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

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prophets ever since the world began I say unto you that they are his seed & these are they which hath published peace that hath brought good tidings of good that hath published salvation that sayeth unto Zion thy God reigneth & O how beautiful upon the mountains were their feet & again how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that art still publishing peace & again how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who shall hereafter publish peace yea from this time henceforth & forever I & behold I say unto you this is not all for O how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings that is the founder of peace yea even the Lord who hath redeemed his People yea him who hath granted salvation unto his People for were it not for the redemption which he hath made for his People which was prepared from the foundation of the world I say unto you were it not for this that all mankind must have perished but behold the bands of death shall be broken & the Son reigneth & hath power over the dead therefore he bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead & there cometh a resurrection even a first resurrection yea even a resurrection of those that have been & which are & which shall be even untill the resurrection of Christ for so shall he be called & now the resurrection of all the Prophets & all those that have believed in their words or all those that have kept the commandments of God these shall come forth in the first resurrection therefore they are the first resurrection they are raised to dwell with God who hath redeemed them thus they have eternal life through Christ who hath broken the bands of death & there are those who have part in the first resurrection & these are they that have died before Christ came in their ignorance not having salvation declared unto them & thus the Lord bringeth about the restoration of these & they have a part in the first resurrection or hath eternal life being redeemed by the Lord & little Children also hath eternal life but behold & fear & tremble before God for ye had ought to tremble for the Lord redeemeth none such that rebeleth against him & dieth in their sins yea even all those that have perished in their sins ever since the world began that have willfully rebelled against God that have known the commandments of God & would not keep them these are they that have no part in the first resurrection therefore had ye not ought to tremble for salvation cometh to none such for the Lord hath redeemed none such yea neither can the Lord redeem such for he cannot deny himself for he cannot deny Justice when it hath its claim & now I say unto you that the time shall come that the salvation of the Lord shall be declared to every Nation Kindred Tongue & People yea Lord thy watchmen shall lift up their voice with the voice together shall they sing for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall bring again Zion break forth into Joy sing together ye waste places of Jerusalem for the Lord hath comforted his People he hath redeemed Jerusalem the Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the Nations & all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God & now it came to pass that after Abinadi had spoken these words he streached forth his hands & said the time shall come when all shall see the salvation of the Lord when every Nation kindred [p. 142]
prophets ever since the world began I say unto you that they are his seed & these are they which hath published peace that hath brought good tidings of good that hath published salvation that sayeth unto Zion thy God reigneth & O how beautiful upon the mountains were their feet & again how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that art still publishing peace & again how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who shall hereafter publish peace yea from this time henceforth & forever & behold I say unto you this is not all for O how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings that is the founder of peace yea even the Lord who hath redeemed his People yea him who hath granted salvation unto his People for were it not for the redemption which he hath made for his People which was prepared from the foundation of the world I say unto you were it not for this that all mankind must have perished but behold the bands of death shall be broken & the Son reigneth & hath power over the dead therefore he bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead & there cometh a resurrection even a first resurrection yea even a resurrection of those that have been & which are & which shall be even untill the resurrection of Christ for so shall he be called & now the resurrection of all the Prophets & all those that have believed in their words or all those that have kept the commandments of God these shall come forth in the first resurrection therefore they are the first resurrection they are raised to dwell with God who hath redeemed them thus they have eternal life through Christ who hath broken the bands of death & there are those who have part in the first resurrection & these are they that have died before Christ came in their ignorance not having salvation declared unto them & thus the Lord bringeth about the restoration of these & they have a part in the first resurrection or hath eternal life being redeemed by the Lord & little Children also hath eternal life but behold & fear & tremble before God for ye had ought to tremble for the Lord redeemeth none such that rebeleth against him & dieth in their sins yea even all those that have perished in their sins ever since the world began that have willfully rebelled against God that have known the commandments of God & would not keep them these are they that have no part in the first resurrection therefore had ye not ought to tremble for salvation cometh to none such for the Lord hath redeemed none such yea neither can the Lord redeem such for he cannot deny himself for he cannot deny Justice when it hath its claim & now I say unto you that the time shall come that the salvation of the Lord shall be declared to every Nation Kindred Tongue & People yea Lord thy watchmen shall lift up their voice with the voice together shall they sing for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall bring again Zion break forth into Joy sing together ye waste places of Jerusalem for the Lord hath comforted his People he hath redeemed Jerusalem the Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the Nations & all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God & now it came to pass that after Abinadi had spoken these words he streached forth his hands & said the time shall come when all shall see the salvation of the Lord when every Nation kindred [p. 142]
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