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

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or the Devil will grasp them with his everlasting chanes & they be stired up to anger & perish for behold at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men & stir them up to anger against that which is good & others will he pacify & tell lull them away into carnal security that they will say all is well in Zion yea Zion prospereth all is well & thus the Devil cheateth their Souls & leadeth them away carefully down to hell & behold others he flatereth <​away​> & telleth them there is no hell & he sayeth unto them I am no Devil for there is none & thus he whispereth in their ears untill he grasps them with his awful chanes from whence there is no deliverance yea they are grasped with death & hell & death & hell & the Devil & all that have been siezed therewith must stand before the throne of God & be Judged according to their works from whence they must go into the place pepared for them even a lake of fire & brimstone which is endless torment therefore wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion wo be unto him that cryeth all is well yea wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men & denyeth the power of God & the gift of the Holy Ghost yea wo be unto him that sayeth we have received & we need no more & in fine wo unto all they that tremble & are angery because of the truth of God for behold he that is built upon the rock receiveth it with with gladness & he that is built upon a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall wo be unto him that shall say we have received the word of God & we need no more of the word of God for we have enough for behold thus saith the Lord God I will give unto the children of men line upon line & precept upon precept here a little & their a little & blessed are they that hearken unto my precepts & lend an ear unto my counsel for they shall learn wisdom for unto him that receiveth I will give more & them that shall say we have enough from them shall be taken away even that which they have cursed is he that puteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm or shall hearken unto the precpts of men save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost wo be unto the Gentiles saith the Lord God of hosts for notwithstanding I shall lengthen our out mine arm unto them from day to day they will deny me nevertheless I will be merciful unto them saith the Lord God if they will repent & come unto me for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long saith the Lord God of hosts but behold there shall be many at that day when I shall procede to do a marvelous work among them that I may remember my covenants which I have made unto the children of men that I may set my hand again the second time to recover my people which are of the House of Israel & also that I may remember the promises which I have made unto thee Nephi & also unto thy father that I would remember ye your Seed & that the words of your seed should procede forth out of my mouth unto your seed & my words shall hiss forth unto the ends of the earth for a standard unto my People which are of the house of Israel & because my words shall hiss forth many of the Gentiles shall say a Bible a Bible we have got a Bible & there cannot be any more Bible [p. 89]
or the Devil will grasp them with his everlasting chanes & they be stired up to anger & perish for behold at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men & stir them up to anger against that which is good & others will he pacify & lull them away into carnal security that they will say all is well in Zion yea Zion prospereth all is well & thus the Devil cheateth their Souls & leadeth them away carefully down to hell & behold others he flatereth away & telleth them there is no hell & he sayeth unto them I am no Devil for there is none & thus he whispereth in their ears untill he grasps them with his awful chanes from whence there is no deliverance yea they are grasped with death & hell & death & hell & the Devil & all that have been siezed therewith must stand before the throne of God & be Judged according to their works from whence they must go into the place pepared for them even a lake of fire & brimstone which is endless torment therefore wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion wo be unto him that cryeth all is well yea wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men & denyeth the power of God & the gift of the Holy Ghost yea wo be unto him that sayeth we have received & we need no more & in fine wo unto all they that tremble & are angery because of the truth of God for behold he that is built upon the rock receiveth it with gladness & he that is built upon a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall wo be unto him that shall say we have received the word of God & we need no more of the word of God for we have enough for behold thus saith the Lord God I will give unto the children of men line upon line & precept upon precept here a little & their a little & blessed are they that hearken unto my precepts & lend an ear unto my counsel for they shall learn wisdom for unto him that receiveth I will give more & them that shall say we have enough from them shall be taken away even that which they have cursed is he that puteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm or shall hearken unto the precpts of men save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost wo be unto the Gentiles saith the Lord God of hosts for notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day they will deny me nevertheless I will be merciful unto them saith the Lord God if they will repent & come unto me for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long saith the Lord God of hosts but behold there shall be many at that day when I shall procede to do a marvelous work among them that I may remember my covenants which I have made unto the children of men that I may set my hand again the second time to recover my people which are of the House of Israel & also that I may remember the promises which I have made unto thee Nephi & also unto thy father that I would remember your Seed & that the words of your seed should procede forth out of my mouth unto your seed & my words shall hiss forth unto the ends of the earth for a standard unto my People which are of the house of Israel & because my words shall hiss forth many of the Gentiles shall say a Bible a Bible we have got a Bible & there cannot be any more Bible [p. 89]
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