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

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for the verry reason <​cause​> that he shall be rejected of the Jews or of the House of Israel wherefore our father hath not spoken of our seed alone but also of all the House of Israel pointing to the covenant which should be fulfilled in the latter days which covenant the Lord made to our father Abraham saying in thy seed shall all the Kindreds of the earth be blessed & it came to pass that I Nephi spake much unto them concerning these things yea I spake unto them concerning the restoreng <​restoration​> of the Jews in the latter days & I did rehears unto them the words of Isaiah which spake concerning the restoration of the Jews or of the House of Israel & after that they were restored they should nomore be confounded neither should they be scattered again & it came to pass that I did speak many words unto my Brethren that they were passified & did humble themselves before the Lord & it came to pass that they did speak unto me again saying what meaneth the thing which of our father saw in a dream what meaneth the tree which he saw & I said unto them it was a representation of the tree of life & they said unto me what meaneth the rod of iron which our father saw that lead to the tree & I said unto them that it was the word of God & whoso would hearken unto the word of God & would hold fast unto it they would never perish neither could the temptations & the firey darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness to lead them away to destruction wherefore I Nephi did exhort them to give heed unto the word of the Lord yea I did exhort them with all the energes of my soul & with all the faculty which I posessed that they would give heed to the word of God & remember to keep his commandments allwaysin all things & they said unto me what meaneth the river of water which our father saw & I said unto them that the water which my father saw was filthiness & so much was his mind swallowed up in other things that he beheld not the filthiness of the water & I said unto them that it was an awful gulf which sepparateth the wicked from the tree of life & also from the Saints of God & I said unto them that it was a representation of that awful Hell which the Angel said unto me was prepared for the wicked & I said unto them that our father also saw that the Justice of God did also divide the wicked from the righteous & the brightness thereof was like unto the brightness of a flameing fire which ascendeth up unto God forever & ever & hath no end & they said unto me doth this thing mean the torment of the body in the days of probation or doth it mean the final state of the Soul after the death of the temporal baby or doth it speak of the things which are temporal & it came to pass that I said unto them that [p. 27]
for the verry cause that he shall be rejected of the Jews or of the House of Israel wherefore our father hath not spoken of our seed alone but also of all the House of Israel pointing to the covenant which should be fulfilled in the latter days which covenant the Lord made to our father Abraham saying in thy seed shall all the Kindreds of the earth be blessed & it came to pass that I Nephi spake much unto them concerning these things yea I spake unto them concerning the restoration of the Jews in the latter days & I did rehears unto them the words of Isaiah which spake concerning the restoration of the Jews or of the House of Israel & after that they were restored they should nomore be confounded neither should they be scattered again & it came to pass that I did speak many words unto my Brethren that they were passified & did humble themselves before the Lord & it came to pass that they did speak unto me again saying what meaneth the thing which our father saw in a dream what meaneth the tree which he saw & I said unto them it was a representation of the tree of life & they said unto me what meaneth the rod of iron which our father saw that lead to the tree & I said unto them that it was the word of God & whoso would hearken unto the word of God & would hold fast unto it they would never perish neither could the temptations & the firey darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness to lead them away to destruction wherefore I Nephi did exhort them to give heed unto the word of the Lord yea I did exhort them with all the energes of my soul & with all the faculty which I posessed that they would give heed to the word of God & remember to keep his commandments allwaysin all things & they said unto me what meaneth the river of water which our father saw & I said unto them that the water which my father saw was filthiness & so much was his mind swallowed up in other things that he beheld not the filthiness of the water & I said unto them that it was an awful gulf which sepparateth the wicked from the tree of life & also from the Saints of God & I said unto them that it was a representation of that awful Hell which the Angel said unto me was prepared for the wicked & I said unto them that our father also saw that the Justice of God did also divide the wicked from the righteous & the brightness thereof was like unto the brightness of a flameing fire which ascendeth up unto God forever & ever & hath no end & they said unto me doth this thing mean the torment of the body in the days of probation or doth it mean the final state of the Soul after the death of the temporal baby or doth it speak of the things which are temporal & it came to pass that I said unto them that [p. 27]
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