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

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parallel the one on the one hand & the other on the other hand according to the mercy & the Justice & the holiness which is in Christ which was before the world began.
Third Nephi, Chapter 12 [3 Nephi 26:6–27:22]
Chapter XII
And now there cannot be written in this Book even an hundredth part of the things which Jesus did truly teach unto the People but behold the plates of Nephi do contain the more part of the things which he taught the People & these things have I written which are a lesser part of the things which he taught the People & I have wrote them to the intent they may be brought again unto this People from the Gentiles according to the words which Jesus hath spoken & when they shall have received they this which is expedient that they should have first to try their faith & if it should so be that they shall believe these things then shall the greater things be made manifest unto them & if it so be that they will not believe these things then shall the greater things be withheld from them unto their condemnation behold I were about to write them all which were engraven upon the plates of Nephi but the Lord forbid it saying I will try the faith of my People therefore I Mormon do write the things which have been commanded me of the Lord, And now I Mormon make an end of my sayings, and proceed to write the things which have been commanded me therefore I would that ye should behold that the Lord truly did teach the People for the space of three days & after that he did shew himself unto them oft & did break bread oft & bless it & give it unto them & it came to pass that he did teach & minister unto the Children of the multitude of whom hath been spoken & he did loose their tongues & they did speak unto their Fathers great & marvelous things even greater than he had revealed unto the People & loosed their tongues that they could utter & it came to pass that after had asscended into Heaven the second time that he shewed himself unto them & gone unto the Father after having healed all their sick & their lame & opened the eyes of the blind & unstopped the ears of the deef & even had done all manner of cures among them & raised a man from the dead & had shewn forth his Power unto them & had asscended unto the Father, behold it came to pass on the morrow that the multitude gathered themselves together & they both saw & heard these Childen yea even Babes did open their mouths & utter marvelous things & the things which they did utter were forbidden that there should not any man write them & it came to pass that the Disciples whom Jesus had chosen began from that time forth to baptise & to teach as many as did com unto them & as many as were baptised in the name of Jesus were filled with the Holy Ghost & many of them saw & hard unspeakable things which [p. 404]
parallel the one on the one hand & the other on the other hand according to the mercy & the Justice & the holiness which is in Christ which was before the world began.
Third Nephi, Chapter 12 [3 Nephi 26:6–27:22]
Chapter XII
And now there cannot be written in this Book even an hundredth part of the things which Jesus did truly teach unto the People but behold the plates of Nephi do contain the more part of the things which he taught the People & these things have I written which are a lesser part of the things which he taught the People & I have wrote them to the intent they may be brought again unto this People from the Gentiles according to the words which Jesus hath spoken & when they shall have received this which is expedient that they should have first to try their faith & if it should so be that they shall believe these things then shall the greater things be made manifest unto them & if it so be that they will not believe these things then shall the greater things be withheld from them unto their condemnation behold I were about to write them all which were engraven upon the plates of Nephi but the Lord forbid it saying I will try the faith of my People therefore I Mormon do write the things which have been commanded me of the Lord, And now I Mormon make an end of my sayings, and proceed to write the things which have been commanded me therefore I would that ye should behold that the Lord truly did teach the People for the space of three days & after that he did shew himself unto them oft & did break bread oft & bless it & give it unto them & it came to pass that he did teach & minister unto the Children of the multitude of whom hath been spoken & he did loose their tongues & they did speak unto their Fathers great & marvelous things even greater than he had revealed unto the People & loosed their tongues that they could utter & it came to pass that after had asscended into Heaven the second time that he shewed himself unto them & gone unto the Father after having healed all their sick & their lame & opened the eyes of the blind & unstopped the ears of the deef & even had done all manner of cures among them & raised a man from the dead & had shewn forth his Power unto them & had asscended unto the Father, behold it came to pass on the morrow that the multitude gathered themselves together & they both saw & heard these Childen yea even Babes did open their mouths & utter marvelous things & the things which they did utter were forbidden that there should not any man write them & it came to pass that the Disciples whom Jesus had chosen began from that time forth to baptise & to teach as many as did com unto them & as many as were baptised in the name of Jesus were filled with the Holy Ghost & many of them saw & hard unspeakable things which [p. 404]
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