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

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Ether, Chapter 1 [Ether 1–4]
The Book of Ether Chapter— I— And now I Moroni proceed to give an account of those ancient inhabitants which were destroyed by the hand of the Lord upon the face of this north country & I take mine account from the twenty & four plates which were found by the people of Limhi which is called the Book of Ether & as I suppose that the first part of this record which speaketh concerning the creation of the world & also of Adam & an account from that time even to the great tower & whatsoever things transpired among the children of men until that time is had among the Jews therefore I do not write those things which transpired from the days of Adam until that time but they are had upon the plates & whoso findeth them the same will have power that he may get the full account but behold I give not the full account but a part of the account I give from the tower down until they were destroyed & on this wise do I give the account He that wrote this account was Ether & he was a descendant of Coriantor & Coriantor was the Son of Moron & Moron was the Son of Ethem & Ethem was the son of Ahah & Ahah was the son of Seth & Seth was the son of Shiblon & Shiblon was the Son of Com & Com was the son of Coriantum & Coriantum was the son of Amnigaddah & Amnigaddah was the son of Aaron & Aaron was a descendant of Heth who was the son of Hearthom & Hearthom was the son of Lib & Lib was the son of Kish & Kish was the son of Corom & Corom was the son of Levi & Levi was the son of Kim & Kim was the son of Morianton & Morianton was a descendant of Riplakish & Riplakish was the son of Shez & Shez was the son of Heth & Heth was the son of Com & Com was the son of Coriantum & Coriantum was the son of Emer & Emer was the son of Omer & Omer was the son of Shule & Shule was the son of Kib And <&> Kib was the son of Orihah which was the Son of Jared which Jared came forth with his brother & their families with some others & their families from the great tower at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people & swear in his wrath that they should be scattered upon <upon> all the face of the earth & according to the word of the Lord the people were scattered & the brother of Jared being a large & a mighty man & being a man highly favored of the Lord for Jared his brother said unto him Cry unto the Lord that he will not confound us that we may not understand our words And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord & the Lord had compassion upon Jared therefore he did not confound the language of Jared & Jared & his brother were not confounded then Jared said unto his brother Cry again unto the Lord & it may be that he will turn away his anger from them which are our friends that he confound not their language And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord & the Lord had compassion upon their friends & their families also that [p. 429]
Ether, Chapter 1 [Ether 1–4]
The Book of Ether Chapter— I— And now I Moroni proceed to give an account of those ancient inhabitants which were destroyed by the hand of the Lord upon the face of this north country & I take mine account from the twenty & four plates which were found by the people of Limhi which is called the Book of Ether & as I suppose that the first part of this record which speaketh concerning the creation of the world & also of Adam & an account from that time even to the great tower & whatsoever things transpired among the children of men until that time is had among the Jews therefore I do not write those things which transpired from the days of Adam until that time but they are had upon the plates & whoso findeth them the same will have power that he may get the full account but behold I give not the full account but a part of the account I give from the tower down until they were destroyed & on this wise do I give the account He that wrote this account was Ether & he was a descendant of Coriantor & Coriantor was the Son of Moron & Moron was the Son of Ethem & Ethem was the son of Ahah & Ahah was the son of Seth & Seth was the son of Shiblon & Shiblon was the Son of Com & Com was the son of Coriantum & Coriantum was the son of Amnigaddah & Amnigaddah was the son of Aaron & Aaron was a descendant of Heth who was the son of Hearthom & Hearthom was the son of Lib & Lib was the son of Kish & Kish was the son of Corom & Corom was the son of Levi & Levi was the son of Kim & Kim was the son of Morianton & Morianton was a descendant of Riplakish & Riplakish was the son of Shez & Shez was the son of Heth & Heth was the son of Com & Com was the son of Coriantum & Coriantum was the son of Emer & Emer was the son of Omer & Omer was the son of Shule & Shule was the son of Kib & Kib was the son of Orihah which was the Son of Jared which Jared came forth with his brother & their families with some others & their families from the great tower at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people & swear in his wrath that they should be scattered upon all the face of the earth & according to the word of the Lord the people were scattered & the brother of Jared being a large & a mighty man & being a man highly favored of the Lord for Jared his brother said unto him Cry unto the Lord that he will not confound us that we may not understand our words And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord & the Lord had compassion upon Jared therefore he did not confound the language of Jared & Jared & his brother were not confounded then Jared said unto his brother Cry again unto the Lord & it may be that he will turn away his anger from them which are our friends that he confound not their language And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord & the Lord had compassion upon their friends & their families also that [p. 429]
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