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

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& of the Son of Remeliah because Syria Ephraim & the Son of Remeliah because have taken evil counsel against thee saying let us go up against Judah & vex it & let & us make a breach therein for us & set a King in the midst of it yea the Son of Tabeal thus saith the Lord God it shall not stand neither shall it come to pass for the head of Syria is Damascus & the head of Damascus Rezin & within three score & five years shall Ephraim be broken that it be not a People & the head of Ephraim is Samaria & the head of Samaria is Remeliahs Son if ye will not believe surely ye shall not be established moreover the Lord spake again unto Ahaz ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God ask either in the debths of or in the hights above but Ahaz said I will not ask neither will I tempt the Lord & he said hear ye now O house of David is it a small thing for you to weary men but will ye weary my God also therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign Behold a virgin shall conceive & shall bear a Son & shall call his name Immanuel butter & honey shall he eat that he may knoy to refuse the evil & to chose the good for before the child shall know to refuse the evil & chose the good the land that thou abhorest shall be forsaken of both her Kings the Lord shall bring upon thee & upon thy Children People & upon thy fathers house days that have not come from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah the King of Assyria & it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of Egypt & for the bee that is in the land of Assyria & they shall come & shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys & in the holes of the rocks & upon all thorns & upon all bushes in the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired by them beyond the river by the King of Assyria the head & the hair of the feet & it shall also consume the beard & it shall come to pass that in that day a man shall nourish a young cow & two Sheep & it shall come to pass for the abundance of milk they shall give he shall eat butter for butter & honey shall every one eat that is left in the land & it shall come to pass in that day every place shall be where there were a thousand vines that a thousand silverlings which shall be for briars & thorns with arrows & with bows shall men come thither because all the land shall become briars & thorns & all hills that shall be diged with the mattock there shall not come thither the fear of briars & thorns but it shall be for the sending forth of Oxen & the tred treading of lesser Cattle Moreover the Lord said unto me take thee a great roll & write in it with a mans pen concerning <​Ma​>her-shalal-hash-baz & I took unto me faithful witnesses to record Uriah the Priest & Zechariah the Son of Jerare Jerebechiah & I went unto the Prophetess & she conceived & bear a Son then said the Lord to me call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz for behold the child shall not have knowledge to cry my father & my Mother before the riches of Damascus & the & the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the King of Assyria the Lord [p. 73]
& of the Son of Remeliah because Syria Ephraim & the Son of Remeliah have taken evil counsel against thee saying let us go up against Judah & vex it & let us make a breach therein for us & set a King in the midst of it yea the Son of Tabeal thus saith the Lord God it shall not stand neither shall it come to pass for the head of Syria is Damascus & the head of Damascus Rezin & within three score & five years shall Ephraim be broken that it be not a People & the head of Ephraim is Samaria & the head of Samaria is Remeliahs Son if ye will not believe surely ye shall not be established moreover the Lord spake again unto Ahaz ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God ask either in the debths or in the hights above but Ahaz said I will not ask neither will I tempt the Lord & he said hear ye now O house of David is it a small thing for you to weary men but will ye weary my God also therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign Behold a virgin shall conceive & shall bear a Son & shall call his name Immanuel butter & honey shall he eat that he may knoy to refuse the evil & to chose the good for before the child shall know to refuse the evil & chose the good the land that thou abhorest shall be forsaken of both her Kings the Lord shall bring upon thee & upon thy People & upon thy fathers house days that have not come from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah the King of Assyria & it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of Egypt & for the bee that is in the land of Assyria & they shall come & shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys & in the holes of the rocks & upon all thorns & upon all bushes in the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired by them beyond the river by the King of Assyria the head & the hair of the feet & it shall also consume the beard & it shall come to pass that in that day a man shall nourish a young cow & two Sheep & it shall come to pass for the abundance of milk they shall give he shall eat butter for butter & honey shall every one eat that is left in the land & it shall come to pass in that day every place shall be where there were a thousand vines that a thousand silverlings which shall be for briars & thorns with arrows & with bows shall men come thither because all the land shall become briars & thorns & all hills that shall be diged with the mattock there shall not come thither the fear of briars & thorns but it shall be for the sending forth of Oxen & the treading of lesser Cattle Moreover the Lord said unto me take thee a great roll & write in it with a mans pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz & I took unto me faithful witnesses to record Uriah the Priest & Zechariah the Son of Jerebechiah & I went unto the Prophetess & she conceived & bear a Son then said the Lord to me call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz for behold the child shall not have knowledge to cry my father & my Mother before the riches of Damascus & the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the King of Assyria the Lord [p. 73]
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