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

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he being rejected by those which were once his friends & also by his father & his kindred therefore after Alma having established the church at Sidom seeing a great check yea seeing that the people were checked as to the pride of their hearts & began to humble themselves before God & began to assemble themselves together at their sanctuaries to worship God before the altar watching & praying continually that they might be delivered from Satan & from death & from destruction now as I said Alma having seen all these things therefore he took Amulek & came over to the land of Zarahemla & took him to his own house & did administer unto him in his tribulations & strengthened him in the Lord & thus ended the tenth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi——
Alma, Chapter 11 [Alma 16]
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And it came to pass in the eleventh year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi on the fifth day of the second month there having been much peace in the land of Zarahemla <​there​> having been no wars nor contensions for a certain number of years even until the fifth day of the second month in the eleventh year there was a cry of war heard through<​out​> the land for behold the armies of the Lamanites had come in on the wilderness side into the borders of the land even into the city of Amonihah & began to slay the people & to destroy the city & now it came to pass before the Nephites could raise a sufficient army to drive them out of the land they had destroyed the people which were in the city of Amonihah & also some around the borders of Noah & taking others captive into the wilderness now it came to pass that the Nephites were desireous to obtain those which had been carried away captive into the wilderness therefore <​he​> that had been appointed chief captain over the armies of the Nephites & his name was Zoram & he had two Sons Lehi & Aha now Zoram & his two Sons knowing that Alma was high priest over the church & having heard that he had the spirit of Prophesy therefore they went unto him & desired of him to know wheher they the Lord would that they should go into the wilderness in search of their brethren who had been taken captive by the Lamanites & it came to pass that Alma enquired of the Lord concerning the matter & Alma returned & said unto them behold the Lamanites will cross the River Sidon in the South [p. 208]
he being rejected by those which were once his friends & also by his father & his kindred therefore after Alma having established the church at Sidom seeing a great check yea seeing that the people were checked as to the pride of their hearts & began to humble themselves before God & began to assemble themselves together at their sanctuaries to worship God before the altar watching & praying continually that they might be delivered from Satan & from death & from destruction now as I said Alma having seen all these things therefore he took Amulek & came over to the land of Zarahemla & took him to his own house & did administer unto him in his tribulations & strengthened him in the Lord & thus ended the tenth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi——
Alma, Chapter 11 [Alma 16]
Chapter [blank]——
And it came to pass in the eleventh year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi on the fifth day of the second month there having been much peace in the land of Zarahemla there having been no wars nor contensions for a certain number of years even until the fifth day of the second month in the eleventh year there was a cry of war heard throughout the land for behold the armies of the Lamanites had come in on the wilderness side into the borders of the land even into the city of Amonihah & began to slay the people & to destroy the city & now it came to pass before the Nephites could raise a sufficient army to drive them out of the land they had destroyed the people which were in the city of Amonihah & also some around the borders of Noah & taking others captive into the wilderness now it came to pass that the Nephites were desireous to obtain those which had been carried away captive into the wilderness therefore he that had been appointed chief captain over the armies of the Nephites & his name was Zoram & he had two Sons Lehi & Aha now Zoram & his two Sons knowing that Alma was high priest over the church & having heard that he had the spirit of Prophesy therefore they went unto him & desired of him to know wheher the Lord would that they should go into the wilderness in search of their brethren who had been taken captive by the Lamanites & it came to pass that Alma enquired of the Lord concerning the matter & Alma returned & said unto them behold the Lamanites will cross the River Sidon in the South [p. 208]
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