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

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of the Lord are extended to the Lamanites but they are not unto you if ye transgress for hath not the Lord expressly promised and firmly decreed that if ye will rebell against him that ye shall utterly be destroyed from off the face of the earth and now for this this cause that ye may not be destroyed the Lord hath sent his Angel to visit many of his people dclareing unto them thot they must go forth and cry mightily unto this People saying repent ye repent ye for the Kingdom of Heaven is nigh at hand and not many days hence the son of God shall come in his Glory and his Glory shall be the Glory of the only begoten of the Father full of Grace equity and truth full of patience mercy and long suffering quick to hear the cries of his people and to answer their payers and behold he cometh to redeem those who will be Baptised unto Repentance through faith on his name therefore prepare ye the way of the Lord for the time is at hand that every man shall reap a reward of their works according <​to​> that which they have been if they have been righteous they shall reap the salvation of their souls according to the power and deliverance of Jesus Christ and if they have been evil they shall reap the damnation of their souls according to the power and Captivation of the Devil now Behold this is the voice of the Angel Crying unto the people and now my beloved Brethren for ye are my Brethren and ye had aught to be bloved and ye had aught to bring forth works which is mete for repentance seeing that your hearts have been grossly hardened against the word of God and seeing that ye are a lost and a fallen people, now it came to pass that when I Alma had spoken these words Behold the people were wroth with me because I said unto them that they was a hard hearted and a stiffnecked People and also because I said unto them that they were a lost and a fallen people they was angry with me and saught to lay <​their​> hands upon that they might cast me into Prison but it came to pass that the Lord did not suffer them that they should take me at that time & cast me into prison and it came to pass that Amulek went and stood forth and began to preach unto them also and now the words of Amulek are not all written nevertheless a part of his words are written in this Book——
Alma, Chapter 8 [Alma 10–11]
Chapter 8th. Now these ore the words which Amulek preached unto the people which was in the land of Amonihah saying. I am Amulek I am the son of Gidanah who was the son of Ishmael who was a descendant of Aminadi and it was that same Aminadi which interprted the writing which was upon the wall of the Temple which was written by the finger of God and Aminadi was a descendant of Nephi who was the son of Lehi who came out of the land of Jerusalem who was a descendant Manassah who was the son [p. 192]
of the Lord are extended to the Lamanites but they are not unto you if ye transgress for hath not the Lord expressly promised and firmly decreed that if ye will rebell against him that ye shall utterly be destroyed from off the face of the earth and now for this cause that ye may not be destroyed the Lord hath sent his Angel to visit many of his people dclareing unto them thot they must go forth and cry mightily unto this People saying repent ye repent ye for the Kingdom of Heaven is nigh at hand and not many days hence the son of God shall come in his Glory and his Glory shall be the Glory of the only begoten of the Father full of Grace equity and truth full of patience mercy and long suffering quick to hear the cries of his people and to answer their payers and behold he cometh to redeem those who will be Baptised unto Repentance through faith on his name therefore prepare ye the way of the Lord for the time is at hand that every man shall reap a reward of their works according to that which they have been if they have been righteous they shall reap the salvation of their souls according to the power and deliverance of Jesus Christ and if they have been evil they shall reap the damnation of their souls according to the power and Captivation of the Devil now Behold this is the voice of the Angel Crying unto the people and now my beloved Brethren for ye are my Brethren and ye had aught to be bloved and ye had aught to bring forth works which is mete for repentance seeing that your hearts have been grossly hardened against the word of God and seeing that ye are a lost and a fallen people, now it came to pass that when I Alma had spoken these words Behold the people were wroth with me because I said unto them that they was a hard hearted and a stiffnecked People and also because I said unto them that they were a lost and a fallen people they was angry with me and saught to lay their hands upon that they might cast me into Prison but it came to pass that the Lord did not suffer them that they should take me at that time & cast me into prison and it came to pass that Amulek went and stood forth and began to preach unto them also and now the words of Amulek are not all written nevertheless a part of his words are written in this Book——
Alma, Chapter 8 [Alma 10–11]
Chapter 8th. Now these ore the words which Amulek preached unto the people which was in the land of Amonihah saying. I am Amulek I am the son of Gidanah who was the son of Ishmael who was a descendant of Aminadi and it was that same Aminadi which interprted the writing which was upon the wall of the Temple which was written by the finger of God and Aminadi was a descendant of Nephi who was the son of Lehi who came out of the land of Jerusalem who was a descendant Manassah who was the son [p. 192]
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