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

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& in that day shall ye say praise the Lord call upon his name declare his doings among the People make mention that his name is exalted sing unto the Lord for he hath done excellent things this is known in all the earth cry out & shout thou inhabitant of Zion for great is the holy one of Israel in the midst of thee——
Second Nephi, Chapter 10 [2 Nephi 23–24]
Chapter [blank]—— The burden of Babylon which Isaiah the Son of Amoz did see lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain exalt the voice unto them shake the hand that they may go in to the gates of the nobles I have commanded my sanctified ones I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger is not upon them that rejoice in my highness the noise of the multitude in the mountains like as of a a great People a tumultuous noise of the Nations Kingdoms of Nations gathered together the Lord of hosts mustereth the hosts of the Battle they come from a far country from the end of heaven yea the Lord & the weapons of his indignation to destroy the whole land howl ye for the day of the Lord is at hand it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty therefore shall all hands be feint every mans heart shall melt & they shall be afraid pangs & sorrows shall take hold of them they shall be amaised one at another their faces shall be as flames behold the day of the Lord cometh cruel both with wrath & fierce anger to lay the land desolate & he shall destroy the Sinners therof out of it for the Stars of heaven & the constelations thereof shall not give their light the Sun shall be darkened in his going forth & the Moon shall not cause her light to shine & I will punish the world for evil & the wicked for their iniquity I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease & will lay down the haughtiness of the terrible I will make a man more precious then fine gold even a man then the golden wedge of Ophir therefore I will shake the heavens & the earth shall remove out of her place in the wrath of the Lord of hosts & in the day of his fierce anger & it shall be as the chaste roe & as a Sheep that no man taketh up they shall every man turn to his own People & flee every one into his own land every every one that is proud shall be thrust through yea & every one that is joined to the wicked shall fall by the sword their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes their houses shall be spoiled & their wives ravished behold I will stir up the Medes against them which shall not regard silver & gold nor they shall not delight in it their bows shall also dash the young men to pieces & they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb their eyes shall not spare children & Babylon the glory of Kingdoms the beauty of the Chaldees excellency shall be as when God overthrew Sodom & Gomorrah it shall never be inhabited neither shall it be dwelt in from Generation to Generation neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there neither shall the Shepherds make their fold their but wild beasts of the desert shall lie there & their houses shall be full of doleful creatures & owls shall dwell there & Satyres shall dance there & the wild beasts of the Islands shall cry in their desolate houses & Dragons in their pleasant palaces & her time is near to come & her day shall not be prolonged for I will destroy her speedily yea for I will be merciful unto my People [p. 78]
& in that day shall ye say praise the Lord call upon his name declare his doings among the People make mention that his name is exalted sing unto the Lord for he hath done excellent things this is known in all the earth cry out & shout thou inhabitant of Zion for great is the holy one of Israel in the midst of thee——
Second Nephi, Chapter 10 [2 Nephi 23–24]
Chapter [blank]—— The burden of Babylon which Isaiah the Son of Amoz did see lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain exalt the voice unto them shake the hand that they may go in to the gates of the nobles I have commanded my sanctified ones I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger is not upon them that rejoice in my highness the noise of the multitude in the mountains like as of a great People a tumultuous noise of the Kingdoms of Nations gathered together the Lord of hosts mustereth the hosts of the Battle they come from a far country from the end of heaven yea the Lord & the weapons of his indignation to destroy the whole land howl ye for the day of the Lord is at hand it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty therefore shall all hands be feint every mans heart shall melt & they shall be afraid pangs & sorrows shall take hold of them they shall be amaised one at another their faces shall be as flames behold the day of the Lord cometh cruel both with wrath & fierce anger to lay the land desolate & he shall destroy the Sinners therof out of it for the Stars of heaven & the constelations thereof shall not give their light the Sun shall be darkened in his going forth & the Moon shall not cause her light to shine & I will punish the world for evil & the wicked for their iniquity I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease & will lay down the haughtiness of the terrible I will make a man more precious then fine gold even a man then the golden wedge of Ophir therefore I will shake the heavens & the earth shall remove out of her place in the wrath of the Lord of hosts & in the day of his fierce anger & it shall be as the chaste roe & as a Sheep that no man taketh up they shall every man turn to his own People & flee every one into his own land every one that is proud shall be thrust through yea & every one that is joined to the wicked shall fall by the sword their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes their houses shall be spoiled & their wives ravished behold I will stir up the Medes against them which shall not regard silver & gold nor they shall not delight in it their bows shall also dash the young men to pieces & they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb their eyes shall not spare children & Babylon the glory of Kingdoms the beauty of the Chaldees excellency shall be as when God overthrew Sodom & Gomorrah it shall never be inhabited neither shall it be dwelt in from Generation to Generation neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there neither shall the Shepherds make their fold their but wild beasts of the desert shall lie there & their houses shall be full of doleful creatures & owls shall dwell there & Satyres shall dance there & the wild beasts of the Islands shall cry in their desolate houses & Dragons in their pleasant palaces & her time is near to come & her day shall not be prolonged for I will destroy her speedily yea for I will be merciful unto my People [p. 78]
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