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

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twice the value of a sean. and a limnah of Gold was the value of them all, and an amnor of silver was as great as two senums, and an ezrum of silver was as great as four senums, and anti was as great as them all, now this is the value of the lesser numbers of their reckoning, a shiblon is half of a senum therefore a shiblon for half a measure of Barley and a shilum is a half of a shiblon and a leah is the half of the shilum now an antion of Gold is equal to three shiblons now this is their number according to their reckoning. now it was for the sole purpose for to get gain because they received their wages according to their employ therefore they did stir up the people to riotings and all manner of disturbances and wickedness that they might have more employ that they might get money according to the suits which was brought before them therefore they did stir up the people against Alma and Amulek. and this Zeezrom began to question Amulek saying will ye answer me a few questions which I shall ask you now Zeezrom was a man which was expert in the devices of the Devil thot he might destroy that which was good therefore he saith unto Amulek will ye answer the questions which I shall put unto you and Amulek saith unto him yea I will if it be according to the spirit of the Lord which is in me for I shall say nothing which is contrary to the spirit of the Lord and Zeezrom saith unto him behold here is six anties of silver and all these will I give unto thee if thou wilt deny the existance of a supreme being. Now Amulek saith O, thou child of Hell why tempt ye me knoweth thou that the righteous yieldeth to no such temptations believest thou that there is no God, I say unto you nay thou knowest thot there is a God but thou lovest that lucre more than him and now thou hast lied before God unto me for thou saidest unto me behold these six onties which are of great worth I will give unto thee when thou had it in thy heart to retain them from me and it was only thy desires that I should deny the true and living God that thou mightest have cause to destroy me and behold for this great evil thou shalt have thy reward and Zeezrom saith unto him<​,​> thou sayest there is a true and a living God and Amulek sait yea there is a true and a living God now Zeezrom saith is there more than one God and he answereth no now Zeezrom saith unto him again how knowest thou these things and he saith an Angel hath made them known unto me and Zeezrom saith again who is he thot shall come is it the son of God; and he said unto him yea, and Zeezrom saith gain shall he save his people in their sins and Amulek answered and said unto him I say unto you he shall not for it is impossble for him to deny his word now Zeezrom saith unto the people see that ye remembr these things for he sait there is but one God yet he saith that the son of God shall come but he shall not save his people as though he had authority to command God, now Amulek said again unto him behold thou hast lied for thou sayest that I spake as though I had authority to com [p. 196]
twice the value of a sean. and a limnah of Gold was the value of them all, and an amnor of silver was as great as two senums, and an ezrum of silver was as great as four senums, and anti was as great as them all, now this is the value of the lesser numbers of their reckoning, a shiblon is half of a senum therefore a shiblon for half a measure of Barley and a shilum is a half of a shiblon and a leah is the half of the shilum now an antion of Gold is equal to three shiblons now this is their number according to their reckoning. now it was for the sole purpose for to get gain because they received their wages according to their employ therefore they did stir up the people to riotings and all manner of disturbances and wickedness that they might have more employ that they might get money according to the suits which was brought before them therefore they did stir up the people against Alma and Amulek. and this Zeezrom began to question Amulek saying will ye answer me a few questions which I shall ask you now Zeezrom was a man which was expert in the devices of the Devil thot he might destroy that which was good therefore he saith unto Amulek will ye answer the questions which I shall put unto you and Amulek saith unto him yea I will if it be according to the spirit of the Lord which is in me for I shall say nothing which is contrary to the spirit of the Lord and Zeezrom saith unto him behold here is six anties of silver and all these will I give unto thee if thou wilt deny the existance of a supreme being. Now Amulek saith O, thou child of Hell why tempt ye me knoweth thou that the righteous yieldeth to no such temptations believest thou that there is no God, I say unto you nay thou knowest thot there is a God but thou lovest that lucre more than him and now thou hast lied before God unto me for thou saidest unto me behold these six onties which are of great worth I will give unto thee when thou had it in thy heart to retain them from me and it was only thy desires that I should deny the true and living God that thou mightest have cause to destroy me and behold for this great evil thou shalt have thy reward and Zeezrom saith unto him, thou sayest there is a true and a living God and Amulek sait yea there is a true and a living God now Zeezrom saith is there more than one God and he answereth no now Zeezrom saith unto him again how knowest thou these things and he saith an Angel hath made them known unto me and Zeezrom saith again who is he thot shall come is it the son of God; and he said unto him yea, and Zeezrom saith gain shall he save his people in their sins and Amulek answered and said unto him I say unto you he shall not for it is impossble for him to deny his word now Zeezrom saith unto the people see that ye remembr these things for he sait there is but one God yet he saith that the son of God shall come but he shall not save his people as though he had authority to command God, now Amulek said again unto him behold thou hast lied for thou sayest that I spake as though I had authority to com [p. 196]
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