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

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  • Historical Introduction
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all Nations nevertheless when that day cometh saith the Prophet that they no more turn aside their hearts against the Holy one of Israel then will he remember the covenants which he made to their fathers yea then will he remember the Isles of the Sea yea & all the People which are of the house of Israel will I gather in saith the Lord according to the words of the Prophets Zenos from the four quarters of the eath <​earth​> yea & all the earth shall see the salvation of the Lord saith the Prophet every Nation Kindred Tongue & People shall be blessed & I Nephi have written these things unto my People that perhaps I might perswade them that they would remember the Lord their Redeemer wherefore I speak unto all the house of Israel if it so be that they should obtain these things for behold I have worked workings in the spirit which doth weary me even that all my joints are weak for they which are at Jerusalem for had not the Lord been merciful to shew unto me concerning them even as he had Prophets of old for he surely did shew unto Prophets of old all things concerning them & also he did shew unto many concerning us wherefore it must needs be that we know concerning them for they are written upon the plates of Brass——
First Nephi, Chapter 6 [1 Nephi 19:22–21:26]
Chapter [blank] Now it came to pass that I Nephi did teach these <​my​> things unto my <​Brethren these​> things & it came to pass that I did read many things to them which were engraven upon the plates of Brass that they might know concerning the doings of the Lord in other lands among People of old & I did read many things unto them which were in the Book of Moses but that I might more fully perswade them to believe in the Lord their redeemer wherefore I did read unto them that which was written by the Prophet Isaiah for I did liken all Scriptures unto us that it might be for our profit & learning wherefore I spake unto them saying hear ye the words of the Prophet ye which are a remnant of the House of Israel a branch which have been broken off hear ye the words of the Prophet which was <​written​> unto all the house of Israel & liken it unto yourselves that ye may have hope as well as your Brethren from whom ye have been broken off for after this manner hath the Prophet written hearken & hear this O house of Israel <​Jacob​> which are called by the name of Israel & are come forth out of the waters of Judah which swear by the name of the Lord & make mention of the God of Israel yet they swear not in truth nor in righteousness nevertheless they call themselves of the holy city but they do not stay themselves upon the God of Israel which is the Lord of hosts yea the Lord of hoasts is his name beho [p. 40]
all Nations nevertheless when that day cometh saith the Prophet that they no more turn aside their hearts against the Holy one of Israel then will he remember the covenants which he made to their fathers yea then will he remember the Isles of the Sea yea & all the People which are of the house of Israel will I gather in saith the Lord according to the words of the Prophet Zenos from the four quarters of the earth yea & all the earth shall see the salvation of the Lord saith the Prophet every Nation Kindred Tongue & People shall be blessed & I Nephi have written these things unto my People that perhaps I might perswade them that they would remember the Lord their Redeemer wherefore I speak unto all the house of Israel if it so be that they should obtain these things for behold I have workings in the spirit which doth weary me even that all my joints are weak for they which are at Jerusalem for had not the Lord been merciful to shew unto me concerning them even as he had Prophets of old for he surely did shew unto Prophets of old all things concerning them & also he did shew unto many concerning us wherefore it must needs be that we know concerning them for they are written upon the plates of Brass——
First Nephi, Chapter 6 [1 Nephi 19:22–21:26]
Chapter [blank] Now it came to pass that I Nephi did teach my Brethren these things & it came to pass that I did read many things to them which were engraven upon the plates of Brass that they might know concerning the doings of the Lord in other lands among People of old & I did read many things unto them which were in the Book of Moses but that I might more fully perswade them to believe in the Lord their redeemer wherefore I did read unto them that which was written by the Prophet Isaiah for I did liken all Scriptures unto us that it might be for our profit & learning wherefore I spake unto them saying hear ye the words of the Prophet ye which are a remnant of the House of Israel a branch which have been broken off hear ye the words of the Prophet which was written unto all the house of Israel & liken it unto yourselves that ye may have hope as well as your Brethren from whom ye have been broken off for after this manner hath the Prophet written hearken & hear this O house of Jacob which are called by the name of Israel & are come forth out of the waters of Judah which swear by the name of the Lord & make mention of the God of Israel yet they swear not in truth nor in righteousness nevertheless they call themselves of the holy city but they do not stay themselves upon the God of Israel which is the Lord of hosts yea the Lord of hoasts is his name beho [p. 40]
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