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

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wilderness away up beyond the borders of the land of Manti & behold & beh <​there​> shall ye meet them on the east of the river Sidon & there the Lord will deliver unto thee thy brethren which have been taken captive by the Lamanites & it came to pass that Zoram & his Sons crossed over the river Sidon with their armies & marched away beyond the borders of Manti into the South wilderness which was on the east side of the river Sidon & they came upon the armies of the Lamanites & the Lamanites were scattered & driven into the wilderness & they took their brethren which had been taken captive by the Lamanites & there was not one soul of them which had been lost that were taken captive & they were brought by their brethren to possess their own lands & thus ended the eleventh year of the Judges the Lamanites having been driven out of the land & the people of Amonihah were destroyed yea every living soul of the Amonihahites were destroyed & also their great city which they said God could not destroy because of its greatness but behold in one day it was left desolate & their carcases were mangeled by dogs & by wild beasts of the wilderness nevertheless after many days their dead bodies were heaped up upon the face of the earth & they were covered with a shallow covering & now so great was the scent thereof that the people did not go in to possess the land of Amonihah for many days <​years​> & it was called desolation of Nehors for they were of the profession of Nehor which were slain & their lands remained desolate & it came to pass that the Lamanites did not come again to war against the Nephites until the fourteenth year of the reign of the Judges over the People of Nephi & thus for three years did the people of Nephi have continual peace in all the land & Alma & Amulek went forth preaching repentance unto the <​People​> in their Tempels & in their sanctuaries & also in their Synagogues which was built after the manner of the Jews & as many as would hear their words unto them they did impart the word of God without any respects of persons continually & thus did Alma & Amulek go forth & also many more which had been chosen for the work to preach the word throughout all the land & the establishment of the church became General throughout the land in all the region round about among all the people of the Nephites & there was no unequality among them for the Lord did pour out his spirit on all the face of the land for to prepare the minds of the Children of men [p. 209]
wilderness away up beyond the borders of the land of Manti & behold there shall ye meet them on the east of the river Sidon & there the Lord will deliver unto thee thy brethren which have been taken captive by the Lamanites & it came to pass that Zoram & his Sons crossed over the river Sidon with their armies & marched away beyond the borders of Manti into the South wilderness which was on the east side of the river Sidon & they came upon the armies of the Lamanites & the Lamanites were scattered & driven into the wilderness & they took their brethren which had been taken captive by the Lamanites & there was not one soul of them which had been lost that were taken captive & they were brought by their brethren to possess their own lands & thus ended the eleventh year of the Judges the Lamanites having been driven out of the land & the people of Amonihah were destroyed yea every living soul of the Amonihahites were destroyed & also their great city which they said God could not destroy because of its greatness but behold in one day it was left desolate & their carcases were mangeled by dogs & by wild beasts of the wilderness nevertheless after many days their dead bodies were heaped up upon the face of the earth & they were covered with a shallow covering & now so great was the scent thereof that the people did not go in to possess the land of Amonihah for many years & it was called desolation of Nehors for they were of the profession of Nehor which were slain & their lands remained desolate & it came to pass that the Lamanites did not come again to war against the Nephites until the fourteenth year of the reign of the Judges over the People of Nephi & thus for three years did the people of Nephi have continual peace in all the land & Alma & Amulek went forth preaching repentance unto the People in their Tempels & in their sanctuaries & also in their Synagogues which was built after the manner of the Jews & as many as would hear their words unto them they did impart the word of God without any respects of persons continually & thus did Alma & Amulek go forth & also many more which had been chosen for the work to preach the word throughout all the land & the establishment of the church became General throughout the land in all the region round about among all the people of the Nephites & there was no unequality among them for the Lord did pour out his spirit on all the face of the land for to prepare the minds of the Children of men [p. 209]
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