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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of Gode they have been cut off from the presance of the Lord now we see that the word of the Lord hath been verrified in this thing and the Lamanites have been Cut off from his presence from the begining of their transgressions in the Lord Land nevertheless I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable for them in the day of Judgment than for you if ye remain in your sins yea and even more tolerable for them in this life than for you except ye repent for there are many promises which is extended to the Lamanites for it is because of the traditions of their Fathers that causes them to remain in their state of ignorance therefore the Lord will be merciful unto them and prolong their existance in the land and at some periad of time they will be brought to believe in his work word and to know of the incorrectness of the tradtions of their Fathers and many of them will be saved for the Lord will be merciful unto all who call on his name, but Behold I say unto you that if ye persist in your wickedness that your days shall not be prolonged in the land for the Lamanites shall be sent upon you and if ye repent not they shall come in a time when you know not and ye shall be visited with utter destruction and it shall be according to the fierce anger of the Lord for he will not suffer you that ye shall live in your iniquities to destroy his people, I unto you nay he would rather suffer that the Lamanites might destroy all this people which is called the People of Nephi if it were possible that they could fall into sins and transgressions after having had so much light and so much knowledge given unto them of their Lord their God yea after having been such a highly favoured People of the Lord yea after having been favored above every others Nation Kindred tongue or people after having had all things made known unto them according to their desires and their faith and prayers of that which has been and which is and which is to come having been visited by the spirit of God having conversed with Angels and having been spoken unto by the voice of the Lord and having the spirit of prophesy and the spirit of revelation and also many gifts the gift of speaking with tongues and the gift of preaching and the gift of the holy Ghost and the gift of translation yea and after having been delivered of God out of the land of Jerusalem by the hand of the Lord having been saved from famine and from sicknesses and all manner of diseases of every kind and they having been waxed strong in battle that they might not be destroyed having been brought out of bondage time after time and having been kept and preserved until now, and they have been prospered until they are rich in all manner of things. And now behold I say unto you that if this People who have received so many blessings from the hand of the Lord should transgress contrary to the light and knowledge which they do have I say unto you thot if this be the case thot if they should fall into transgressions thot it would be far more tolerable for the Lamanites than for them, for behold the promises [p. 191]
of Gode they have been cut off from the presance of the Lord now we see that the word of the Lord hath been verrified in this thing and the Lamanites have been Cut off from his presence from the begining of their transgressions in the Land nevertheless I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable for them in the day of Judgment than for you if ye remain in your sins yea and even more tolerable for them in this life than for you except ye repent for there are many promises which is extended to the Lamanites for it is because of the traditions of their Fathers that causes them to remain in their state of ignorance therefore the Lord will be merciful unto them and prolong their existance in the land and at some periad of time they will be brought to believe in his word and to know of the incorrectness of the tradtions of their Fathers and many of them will be saved for the Lord will be merciful unto all who call on his name, but Behold I say unto you that if ye persist in your wickedness that your days shall not be prolonged in the land for the Lamanites shall be sent upon you and if ye repent not they shall come in a time when you know not and ye shall be visited with utter destruction and it shall be according to the fierce anger of the Lord for he will not suffer you that ye shall live in your iniquities to destroy his people, I unto you nay he would rather suffer that the Lamanites might destroy all this people which is called the People of Nephi if it were possible that they could fall into sins and transgressions after having had so much light and so much knowledge given unto them of the Lord their God yea after having been such a highly favoured People of the Lord yea after having been favored above every other Nation Kindred tongue or people after having had all things made known unto them according to their desires and their faith and prayers of that which has been and which is and which is to come having been visited by the spirit of God having conversed with Angels and having been spoken unto by the voice of the Lord and having the spirit of prophesy and the spirit of revelation and also many gifts the gift of speaking with tongues and the gift of preaching and the gift of the holy Ghost and the gift of translation yea and after having been delivered of God out of the land of Jerusalem by the hand of the Lord having been saved from famine and from sicknesses and all manner of diseases of every kind and they having been waxed strong in battle that they might not be destroyed having been brought out of bondage time after time and having been kept and preserved until now, and they have been prospered until they are rich in all manner of things. And now behold I say unto you that if this People who have received so many blessings from the hand of the Lord should transgress contrary to the light and knowledge which they do have I say unto you thot if this be the case thot if they should fall into transgressions thot it would be far more tolerable for the Lamanites than for them, for behold the promises [p. 191]
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