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

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but the wicked shall perish for the Lord will have mercy on Jacob & will yet chose Israel & set them in their own land & the strangers shall be joined to with them & they shall cleave to the house of Jacob & the People shall take them & bring them to their place yea from far unto the ends of the earth & they shall return to their lands of promise & the house of Israel shall possess them & the land of the Lord shall be for Servants & handmaids & they shall take them captives unto whom they were captives & they shall rule over their oppressors & it shall come to pass that in that day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrows & from thy fear & from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve & it shall come to pass in that day that thou shalt take up this poberb <​proverb​> against the King of Babylon & say how hath the oppressor ceased the golden City ceased the Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked the Sceptres of the rulers he who smote the People in wrath with a continual stroke he that ruled the nationss in anger is persecuted & none hindereth the whole earth is at rest & is quiet they break forth into singing yea the fir trees rejoice at thee & also the Ceders of Lebanon saying since thou art laid down no feller is come up against us hell from beneath is moed for thee to meet thee at thy coming it stireth up the dead for thee even all the chief ones of the earth it hath raised up from their thrones all the Kings of the nations all they shall speak & say unto thee art thou also become weak as we are <​art​> thou become like unto us thy pomp is brought down to the grave the noise of thy viols is not heard the worm is spread under thee & the worms cover thee how art thou fallen from heaven O Lucifer Son of the Morning art thou cut down to the ground which did weaken the Nations for thou hast said in thy heart I will ascend into heaven I will exalt my throne above the Stars of God I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north I will ascend above the heights of the clouds I will be like the most high yet thou shalt be brought down to hell to the sides of the pit they that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee & shall consider thee & shall say is this the man that made the earth to tremble that did shake Kingdoms & made the world as a wilderness & destroid the cities thereof & opened not the house of his prisoners all the Kings of the nations yea all of them lie in glory every one of them in his own house but thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch & the remnant of those that are slain thrust through with a sword that go down to the stones of the pit as a carcase troden under feet thou shalt not be joined with them in buriel because thou hast destroid thy land & slain thy People the seed of evil doers shall never be renouned prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquities of their fathers that they do not rise nor possess the land nor fill the face of the world with Cities for I will raise up against them saith the Lord of hosts & cut off from Babylon the name & remnant & Son & Nephew saith the Lord I will also make it a possession for the bitern & pools of water & I will sweep it with the bosom of destruction saith the Lord of hosts the Lord of hosts hath sworn saying surely as [p. 79]
but the wicked shall perish for the Lord will have mercy on Jacob & will yet chose Israel & set them in their own land & the strangers shall be joined with them & they shall cleave to the house of Jacob & the People shall take them & bring them to their place yea from far unto the ends of the earth & they shall return to their lands of promise & the house of Israel shall possess them & the land of the Lord shall be for Servants & handmaids & they shall take them captives unto whom they were captives & they shall rule over their oppressors & it shall come to pass that in that day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow & from thy fear & from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve & it shall come to pass in that day that thou shalt take up this proverb against the King of Babylon & say how hath the oppressor ceased the golden City ceased the Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked the Sceptres of the rulers he who smote the People in wrath with a continual stroke he that ruled the nationss in anger is persecuted & none hindereth the whole earth is at rest & is quiet they break forth into singing yea the fir trees rejoice at thee & also the Ceders of Lebanon saying since thou art laid down no feller is come up against us hell from beneath is moed for thee to meet thee at thy coming it stireth up the dead for thee even all the chief ones of the earth it hath raised up from their thrones all the Kings of the nations all they shall speak & say unto thee art thou also become weak as we art thou become like unto us thy pomp is brought down to the grave the noise of thy viols is not heard the worm is spread under thee & the worms cover thee how art thou fallen from heaven O Lucifer Son of the Morning art thou cut down to the ground which did weaken the Nations for thou hast said in thy heart I will ascend into heaven I will exalt my throne above the Stars of God I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north I will ascend above the heights of the clouds I will be like the most high yet thou shalt be brought down to hell to the sides of the pit they that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee & shall consider thee & shall say is this the man that made the earth to tremble that did shake Kingdoms & made the world as a wilderness & destroid the cities thereof & opened not the house of his prisoners all the Kings of the nations yea all of them lie in glory every one of them in his own house but thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch & the remnant of those that are slain thrust through with a sword that go down to the stones of the pit as a carcase troden under feet thou shalt not be joined with them in buriel because thou hast destroid thy land & slain thy People the seed of evil doers shall never be renouned prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquities of their fathers that they do not rise nor possess the land nor fill the face of the world with Cities for I will raise up against them saith the Lord of hosts & cut off from Babylon the name & remnant & Son & Nephew saith the Lord I will also make it a possession for the bitern & pools of water & I will sweep it with the bosom of destruction saith the Lord of hosts the Lord of hosts hath sworn saying surely as [p. 79]
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