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

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repenteth & is baptized in my name then shall ye receive him & shall minister unto him of my flesh & blood but if he repenteth not he shall not be numbered among my people that he may not destroy my people for behold I know my sheep & they are numbered nevertheless ye shall not cast him out of your synagogues or your places of worship for unto such ye shall continue to minister for ye know not but what they will repent <​return​> & return unto <​& come​> unto me will full purpose of heart & I shall heal them & ye shall be the means of bringing salvation unto them therefore keep these sayings which I have commanded you that ye come not under condemnation for wo unto him whom the Father condemneth & I give you these commandments because of the disputations which hath been among you before times & blessed are ye if ye have no disputations among you & now I go unto the Father because it is expedient that I should go unto the Father for your sakes And it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of these sayings he touched with his hand the desipels whom he had chosen one by one even until he had touched them all & spake unto them as he touched them & the multitude heard not the words which he spake therefore they did not bear record but the desipels bear record that he gave them power to give the Holy Ghost & I will shew unto you hereafter that this record is true And it came to pass that when Jesus had touched them all there came a cloud & overshadowed the multitude that they could not see Jesus & while they were overshadowed he departed from them & ascended into Heaven & the desipels saw & did bear record that he ascended again into Heaven
Third Nephi, Chapter 9 [3 Nephi 19–21:21]
Chapter [blank]—— And now it came to pass that when Jesus had ascended into Heaven the multitude <​did​> dispersed & every man did take his wife & his children & did return to his own home & it was noised abroad among the people immediately before it was yet <​yet​> dark that the multitude had seen Jesus & that he had ministered unto them & that he would also shew himself on the morrow unto the multitude yea & even all the night it was noised abroad concerning Jesus & insomuch did they send forth unto the people that there were many yea an exceeding great number did babor exceedingly all that night that they might be on the morrow in the place where Jesus should shew himself unto the multitude And it came to pass that on the morrow when the multidtue multitude was gathered together Behold Nephi & his brother whom he had raised from the dead whose name was Timothy & also his son whose name was <​was​> Jonas & also Mathoni & Mathonihah his brother Kumen & Kumenonki & Jeremiah & Shemnon & Jonas & Zedekiah & Isiah now these were the names of the desipels whom Jesus had chosen And it came to pass that they went forth & stood in the midst of the multitude & behold the multitude was so great that they did cause that they should be separated into [p. 393]
repenteth & is baptized in my name then shall ye receive him & shall minister unto him of my flesh & blood but if he repenteth not he shall not be numbered among my people that he may not destroy my people for behold I know my sheep & they are numbered nevertheless ye shall not cast him out of your synagogues or your places of worship for unto such ye shall continue to minister for ye know not but what they will return & & come unto me will full purpose of heart & I shall heal them & ye shall be the means of bringing salvation unto them therefore keep these sayings which I have commanded you that ye come not under condemnation for wo unto him whom the Father condemneth & I give you these commandments because of the disputations which hath been among you before times & blessed are ye if ye have no disputations among you & now I go unto the Father because it is expedient that I should go unto the Father for your sakes And it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of these sayings he touched with his hand the desipels whom he had chosen one by one even until he had touched them all & spake unto them as he touched them & the multitude heard not the words which he spake therefore they did not bear record but the desipels bear record that he gave them power to give the Holy Ghost & I will shew unto you hereafter that this record is true And it came to pass that when Jesus had touched them all there came a cloud & overshadowed the multitude that they could not see Jesus & while they were overshadowed he departed from them & ascended into Heaven & the desipels saw & did bear record that he ascended again into Heaven
Third Nephi, Chapter 9 [3 Nephi 19–21:21]
Chapter [blank]—— And now it came to pass that when Jesus had ascended into Heaven the multitude did disperse & every man did take his wife & his children & did return to his own home & it was noised abroad among the people immediately before it was yet dark that the multitude had seen Jesus & that he had ministered unto them & that he would also shew himself on the morrow unto the multitude yea & even all the night it was noised abroad concerning Jesus & insomuch did they send forth unto the people that there were many yea an exceeding great number did babor exceedingly all that night that they might be on the morrow in the place where Jesus should shew himself unto the multitude And it came to pass that on the morrow when the multitude was gathered together Behold Nephi & his brother whom he had raised from the dead whose name was Timothy & also his son whose name was Jonas & also Mathoni & Mathonihah his brother Kumen & Kumenonki & Jeremiah & Shemnon & Jonas & Zedekiah & Isiah now these were the names of the desipels whom Jesus had chosen And it came to pass that they went forth & stood in the midst of the multitude & behold the multitude was so great that they did cause that they should be separated into [p. 393]
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