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

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shut & at my word the earth shall shake & at my command the inhabitants thereof shall pass away even so as by fire & he that believeth not my words believeth not my desipels & if it so be that I do not speak judge ye for ye shall know that it is I that speaketh at the last day But he that believeth these things which I have spoken him will I visit with the manifestations of my spirit & he shall know & bear record for because of my spirit he shall know that these things are true for it persuadeth men to do good & whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me for good cometh of none save it be of me & I am the same that leadeth men to all good he that will not believe my words will not believe me that I am & he that will not believe me will not believe the Father which sent me for behold I am the Father I am the light & the life & the truth of the world come unto me O ye Gentiles & I will shew unto you the greater things the knowledge which is hid up because of unbelief come unto me O ye house of Israel & it shall be made manifest unto you how great things the Father hath laid up for you from the foundation of the world & it hath not come unto you because of unbelief Behold when ye shall rend that veil of unbelief which doth cause you to remain in your awful state of wickedness & heardness of heart & blindness of mind then shall the great & marvellous things which have been hid up from the foundation of the world from you yea when ye shall call up on the Father in my name with a broken heart & a contrite spirit then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers O house of Israel & then shall my revelations which I have caused to be written by my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people Remember when ye see these things ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed therefore when ye shall receive this record ye may know that the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the <land> earth <therefore> repent all ye ends of the earth & come unto me & believe in my Gospel & be baptized in my name for he that believeth & is baptized shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned & signs shall follow them that believe in my name & blessed is he that is found faithful unto my name at the last day for they shall be lifted up to dwell in the Kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world & behold it is I that hath spoken it. Amen
Ether, Chapter 2 [Ether 5]
Chapter [blank]— And now I Moroni have written the words which was commanded me according to my memory & I have told you the things which I have sealed up therefore touch them not in order that ye may translate for that thing is forbidden you except by & by it shall be wisdom in God & behold ye may be privileged that ye may shew the plates unto those who shall assist to bring forth <forth this> work & unto three shall they be shewn by the power of God wherefore they shall know of a surety that these things are true & in the <mouth> of three witnesses shall these things be established & the testimony of three & this work inthewhich shall be shewn forth the power of God & also his word of which the Father & the Son & the Holy Ghost beareth record & all this shall stand as a testimony [p. 435]
shut & at my word the earth shall shake & at my command the inhabitants thereof shall pass away even so as by fire & he that believeth not my words believeth not my desipels & if it so be that I do not speak judge ye for ye shall know that it is I that speaketh at the last day But he that believeth these things which I have spoken him will I visit with the manifestations of my spirit & he shall know & bear record for because of my spirit he shall know that these things are true for it persuadeth men to do good & whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me for good cometh of none save it be of me I am the same that leadeth men to all good he that will not believe my words will not believe me that I am & he that will not believe me will not believe the Father which sent me for behold I am the Father I am the light & the life & the truth of the world come unto me O ye Gentiles & I will shew unto you the greater things the knowledge which is hid up because of unbelief come unto me O ye house of Israel & it shall be made manifest unto you how great things the Father hath laid up for you from the foundation of the world & it hath not come unto you because of unbelief Behold when ye shall rend that veil of unbelief which doth cause you to remain in your awful state of wickedness & heardness of heart & blindness of mind then shall the great & marvellous things which have been hid up from the foundation of the world from you yea when ye shall call up on the Father in my name with a broken heart & a contrite spirit then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers O house of Israel & then shall my revelations which I have caused to be written by my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people Remember when ye see these things ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed therefore when ye shall receive this record ye may know that the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the land therefore repent all ye ends of the earth & come unto me & believe in my Gospel & be baptized in my name for he that believeth & is baptized shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned & signs shall follow them that believe in my name & blessed is he that is found faithful unto my name at the last day for they shall be lifted up to dwell in the Kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world & behold it is I that hath spoken it. Amen
Ether, Chapter 2 [Ether 5]
Chapter [blank]— And now I Moroni have written the words which was commanded me according to my memory & I have told you the things which I have sealed up therefore touch them not in order that ye may translate for that thing is forbidden you except by & by it shall be wisdom in God & behold ye may be privileged that ye may shew the plates unto those who shall assist to bring forth this work & unto three shall they be shewn by the power of God wherefore they shall know of a surety that these things are true & in the mouth of three witnesses shall these things be established & the testimony of three & this work inthewhich shall be shewn forth the power of God & also his word of which the Father & the Son & the Holy Ghost beareth record & all this shall stand as a testimony [p. 435]
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