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

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with the ancients of his People & the princes thereof for ye have eaten up the vineyard & the Spoil of the poor in your houses what mean ye ye beat my People to pieces & grind the faces of the Poor saith the Lord God of hosts moreover the Lord saith because the daughters of Zion are haughty & walk with streached forth necks & wanton eyes walking & minceing as they go & makeing a tinkling with their feet therefore the <​Lord​> will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daugters of Zion & the Lord will discover their Secret parts in that day the Lord will take away the bravery of tinkling ornaments & cauls & round tires like the moon the chains & the bracelets & the mufflers the bonnets & the ornaments of the legs & the headbands & the tables tablets & the earrings the rings & nose jewels the changeable suits of apparrel & the mantles & the wimples & the crisping pins the glasses & the fine linnen & hoods & the vails & it shall all come to pass in stead of sweet smell there shall be stink & instead of a girdle a rent & instead of wellset hair baldness & instead of a stomacher a girding of sack cloth burning instead of beauty thy men shall fall by the sword & thy mighty in the war & her gates shall lament & mourn & she shall be desolate & shall sit upon the ground & in that day seven women shall take hold of one man saying we will eat our own bread & wear our own apparrel only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach in that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful & glorious the fruit of the earth & excellent & comely to them that are escaped of Israel & it shall come to pass them that are left in Zion & remam <​remaineth​> in Jerusalem shall be called holy every one that is written among the liveing in Jerusalem when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion & shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of Judgment & by the spirit of burning & the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion & upon her assemblies a cloud of <​&​> smoke by day & the shineing of a flameing fire by night for upon all the glory of Zion shall be a defence & there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat & for a place of reffuge & a covet from storm & from rain & then will I sing to my <​well​> beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard my well beloved hath a vineyard in a verry fruitful hill & he fenced it & gathered out the stones thereof & planted it with the choicest vine & built a tower in the midst of it & also made a winepress therein & he looked that it should bring forth grapes & it brought forth wild grapes & now O inhabitants of Jerusalem & men of Judah Judge I pray you betwixt me & my vineyard what could have been done more to my vineyard that I have not done in it wherefore when I looked that it should bring forth grapes it brought forth wild grapes & now go to I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard I will take away the hedge thereof & it shall be eaten up & I will break down the wall thereof & [p. 70]
with the ancients of his People & the princes thereof for ye have eaten up the vineyard & the Spoil of the poor in your houses what mean ye ye beat my People to pieces & grind the faces of the Poor saith the Lord God of hosts moreover the Lord saith because the daughters of Zion are haughty & walk with streached forth necks & wanton eyes walking & minceing as they go & makeing a tinkling with their feet therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daugters of Zion & the Lord will discover their Secret parts in that day the Lord will take away the bravery of tinkling ornaments & cauls & round tires like the moon the chains & the bracelets & the mufflers the bonnets & the ornaments of the legs & the headbands & the tablets & the earrings the rings & nose jewels the changeable suits of apparrel & the mantles & the wimples & the crisping pins the glasses & the fine linnen & hoods & the vails & it shall all come to pass in stead of sweet smell there shall be stink & instead of a girdle a rent & instead of wellset hair baldness & instead of a stomacher a girding of sack cloth burning instead of beauty thy men shall fall by the sword & thy mighty in the war & her gates shall lament & mourn & she shall be desolate & shall sit upon the ground & in that day seven women shall take hold of one man saying we will eat our own bread & wear our own apparrel only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach in that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful & glorious the fruit of the earth & excellent & comely to them that are escaped of Israel & it shall come to pass them that are left in Zion & remaineth in Jerusalem shall be called holy every one that is written among the liveing in Jerusalem when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion & shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of Judgment & by the spirit of burning & the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion & upon her assemblies a cloud & smoke by day & the shineing of a flameing fire by night for upon all the glory of Zion shall be a defence & there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat & for a place of reffuge & a covet from storm & from rain & then will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard my well beloved hath a vineyard in a verry fruitful hill & he fenced it & gathered out the stones thereof & planted it with the choicest vine & built a tower in the midst of it & also made a winepress therein & he looked that it should bring forth grapes & it brought forth wild grapes & now O inhabitants of Jerusalem & men of Judah Judge I pray you betwixt me & my vineyard what could have been done more to my vineyard that I have not done in it wherefore when I looked that it should bring forth grapes it brought forth wild grapes & now go to I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard I will take away the hedge thereof & it shall be eaten up & I will break down the wall thereof & [p. 70]
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