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

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heathen for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking Be not ye therefore like unto them for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him After this manner therefore pray ye Our Father which art in Heaven hallowed be thy name thy will be done i earth as it is in Heaven & forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors & lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the Kingdom & the power & the glory forever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their tressp <trespasses> your Heavenly Father will also forgive you but if ye forgive not men their trespasses neither will your Father forgive your trespasses Moreover when ye fast be not as the hypocrites of a sad contenance for they disfigure their faces that they may appear unto men to fast Verily I say unto you they have their reward But thou <when> thou fasteth anoint thy head & wash thy face that thou appear not unto <men> to fast but unto thy Father which is in secret & thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth & rust doth corrupt & thieves break through & steal but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt & where thieves do not break through nor steal for where your treasure is there will your heart be also The light of the body is the eye if therefore thine eye be single thy whole body shall be full of light but if thine eye be evil thy whole body shall be full of darkness if therefore the light that is in thee be darkness how great is that darkness No man can serve two masters or either he will hate the one & love the other or else he will hold to the one & dispise the other ye cannot serve God & Mammon.——
Third Nephi, Chapter 6 [3 Nephi 13:25–14:27]
Chapter [blank]—— And now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words he looked upon the twelve whom he had chosen & saith unto them Remember the words which I have spoken for behold ye are they which I have chosen to minister unto this people therefore I say unto you take no thought for your life what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink nor yet for your your body what ye shall put on is not the life more than meat & the body than rament behold the fowls of the air for they sow not neither do they reap <reap> nor gather into barns yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them are ye not much better than they which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature & why take ye thought for rament consider the lilies of the field how they grow they toil not neither do they spin & yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these therefore <wherefore> if God so clothe the grass of the field which to day is & to morrow is cast into the oven even so will he [p. 385]
heathen for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking Be not ye therefore like unto them for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him After this manner therefore pray ye Our Father which art in Heaven hallowed be thy name thy will be done i earth as it is in Heaven & forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors & lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the Kingdom & the power & the glory forever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses your Heavenly Father will also forgive you but if ye forgive not men their trespasses neither will your Father forgive your trespasses Moreover when ye fast be not as the hypocrites of a sad contenance for they disfigure their faces that they may appear unto men to fast Verily I say unto you they have their reward But thou when thou fasteth anoint thy head & wash thy face that thou appear not unto men to fast but unto thy Father which is in secret & thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth & rust doth corrupt & thieves break through & steal but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt & where thieves do not break through nor steal for where your treasure is there will your heart be also The light of the body is the eye if therefore thine eye be single thy whole body shall be full of light but if thine eye be evil thy whole body shall be full of darkness if therefore the light that is in thee be darkness how great is that darkness No man can serve two masters or either he will hate the one & love the other or else he will hold to the one & dispise the other ye cannot serve God & Mammon.——
Third Nephi, Chapter 6 [3 Nephi 13:25–14:27]
Chapter [blank]—— And now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words he looked upon the twelve whom he had chosen & saith unto them Remember the words which I have spoken for behold ye are they which I have chosen to minister unto this people therefore I say unto you take no thought for your life what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink nor yet for your body what ye shall put on is not the life more than meat & the body than rament behold the fowls of the air for they sow not neither do they reap nor gather into barns yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them are ye not much better than they which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature & why take ye thought for rament consider the lilies of the field how they grow they toil not neither do they spin & yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field which to day is & to morrow is cast into the oven even so will he [p. 385]
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