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

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be smitten no more for the Lord hath comforted his People & will have mercy upon his afflicted but behold Zion hath said the Lord hath forsaken me & my Lord hath forgotton me but he will shew that he hath not for can a woman forget he<​r​> sucking child that she should not have compassion on the Son of her womb yea they may forget yet will I not forget thee O house of Israel behold I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands thy walls are continually before me thy children shall make haste against thy destroyers & they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee lift up thine eyes round about & behold all these gather themselves together & they shall come to thee & as I live saith the Lord thou shalt surely cloth thee with them all as with an ornament & bind them on even as a bride for thy waste & thy desolate places & the land of thy destruction shall even now be to narrow by reason of the inhabitants & they that swallowed thee up shall be far away the Children which thou shalt have after thou hast lost the other shall again in thine ears say the place is to strait for me give place to me that I may dwell then shalt thou say in thine heart who hath begotten me these seeing I have lost my children & am desolate a captive & removeing to & fro & who hath brought up these behold I was left alone these where have they been thus saith the Lord God behold I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles & set up my standard to the People & they shall bring thy Sons in their arms & thy daughters <​shall be carried​> upon their shoulders & kings shall be thy nursing fathers & their Queens thy nursing mothers they shall bown down to thee with their face towards the earth & lick up the dust of thy feet & thou shalt know that I am the Lord for they shall not be be ashamed that wait for me for shall the prey be taken from the mighty or the lawful captive delivered but thus saith the Lord even the captive of the mighty shall be taken away & the prey of the terrible shall be delivered for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee & I will save thy children & I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh they shall be drunken with their own blood as with sweet wine & all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy saviour & thy redeemer the mighty one of Jacob
First Nephi, Chapter 7 [1 Nephi 22]
Chapter [blank] And now it came to pass that after I Nephi after that I had read these things which were engraven upon the plates of Brass my Brethren came unto me & said unto me what mean these things which ye have read behold are they to be understood according to things which are spiritual which shall come to pass according to the spirit & not the flesh [p. 43]
be smitten no more for the Lord hath comforted his People & will have mercy upon his afflicted but behold Zion hath said the Lord hath forsaken me & my Lord hath forgotton me but he will shew that he hath not for can a woman forget her sucking child that she should not have compassion on the Son of her womb yea they may forget yet will I not forget thee O house of Israel behold I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands thy walls are continually before me thy children shall make haste against thy destroyers & they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee lift up thine eyes round about & behold all these gather themselves together & they shall come to thee & as I live saith the Lord thou shalt surely cloth thee with them all as with an ornament & bind them on even as a bride for thy waste & thy desolate places & the land of thy destruction shall even now be to narrow by reason of the inhabitants & they that swallowed thee up shall be far away the Children which thou shalt have after thou hast lost the other shall again in thine ears say the place is to strait for me give place to me that I may dwell then shalt thou say in thine heart who hath begotten me these seeing I have lost my children & am desolate a captive & removeing to & fro & who hath brought up these behold I was left alone these where have they been thus saith the Lord God behold I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles & set up my standard to the People & they shall bring thy Sons in their arms & thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders & kings shall be thy nursing fathers & their Queens thy nursing mothers they shall bown down to thee with their face towards the earth & lick up the dust of thy feet & thou shalt know that I am the Lord for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me for shall the prey be taken from the mighty or the lawful captive delivered but thus saith the Lord even the captive of the mighty shall be taken away & the prey of the terrible shall be delivered for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee & I will save thy children & I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh they shall be drunken with their own blood as with sweet wine & all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy saviour & thy redeemer the mighty one of Jacob
First Nephi, Chapter 7 [1 Nephi 22]
Chapter [blank] And now it came to pass that after I Nephi after that I had read these things which were engraven upon the plates of Brass my Brethren came unto me & said unto me what mean these things which ye have read behold are they to be understood according to things which are spiritual which shall come to pass according to the spirit & not the flesh [p. 43]
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