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

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be bowed down & the Lord alone shall be exhalted in that day for <​the​> day of the Lord of hosts soon cometh upon all Nations yea upon every one yea upon the proud & lofty & upon every one which is lifted up & he shall be brought low yea & the day of the Lord shall come upon all the ceders of Lebanon for they are high & lifted up & upon all the oaks of Bashan & upon all the high mountains & upon all the hills & upon all the Nations which are lifted up & upon every People & upon every high tower & upon every fenced wall & upon all the ships of the Sea & upon all the Ships of Tarshish & upon all the pleasant pictures & the loftiness of man shall be bowed down & the haughtiness of men shall be made low & the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day & the Idols he shall utterly abolish & they shall go into the holes of the rocks & into the caves of the earth for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them & the glory of his magesty shall smite them when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth in that day a man shall cast his Idols of Silver & his Idols of Gold which he hath made for himself to worship to the moles & to the Bats to go into the clefts of the rocks & into the tops of the raged rocks for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them & the magesty of his glory shall smite them when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth cease ye from man whose breath is in his nostrils for wherein is he to be accounted of for behold the Lord the Lord of hosts doth take away from Jerusalem & from Judah the stay & the staff the whole staff of bread & the whole stay of water & th <​the​> mighty man & the man of war the Judge & the Prophet & the prudent & the ancient the captain of fifty & the honourable man & the Counsellor & the cunning atificer & the eloquent Orator & I will give Children unto them to be their princes & babes shall rule over them & the People shall be oppressed every one by another & every one by his neighbor the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient & the base against the honourable when a man shall take hold of his Brother of the house of his father & shall say thou hast cloathing be thou our ruler & let not this ruin come under thy hand in that day shall he swear saying I will not be a healer for in my house is there is neither bread nor cloathing make me not a ruler of the People for Jerusalem is ruined & Judah is fallen because their tongues & their doings have been against the Lord to provoke the eyes of his glory the shew of their countenance doth witness against them & doth declare their Sin to be even as Sodom & they cannot hide it wo unto their Souls for they have rewarded evil unto themselves say unto the righteous that it is well with them for they shall eat the fruit of their doings wo unto the wicked for they shall perish for the reward of their hands shall be upon them & my People Children are their oppressors & women rule over them O my People they wh◊◊h lead thee cause thee to err & destroy the way of thy paths the Lord standeth up to plead & standeth to Judge the People the Lord will enter into Judgment [p. 69]
be bowed down & the Lord alone shall be exhalted in that day for the day of the Lord of hosts soon cometh upon all Nations yea upon every one yea upon the proud & lofty & upon every one which is lifted up & he shall be brought low yea & the day of the Lord shall come upon all the ceders of Lebanon for they are high & lifted up & upon all the oaks of Bashan & upon all the high mountains & upon all the hills & upon all the Nations which are lifted up & upon every People & upon every high tower & upon every fenced wall & upon all the ships of the Sea & upon all the Ships of Tarshish & upon all the pleasant pictures & the loftiness of man shall be bowed down & the haughtiness of men shall be made low & the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day & the Idols he shall utterly abolish & they shall go into the holes of the rocks & into the caves of the earth for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them & the glory of his magesty shall smite them when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth in that day a man shall cast his Idols of Silver & his Idols of Gold which he hath made for himself to worship to the moles & to the Bats to go into the clefts of the rocks & into the tops of the raged rocks for the fear of the Lord shall come upon them & the magesty of his glory shall smite them when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth cease ye from man whose breath is in his nostrils for wherein is he to be accounted of for behold the Lord the Lord of hosts doth take away from Jerusalem & from Judah the stay & the staff the whole staff of bread & the whole stay of water the mighty man & the man of war the Judge & the Prophet & the prudent & the ancient the captain of fifty & the honourable man & the Counsellor & the cunning atificer & the eloquent Orator & I will give Children unto them to be their princes & babes shall rule over them & the People shall be oppressed every one by another & every one by his neighbor the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient & the base against the honourable when a man shall take hold of his Brother of the house of his father & shall say thou hast cloathing be thou our ruler & let not this ruin come under thy hand in that day shall he swear saying I will not be a healer for in my house there is neither bread nor cloathing make me not a ruler of the People for Jerusalem is ruined & Judah is fallen because their tongues & their doings have been against the Lord to provoke the eyes of his glory the shew of their countenance doth witness against them & doth declare their Sin to be even as Sodom & they cannot hide it wo unto their Souls for they have rewarded evil unto themselves say unto the righteous that it is well with them for they shall eat the fruit of their doings wo unto the wicked for they shall perish for the reward of their hands shall be upon them & my People Children are their oppressors & women rule over them O my People they whh lead thee cause thee to err & destroy the way of thy paths the Lord standeth up to plead & standeth to Judge the People the Lord will enter into Judgment [p. 69]
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