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

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it was a representation of things both temporal & spiritual for the day should come that they must be Judged of their works yea even the works which were done by the temporal body in their days of probation wherefore if they should die in their wickedness they must be cast off also as to the things which are spiritual which are pertaining to righteousness wherefore they must be brought to stand before God to be Judged of their work & if their works have been filthiness they must needs be filthy & if they be filthy it must needs be that they cannot dwell in the Kingdom of God if so the Kingdom of God must be filthy also but behold I say unto you the Kingdom of God is not filthy & there cannot any unclean thing enter into the Kingdom of God wherefore there must needs be a place of filthiness prepared for that which is filthy & there is a place prepared yea even that awful Hell of which I have <​spoken​> & the Devil is the preparator of it wherefore the final state of the Souls ofmen is to dwell in the Kingdom of God or to be cast out because of that Justice of which I have spoken wherefore the wicked are rejected from the righteous & also from that tree of life whose fruit is most precious & most desireable above all other fruits yea & it is the greatest of all the gifts of God & thus I spake unto my Brethren Amen
First Nephi, Chapter 5 [1 Nephi 16–19:21]
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And now it came to pass that after I Nephi had made an end of speaking to my Brethren behold they said unto me thou hast declared unto us hard things more then that which were are able to bear & it came to pass that I said unto them that I knew that I had spoken hard things against the wicked according to the truth & the righteous have I justified & testified that they should be lifted up at the last day wherefore the guilty taketh the truth to be hard for it cutteth them to the verry centre & now my Brethren if ye were righteous & were willing to hearken to the truth & give heed unto to it that ye might walk uprightly before God then ye would not murmur because of the truth & say thou speakest hard things against us & it came to pass that I Nephi did exhort my Brethren with all diligence to keep the commandments of the Lord & it came to pass that they did humble themselves before the Lord insomuch that I had joy & great hopes of them that they would walk in the paths of righteousness now all these things were said & done as my father dwelt in a tent in the vally which he called Lemuel & it came to pass that I Nephi took one of the Daughters of Ishmael to wife & also my Brethren took of the daughters of Ishmael to wife & also Zoram took the [p. 28]
it was a representation of things both temporal & spiritual for the day should come that they must be Judged of their works yea even the works which were done by the temporal body in their days of probation wherefore if they should die in their wickedness they must be cast off also as to the things which are spiritual which are pertaining to righteousness wherefore they must be brought to stand before God to be Judged of their work & if their works have been filthiness they must needs be filthy & if they be filthy it must needs be that they cannot dwell in the Kingdom of God if so the Kingdom of God must be filthy also but behold I say unto you the Kingdom of God is not filthy & there cannot any unclean thing enter into the Kingdom of God wherefore there must needs be a place of filthiness prepared for that which is filthy & there is a place prepared yea even that awful Hell of which I have spoken & the Devil is the preparator of it wherefore the final state of the Souls ofmen is to dwell in the Kingdom of God or to be cast out because of that Justice of which I have spoken wherefore the wicked are rejected from the righteous & also from that tree of life whose fruit is most precious & most desireable above all other fruits yea & it is the greatest of all the gifts of God & thus I spake unto my Brethren Amen
First Nephi, Chapter 5 [1 Nephi 16–19:21]
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And now it came to pass that after I Nephi had made an end of speaking to my Brethren behold they said unto me thou hast declared unto us hard things more then that which we are able to bear & it came to pass that I said unto them that I knew that I had spoken hard things against the wicked according to the truth & the righteous have I justified & testified that they should be lifted up at the last day wherefore the guilty taketh the truth to be hard for it cutteth them to the verry centre & now my Brethren if ye were righteous & were willing to hearken to the truth & give heed unto it that ye might walk uprightly before God then ye would not murmur because of the truth & say thou speakest hard things against us & it came to pass that I Nephi did exhort my Brethren with all diligence to keep the commandments of the Lord & it came to pass that they did humble themselves before the Lord insomuch that I had joy & great hopes of them that they would walk in the paths of righteousness now all these things were said & done as my father dwelt in a tent in the vally which he called Lemuel & it came to pass that I Nephi took one of the Daughters of Ishmael to wife & also my Brethren took of the daughters of Ishmael to wife & also Zoram took the [p. 28]
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