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

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even as I have seen him & my Brother Jacob also hath seen him as I have seen him wherefore I will send their words forth unto my children to prove unto them that my words are true wherefore by the words of three God hath said I will establish my word nevertheless God sendeth more witnesses & he proveth all his words behold my soul delighteth in proveing unto my People the truth of the comeing of Christ for for this end hath the law of Moses been given & all things which have been given of God from the beginning of the world unto man are the typefying of him & also my soul delighteth in the covenants of the Lord which he hath made to our fathers yea my soul delighteth in his grace & his Justice & power & mercy in the great & eternal plan of deliverance from death & my soul delighteth in proveing unto my People that save christ should come all men must perish for if there be no Christ there be no God & if there be no God we are not for there could have been no Creation but there is a God & he is Christ & he cometh in the fullness of his own time & now I write some of the words of Isaiah that whoso of my People which shall see these words may lift up their hearts & rejoice for all men now these are the words & ye may liken them unto you & unto all men the word that Isaiah the Son of Amoz <​Amoz Amoz​> saw concerning Judah & Jerusalem & it shall come to pass in the last days when the mountain of the Lords house shall be established in the top of the mountains & shall be exhalted above the to hills & all Nations shall flow unto it & many People shall go & say come ye & let us go up to the mountain of the Lord to the house of the God of Jacob & he will teach us of his ways & we will walk in his paths for out of Zion shall go forth the law & the word of the Lord from Jerusalem & he shall Judge among the Nations & shall rebuke many People & they shall beat their swords into plow shares & their spears into pruneing hooks Nation shall not lift up sword against Nation neither shall they learn war any more O house of Jacob come ye & let us walk in the light of the Lord yea come for ye have all gone astray every one to his wicked ways therefore O Lord thou hast forsaken thy People the house of Jacob because they be replenished from the east & hearken unto soothsayers like the Philistines & they please themselves in the children of strangers their land also is full of silver & Gold neither is there any end of their treasures their land is also full of horses neither is there any end of their Charriots their land also is full of Idols they worship the work of their own hands that which their own fingers have made & the mean men boweth down & the great man humbleth himself not therefore forgive him not O ye wicked Ones enter into the rock & hide thee in the dust for the fear of the Lord & the glory of his magesty shall smite thee & it shall come to pass that the lofty looks of man shall be humbled & the haughtiness of men shall [p. 68]
even as I have seen him & my Brother Jacob also hath seen him as I have seen him wherefore I will send their words forth unto my children to prove unto them that my words are true wherefore by the words of three God hath said I will establish my word nevertheless God sendeth more witnesses & he proveth all his words behold my soul delighteth in proveing unto my People the truth of the comeing of Christ for for this end hath the law of Moses been given & all things which have been given of God from the beginning of the world unto man are the typefying of him & also my soul delighteth in the covenants of the Lord which he hath made to our fathers yea my soul delighteth in his grace & his Justice & power & mercy in the great & eternal plan of deliverance from death & my soul delighteth in proveing unto my People that save christ should come all men must perish for if there be no Christ there be no God & if there be no God we are not for there could have been no Creation but there is a God & he is Christ & he cometh in the fullness of his own time & now I write some of the words of Isaiah that whoso of my People which shall see these words may lift up their hearts & rejoice for all men now these are the words & ye may liken them unto you & unto all men the word that Isaiah the Son of Amoz saw concerning Judah & Jerusalem & it shall come to pass in the last days when the mountain of the Lords house shall be established in the top of the mountains & shall be exhalted above the hills & all Nations shall flow unto it & many People shall go & say come ye & let us go up to the mountain of the Lord to the house of the God of Jacob & he will teach us of his ways & we will walk in his paths for out of Zion shall go forth the law & the word of the Lord from Jerusalem & he shall Judge among the Nations & shall rebuke many People & they shall beat their swords into plow shares & their spears into pruneing hooks Nation shall not lift up sword against Nation neither shall they learn war any more O house of Jacob come ye & let us walk in the light of the Lord yea come for ye have all gone astray every one to his wicked ways therefore O Lord thou hast forsaken thy People the house of Jacob because they be replenished from the east & hearken unto soothsayers like the Philistines & they please themselves in the children of strangers their land also is full of silver & Gold neither is there any end of their treasures their land is also full of horses neither is there any end of their Charriots their land also is full of Idols they worship the work of their own hands that which their own fingers have made & the mean men boweth down & the great man humbleth himself not therefore forgive him not O ye wicked Ones enter into the rock & hide thee in the dust for the fear of the Lord & the glory of his magesty shall smite thee & it shall come to pass that the lofty looks of man shall be humbled & the haughtiness of men shall [p. 68]
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