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

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spake also unto me again saying for as much as this People refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly along & rejoice in Razin & Remeliahs Son now therefore behold the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the River strong & many even the King of Assyria & all his glory & he shall come up over all his channels & go over all his banks & he shall pass through Judah he shall overflow & go ever he shall reach even to the neck & the streaching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land O Immanuel associate yourselves O ye People & ye shall be broken in pieces & give ear all ye of far countries gird yourselves & ye shall be broken in pieces gird yourselves & ye shall be broken in pieces take counsel together & it shall come to nought speak the word & it shall not stand for God is with us for the Lord spake thus to me with A strong hand & insructed me that I should not walk in the way of this People saying say ye not a confederacy to all to whom this People shall say a confederacy neither fear ye their fear nor be afraid sanctify the Lord of hosts himself & let him be your fear & let him be your dread & he shall be for a Sanctuary but for a stone of stumbleing & for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel for a gin & a snoare <​snare​> to the inhabitants of Jerusalem & many among them shall stumble & fall & be broken & be snared & be taken bind up the testimony Seal the land <​law​> among my Desipels & I will wait upon the Lord that hideth his face from the house of Jacob & I will look for him behold I & the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs & for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts which dwelleth in mount Zion & when they shall say unto you seek unto them that have familiar spirits & unto wizards that peep & mutter should not a People seek unto their God for the liveing to hear from the dead to the law & to the testimony & if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them & they shall pass through it hardly bestead & hungry & it shall come to pass that when they shall be hungry they shall fret themselves & curse their King & their God & look upward & they shall look unto the earth & behold trouble & darkness dimness of anguish & shall be driven to darkness nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulon & the land of Naphtali & afterward did more grieveiously afflict by the way of the red Sea beyond Jordon in Gallilee of the Nations the People that walked in darkness have seen a great light they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death upon them hath the light shined thou hast multiplied the Nation & increased the joy they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest & as when men rejoice when they divide the spoil for thou hast broken the yoke of his burden & the staff of his shoulder the rod of his oppressor for every Battle of the warrior with confused nois & garments rolled in blood but this shall be with burning & fuel of fire for unto us a child is born unto us a Son is given & the goverment shall be upon his shoulder & his name shall be <​called​> wonderful [p. 74]
spake also unto me again saying for as much as this People refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly & rejoice in Razin & Remeliahs Son now therefore behold the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the River strong & many even the King of Assyria & all his glory & he shall come up over all his channels & go over all his banks & he shall pass through Judah he shall overflow & go ever he shall reach even to the neck & the streaching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land O Immanuel associate yourselves O ye People & ye shall be broken in pieces & give ear all ye of far countries gird yourselves & ye shall be broken in pieces gird yourselves & ye shall be broken in pieces take counsel together & it shall come to nought speak the word & it shall not stand for God is with us for the Lord spake thus to me with A strong hand & insructed me that I should not walk in the way of this People saying say ye not a confederacy to all to whom this People shall say a confederacy neither fear ye their fear nor be afraid sanctify the Lord of hosts himself & let him be your fear & let him be your dread & he shall be for a Sanctuary but for a stone of stumbleing & for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel for a gin & a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem & many among them shall stumble & fall & be broken & be snared & be taken bind up the testimony Seal the law among my Desipels & I will wait upon the Lord that hideth his face from the house of Jacob & I will look for him behold I & the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs & for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts which dwelleth in mount Zion & when they shall say unto you seek unto them that have familiar spirits & unto wizards that peep & mutter should not a People seek unto their God for the liveing to hear from the dead to the law & to the testimony & if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them & they shall pass through it hardly bestead & hungry & it shall come to pass that when they shall be hungry they shall fret themselves & curse their King & their God & look upward & they shall look unto the earth & behold trouble & darkness dimness of anguish & shall be driven to darkness nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulon & the land of Naphtali & afterward did more grieveiously afflict by the way of the red Sea beyond Jordon in Gallilee of the Nations the People that walked in darkness have seen a great light they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death upon them hath the light shined thou hast multiplied the Nation & increased the joy they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest & as men rejoice when they divide the spoil for thou hast broken the yoke of his burden & the staff of his shoulder the rod of his oppressor for every Battle of the warrior with confused nois & garments rolled in blood but this shall be with burning & fuel of fire for unto us a child is born unto us a Son is given & the goverment shall be upon his shoulder & his name shall be called wonderful [p. 74]
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