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

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  • Historical Introduction
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these things yea & also many things which have been & he shall also write concerning the end of the world wherefore the things which he shall write are just & true & behold they are written in the Book which thou beheld proceding out of the mouth of the Jew & at the time they proceded out of the mouth of the Jew or at the time the Book proceded out of the mouth of the Jew the things which were written were plain & pure & most precious & easy to the understanding of all men & behold the things which this Apostle of the Lamb shall write are many things which thou hast seen & behold th behold the remainder shalt thou see but the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not write for the Lord God hath ordained the Apostle of the Lamb of God that he should write them & also others which have been to them hath he shown all things & they have written them & they are sealed up to come forth in their purity according to the truth which is in the Lamb in the own due time of the Lord unto the House of Israel & I Nephi heard & bear record that the name of the Apostle of the Lamb was John according to the word of the Angel & behold I Nephi am forbidden that I should write the remainder of the things which I saw & heard wherefore the things which I have written sufficeth me & I have not written but a small part of the things which I saw & <​I​> bear record that I saw the things which my father Saw & the Angel of the Lord did make them known unto me & now I make an end of speaking concerning the things which I saw while I was carried away in the Spirit & if all the things which I saw are not true written the things which I have written are true & thus it is Amen
First Nephi, Chapter 4 [1 Nephi 15]
Chapter I
And it came to pass that after I Nephi had been carreid away in the spirit & seen all these things I returned to the tent of my father & it came to pass that I beheld my Brethren & they were disputeing one with another concerning the things which my father had spoken unto them for he truly spake many great things unto them which was hard to be understood save a man should enqure of the Lord & they being hard in their hearts therefore they did not look unto the Lord as they had ought & now I Nephi was grieved because of the hardness of their hearts & also because of the things which I had seen & knew they must unavoidably come to pass because of the great wickedness of the children of men & it came to pass that I was overcome because of my afflictions for I considered that mine afflictions were great above all because of the destructions of my People for I had beheld their fall fall [p. 25]
these things yea & also many things which have been & he shall also write concerning the end of the world wherefore the things which he shall write are just & true & behold they are written in the Book which thou beheld proceding out of the mouth of the Jew & at the time they proceded out of the mouth of the Jew or at the time the Book proceded out of the mouth of the Jew the things which were written were plain & pure & most precious & easy to the understanding of all men & behold the things which this Apostle of the Lamb shall write are many things which thou hast seen & behold the remainder shalt thou see but the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not write for the Lord God hath ordained the Apostle of the Lamb of God that he should write them & also others which have been to them hath he shown all things & they have written them & they are sealed up to come forth in their purity according to the truth which is in the Lamb in the own due time of the Lord unto the House of Israel & I Nephi heard & bear record that the name of the Apostle of the Lamb was John according to the word of the Angel & behold I Nephi am forbidden that I should write the remainder of the things which I saw & heard wherefore the things which I have written sufficeth me & I have not written but a small part of the things which I saw & I bear record that I saw the things which my father Saw & the Angel of the Lord did make them known unto me & now I make an end of speaking concerning the things which I saw while I was carried away in the Spirit & if all the things which I saw are not written the things which I have written are true & thus it is Amen
First Nephi, Chapter 4 [1 Nephi 15]
Chapter I
And it came to pass that after I Nephi had been carreid away in the spirit & seen all these things I returned to the tent of my father & it came to pass that I beheld my Brethren & they were disputeing one with another concerning the things which my father had spoken unto them for he truly spake many great things unto them which was hard to be understood save a man should enqure of the Lord & they being hard in their hearts therefore they did not look unto the Lord as they had ought & now I Nephi was grieved because of the hardness of their hearts & also because of the things which I had seen & knew they must unavoidably come to pass because of the great wickedness of the children of men & it came to pass that I was overcome because of my afflictions for I considered that mine afflictions were great above all because of the destructions of my People for I had beheld their fall [p. 25]
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