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

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  • Historical Introduction
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& again I remember that thou hast said that thou hast loved the world even unto the laying down of thy life for the world that thou mightest take it again to prepare a place for the children of men & now I know that this love which thou hast had for the children of men is charity wherefore except men shall have charity they cannot inherit that place which thou hast prepared in the mansions of thy Father wherefore I know by this thing which thou hast said That if the Gentiles have not charity because of our weakness that thou wilt prove them & take away their talant yea even that which they have received & <​give​> unto them which shall have more abundantly & it came to pass that I prayed unto the Lord that he would give unto the Gentiles grace that they might have charity & it came to pass that the Lord said unto me If they have not charity it mattereth not unto thee thou hast been faithful wherefore thy garments shall be made clean & because thou hast seen thy weakness thou shalt be made strong even unto the setting down in the place which I have prepared in the mansions of my father & now I Moroni bid farewell unto the Gentiles yea & also unto my brethren whom I love until we shall meet before the judgmentseat of Christ where all men shall know that my garments are not spotted with your blood & then shall ye know that I have seen Jesus & that he hath talked with me face to face & that he told me in plain humility even as a man telleth another in mine own language concerning these things & only a few have I written because of my weakness in writing & now I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets & apostels have written that the grace of God the Father & also the Lord Jesus Christ & the Holy Ghost which beareth record of them may be & abide in you forever Amen
Ether, Chapter 6 [Ether 13–15]
Chapter [blank] And now I Moroni proceed to finish my record concerning the destruction of the people of which I have been writing for behold they rejected all the words of Ether for he truely told them of all things from the beginning of man & how that after the waters had receded from off the face of this land it became a choice land above all other lands a chosen land of the Lord wherefore the Lord would have all men should serve him which dwelt upon the face thereof & that it was the place of the <​New​> Jerusalem which should come down out of Heaven & the Holy Sanctuary of the Lord behold Ether saw the days of Christ & he spake concerning a New Jerusalem upon this land & he spake also concerning the house of Israel & the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should come after that it should be destroyed it should be built up again & Holy City unto the Lord wherefore it could not be a new Jerusalem for it had been in a time of old but it should be built up again & become a Holy City <​of the Lord​> & it should be built up unto the <​house​> of Israel & that a New Jerusalem should be built up upon this land into unto the remnant of the seed of Joseph for the which things there has been a type for as Joseph brought his father down into the land of Egypt even so he died there wherefore the Lord brought a remnant of the seed of Josep out of the land of Jerusalem that he might be merciful unto the seed of Joseph that they should perish not even as he [p. 448]
& again I remember that thou hast said that thou hast loved the world even unto the laying down of thy life for the world that thou mightest take it again to prepare a place for the children of men & now I know that this love which thou hast had for the children of men is charity wherefore except men shall have charity they cannot inherit that place which thou hast prepared in the mansions of thy Father wherefore I know by this thing which thou hast said That if the Gentiles have not charity because of our weakness that thou wilt prove them & take away their talant yea even that which they have received & give unto them which shall have more abundantly & it came to pass that I prayed unto the Lord that he would give unto the Gentiles grace that they might have charity & it came to pass that the Lord said unto me If they have not charity it mattereth not unto thee thou hast been faithful wherefore thy garments shall be made clean & because thou hast seen thy weakness thou shalt be made strong even unto the setting down in the place which I have prepared in the mansions of my father & now I Moroni bid farewell unto the Gentiles yea & also unto my brethren whom I love until we shall meet before the judgmentseat of Christ where all men shall know that my garments are not spotted with your blood & then shall ye know that I have seen Jesus & that he hath talked with me face to face & that he told me in plain humility even as a man telleth another in mine own language concerning these things & only a few have I written because of my weakness in writing & now I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets & apostels have written that the grace of God the Father & also the Lord Jesus Christ & the Holy Ghost which beareth record of them may be & abide in you forever Amen
Ether, Chapter 6 [Ether 13–15]
Chapter [blank] And now I Moroni proceed to finish my record concerning the destruction of the people of which I have been writing for behold they rejected all the words of Ether for he truely told them of all things from the beginning of man & how that after the waters had receded from off the face of this land it became a choice land above all other lands a chosen land of the Lord wherefore the Lord would have all men should serve him which dwelt upon the face thereof & that it was the place of the New Jerusalem which should come down out of Heaven & the Holy Sanctuary of the Lord behold Ether saw the days of Christ & he spake concerning a New Jerusalem upon this land & he spake also concerning the house of Israel & the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should come after that it should be destroyed it should be built up again & Holy City unto the Lord wherefore it could not be a new Jerusalem for it had been in a time of old but it should be built up again & become a Holy City of the Lord & it should be built up unto the house of Israel & that a New Jerusalem should be built up upon this land unto the remnant of the seed of Joseph for the which things there has been a type for as Joseph brought his father down into the land of Egypt even so he died there wherefore the Lord brought a remnant of the seed of Josep out of the land of Jerusalem that he might be merciful unto the seed of Joseph that they should perish not even as he [p. 448]
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