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

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power & authority of God & they had been teaching the word of God for the space of fourteen years among the Lamanites having had much success in bringing many to the knowledge of the truth yea by the power of their words many were brought before the altar of God to call on his name & confess their sins before him now these are the circumstances which attended them in their journeyings for they had many afflictions they did suffer much <​both​> in body & in mind such as hunger thurst & fateague & also much labour in the spirit now these were their journeyings having taken leave of their father Mosiah in the first year of the reign of the Judges having refused the Kingdom which their father was desireous to confer upon them & also this was the minds of the people nevertheless they departed out of the land of Zarahemla & took their swords & their spears & their bows & their arrows & their slings & this they done that they might provide food for themselves while in the wilderness & thus they departed into the wilderness with their numbers which they had selected to go up to the land of Nephi to preach the word unto the Lamanites & it came to pass that they journeyed many days in the wilderness & they fasted much & prayed much that the Lord would grant unto them a portion of his spirit to go with them & abide with them that they might be an instrument in the hands of God to bring if it were possible their brethren the Lamanites to the knowelde of the truth to the knowledge of the baseness of the traditions of their fathers which were not correct & it came to pass that the Lord did visit them with his spirit & said unto them be comforted & they were comforted & the Lord said unto them also go forth among the Lamanites thy brethren & establish my word yet ye shall be patient in long suffering & afflictions that ye may shew forth good exampels unto them in me & I will make an instrument of thee in my hands unto the salvation of many souls & it came to pass that the hearts of the Sons of Mosiah & also those which were with them took courage to go forth unto the Lamanites to declare unto them the word <​of God​> & it came to pass when they had arived in the borders of the land of the Lamanites that they seperated themselves & departed one from another trusting in the Lord that they should meet again at the close of their harvest for they supposed that great was they work which they had undertaken & assuredly it was great for they had undertaken to preach the [p. 211]
power & authority of God & they had been teaching the word of God for the space of fourteen years among the Lamanites having had much success in bringing many to the knowledge of the truth yea by the power of their words many were brought before the altar of God to call on his name & confess their sins before him now these are the circumstances which attended them in their journeyings for they had many afflictions they did suffer much both in body & in mind such as hunger thurst & fateague & also much labour in the spirit now these were their journeyings having taken leave of their father Mosiah in the first year of the reign of the Judges having refused the Kingdom which their father was desireous to confer upon them & also this was the minds of the people nevertheless they departed out of the land of Zarahemla & took their swords & their spears & their bows & their arrows & their slings & this they done that they might provide food for themselves while in the wilderness & thus they departed into the wilderness with their numbers which they had selected to go up to the land of Nephi to preach the word unto the Lamanites & it came to pass that they journeyed many days in the wilderness & they fasted much & prayed much that the Lord would grant unto them a portion of his spirit to go with them & abide with them that they might be an instrument in the hands of God to bring if it were possible their brethren the Lamanites to the knowelde of the truth to the knowledge of the baseness of the traditions of their fathers which were not correct & it came to pass that the Lord did visit them with his spirit & said unto them be comforted & they were comforted & the Lord said unto them also go forth among the Lamanites thy brethren & establish my word yet ye shall be patient in long suffering & afflictions that ye may shew forth good exampels unto them in me & I will make an instrument of thee in my hands unto the salvation of many souls & it came to pass that the hearts of the Sons of Mosiah & also those which were with them took courage to go forth unto the Lamanites to declare unto them the word of God & it came to pass when they had arived in the borders of the land of the Lamanites that they seperated themselves & departed one from another trusting in the Lord that they should meet again at the close of their harvest for they supposed that great was they work which they had undertaken & assuredly it was great for they had undertaken to preach the [p. 211]
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