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

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people that they had been visited by the power & spirit of God which was in Jesus Christ in whome they believed & as many as had Devils cast out from them & was <​were​> healed of their sicknesses & their infirmities did truly manifest unto the people that they had been wrought upon by the spirit of God & had been healed & they did shew forth signs also & did do some miracels <​among the people​> & it came to pass that thus passed away the thirty & second year also & Nephi did cry unto the people in the commencement of the thirty & third year & he did preach unto them repentance & remissions of sins now I would have you remember also that there were none which were brought unto repentance who were not Baptised with water the <​there​>fore there were ordained of Nephi men unto this ministry that all such as should come unto them should be Baptised with water & this as a witness & a testimony before God & unto the people that they had repented & received a remission of their sins & there were many in the commencement of this year that were Baptised unto repentance & thus the more part of the year did pass away——
Third Nephi, Chapter 4 [3 Nephi 8–10]
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And now it came to pass <​that​> according to our record & we know our record to be true for behold it was a just man which did keep the record for he truly did many miracels in the name of Jesus & there was not any man which could do a miracle in the name of Jesus save he were cleansed every whit from his iniquity & now it came to pass if there was no mistake made by this man in the reckoning of our time the thirty & third year had passed away & the people began to look with great earnestness for the sign which had been given <​given​> by the prophet Samuel the Lamanite yea for the sign <​time​> that there should be darkness for the space of three days over the face of the land & there began to be great doubtings & disputations among the people notwithstanding so many signs had been given & it came to pass that in the thirty & fourth year in the first month in the fourth day of the month there arose a great storm such an one as never had been known in all the land & there was also a great & terrible tempest & there was terrible thunder insomuch that it did shake the whole earth as if it was about to divide a sunder & there was exceding sharp lightnings such as never had been known in all the land & the City of Zarahemla did take fire & the City of Moroni did sink into the debths of the Sea & the inhabitants thereof were drowned & the earth was carried up upon the city of Moronihah that in the place of the city thereof there became a great Mountain & there were a great & terrible destruction in the land southward but behold there were a more great & terrible destruction in the land northward for behold the whole face of the land was changed because of the tempests & the whirlwinds & the thunderings & the lightnings & the exceding great quaking of the whole earth & the highways were broken up & the level roads were spoiled & many smothe places became rough & many great & notable cities were sunk & many were burned & many were shook till the buildings thereof had fallen to the earth & the inhabitants thereof were slain & the places were left desolate & there were some cities which remained but the damage thereof was exceding great & there were [p. 376]
people that they had been visited by the power & spirit of God which was in Jesus Christ in whome they believed & as many as had Devils cast out from them & were healed of their sicknesses & their infirmities did truly manifest unto the people that they had been wrought upon by the spirit of God & had been healed & they did shew forth signs also & did do some miracels among the people & it came to pass that thus passed away the thirty & second year also & Nephi did cry unto the people in the commencement of the thirty & third year & he did preach unto them repentance & remissions of sins now I would have you remember also that there were none which were brought unto repentance who were not Baptised with water therefore there were ordained of Nephi men unto this ministry that all such as should come unto them should be Baptised with water & this as a witness & a testimony before God & unto the people that they had repented & received a remission of their sins & there were many in the commencement of this year that were Baptised unto repentance & thus the more part of the year did pass away——
Third Nephi, Chapter 4 [3 Nephi 8–10]
Chapter [blank]——
And now it came to pass that according to our record & we know our record to be true for behold it was a just man which did keep the record for he truly did many miracels in the name of Jesus & there was not any man which could do a miracle in the name of Jesus save he were cleansed every whit from his iniquity & now it came to pass if there was no mistake made by this man in the reckoning of our time the thirty & third year had passed away & the people began to look with great earnestness for the sign which had been given by the prophet Samuel the Lamanite yea for the time that there should be darkness for the space of three days over the face of the land & there began to be great doubtings & disputations among the people notwithstanding so many signs had been given & it came to pass that in the thirty & fourth year in the first month in the fourth day of the month there arose a great storm such an one as never had been known in all the land & there was also a great & terrible tempest & there was terrible thunder insomuch that it did shake the whole earth as if it was about to divide a sunder & there was exceding sharp lightnings such as never had been known in all the land & the City of Zarahemla did take fire & the City of Moroni did sink into the debths of the Sea & the inhabitants thereof were drowned & the earth was carried up upon the city of Moronihah that in the place of the city thereof there became a great Mountain & there were a great & terrible destruction in the land southward but behold there were a more great & terrible destruction in the land northward for behold the whole face of the land was changed because of the tempests & the whirlwinds & the thunderings & the lightnings & the exceding great quaking of the whole earth & the highways were broken up & the level roads were spoiled & many smothe places became rough & many great & notable cities were sunk & many were burned & many were shook till the buildings thereof had fallen to the earth & the inhabitants thereof were slain & the places were left desolate & there were some cities which remained but the damage thereof was exceding great & there were [p. 376]
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