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

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yea even thy younger Brother wherefore worship the Lord thy God & honour thy father & thy Mother that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God shall give thee & it came to pass that they did worship the Lord & did go forth with me & we did work timbers of curious workmanship & the Lord did shew me from time to time after what manner I should work the timbers of the ship now I Nephi did not work the timbers after the manner which was learned by men neither did build the Ship after the manner of man but I did build it after the manner which the Lord had shewn unto me wherefore it was not after the manner of men & I Nephi did go into the mount oft & I did pray oft unto the Lord wherefore the Lord shewed unto me great things & it came to pass t◊◊◊ after I had finished the ship according to the word of the Lord my Brethren beheld that it was good & that the workmanship thereof was exceding fine wherefore they did humble themselves again before the Lord & it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came unto my father that we should arise & go down into the ship & it came to pass that on the morrow after that we had prepared all things much fruits & meat from the wilderness & honey in abundance & provisions according to that which the Lord had commanded us we did go down into the Ship with all our loading & our seeds & whatsoever thing we had brought with us every one according to his age wherefore we did all go down into the Ship with our wives & our Children & now my father had begat two Sons in the wilderness the eldest was called Jacob & the younger Joseph & it came to pass that after we had all gone down in <​into​> the Ship & had taken with us our provisions & things which had been commanded us we did put forth into the Sea & were driven forth before the wind towards the promised land & after that we had been driven forth before the wind for the space of many days behold my Brethren & the Sons of Ishmael & also their wives began to make themselves merry insomuch that they began to dance & to sing & to speak with much rudeness yea even to that they did forget by what power they had been brought thither yea they were lifted up unto exceding rudeness & I Nephi began to fear excedingly least the Lord should be angery with us & smite us because of our iniquity that we should be swallowed up in the debths of the Sea wherefore I Nephi began to speak to them with much soberness but behold they were angery with me saying we will not that our younger Brother shall be a ruler over us & it came to pass that Laman & Lemuel did take me & bind me with Cords & they did tread <​treat​> me with much hashness nevertheless the Lord did suffer it that he might shew forth his power unto the fulfiling of his word which he hath spoken— [p. 36]
yea even thy younger Brother wherefore worship the Lord thy God & honour thy father & thy Mother that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God shall give thee & it came to pass that they did worship the Lord & did go forth with me & we did work timbers of curious workmanship & the Lord did shew me from time to time after what manner I should work the timbers of the ship now I Nephi did not work the timbers after the manner which was learned by men neither did build the Ship after the manner of man but I did build it after the manner which the Lord had shewn unto me wherefore it was not after the manner of men & I Nephi did go into the mount oft & I did pray oft unto the Lord wherefore the Lord shewed unto me great things & it came to pass t after I had finished the ship according to the word of the Lord my Brethren beheld that it was good & that the workmanship thereof was exceding fine wherefore they did humble themselves again before the Lord & it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came unto my father that we should arise & go down into the ship & it came to pass that on the morrow after that we had prepared all things much fruits & meat from the wilderness & honey in abundance & provisions according to that which the Lord had commanded us we did go down into the Ship with all our loading & our seeds & whatsoever thing we had brought with us every one according to his age wherefore we did all go down into the Ship with our wives & our Children & now my father had begat two Sons in the wilderness the eldest was called Jacob & the younger Joseph & it came to pass that after we had all gone down into the Ship & had taken with us our provisions & things which had been commanded us we did put forth into the Sea & were driven forth before the wind towards the promised land & after that we had been driven forth before the wind for the space of many days behold my Brethren & the Sons of Ishmael & also their wives began to make themselves merry insomuch that they began to dance & to sing & to speak with much rudeness yea even to that they did forget by what power they had been brought thither yea they were lifted up unto exceding rudeness & I Nephi began to fear excedingly least the Lord should be angery with us & smite us because of our iniquity that we should be swallowed up in the debths of the Sea wherefore I Nephi began to speak to them with much soberness but behold they were angery with me saying we will not that our younger Brother shall be a ruler over us & it came to pass that Laman & Lemuel did take me & bind me with Cords & they did treat me with much hashness nevertheless the Lord did suffer it that he might shew forth his power unto the fulfiling of his word which he hath spoken— [p. 36]
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