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

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no more for the enemy of my Soul do not anger again because of mine enimies do not slacken my strength because of mine afflictions rejoice O my heart & cry unto the Lord & say O Lord I will praise thee forever yea my Soul will rejoice in thee my God & the rock of my Salvation O Lord wilt thou redeem my Soul wilt thou deliver me out of the hands of mine enemies wilt thou make me that I may shake at the appearance of Sin may the gates of hell be shut continually before me because that my heart is broken & my spirit is contrite O Lord wilt thou not shut the gates of thy righteousness before me that I may walk in the path of the low vally that I may be strict in the plane road O Lord wilt thou ensercle me around in the robe of thy righteousness O Lord wilt thou make a way for mine escape before mine enemies wilt thou make my path strait before me wilt thou not place a stumbleing block in my way but that thou wouldst clear my way before me & hedge not up my way but the ways of mine enemy O Lord I have trusted in thee & I will trust in thee forever I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh for I know that cursed is he that puteth his trust in the arm of flesh yea cursed is he that puteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm yea I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh yea my God will give me if I ask not amiss therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee I will cry unto thee my God the rock of my righteousness behold my woice shall forever ascend up unto thee my Rock & mine everlasting God Amen——
Second Nephi, Chapter 4 [2 Nephi 5]
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—— Behold it came to pass that I Nephi did cry much unto the Lord my God because of the anger of my Brethren but behold their anger did increase against me insomuch that they did seek to take away my life yea they did murmur against me saying our younger Brother thinketh to rule over us & we have had much trial because of him wherefore now let us slay him that we may not be afflicted more because of his words for behold we will not that he shall be our ruler for it belongeth unto us which are the elder Brethren to rule over this People now I do not write upon these plates all the words which they murmured against me but it sufficeth me to say that they did seek to take away my life & it came to pass that the Lord did warn me that I Nephi should depart from them & flee into the wilderness & all they which would go with me wherefore it came to pass that I Nephi did take my family & also Zoram & his family & Sam mine elder Brother & his family & Jacob & Josep mine <my> younger Brethren & also my sisters & all theye which would go with me & all theye which would go with me were theye which would go <believed> in the warnings & the revelations of God wherefore they did hearken unto my words & we did take our tents & [p. 56]
no more for the enemy of my Soul do not anger again because of mine enimies do not slacken my strength because of mine afflictions rejoice O my heart & cry unto the Lord & say O Lord I will praise thee forever yea my Soul will rejoice in thee my God & the rock of my Salvation O Lord wilt thou redeem my Soul wilt thou deliver me out of the hands of mine enemies wilt thou make me that I may shake at the appearance of Sin may the gates of hell be shut continually before me because that my heart is broken & my spirit is contrite O Lord wilt thou not shut the gates of thy righteousness before me that I may walk in the path of the low vally that I may be strict in the plane road O Lord wilt thou ensercle me around in the robe of thy righteousness O Lord wilt thou make a way for mine escape before mine enemies wilt thou make my path strait before me wilt thou not place a stumbleing block in my way but that thou wouldst clear my way before me & hedge not up my way but the ways of mine enemy O Lord I have trusted in thee & I will trust in thee forever I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh for I know that cursed is he that puteth his trust in the arm of flesh yea cursed is he that puteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm yea I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh yea my God will give me if I ask not amiss therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee I will cry unto thee my God the rock of my righteousness behold my woice shall forever ascend up unto thee my Rock & mine everlasting God Amen——
Second Nephi, Chapter 4 [2 Nephi 5]
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—— Behold it came to pass that I Nephi did cry much unto the Lord my God because of the anger of my Brethren but behold their anger did increase against me insomuch that they did seek to take away my life yea they did murmur against me saying our younger Brother thinketh to rule over us & we have had much trial because of him wherefore now let us slay him that we may not be afflicted more because of his words for behold we will not that he shall be our ruler for it belongeth unto us which are the elder Brethren to rule over this People now I do not write upon these plates all the words which they murmured against me but it sufficeth me to say that they did seek to take away my life & it came to pass that the Lord did warn me that I Nephi should depart from them & flee into the wilderness & all they which would go with me wherefore it came to pass that I Nephi did take my family & also Zoram & his family & Sam mine elder Brother & his family & Jacob & Josep my younger Brethren & also my sisters & all theye which would go with me & all theye which would go with me were theye which believed in the warnings & the revelations of God wherefore they did hearken unto my words & we did take our tents & [p. 56]
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