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

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the girdle of their loins be loosed nor the latchet of their shoes be broken whose arrows shall be sharp & all their bows bent & their horses hoofs shall be counted like flint & their wheels like a whirlwind their roaring like a lion they shall roar like young lions yea they shall roar & lay hold of the prey & shall carry away safe & none shall deliver & in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the Sea & if they look unto the land behold darkness & sorrow & the light is darkened in the heavens thereof——
Second Nephi, Chapter 9 [2 Nephi 16–22]
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In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the <also> the Lord sitting upon a throne high & lifted up & his train filled the temple above it stood the Seraphims each one had Six wings with twain he covered his face & with twain he covered his feet & with twain he did fly & one cried unto another & said holy holy holy is the Lord of hosts the whole earth is full of his glory & the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried & the house was filled with smoke then said I wo me for I a man of unclean lips & I dwell in the mids of a People of unclean lips for mine eyes have seen the King the Lord of hosts then flew one of the seraphims unto me haveing a live coal in his hand which he had taken with the tongs from off the alter & he laid upon my mouth & said lo this hath touched thy lips & thine iniquity is taken away & thy Sin purged & <also> I heard the voice of the Lord saying whom shall I send & who will go for us then I said here I send me & he said go & tell this People hear ye indeed but they understand not & see ye indeed but they perseived not make the heart of this People fat & make their ears heavy & shut their eyes lest they see with their eyes & hear with their ears & understand with their heart & convert & be healed then said I Lord how long & he said untill the Cities be wasted without inhabetent & the houses without man & the land be utterly desolate & the Lord have removed men far away for there shall be a great forsakeing in the midst of the Land but yet in it there shall be a tenth & they shall return & shal be eaten as a teil-tree & as an oak whose substance is in them when the <they> cast their leaves so the holy Seed shall be the substance thereof & it Came to pass in the days of Ahaz the Son of Jotham the Son of Uzziah King of Judah & Rezin King of Syria & Pekah the Son of Remaliah King of Israel went up towards Jerusalem to war against it but could not prevail <against> it & it was told the house of David Saying Syria is confederate with Ephraim & his heart was moved & the heart of his People as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind then said the Lord unto Isaiah go forth now to meet Ahaz thou & Shear-Jashub thy Son at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fullers field & say unto him take heed & be quiet fear not neither be feint-hearted for the two tails of these smokeing firebrands for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria [p. 72]
the girdle of their loins be loosed nor the latchet of their shoes be broken whose arrows shall be sharp & all their bows bent & their horses hoofs shall be counted like flint & their wheels like a whirlwind their roaring like a lion they shall roar like young lions yea they shall roar & lay hold of the prey & shall carry away safe & none shall deliver & in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the Sea & if they look unto the land behold darkness & sorrow & the light is darkened in the heavens thereof——
Second Nephi, Chapter 9 [2 Nephi 16–22]
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In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne high & lifted up & his train filled the temple above it stood the Seraphims each one had Six wings with twain he covered his face & with twain he covered his feet & with twain he did fly & one cried unto another & said holy holy holy is the Lord of hosts the whole earth is full of his glory & the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried & the house was filled with smoke then said I wo me for I a man of unclean lips & I dwell in the mids of a People of unclean lips for mine eyes have seen the King the Lord of hosts then flew one of the seraphims unto me haveing a live coal in his hand which he had taken with the tongs from off the alter & he laid upon my mouth & said lo this hath touched thy lips & thine iniquity is taken away & thy Sin purged & also I heard the voice of the Lord saying whom shall I send & who will go for us then I said here I send me & he said go & tell this People hear ye indeed but they understand not & see ye indeed but they perseived not make the heart of this People fat & make their ears heavy & shut their eyes lest they see with their eyes & hear with their ears & understand with their heart & convert & be healed then said I Lord how long & he said untill the Cities be wasted without inhabetent & the houses without man & the land be utterly desolate & the Lord have removed men far away for there shall be a great forsakeing in the midst of the Land but yet in it there shall be a tenth & they shall return & shal be eaten as a teil-tree & as an oak whose substance is in them when they cast their leaves so the holy Seed shall be the substance thereof & it Came to pass in the days of Ahaz the Son of Jotham the Son of Uzziah King of Judah & Rezin King of Syria & Pekah the Son of Remaliah King of Israel went up towards Jerusalem to war against it but could not prevail against it & it was told the house of David Saying Syria is confederate with Ephraim & his heart was moved & the heart of his People as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind then said the Lord unto Isaiah go forth now to meet Ahaz thou & Shear-Jashub thy Son at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fullers field & say unto him take heed & be quiet fear not neither be feint-hearted for the two tails of these smokeing firebrands for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria [p. 72]
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