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

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& now behold my beloved Brethren I would speak unto you for I Nephi would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are more righteous then the Gentiles shall be for except ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish & because of the words which have been spoken ye need not suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroid for behold I say unto you as many of the Gentiles will repent are the covenant People of the Lord & as many of the Jews as will not repent shall be cut <cast> off for the Lord covenanteth with none save it be with them that repent <&> & believe in his Son which is the holy one of Israel <&> now I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews & the Gentiles for after the Book of which I have spoken shall come forth & be written unto the Gentiles & Sealed up again unto the Lord there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written & they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our Seed & then shall the remnant of our seed know concerning us how that we came out from Jerusalem & that they are a decendant of the Jews & the Gospel of Jesus christ shall be declared among them wherefore they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their fathers & also <to> the knowelge of Jesus christ which was had among their fathers & then shall they rejoice for they shall know that it is a blessing unto them from the hand of God & their Scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes & many Generations shall not pass away among them save they shall be a white & a delightsome People & it shall come to pass that the Jews which are Scattered also shall begin to believe in Christ & they shall begin to gather in upon the face of the land & as many as shall believe in Christ shall also become a delightsome People & it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall commence his work among all Nations Kindrids Tongues & People to bring about the restoration of his People upon the earth & with righteousness shall the Lord God Judge the poor & reprove with equity for the meek of the earth & he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth & with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked for the time speedily cometh that the Lord God shall cause a great division among the People & the wicked will he destroy & he will spare his People yea even if it so be that he must destroy the wicked by fire & righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins & faithfulness the girdle of his reins & then shall the wolf dwell with the Lamb & the Leopard shall lie down with the kid & the calf & the young lion & the fatling together & a little child shall lead them & the cow & the bear shall feed their young ones shall lie down together & the Lion shall eat straw like the Ox & the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp & the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice<s> den they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the Sea wherefore the things of all Nations shall be made known yea all things shall be made known unto the children of men there is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed there is no works of darkness save it shall be made— [p. 91]
& now behold my beloved Brethren I would speak unto you for I Nephi would not suffer that ye should suppose that ye are more righteous then the Gentiles shall be for except ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall all likewise perish & because of the words which have been spoken ye need not suppose that the Gentiles are utterly destroid for behold I say unto you as many of the Gentiles will repent are the covenant People of the Lord & as many of the Jews as will not repent shall be cast off for the Lord covenanteth with none save it be with them that repent & believe in his Son which is the holy one of Israel & now I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews & the Gentiles for after the Book of which I have spoken shall come forth & be written unto the Gentiles & Sealed up again unto the Lord there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written & they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our Seed & then shall the remnant of our seed know concerning us how that we came out from Jerusalem & that they are a decendant of the Jews & the Gospel of Jesus christ shall be declared among them wherefore they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their fathers & also to the knowelge of Jesus christ which was had among their fathers & then shall they rejoice for they shall know that it is a blessing unto them from the hand of God & their Scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes & many Generations shall not pass away among them save they shall be a white & a delightsome People & it shall come to pass that the Jews which are Scattered also shall begin to believe in Christ & they shall begin to gather in upon the face of the land & as many as shall believe in Christ shall also become a delightsome People & it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall commence his work among all Nations Kindrids Tongues & People to bring about the restoration of his People upon the earth & with righteousness shall the Lord God Judge the poor & reprove with equity for the meek of the earth & he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth & with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked for the time speedily cometh that the Lord God shall cause a great division among the People & the wicked will he destroy & he will spare his People yea even if it so be that he must destroy the wicked by fire & righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins & faithfulness the girdle of his reins & then shall the wolf dwell with the Lamb & the Leopard shall lie down with the kid & the calf & the young lion & the fatling together & a little child shall lead them & the cow & the bear shall feed their young ones shall lie down together & the Lion shall eat straw like the Ox & the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp & the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrices den they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the Sea wherefore the things of all Nations shall be made known yea all things shall be made known unto the children of men there is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed there is no works of darkness save it shall be made— [p. 91]
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