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

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I declare these things unto the fulfilling of the prophecies & behold they shall procede forth out of the mouth of the everlasting God & his word shall his forth generation to generation & God shall shew unto you that that which I have written is true <true> & again I would exhort you that ye would come unto Christ & lay hold upon every good gift & touch not the evil gift nor the unclean thing & awake & arise from the dust O daughter of Zion yea & put on thy beautiful garments O daughter of Zion & strengthen thy stakes & enlarge thy borders forever that thou mayest no more be confounded that the covenants of the Eternal God which he hath made unto thee O house of Israel <may be fulfilled> yea come unto Christ & be perfected in him & deny yourselves of all ungodliness & if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness & love God with all your might mind & strength then is his grace sufficient for you that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ & if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ ye can in no wise deny the power of God & again if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ & deny not his power then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God through the shedding of the blood of Christ which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins that ye become holy without spot & now I bid unto all farewell I soon go to rest in the Paradise of God until my spirit & body shall again <reunite> & I am brought forth triumphant through the air to meet you before the pleasing bar of the great Jehovah the Eternal Judge of both quick & dead Amen—— TE THE END.
The Testimony of Three Witnesses
The testimony of three witnesses
Be it known unto every <all> nations kindreds tongues & people unto whom this work shall come that we through the grace of God the Father & our Lord Jesus Christ have seen the plates which contain this record which is a record of the pople of Nephi & also of the Lamanites his brethren & also of the people of Jared which came from the tower of which hath been spoken & we also know that they have been translated by the gift & power of God for his voice hath declared it unto us wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true & we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates & they have been shewn unto us by the power of God & not of man & we declare with words of soberness that an angel of God came down from Heaven & he brought & laid before our eyes that we beheld & saw the plates & the engravings thereon & we know that it is by the grace of God the Father & our Lord Jesus Christ that we beheld & bear record that these things are true & it is marvellous in our eyes never theless the voice of the Lord commanded us that we should bear record of it Wherefore to be obediant unto the commandments of God we bear testimony of these things & we know that if we are faithful in Christ we shall rid our garments of the blood of all men & be found spotless before the Judgement seat of Christ & shall dwell with him Eternally in the Heavens & the honor be to the Father & to the Son & to the Holy Ghost [p. 463]
I declare these things unto the fulfilling of the prophecies & behold they shall procede forth out of the mouth of the everlasting God & his word shall his forth generation to generation & God shall shew unto you that that which I have written is true & again I would exhort you that ye would come unto Christ & lay hold upon every good gift & touch not the evil gift nor the unclean thing & awake & arise from the dust O daughter of Zion yea & put on thy beautiful garments O daughter of Zion & strengthen thy stakes & enlarge thy borders forever that thou mayest no more be confounded that the covenants of the Eternal God which he hath made unto thee O house of Israel may be fulfilled yea come unto Christ & be perfected in him & deny yourselves of all ungodliness & if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness & love God with all your might mind & strength then is his grace sufficient for you that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ & if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ ye can in no wise deny the power of God & again if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ & deny not his power then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God through the shedding of the blood of Christ which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins that ye become holy without spot & now I bid unto all farewell I soon go to rest in the Paradise of God until my spirit & body shall again reunite & I am brought forth triumphant through the air to meet you before the pleasing bar of the great Jehovah the Eternal Judge of both quick & dead Amen—— THE END.
The Testimony of Three Witnesses
The testimony of three witnesses
Be it known unto all nations kindreds tongues & people unto whom this work shall come that we through the grace of God the Father & our Lord Jesus Christ have seen the plates which contain this record which is a record of the pople of Nephi & also of the Lamanites his brethren & also of the people of Jared which came from the tower of which hath been spoken & we also know that they have been translated by the gift & power of God for his voice hath declared it unto us wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true & we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates & they have been shewn unto us by the power of God & not of man & we declare with words of soberness that an angel of God came down from Heaven & he brought & laid before our eyes that we beheld & saw the plates & the engravings thereon & we know that it is by the grace of God the Father & our Lord Jesus Christ that we beheld & bear record that these things are true & it is marvellous in our eyes never theless the voice of the Lord commanded us that we should bear record of it Wherefore to be obediant unto the commandments of God we bear testimony of these things & we know that if we are faithful in Christ we shall rid our garments of the blood of all men & be found spotless before the Judgement seat of Christ & shall dwell with him Eternally in the Heavens & the honor be to the Father & to the Son & to the Holy Ghost [p. 463]
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