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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they are the words of Christ & he hath given them unto me & they teach all men that they should do good & if they are not the words of Christ Judge ye for Christ will shew unto you with power & great glory that they are his words at the last day & you & I shall stand face to face before his bar & ye shall know that I have been commanded of him to write these things notwithstanding my weakness & I pray the Father in the name of Christ that many of us if not all may be saved in his Kingdom at that great & last day & now my beloved Brethren all they which are of the house of Israel & all ye ends of the earth I speak unto you as the voice of one crying from the dust farewell untill that great day shall come & you that will not partake of the goodness of God & respect the words of the Jews & also my words & the words which shall procede forth out of the mouth of the Lamb of God behold I bid you an everlasting farewell for these words shall condemn you at the last day for what I Seal on earth shall be brought against you at the Judgment bar for thus hath the Lord commanded me & I must obey Amen.
Jacob, Chapter 1 [Jacob 1]
The Book of Jacob (Chapter [blank])
The Brother of Nephi the words of his preaching unto his Brethren— He confoundeth a man who seeketh to overthrow the doctrine of Christ— A few words concerning the history of the People of Nephi— for behold it came to pass that fifty & five years had passed away from the time Lehi left Jerusalem wherefore Nephi gave me Jacob a commandment concerning these things plates upon which these things are engraven & he gave me Jacob a commandment that I should write upon these plates a few of the things which I considered to be most precious that I should not touch save it were lightly concerning the history of this People which are called the People of Nephi for he said that the history of his People should be engraven upon his other Plates & that I should preserve these Plates & hand them down unto my seed from generation to generation & if there were preaching which was Sacred or revelation which was great or prophesying that I should engraven the heads of them upon these plates & touch upon them as much as it were possible for Christs sake & for the sake of our People for because of faith & great anxiety it truly had been made manifest unto us concerning our People what things should happen unto them & we also had many revelations & the spirit of much prophesy wherefore we knew of Christ & his Kingdom which should come wherefore we laboured diligently among our People that we might persuade them to come unto Christ & partake of the goodness of God that they might enter into his rest lest by any means he should swear in his wrath they should not enter in as in the days of <provication> in the days of temptation while the children of Israel were in the wilderness wherefore we would to God that we could persuade all men not to rebell against God to provoke him to anger but that all men would believe in christ & view his death & sufferings <his> cross & bear the shame of the world wherefore I Jacob take it upon me to fulfil the commandment of my Brother Nephi now Nephi began to be old & he saw that he must soon die wherefore he anointed a man [p. 95]
they are the words of Christ & he hath given them unto me & they teach all men that they should do good & if they are not the words of Christ Judge ye for Christ will shew unto you with power & great glory that they are his words at the last day & you & I shall stand face to face before his bar & ye shall know that I have been commanded of him to write these things notwithstanding my weakness & I pray the Father in the name of Christ that many of us if not all may be saved in his Kingdom at that great & last day & now my beloved Brethren all they which are of the house of Israel & all ye ends of the earth I speak unto you as the voice of one crying from the dust farewell untill that great day shall come & you that will not partake of the goodness of God & respect the words of the Jews & also my words & the words which shall procede forth out of the mouth of the Lamb of God behold I bid you an everlasting farewell for these words shall condemn you at the last day for what I Seal on earth shall be brought against you at the Judgment bar for thus hath the Lord commanded me & I must obey Amen.
Jacob, Chapter 1 [Jacob 1]
The Book of Jacob (Chapter [blank])
The Brother of Nephi the words of his preaching unto his Brethren— He confoundeth a man who seeketh to overthrow the doctrine of Christ— A few words concerning the history of the People of Nephi— for behold it came to pass that fifty & five years had passed away from the time Lehi left Jerusalem wherefore Nephi gave me Jacob a commandment concerning these things plates upon which these things are engraven & he gave me Jacob a commandment that I should write upon these plates a few of the things which I considered to be most precious that I should not touch save it were lightly concerning the history of this People which are called the People of Nephi for he said that the history of his People should be engraven upon his other Plates & that I should preserve these Plates & hand them down unto my seed from generation to generation & if there were preaching which was Sacred or revelation which was great or prophesying that I should engraven the heads of them upon these plates & touch upon them as much as it were possible for Christs sake & for the sake of our People for because of faith & great anxiety it truly had been made manifest unto us concerning our People what things should happen unto them & we also had many revelations & the spirit of much prophesy wherefore we knew of Christ & his Kingdom which should come wherefore we laboured diligently among our People that we might persuade them to come unto Christ & partake of the goodness of God that they might enter into his rest lest by any means he should swear in his wrath they should not enter in as in the provication in the days of temptation while the children of Israel were in the wilderness wherefore we would to God that we could persuade all men not to rebell against God to provoke him to anger but that all men would believe in christ & view his death & suffer his cross & bear the shame of the world wherefore I Jacob take it upon me to fulfil the commandment of my Brother Nephi now Nephi began to be old & he saw that he must soon die wherefore he anointed a man [p. 95]
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