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

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for they shall hearken unto the words of the Book & there shall raise up one mighty among them which shall do much good both in word & in deed being an instrument in the hands of God with exceding faith to work mighty wonders & do that thing which is great in the sight of God unto the bringing to pass much restoration unto the house of Israel & unto the seed of thy Brethren & now blessed art thou Joseph behold thou art little wherefore hearken unto the words of thy Brother Nephi & it shall be done unto thee even according to the words which I have spoken remember the words of thy dieing father Amen——
Second Nephi, Chapter 3 [2 Nephi 4]
Chapter [blank]—— And now I Nephi speak concerning the prophesies of my fa <​which​> my father hath spoken concerning Joseph who was carried into Egypt for behold he truly prophesied concerning all his Seed & the prophesies which he wrote these there are not many greater & he prophesied concerning us & our future generations & they are written upon the plates of Brass wherefore after my father had made an end of speaking concerning the prophesies of Joseph he called the children of Laman his Sons & his daughters & sayeth unto them behold my Sons & my daughters which are the Sone & the daughters of my first born I would that ye should give ear unto my words for the Lord God hath said that inasmuch as ye shall keep my Commandments ye shall prosper in the land & in as much as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presance but behold my Sons & my Daughters I cannot go down to my grave save I should leave a blessing upon you for behold I know that if ye are brought up in the right way that ye should go ye will not depart from it wherefore if ye are cursed behold I leave my blessing upon you that the Cursing may be taken from you & be answered upon the heads of your parents wherefore because of my blessing the Lord God will not suffer that ye shall perish wherefore he will be merciful unto you & unto your seed forever & it came to pass that after my father had made an end of speaking to the Sons & Daughters of Laman he caused that the Sons & daughters of Lemuel be to be brought before him & he spake unto them saying behold the <​my​> Sons & the <​my​> Daughters which are the Sons & the Daughters of my Second Son behold I leave unto you the Same blessing which I left unto the Sons & Daughters of Laman wherefore thou shalt not utterly be destroid but in the end thy seed shall be blessed & it came to pass that <​when​> my father <​had​> made an end of speaking in unto them Behold it came to pass that he spake unto the Sons of Ishmael yea & even all his household & after that he had made an end of speaking unto them he spake unto Sam saying blessed art thou & thy Seed for thou shalt inherit the land land like unto thy Brother Nephi & thy seed shall be numbered with his seed & thou shalt be even like unto thy Brother & thy seed [p. 54]
for they shall hearken unto the words of the Book & there shall raise up one mighty among them which shall do much good both in word & in deed being an instrument in the hands of God with exceding faith to work mighty wonders & do that thing which is great in the sight of God unto the bringing to pass much restoration unto the house of Israel & unto the seed of thy Brethren & now blessed art thou Joseph behold thou art little wherefore hearken unto the words of thy Brother Nephi & it shall be done unto thee even according to the words which I have spoken remember the words of thy dieing father Amen——
Second Nephi, Chapter 3 [2 Nephi 4]
Chapter [blank]—— And now I Nephi speak concerning the prophesies of which my father hath spoken concerning Joseph who was carried into Egypt for behold he truly prophesied concerning all his Seed & the prophesies which he wrote there are not many greater & he prophesied concerning us & our future generations & they are written upon the plates of Brass wherefore after my father had made an end of speaking concerning the prophesies of Joseph he called the children of Laman his Sons & his daughters & sayeth unto them behold my Sons & my daughters which are the Sone & the daughters of my first born I would that ye should give ear unto my words for the Lord God hath said that inasmuch as ye shall keep my Commandments ye shall prosper in the land & in as much as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presance but behold my Sons & my Daughters I cannot go down to my grave save I should leave a blessing upon you for behold I know that if ye are brought up in the right way that ye should go ye will not depart from it wherefore if ye are cursed behold I leave my blessing upon you that the Cursing may be taken from you & be answered upon the heads of your parents wherefore because of my blessing the Lord God will not suffer that ye shall perish wherefore he will be merciful unto you & unto your seed forever & it came to pass that after my father had made an end of speaking to the Sons & Daughters of Laman he caused the Sons & daughters of Lemuel to be brought before him & he spake unto them saying behold my Sons & my Daughters which are the Sons & the Daughters of my Second Son behold I leave unto you the Same blessing which I left unto the Sons & Daughters of Laman wherefore thou shalt not utterly be destroid but in the end thy seed shall be blessed & it came to pass that when my father had made an end of speaking unto them Behold it came to pass that he spake unto the Sons of Ishmael yea & even all his household & after that he had made an end of speaking unto them he spake unto Sam saying blessed art thou & thy Seed for thou shalt inherit the land like unto thy Brother Nephi & thy seed shall be numbered with his seed & thou shalt be even like unto thy Brother & thy seed [p. 54]
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