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

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Lalemnite that he should testified testify unto this People that at the day that the Father should glorify his name in me thee were many Saints which should arise from the dead & should appear unto many & should minister unto them & he sayth unto them were it not so & his Disciples answered him & said yea Lord Samuel did Prophesy according to thy words & they were all fulfiled & Jesus sayeth unto them how be it that ye have not written this things that many Saints did arise & appear unto many & did minister unto them & it came to pass that Nephi remembered that this thing had not been written & it came to pass that Jesus commanded that it should be written therefore it was written according as he commanded
Third Nephi, Chapter 11 [3 Nephi 23:14–26:5]
Chapter XI
And now it came to pass that when Jesus had expounded all the Scriptures in one which they had written he commanded them that they should teach the things which he had expounded unto them & it came to pass that he commanded them that they should write the words which the Father had given unto Malachi which he should tell unto them & it came to pass that after they were written he expounded them & these are the words which he did tell unto them saying thus said the Father unto Malachi behold I will send my messenger & he shall prepare the way before me & the Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his Temple even the messenger of the covenant whom ye delight in behold he shall come saith the Lord of Hosts but may abide the of day of his comeing & who shall stand when he appearith, for he is like a refiners fire & like fullers soap & he shall sit as a refiner & purifier of Silver & he shall purify the Sons of Levi & purge them as Gold & Silver that they may offer unto the Lord an Offering in righteousness then shall the Offering of Judah & Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord as in the days of old & as in former years & I will come near to you to Judgment & I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers & against the adulterers & against false swearers & against those that oppress the hireling in his wages the widow & the Fatherless & that turn aside the stranger & fear not me saith the Lord of Hosts for I am the Lord I change not, therefore ye Sons of Jacob are not consumed even from the days of your Fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinancces & have not kept them, return unto me & I will return unto you saith the Lord of Hosts but ye said wherein shall we return will a man rob God yet ye have robed me but ye say wherein have we robed thee in tithes & offerings ye are cursed with a curse for ye have robed me even this whole nation bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse that there may be meat in my house and prove me now herewith sayeth <​saith​> the Lord of Hosts if I will not open you the windows of Heaven & pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it & I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes he shall [p. 402]
Lalemnite that he should testify unto this People that at the day that the Father should glorify his name in me thee were many Saints which should arise from the dead & should appear unto many & should minister unto them & he sayth unto them were it not so & his Disciples answered him & said yea Lord Samuel did Prophesy according to thy words & they were all fulfiled & Jesus sayeth unto them how be it that ye have not written this thing that many Saints did arise & appear unto many & did minister unto them & it came to pass that Nephi remembered that this thing had not been written & it came to pass that Jesus commanded that it should be written therefore it was written according as he commanded
Third Nephi, Chapter 11 [3 Nephi 23:14–26:5]
Chapter XI
And now it came to pass that when Jesus had expounded all the Scriptures in one which they had written he commanded them that they should teach the things which he had expounded unto them & it came to pass that he commanded them that they should write the words which the Father had given unto Malachi which he should tell unto them & it came to pass that after they were written he expounded them & these are the words which he did tell unto them saying thus said the Father unto Malachi behold I will send my messenger & he shall prepare the way before me & the Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his Temple even the messenger of the covenant whom ye delight in behold he shall come saith the Lord of Hosts but may abide the day of his comeing & who shall stand when he appearith, for he is like a refiners fire & like fullers soap & he shall sit as a refiner & purifier of Silver & he shall purify the Sons of Levi & purge them as Gold & Silver that they may offer unto the Lord an Offering in righteousness then shall the Offering of Judah & Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord as in the days of old & as in former years & I will come near to you to Judgment & I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers & against the adulterers & against false swearers & against those that oppress the hireling in his wages the widow & the Fatherless & that turn aside the stranger & fear not me saith the Lord of Hosts for I am the Lord I change not, therefore ye Sons of Jacob are not consumed even from the days of your Fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinancces & have not kept them, return unto me & I will return unto you saith the Lord of Hosts but ye said wherein shall we return will a man rob God yet ye have robed me but ye say wherein have we robed thee in tithes & offerings ye are cursed with a curse for ye have robed me even this whole nation bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse that there may be meat in my house and prove me now herewith saith the Lord of Hosts if I will not open you the windows of Heaven & pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it & I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes he shall [p. 402]
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