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

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say unto them except they repent the Lord God will destroy them for behold they do studdy at this time that they may dstroy the liberty of the thy People for thus saith the Lord which is contrary to the statutes and Judgments and commandments which he hath given unto his People, now it came to pass that after Alma had received his message from the Angel of the Lord he returned speedily to the land of Ammonihah, and it came to pass that he entered the City by another way yea by the way which was on the South of the City Ammonihah, and It came to pass that as he entered the City he was an hungered and he saith to a man will ye give to an humble servant of God something to eat and the man saith unto him I am a Nephite and I know that thou art a holy Prophet of God for thou art the man which an Angel saith in a vision thou shalt receive therefore go with me into my house and I will impart unto thee of my favor and I know that thou will be a blessing unto me and my house And it came to pass that the man received him into his house and the man was Called Amulek and he brought Bread and meat and sat before Alma and it came to pass that Alma ate Bread and was filled and he blessd Amulek and his house and he gave thanks unto God, And after he had eat and was filled he saith unto Amulek, I am Alma and am the high Priest over the churches of God throughout the land, And behold I have been called to Preach the word of God among all this People according to the spirit of revelation and Prophecy. and I was in this land and they would not receive me but they Cast me out and I was about to set my back towards this land forever, but behold I have been commanded that I should turn again and prophey unto this people yea and to testify against them concerning their iniquities & now Amulek because thou hast fed me and took me in, thou art blessed for I was an hungered for I had fasted many days, And it came to pass that Alma tarried many days with Amulek before he began to preach unto the people, and it came to pass that the people did wax more gross in their iniquities, and the word came to Alma saying go and also say unto my servant Amulek go forth prophesy unto this people saying repent ye for thus saith the Lord except ye repent I will visit this people in mine anger yea & I will not turn my fierce anger away and it came to pass that Alma went forth and also Amulek among the people to declare the words of God unto them and they were filled with the holy Ghost and they had power given unto them in so much that they Could not be confined in dungeons neither were it possible that any man could slay them nevertheless they did not exercise their power untill they were bound in bands and cast into prison now this was done that the Lord might show forth his power in them and it came to pass that they went forth and began to preach and to prophesy unto the people according to the spirit and power which the Lord had given them—— [p. 189]
say unto them except they repent the Lord God will destroy them for behold they do studdy at this time that they may dstroy the liberty of thy People for thus saith the Lord which is contrary to the statutes and Judgments and commandments which he hath given unto his People, now it came to pass that after Alma had received his message from the Angel of the Lord he returned speedily to the land of Ammonihah, and it came to pass that he entered the City by another way yea by the way which was on the South of the City Ammonihah, and It came to pass that as he entered the City he was an hungered and he saith to a man will ye give to an humble servant of God something to eat and the man saith unto him I am a Nephite and I know that thou art a holy Prophet of God for thou art the man which an Angel saith in a vision thou shalt receive therefore go with me into my house and I will impart unto thee of my favor and I know that thou will be a blessing unto me and my house And it came to pass that the man received him into his house and the man was Called Amulek and he brought Bread and meat and sat before Alma and it came to pass that Alma ate Bread and was filled and he blessd Amulek and his house and he gave thanks unto God, And after he had eat and was filled he saith unto Amulek, I am Alma and am the high Priest over the churches of God throughout the land, And behold I have been called to Preach the word of God among all this People according to the spirit of revelation and Prophecy. and I was in this land and they would not receive me but they Cast me out and I was about to set my back towards this land forever, but behold I have been commanded that I should turn again and prophey unto this people yea and to testify against them concerning their iniquities & now Amulek because thou hast fed me and took me in, thou art blessed for I was an hungered for I had fasted many days, And it came to pass that Alma tarried many days with Amulek before he began to preach unto the people, and it came to pass that the people did wax more gross in their iniquities, and the word came to Alma saying go and also say unto my servant Amulek go forth prophesy unto this people saying repent ye for thus saith the Lord except ye repent I will visit this people in mine anger yea & I will not turn my fierce anger away and it came to pass that Alma went forth and also Amulek among the people to declare the words of God unto them and they were filled with the holy Ghost and they had power given unto them in so much that they Could not be confined in dungeons neither were it possible that any man could slay them nevertheless they did not exercise their power untill they were bound in bands and cast into prison now this was done that the Lord might show forth his power in them and it came to pass that they went forth and began to preach and to prophesy unto the people according to the spirit and power which the Lord had given them—— [p. 189]
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