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

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this cause that my covenants may be fulfiled which I have made unto the children of men that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh I must needs destroy the secret works of darkness & of murders & of abominations wherefore he that fighteth against Zion both Jew & Gentile both bond & free both male & feemale shall perish for they are they which are the whore of all the earth for they which are not for me are against me saith our <​Our​> God for I will fulfil my promises which I have made unto the children of men that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh wherefore my beloved brethren thus saith our God I will afflict thy seed by the hand of the Gentiles nevertheless I will soften the hearts of the Gentiles that they shall be like unto a father to them wherefore the Gentiles shall be blessed & numbered among the House of Israel wherefore I will consecrate this land unto thy seed & they which shall be numbered among thy seed forever for the land of their inheritance for it is a choice land saith God unto me above oll <​all​> other lands wherefore I will have all men that dwell thereon that they shall worship me saith God & now my beloved Brethren seeing that our merciful God hath given us so great knowledge concerning these things let us remember him & lay aside our sins & not hang down our heads for we are not cast off nevertheless we have <​been​> driven out of the land of our inheritance but we have been lead to a better land for the Lord hath made the Sea our path & we are upon an Isle of the Sea but great is the promises of the Lord unto they which are upon the Isles of the Sea wherefore as it sayeth Isles there must needs be more then this & they are inhabited also by our Brethren for behold the Lord God hath lead away from time to time from the house of Israel according to his will & pleasure & now behold the Lord remembereth all they which are <​have been​> broken off wherefore he remembereth us also therefore cheer up your hearts & remember that ye are free to act for yourselves to chose this way of everlasting death or the way of Eternal life wherefore my beloved Brethren reconcile yourselves to the will of God & not to the will of the Devil & the flesh & remember that after ye are reconciled unto God that it is only in & through the grace of God that ye are saved wherefore my God raise you from death by the power of the resurrection & also from everlasting death by the power of the atonement that ye may be received into the Eternal Kingdom of God that ye may praise him through grace divine Amen.——
Second Nephi, Chapter 8 [2 Nephi 11–15]
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And now Jacob spake many more things to my people at that time nevertheless only these things have I caused to be written for the things which I have written sufficeth me & now I Nephi write more of the words of Isaiah for my Soul delighteth in his words for I will liken his words unto my People & I will send them forth unto all my Children for he verily saw my redeemer [p. 67]
this cause that my covenants may be fulfiled which I have made unto the children of men that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh I must needs destroy the secret works of darkness & of murders & of abominations wherefore he that fighteth against Zion both Jew & Gentile both bond & free both male & feemale shall perish for they are they which are the whore of all the earth for they which are not for me are against me saith Our God for I will fulfil my promises which I have made unto the children of men that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh wherefore my beloved brethren thus saith our God I will afflict thy seed by the hand of the Gentiles nevertheless I will soften the hearts of the Gentiles that they shall be like unto a father to them wherefore the Gentiles shall be blessed & numbered among the House of Israel wherefore I will consecrate this land unto thy seed & they which shall be numbered among thy seed forever for the land of their inheritance for it is a choice land saith God unto me above all other lands wherefore I will have all men that dwell thereon that they shall worship me saith God & now my beloved Brethren seeing that our merciful God hath given us so great knowledge concerning these things let us remember him & lay aside our sins & not hang down our heads for we are not cast off nevertheless we have been driven out of the land of our inheritance but we have been lead to a better land for the Lord hath made the Sea our path & we are upon an Isle of the Sea but great is the promises of the Lord unto they which are upon the Isles of the Sea wherefore as it sayeth Isles there must needs be more then this & they are inhabited also by our Brethren for behold the Lord God hath lead away from time to time from the house of Israel according to his will & pleasure & now behold the Lord remembereth all they which have been broken off wherefore he remembereth us also therefore cheer up your hearts & remember that ye are free to act for yourselves to chose this way of everlasting death or the way of Eternal life wherefore my beloved Brethren reconcile yourselves to the will of God & not to the will of the Devil & the flesh & remember that after ye are reconciled unto God that it is only in & through the grace of God that ye are saved wherefore my God raise you from death by the power of the resurrection & also from everlasting death by the power of the atonement that ye may be received into the Eternal Kingdom of God that ye may praise him through grace divine Amen.——
Second Nephi, Chapter 8 [2 Nephi 11–15]
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And now Jacob spake many more things to my people at that time nevertheless only these things have I caused to be written for the things which I have written sufficeth me & now I Nephi write more of the words of Isaiah for my Soul delighteth in his words for I will liken his words unto my People & I will send them forth unto all my Children for he verily saw my redeemer [p. 67]
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