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

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of no revelation save that which has been written neither prophesy wherefore that which is sufficient is written & I make an end Behold I am Amaleki the Son of Abinadom behold I will speak unto you somewhat concerning Mosiah which was made King over the land of Zarahemla for behold he being warned of the Lord that he should flee out of the land of Nephi & as many as would harken unto the voice of the Lord should also depart out of the land with him into the wilderness & it came to pass that he did <​according​> as the Lord <​had​> commanded him & they departed out of the land into the wilderness as many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord & they were lead by many preachings & prophesyings & they were admonished continually by the word of God & they were lead by the power of his arm through the wilderness untill they came down into the land which is called the land of Zarahemla & they discovered a People which was called a the People of Zarahemla now there was great rejoiceing among the People of Zarahemla & also Zarahemla did rejoice excedingly because tht the Lord had sent the People of Mosiah with the plates of Brass which contained the record of the Jews behold it came to pass that Mosiah discovered that the People of Zarahemla came out from Jerusalem at the time that Zedekiah King of Judah was carried away captive into Babylon & they journied in the wilderness & was brought by the hand of the Lord across the great waters into the land where Mosiah discovered them & they had dwelt there from that time forth & at the time that Mosiah discovered them they had became exceding numerous nevertheless they had had wars & serious contentions & had fallen by the sword from time to time & their language had become corrupted & they had brought no records with them & they denied the being of their Creator Mosiah nor the People of Mosiah could nt understand them but it came to pass that Mosiah caused that they should be taught in his language & it came to pass that after they were taught in the language of Mosiah Zarahemla gave a genealogy of his fathers according to his memory & they are written but not in these plates & it came to pass that the People of Zarahemla & of Mosiah did unite together & Mosiah was appointed to be their king & it came to pass in the days of Mosah there was a large stone brought unto him with engraveings on it & he did interpret the engravings by the gift & power of God & they gave an account of one Coriantumr & the slain of his People & Coriantumr was discovered by the People of Zarahemla & he dwelt with them for the space of nine Moons it as <​also​> spake a few words concerning his fathers & his first parents came out from the tower at the time the Lord confounded the language of the People & the severity of the Lord fell upon them according to his Judgments which is Just & their bones lay scattered in the land Northward behold I Ameleki was born in the days of Mosiah & I have lieved & Benjamin his Son reigneth in his stead & behold I have seen in the days of King Benjamin a serious [p. 114]
of no revelation save that which has been written neither prophesy wherefore that which is sufficient is written & I make an end Behold I am Amaleki the Son of Abinadom behold I will speak unto you somewhat concerning Mosiah which was made King over the land of Zarahemla for behold he being warned of the Lord that he should flee out of the land of Nephi & as many as would harken unto the voice of the Lord should also depart out of the land with him into the wilderness & it came to pass that he did according as the Lord had commanded him & they departed out of the land into the wilderness as many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord & they were lead by many preachings & prophesyings & they were admonished continually by the word of God & they were lead by the power of his arm through the wilderness untill they came down into the land which is called the land of Zarahemla & they discovered a People which was called the People of Zarahemla now there was great rejoiceing among the People of Zarahemla & also Zarahemla did rejoice excedingly because tht the Lord had sent the People of Mosiah with the plates of Brass which contained the record of the Jews behold it came to pass that Mosiah discovered that the People of Zarahemla came out from Jerusalem at the time that Zedekiah King of Judah was carried away captive into Babylon & they journied in the wilderness & was brought by the hand of the Lord across the great waters into the land where Mosiah discovered them & they had dwelt there from that time forth & at the time that Mosiah discovered them they had became exceding numerous nevertheless they had had wars & serious contentions & had fallen by the sword from time to time & their language had become corrupted & they had brought no records with them & they denied the being of their Creator Mosiah nor the People of Mosiah could nt understand them but it came to pass that Mosiah caused that they should be taught in his language & it came to pass that after they were taught in the language of Mosiah Zarahemla gave a genealogy of his fathers according to his memory & they are written but not in these plates & it came to pass that the People of Zarahemla & of Mosiah did unite together & Mosiah was appointed to be their king & it came to pass in the days of Mosah there was a large stone brought unto him with engraveings on it & he did interpret the engravings by the gift & power of God & they gave an account of one Coriantumr & the slain of his People & Coriantumr was discovered by the People of Zarahemla & he dwelt with them for the space of nine Moons it also spake a few words concerning his fathers & his first parents came out from the tower at the time the Lord confounded the language of the People & the severity of the Lord fell upon them according to his Judgments which is Just & their bones lay scattered in the land Northward behold I Ameleki was born in the days of Mosiah & I have lieved & Benjamin his Son reigneth in his stead & behold I have seen in the days of King Benjamin a serious [p. 114]
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