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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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declare ye tell this utter to the end of the earth say ye the Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob & they thirsted not he lead them through the deserts he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them he cleaved the rock also & the waters gushed out & notwithstanding he hath done all this & greater also there is no peace saith the Lord unto the wicked & again hearken O ye house of Israel all ye that are broken off & are driven out because of the Pastors <​wickedness​> of the pastors of my People yea all ye that are broken off that are scattered abroad which are of my People O house of Israel listen O Isles unto me & hearken ye People from far the Lord hath called me from the womb from the bowels of my Mother hath he made mention of my name & he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me & made me a polished shaft in his quiver hath he hid me & said unto me thou art my servant O Israel in whom I will be glorified then I said I have laboured in vain I have spent my strength for nought & in vain surely my Judgment is with the Lord & my work with my God & & now saith the Lord that formed me from the womb <​womb​> that I should be his servant to bring Jacob again to him thou Israel be not gathered yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord & my God shall be my strength & he said it is a light thing that thou shoulds be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob & to restore the preserved of Israel I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles that thou myest by <​be​> my salvation unto the ends of the earth thus saith the Lord the redeemer of Israel his holy one to him whom man despiseth to him whom the Nations abhoreth to servant of rulers Kings shall see & arise princes also shall worship because of the Lord that is faithful thus saith the Lord in an exceptable time have I heard thee O Isles of the Sea & in a day of salvation have I helped thee & I will preserve thee & give thee my servant for a covenant for a <​of​> the People to establish the earth to cause to inherit the desolate heritages that thou mayest say to the prisoners go forth to them that sit in darkness shew yourselves they shall feed in the ways & their pastures shall be in all high places they shall not hunger nor thirst neither shall the heat nor the Sun smite them for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them even by the springs of waters shall he guide them & I will make all my mountains away & my high ways shall be exhalted & then O house of Israel behold these shall come from far & lo these from the North & from the west & these from the land of Sinim sing O Heavens & be joyful O earth for the feet of them which are in the east shall be established & break forth into singing O mountains for they shall [p. 42]
declare ye tell this utter to the end of the earth say ye the Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob & they thirsted not he lead them through the deserts he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them he cleaved the rock also & the waters gushed out & notwithstanding he hath done all this & greater also there is no peace saith the Lord unto the wicked & again hearken O ye house of Israel all ye that are broken off & are driven out because of the wickedness of the pastors of my People yea all ye that are broken off that are scattered abroad which are of my People O house of Israel listen O Isles unto me & hearken ye People from far the Lord hath called me from the womb from the bowels of my Mother hath he made mention of my name & he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me & made me a polished shaft in his quiver hath he hid me & said unto me thou art my servant O Israel in whom I will be glorified then I said I have laboured in vain I have spent my strength for nought & in vain surely my Judgment is with the Lord & my work with my God & now saith the Lord that formed me from the womb that I should be his servant to bring Jacob again to him thou Israel be not gathered yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord & my God shall be my strength & he said it is a light thing that thou shoulds be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob & to restore the preserved of Israel I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles that thou myest be my salvation unto the ends of the earth thus saith the Lord the redeemer of Israel his holy one to him whom man despiseth to him whom the Nations abhoreth to servant of rulers Kings shall see & arise princes also shall worship because of the Lord that is faithful thus saith the Lord in an exceptable time have I heard thee O Isles of the Sea & in a day of salvation have I helped thee & I will preserve thee & give thee my servant for a covenant of the People to establish the earth to cause to inherit the desolate heritages that thou mayest say to the prisoners go forth to them that sit in darkness shew yourselves they shall feed in the ways & their pastures shall be in all high places they shall not hunger nor thirst neither shall the heat nor the Sun smite them for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them even by the springs of waters shall he guide them & I will make all my mountains away & my high ways shall be exhalted & then O house of Israel behold these shall come from far & lo these from the North & from the west & these from the land of Sinim sing O Heavens & be joyful O earth for the feet of them which are in the east shall be established & break forth into singing O mountains for they shall [p. 42]
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