercy and his long suffering towards us we should unavoidably have been cut off from the face of the earth long before this period of time, and perhaps been consigned to a state of endless misery and woe, Behold now I say unto you that he commandeth you to repent and except ye repent ye can not in no wise inherit the Kingdom of God but Behold this is not all he hath Commanded you to repent or he will utterly destroy you from off the face of the earth yea he will visit you in his anger. and in his fierce anger, he will not turn away behold do ye not remember the words which he spake unto Lehi saying that in as much as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land and again it is said that in as much as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from the presance of the Lord now I would that ye should remember that in as much as the Lamanites have not kept the commandments [p. 190]
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