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

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  • Historical Introduction
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Counsellor the mighty God the everlasting Father the Prince of peace of the increase of goverment & peace there is no end upon the throne of David & upon his Kingdom to order it & to establish it with Judgment & with Justice from henceforth even forever the Zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this the Lord sent his word unto Jacob & it hath lighted upon Israel & all the People shall know even Ephraim & the inhabitants of Samaria that say in the pride & the stoutness of heart the bricks are fallen down but we will build with hewn stones the Sycamores are cut down but we will change them into Ceders therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him & join his enemies together the Syrians before & the Philistines behind & they shall devour Israel with open mouth for all this his anger is not turned away but his hand streached out still for the People turneth not unto him that smiteth them neither do they the Lord of hosts therefore will the Lord cut off from Israel head & tail branch & rush in one day the ancient he is the head & the Prophet that teacheth lies he is the tail for the leaders of this People cause them to err & they that are lead of them are destroid therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men neither shall have mercy on their fatherless & widows for every one of them is a hypocrite & an evil doer & every mouth speaketh folly for all this his anger is not turned away but his hand streached out still for wickedness burneth as the fire it shall devour the briars & thorns & shall kindle in the thickets <​of the​> forests & they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened & the People shall be as the fuel of the fire no man shall spare his Brother & he shall snatch on the right hand & be hungry & he shall eat on the left hand & they shall not be satisfied they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm Mannassah Ephraim & Ephraim Mannassah they together shall be against Judah for all this his anger is not turned away but his hand streached out still wo unto them that decree unrighteous decrees & that write grieveeousness which they have prescribed to turn aside the needy from Judgment & to take away the right from the poor of my People that widows may be their prey & that they may rob the fatherless & what will ye do in the day of visitation & in the desolation which shall come from far to whom will ye flee for help & where will ye leave your glory without me they shall bow down under the prisoners & they shall fall under the slain for all this his anger is not turned away but his hand streached out still O Assyrian the rod of mine anger & the◊◊ staff in their hand is their indignation I will send him against a hypocritical Nation & against the People of my wrath will I give him a Charge to take the spoil & to take the prey & to tread them down like the mire of the streets howbeit he meaneth not so neither doth his heart think so but in his heart it is to destroy & cut off nations not a few for he saith are not my princes altogether kings is not Calno as Carchemish is not Hamath as Arpad is not [p. 75]
Counsellor the mighty God the everlasting Father the Prince of peace of the increase of goverment & peace there is no end upon the throne of David & upon his Kingdom to order it & to establish it with Judgment & with Justice from henceforth even forever the Zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this the Lord sent his word unto Jacob & it hath lighted upon Israel & all the People shall know even Ephraim & the inhabitants of Samaria that say in the pride & the stoutness of heart the bricks are fallen down but we will build with hewn stones the Sycamores are cut down but we will change them into Ceders therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him & join his enemies together the Syrians before & the Philistines behind & they shall devour Israel with open mouth for all this his anger is not turned away but his hand streached out still for the People turneth not unto him that smiteth them neither do they the Lord of hosts therefore will the Lord cut off from Israel head & tail branch & rush in one day the ancient he is the head & the Prophet that teacheth lies he is the tail for the leaders of this People cause them to err & they that are lead of them are destroid therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men neither shall have mercy on their fatherless & widows for every one of them is a hypocrite & an evil doer & every mouth speaketh folly for all this his anger is not turned away but his hand streached out still for wickedness burneth as the fire it shall devour the briars & thorns & shall kindle in the thickets of the forests & they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened & the People shall be as the fuel of the fire no man shall spare his Brother & he shall snatch on the right hand & be hungry & he shall eat on the left hand & they shall not be satisfied they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm Mannassah Ephraim & Ephraim Mannassah they together shall be against Judah for all this his anger is not turned away but his hand streached out still wo unto them that decree unrighteous decrees & that write grieveeousness which they have prescribed to turn aside the needy from Judgment & to take away the right from the poor of my People that widows may be their prey & that they may rob the fatherless & what will ye do in the day of visitation & in the desolation which shall come from far to whom will ye flee for help & where will ye leave your glory without me they shall bow down under the prisoners & they shall fall under the slain for all this his anger is not turned away but his hand streached out still O Assyrian the rod of mine anger & the staff in their hand is their indignation I will send him against a hypocritical Nation & against the People of my wrath will I give him a Charge to take the spoil & to take the prey & to tread them down like the mire of the streets howbeit he meaneth not so neither doth his heart think so but in his heart it is to destroy & cut off nations not a few for he saith are not my princes altogether kings is not Calno as Carchemish is not Hamath as Arpad is not [p. 75]
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