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

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against the world at the last day & if it so be that they repent & come unto the Father in the name of Jesus they shall be received into the Kingdom of God & now if I have no authority for these things judge ye for ye shall know that I have authority when ye shall see me & we shall stand before God at the last day Amen.
Ether, Chapter 3 [Ether 6–8]
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And now I Moroni proceed to give the record of Jared & his brother—— For it came to pass that after <that> the Lord had prepared the stones which the brother of Jared had carried up into the mount the brother of Jared came down out of the mount & he did put forth the stones into the vessels which were prepared one in each end thereof & behold they did give light unto the vessels thereof & thus the Lord caused stones to shine in darkness to give light unto men women & children that <they> might not cross the great waters in darkness And it came to pass that when they had prepared all manner of food that thereby they might subsist upon the water & also food for their flocks & herds & whatsoever beast or animel or fowl that they should carry with them. And it came to pass that when they had done all these things they got a board of their vessels or barges & set forth into the sea commending themselves unto the Lord their God And it came to pass that the Lord God caused that there should a furious <wind> blow upon the face of the waters towards the promised land & thus they were tossed upon the waves of the sea before the wind And it came to pass that they were many times buried in the debths of the sea because of the mountain waves which broke upon them & also the great & terrible tempests which were caused by the fierceness of the wind And <& it came> to pass that when they were buried in the deep there was no water that could hurt them their vessels being tight like unto a dish <a dish the> <& also they were tight like unto the> Ark of Noah therefore when they were encompassed about by many waters they did cry unto the Lord & he did bring them forth again upon the top of the waters & it came to pass that the wind did never seace to blow towards the promised land <while they were upon the waters> & thus they were driven forth before the wind & they did sing praises unto the Lord yea the brother of Jared did sing praises unto the Lord & he did thank & praise the Lord all the day long & when the night came they did not seace to praise the Lord & thus they were driven forth & no monster of the sea could break them neither whale that could mar them & they did have light continually whether it was above the water or under the water & thus they were driven forth upon <three> hundred & forty & four days upon the water & they did land upon the shore of the promised land & when they had set their feet upon the shores of the promised land they bowed themselves down upon the face of the land & did humble themselves before the Lord & did shed teers of joy before the Lord because of the multitude of his tender mercies over them And it came to pass that they went forth upon the face of the land & ◊◊gan to till the earth & Jared had four sons & they were called Jacom & Gilgah & Mahah & Orihah & the brother of Jared also begat sons & daughters & the friends of Jared & his brother were in number about twenty & two souls & they also begat sons & daugters [p. 436]
against the world at the last day & if it so be that they repent & come unto the Father in the name of Jesus they shall be received into the Kingdom of God & now if I have no authority for these things judge ye for ye shall know that I have authority when ye shall see me & we shall stand before God at the last day Amen.
Ether, Chapter 3 [Ether 6–8]
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And now I Moroni proceed to give the record of Jared & his brother—— For it came to pass after that the Lord had prepared the stones which the brother of Jared had carried up into the mount the brother of Jared came down out of the mount & he did put forth the stones into the vessels which were prepared one in each end thereof & behold they did give light unto the vessels thereof & thus the Lord caused stones to shine in darkness to give light unto men women & children that they might not cross the great waters in darkness And it came to pass that when they had prepared all manner of food that thereby they might subsist upon the water & also food for their flocks & herds & whatsoever beast or animel or fowl that they should carry with them. And it came to pass that when they had done all these things they got a board of their vessels or barges & set forth into the sea commending themselves unto the Lord their God And it came to pass that the Lord God caused that there should a furious wind blow upon the face of the waters towards the promised land & thus they were tossed upon the waves of the sea before the wind And it came to pass that they were many times buried in the debths of the sea because of the mountain waves which broke upon them & also the great & terrible tempests which were caused by the fierceness of the wind & it came to pass that when they were buried in the deep there was no water that could hurt them their vessels being tight like unto a dish & also they were tight like unto the Ark of Noah therefore when they were encompassed about by many waters they did cry unto the Lord & he did bring them forth again upon the top of the waters & it came to pass that the wind did never seace to blow towards the promised land while they were upon the waters & thus they were driven forth before the wind & they did sing praises unto the Lord yea the brother of Jared did sing praises unto the Lord & he did thank & praise the Lord all the day long & when the night came they did not seace to praise the Lord & thus they were driven forth & no monster of the sea could break them neither whale that could mar them & they did have light continually whether it was above the water or under the water & thus they were driven forth three hundred & forty & four days upon the water & they did land upon the shore of the promised land & when they had set their feet upon the shores of the promised land they bowed themselves down upon the face of the land & did humble themselves before the Lord & did shed teers of joy before the Lord because of the multitude of his tender mercies over them And it came to pass that they went forth upon the face of the land & gan to till the earth & Jared had four sons & they were called Jacom & Gilgah & Mahah & Orihah & the brother of Jared also begat sons & daughters & the friends of Jared & his brother were in number about twenty & two souls & they also begat sons & daugters [p. 436]
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