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

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or to prepare their hearts to receive the word which should be taught among them at the time of his coming that they might not be hardoned against the <word> that they might not be unbeliever unbelieving & go on to destruction but that they might receive the word with Joy & as a branch be grafted into the true vine that they might enter into the rest of the Lord their God now those priests which did go forth among the people did preach against all lieings & deceivings & envyings & strifes & malice & revilings & stealing robing plundering murdering committing adutery & all manner of lasiveousness crying that these things ought not so to be holding forth things which must shortly come yea holding forth the coming of the Son of God his sufferings & death & the resurrection of the dead & many of the People did enquire conserning the place where the Son of God should come & they were taught that he would appear unto them after his resurrection & this the people did hear with great joy & gladness & now after the church having been established throughout all the land having got the victory over the Devil & the word of God being preached in its purity in all the land & the Lord pouring out his blessings upon the people & thus ended the fourteenth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi——
Alma, Chapter 12 [Alma 17–20]
Chapter [blank]——
An account of the Sons of Mosiah which rejected their rights to the Kingdom for the word of God & went up to the land of Nephi to preach to the Lamanites— Their sufferings & deliverance according to the record of Alma—
And now it came to pass that as Alma was journeying from the land of Gideon southward away to the land of Manti behold to his astonishment he met the Sons of Mosiah ajourneying towards the land of Zarahemla now these Sons of Mosiah were with Alma when <at the time> the Angel first appeared unto him therefore Alma did rejoice excedingly to see his brethren & what added more to his joy they were still his brethren in the Lord yea & they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth for they were men of a sound understanding & they had searched the scriptures diligently that they might know the word of God but this is not all they had given themselves to much prayer & fasting therefore they had the spirit of Prophesy & the spirit of revelation & when they taught they taught with power & authority even as with the [p. 210]
or to prepare their hearts to receive the word which should be taught among them at the time of his coming that they might not be hardoned against the word that they might not be unbelieving & go on to destruction but that they might receive the word with Joy & as a branch be grafted into the true vine that they might enter into the rest of the Lord their God now those priests which did go forth among the people did preach against all lieings & deceivings & envyings & strifes & malice & revilings & stealing robing plundering murdering committing adutery & all manner of lasiveousness crying that these things ought not so to be holding forth things which must shortly come yea holding forth the coming of the Son of God his sufferings & death & the resurrection of the dead & many of the People did enquire conserning the place where the Son of God should come & they were taught that he would appear unto them after his resurrection & this the people did hear with great joy & gladness & now after the church having been established throughout all the land having got the victory over the Devil & the word of God being preached in its purity in all the land & the Lord pouring out his blessings upon the people & thus ended the fourteenth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi——
Alma, Chapter 12 [Alma 17–20]
Chapter [blank]——
An account of the Sons of Mosiah which rejected their rights to the Kingdom for the word of God & went up to the land of Nephi to preach to the Lamanites— Their sufferings & deliverance according to the record of Alma—
And now it came to pass that as Alma was journeying from the land of Gideon southward away to the land of Manti behold to his astonishment he met the Sons of Mosiah ajourneying towards the land of Zarahemla now these Sons of Mosiah were with Alma at the time the Angel first appeared unto him therefore Alma did rejoice excedingly to see his brethren & what added more to his joy they were still his brethren in the Lord yea & they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth for they were men of a sound understanding & they had searched the scriptures diligently that they might know the word of God but this is not all they had given themselves to much prayer & fasting therefore they had the spirit of Prophesy & the spirit of revelation & when they taught they taught with power & authority even as with the [p. 210]
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