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

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of the earth to receive them & all these things is not unto the fulfilling of the prophecies of many of the holy prophets behold I say unto you many have testified of these things at the coming of christ & were slain because they testified of these things yea the prophet Zenos did testify of these things & also Zenock spake concerning these things because they testified particular of <​concerning​> us which is a <​the​> remnant of their seed behld our father Jacob also testified concerning a remnant of the seed of Joseph & behld are not we a remnant of the seed of Joseph & these things which testifies of us are they not written upon the plates of Brass which our father Lehi brought out of Jerusalem & it came to pass that in the ending of the thirty & fourth year behold I will shew unto you that the people of Nephi which were spared & also they which had had been called Lamanites which had been spared did have great favours shewn unto them & great blessings poured out upon their heads inso much that soon after the assension of Christ in to Heaven he did truly manifest himself unto them shewing his body unto them & ministering unto them & an account of his ministry shall be given hereafter therefore for this time I make an end of my <​sayings​> sayings——
Third Nephi, Chapter 5 [3 Nephi 11–13:24]
Chapter—— [blank]— Jesus Christ sheweth himself unto the people of Nephi as the multitude were gathered together in the land Bountiful & did minister unto them— And on this wise did he shew himself unto them——
And now it came to pass that there were a great multitude gathered together of the people of Nephi round about the Temple which was in the land Bountiful & they were marveling & wondering one with another & were shewing one to another the great & marvelous change which had taken place & they were also conversing about this Jesus Christ of which the sign had been given concerning his death & it came to pass that while they we <​were​> thus conversing one with another they heard a voice as if it came out of Heaven & they cast their eyes round about for they understood not the voice which they heard & it was not a harsh voice neither was it a loud voice nevertheless & notwithstanding it being a small voice it did pierce them <​that​> did hear to the centre insomuch that there were no part of their frame that it did not cause to quake yea it did pierce them to the verry soul & did cause their hearts to burn & it came to pass that again they heard the voice & they understood it not & again the third time they did hear the voice & did open their ears to hear it & eyes were towards the sound thereof & they did look steadfastly towards Heaven from whence the sound came & behold the third time they did understand the voice which they heard & it sayeth unto them Behold my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased in whom I have grorified my name hear ye him & it came to pass as they understood they cast their eyes up towards Heaven & behold they saw a man decending out of Heaven & he was cloathed in a white robe & he came down & stood in the midst of them & the eyes of the whole multitude was turned upon him & they dearst not open their mouths even one to another & they [p. 380]
of the earth to receive them & all these things is not unto the fulfilling of the prophecies of many of the holy prophets behold I say unto you many have testified of these things at the coming of christ & were slain because they testified of these things yea the prophet Zenos did testify of these things & also Zenock spake concerning these things because they testified particular concerning us which is the remnant of their seed behld our father Jacob also testified concerning a remnant of the seed of Joseph & behld are not we a remnant of the seed of Joseph & these things which testifies of us are they not written upon the plates of Brass which our father Lehi brought out of Jerusalem & it came to pass that in the ending of the thirty & fourth year behold I will shew unto you that the people of Nephi which were spared & also they which had been called Lamanites which had been spared did have great favours shewn unto them & great blessings poured out upon their heads inso much that soon after the assension of Christ in to Heaven he did truly manifest himself unto them shewing his body unto them & ministering unto them & an account of his ministry shall be given hereafter therefore for this time I make an end of my sayings ——
Third Nephi, Chapter 5 [3 Nephi 11–13:24]
Chapter—— [blank]— Jesus Christ sheweth himself unto the people of Nephi as the multitude were gathered together in the land Bountiful & did minister unto them— And on this wise did he shew himself unto them——
And now it came to pass that there were a great multitude gathered together of the people of Nephi round about the Temple which was in the land Bountiful & they were marveling & wondering one with another & were shewing one to another the great & marvelous change which had taken place & they were also conversing about this Jesus Christ of which the sign had been given concerning his death & it came to pass that while they were thus conversing one with another they heard a voice as if it came out of Heaven & they cast their eyes round about for they understood not the voice which they heard & it was not a harsh voice neither was it a loud voice nevertheless & notwithstanding it being a small voice it did pierce them that did hear to the centre insomuch that there were no part of their frame that it did not cause to quake yea it did pierce them to the verry soul & did cause their hearts to burn & it came to pass that again they heard the voice & they understood it not & again the third time they did hear the voice & did open their ears to hear it & eyes were towards the sound thereof & they did look steadfastly towards Heaven from whence the sound came & behold the third time they did understand the voice which they heard & it sayeth unto them Behold my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased in whom I have grorified my name hear ye him & it came to pass as they understood they cast their eyes up towards Heaven & behold they saw a man decending out of Heaven & he was cloathed in a white robe & he came down & stood in the midst of them & the eyes of the whole multitude was turned upon him & they dearst not open their mouths even one to another & [p. 380]
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