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

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I have thought so shall it come to pass & as I have purposed so shall it stand that I will bring the Assyrian in my <​land​> land & upon my mountains tread him under foot then shall his yoke depart from off them & his burden depart from off their shoulders this is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth & this is the hand that is streached out upon all nations for the Lord of hosts hath purposed & who shall disannul & his hand streached out & who shall turn it back in the year that King Ahaz died was this burden rejoice not thou whole Palestina because the rod of him that smote thee is broken for out of the Serpants root shall come forth a cockatrice & his fruit shall be a fere fiery flying Serpant & the first born of the poor <​poor​> shall feed & the needy shall lie down in safety & I will kill thy <​root​> root with famine & he shall slay thy remnant howl O gate cry O city thou whole Palestina art desolved for there shall come from the north a smoke & none shall be alone in his appointed times what shall then answer the messengers of the nations that the Lord hath founded Zion & the poor of his People shall trust in it——
Second Nephi, Chapter 11 [2 Nephi 25–27]
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Now I Nephi do speak somewhat concerning the words which I have written which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah for behold Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my People to understand for they know not concerning the manner of Prophesying among the Jews for I Nephi have not taught them many things concerning the manner of the Jews for their works were works of darkness & their doings were doings of abomination wherefore I write unto my People unto all they that shall receive hereafter these things which I write that they may know the Judgments of God that they come upon all nations according to the word which he hath spoken wherefore hearken O my People which are of the house of Israel & give ear to my words for because that the words of Isaiah are not plane unto you nevertheless they are plane unto all they that are filled with the spirit of Prophesy but I give unto you a prophesy according to the spirit which is in me wherefore I shall prophesy according to the planeness which hath been with me from the time that I came out from Jerusalem with my father for behold my Soul delighteth in planeness unto my people that they may learn yea & my soul delighteth in the words of Isaiah for I came out from Jerusalem & mine eyes hath beheld the things of the Jews & I know that the Jews do understand the things of the Prophets & there is none other People that understand the things of the Prophets <​which were​> spoken unto the Jews like unto them save it be that they are taught after the manner of the things of the Jews but behold I Nephi have not taught my Children after the manner of the Jews but behold I of myself have dwelt at Jerusalem wherefore I know concerning the regions round about & I have made mention unto my children concerning the Judgments of God which hath come to pass among the Jews unto my children according to all that which Isaiah hath spoken & I do not write them but behold I procede with mine own prophesy according to my planeness in the which I know that no man can err nevertheless in the days that the prophesies of Isaiah shall be fulfiled men shall know [p. 80]
I have thought so shall it come to pass & as I have purposed so shall it stand that I will bring the Assyrian in my land & upon my mountains tread him under foot then shall his yoke depart from off them & his burden depart from off their shoulders this is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth & this is the hand that is streached out upon all nations for the Lord of hosts hath purposed & who shall disannul & his hand streached out & who shall turn it back in the year that King Ahaz died was this burden rejoice not thou whole Palestina because the rod of him that smote thee is broken for out of the Serpants root shall come forth a cockatrice & his fruit shall be a fiery flying Serpant & the first born of the poor shall feed & the needy shall lie down in safety & I will kill thy root with famine & he shall slay thy remnant howl O gate cry O city thou whole Palestina art desolved for there shall come from the north a smoke & none shall be alone in his appointed times what shall then answer the messengers of the nations that the Lord hath founded Zion & the poor of his People shall trust in it——
Second Nephi, Chapter 11 [2 Nephi 25–27]
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Now I Nephi do speak somewhat concerning the words which I have written which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah for behold Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my People to understand for they know not concerning the manner of Prophesying among the Jews for I Nephi have not taught them many things concerning the manner of the Jews for their works were works of darkness & their doings were doings of abomination wherefore I write unto my People unto all they that shall receive hereafter these things which I write that they may know the Judgments of God that they come upon all nations according to the word which he hath spoken wherefore hearken O my People which are of the house of Israel & give ear to my words for because that the words of Isaiah are not plane unto you nevertheless they are plane unto all they that are filled with the spirit of Prophesy but I give unto you a prophesy according to the spirit which is in me wherefore I shall prophesy according to the planeness which hath been with me from the time that I came out from Jerusalem with my father for behold my Soul delighteth in planeness unto my people that they may learn yea & my soul delighteth in the words of Isaiah for I came out from Jerusalem & mine eyes hath beheld the things of the Jews & I know that the Jews do understand the things of the Prophets & there is none other People that understand the things which were spoken unto the Jews like unto them save it be that they are taught after the manner of the things of the Jews but behold I Nephi have not taught my Children after the manner of the Jews but behold I of myself have dwelt at Jerusalem wherefore I know concerning the regions round about & I have made mention unto my children concerning the Judgments of God which hath come to pass among the Jews unto my children according to all that which Isaiah hath spoken & I do not write them but behold I procede with mine own prophesy according to my planeness in the which I know that no man can err nevertheless in the days that the prophesies of Isaiah shall be fulfiled men shall know [p. 80]
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