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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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rejoice & behold how great the covenants of the Lord & how great his condesentions unto the Children of men & because of his greatness & his grace & mercy he hath promised unto us that our Seed shall not utterly be destroid according to the flesh but that he would preserve them & in future Generations they shall become a righteous branch unto the house of Israel & now my Brethren I would speak unto you more but on the morrow I will declare unto you the remainder of my words Amen——
Second Nephi, Chapter 7 [2 Nephi 10]
Chapter [blank]—— And now I Jacob speak unto you again my beloved Brethren concerning this righteous branch of which I have spoken for behold the promises which we have obtained are promises unto us according to the flesh wherefore as it hath been shewn unto me that many of our children shall perish in the flesh because of unbelief nevertheless God will be merciful unto many & our Children shall be restored that they may come to that which will give them the true knowledge of their redeemer wherefore as I said unto you it must needs be expediant that Christ for in the last night the Angel spake unto me that this should be his name tht he should come among the Jews among they which are the more wicked part of the world & they shall crucify him for it behoveth our God & there is none other Nation on earth that would crucify their God for should the mighty miracles be wrought among other Nations they would repent & know that he be their God but because of Priests crafts & iniquities they at Jerusalem will stiffen their necks against him that he be crucified wherefore because of their iniquities destructions famines pestilences & bloodsheds shall come upon them & they which shall not be destroid shall be scattered among all Nations but behold thus sath the Lord God when the day cometh that they shall believe in me that I am Christ then have I covenanted with their fathers that they shall be restored in the flesh upon the earth unto the lands of their inheritance & it shall come to pass that they shall be gathered in from their long despersion from the Isles of the Sea & from the four parts of the earth & the Nations of the Gentiles shall be great in the eyes of me saith God in carying them forth to the lands of their inheritance <​yea​> the Kings of the Gentiles shall be nursing fathers unto them & their Queens shall become nursing Mothers wherefore the promises of the Lord is great unto the Gentiles for he hath spoken it & who can despute but behold this land saith God shall be a land of thine inheritance & the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land & this land shall be a land of liberty unto the Gentiles & there shall be no King<​s​> upon the land which shall raise up unto the Gentiles & I will fortify this land against all other Nations & he that fighteth against Zion shall perish saith God for he that raiseth up a king against me shall perish for I the Lord the king of Heaven will be their king & I will be a light unto them forever that hear my words wherefore for [p. 66]
rejoice & behold how great the covenants of the Lord & how great his condesentions unto the Children of men & because of his greatness & his grace & mercy he hath promised unto us that our Seed shall not utterly be destroid according to the flesh but that he would preserve them & in future Generations they shall become a righteous branch unto the house of Israel & now my Brethren I would speak unto you more but on the morrow I will declare unto you the remainder of my words Amen——
Second Nephi, Chapter 7 [2 Nephi 10]
Chapter [blank]—— And now I Jacob speak unto you again my beloved Brethren concerning this righteous branch of which I have spoken for behold the promises which we have obtained are promises unto us according to the flesh wherefore as it hath been shewn unto me that many of our children shall perish in the flesh because of unbelief nevertheless God will be merciful unto many & our Children shall be restored that they may come to that which will give them the true knowledge of their redeemer wherefore as I said unto you it must needs be expediant that Christ for in the last night the Angel spake unto me that this should be his name tht he should come among the Jews among they which are the more wicked part of the world & they shall crucify him for it behoveth our God & there is none other Nation on earth that would crucify their God for should the mighty miracles be wrought among other Nations they would repent & know that he be their God but because of Priests crafts & iniquities they at Jerusalem will stiffen their necks against him that he be crucified wherefore because of their iniquities destructions famines pestilences & bloodsheds shall come upon them & they which shall not be destroid shall be scattered among all Nations but behold thus sath the Lord God when the day cometh that they shall believe in me that I am Christ then have I covenanted with their fathers that they shall be restored in the flesh upon the earth unto the lands of their inheritance & it shall come to pass that they shall be gathered in from their long despersion from the Isles of the Sea & from the four parts of the earth & the Nations of the Gentiles shall be great in the eyes of me saith God in carying them forth to the lands of their inheritance yea the Kings of the Gentiles shall be nursing fathers unto them & their Queens shall become nursing Mothers wherefore the promises of the Lord is great unto the Gentiles for he hath spoken it & who can despute but behold this land saith God shall be a land of thine inheritance & the Gentiles shall be blessed upon the land & this land shall be a land of liberty unto the Gentiles & there shall be no Kings upon the land which shall raise up unto the Gentiles & I will fortify this land against all other Nations & he that fighteth against Zion shall perish saith God for he that raiseth up a king against me shall perish for I the Lord the king of Heaven will be their king & I will be a light unto them forever that hear my words wherefore for [p. 66]
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