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

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manifest in the light & there is nothing which is sealed upon earth save it shall be loosed wherefore all things which have been revealed unto the children of men shall at that day be revealed & Satan shall have power over the heart<​s​> of the children of men no more for a long time & now my beloved Brethren I must make an end of my sayings
Second Nephi, Chapter 13 [2 Nephi 31]
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And now I Nephi make an end of my prophesying unto you my beloved Brethren & I cannot write but a few things which I know must surely come to pass neither can I write but a few of the words of my Brother Jacob wherefore the things which I have written sufficeth me save it be a few words which I must speak concerning the doctrine of Christ wherefore I shall speak unto you plainly according to the plainness of my prophesying for my Soul delighteth in plainness for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men for the Lord God giveth light unto the understanding for he speaketh unto men according to their language unto their understanding wherefore I would that ye should remember that I have spoken unto you concerning that Prophet which the Lord shewed unto me that should Baptise the Lamb of God which should take away the Sin of the world & now if the Lamb of of God he being holy should have need to be Baptised by water to fulfil all righteousness O then how much more need have we being unholy to be Baptised yea even by water & now I would ask of you my believed beloved Brethren wherein the Lamb of God did fulfil all righteousness in being Baptised by water know ye not that he was holy but not withstanding he being holy he showeth unto the children of men that according to the flesh he humbleth himself before the Father & witnesseth unto the Father that he would be obediant unto <​him​> the Father in keeping his commandments wherefore after that he was Baptised with water the Holy Ghost decended upon him in the form of a dove & again it sheweth unto the children of men the straitness of the path & the narrowness of the gate by which they should enter he <​he​> haveing set the example before them & he sayeth unto the children of men follow thou me wherefore mybeloved Brethren can we follow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father & the Father sayeth repent ye repent ye & be Baptised in the name of my beloved Son & also the woice of the Son came to <​unto​> me saying he that is Baptised in my name to him will the Father give the Holy Ghost like unto me wherefore follow me & do the things which ye have seen me do wherefore my beloved Brethren I know that if ye shall follow the Son with full purpose of heart acting no hypocrasy & no deception before God but with real intent repenting of your Sins witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ by Baptism yea by followein <​following​> your Lord & Saviour down into the water according to his word behold then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost <​yea then cometh the Baptism of fire & of the holy Ghost​> & then can ye speak with the tongue of Angels & shout praises unto the holy one of Israel but behold my beloved Brethren [p. 92]
manifest in the light & there is nothing which is sealed upon earth save it shall be loosed wherefore all things which have been revealed unto the children of men shall at that day be revealed & Satan shall have power over the hearts of the children of men no more for a long time & now my beloved Brethren I must make an end of my sayings
Second Nephi, Chapter 13 [2 Nephi 31]
Chapter [blank]
And now I Nephi make an end of my prophesying unto you my beloved Brethren & I cannot write but a few things which I know must surely come to pass neither can I write but a few of the words of my Brother Jacob wherefore the things which I have written sufficeth me save it be a few words which I must speak concerning the doctrine of Christ wherefore I shall speak unto you plainly according to the plainness of my prophesying for my Soul delighteth in plainness for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men for the Lord God giveth light unto the understanding for he speaketh unto men according to their language unto their understanding wherefore I would that ye should remember that I have spoken unto you concerning that Prophet which the Lord shewed unto me that should Baptise the Lamb of God which should take away the Sin of the world & now if the Lamb of God he being holy should have need to be Baptised by water to fulfil all righteousness O then how much more need have we being unholy to be Baptised yea even by water & now I would ask of you my beloved Brethren wherein the Lamb of God did fulfil all righteousness in being Baptised by water know ye not that he was holy but not withstanding he being holy he showeth unto the children of men that according to the flesh he humbleth himself before the Father & witnesseth unto the Father that he would be obediant unto him in keeping his commandments wherefore after that he was Baptised with water the Holy Ghost decended upon him in the form of a dove & again it sheweth unto the children of men the straitness of the path & the narrowness of the gate by which they should enter he haveing set the example before them & he sayeth unto the children of men follow thou me wherefore mybeloved Brethren can we follow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father & the Father sayeth repent ye repent ye & be Baptised in the name of my beloved Son & also the woice of the Son came unto me saying he that is Baptised in my name to him will the Father give the Holy Ghost like unto me wherefore follow me & do the things which ye have seen me do wherefore my beloved Brethren I know that if ye shall follow the Son with full purpose of heart acting no hypocrasy & no deception before God but with real intent repenting of your Sins witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ by Baptism yea by following your Lord & Saviour down into the water according to his word behold then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost yea then cometh the Baptism of fire & of the holy Ghost & then can ye speak with the tongue of Angels & shout praises unto the holy one of Israel but behold my beloved Brethren [p. 92]
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