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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Lamb shall be made known in the records of thy seed as well as in the records of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb wherefore they both shall be established in one for there is one God & one Shepherd over all the earth & the time cometh that he shall manifest himself unto all Nations both unto the Jews & also unto the Gentiles & after that he hath manifested himself unto the Jews & also unto the Gentiles then he shall manifest himself unto the Gentiles & also unto the Jews & the last shall be first & the first shall be last & it shall come to pass that if the Gentiles shall hearken unto the Lamb of God in that day that he shall manifest himself unto them in word & also in Power in verry deed unto the takeing away of their stumbleing Blocks if it so be that they hearden not their hearts against the Lamb & if it so be that they hearden their hearts against the Lamb of God they shall be numbered among the seed of thy father yea they shall be numbered among the House of Israel & they shall be a blest People upon the promised land forever they shall <​be​> no more brought down into captivity & the House of Israel shall no more be confounded & that great pit which hath been diged for them by that great & abominable Church which was founded by the Devil & his Children that he might lead away the Souls of men down to Hell yea that great pit which hath been diged for the destruction of men shall be filled by those who diged it unto their utter destruction saith the Lamb of God not the destruction of the Soul save it be the casting of it into that Hell which hath no end for behold this is according to the captivity of the Devil & also according to the Justice of God upon all those who will work wickedness & abomination before him & it came to pass that the Angel spake unto me Nephi saying thou hast beheld that if the Gentiles repent it shall be well with them & thou also knowest concerning the covenants of the Lord unto the House of Israel & thou also hast heard that whoso repenteth not must perish therefore wo be unto the Gentiles if it so be that they hearden their hearts against the Lamb of God for the time cometh saith the Lamb of God that I will work a great & a marvelous work among the children of men a work which shall be everlasting either on the one hand or on the other either to the convinceing of them unto peace & life eternal or unto the deliverance of them to the heardness of their hearts & the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity & also unto destruction both temporally & spiritually according to the captivity of the Devil of which I have spoken & it came to pass that when the Angel had spoken these words he saith unto me remem [p. 23]
Lamb shall be made known in the records of thy seed as well as in the records of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb wherefore they both shall be established in one for there is one God & one Shepherd over all the earth & the time cometh that he shall manifest himself unto all Nations both unto the Jews & also unto the Gentiles & after that he hath manifested himself unto the Jews & also unto the Gentiles then he shall manifest himself unto the Gentiles & also unto the Jews & the last shall be first & the first shall be last & it shall come to pass that if the Gentiles shall hearken unto the Lamb of God in that day that he shall manifest himself unto them in word & also in Power in verry deed unto the takeing away of their stumbleing Blocks if it so be that they hearden not their hearts against the Lamb & if it so be that they hearden their hearts against the Lamb of God they shall be numbered among the seed of thy father yea they shall be numbered among the House of Israel & they shall be a blest People upon the promised land forever they shall be no more brought down into captivity & the House of Israel shall no more be confounded & that great pit which hath been diged for them by that great & abominable Church which was founded by the Devil & his Children that he might lead away the Souls of men down to Hell yea that great pit which hath been diged for the destruction of men shall be filled by those who diged it unto their utter destruction saith the Lamb of God not the destruction of the Soul save it be the casting of it into that Hell which hath no end for behold this is according to the captivity of the Devil & also according to the Justice of God upon all those who will work wickedness & abomination before him & it came to pass that the Angel spake unto me Nephi saying thou hast beheld that if the Gentiles repent it shall be well with them & thou also knowest concerning the covenants of the Lord unto the House of Israel & thou also hast heard that whoso repenteth not must perish therefore wo be unto the Gentiles if it so be that they hearden their hearts against the Lamb of God for the time cometh saith the Lamb of God that I will work a great & a marvelous work among the children of men a work which shall be everlasting either on the one hand or on the other either to the convinceing of them unto peace & life eternal or unto the deliverance of them to the heardness of their hearts & the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity & also unto destruction both temporally & spiritually according to the captivity of the Devil of which I have spoken & it came to pass that when the Angel had spoken these words he saith unto me remem [p. 23]
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