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

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this much did the Father command me that I should tell unto them that other Sheep I have which are not of this fold them also I must bring & they shall hear my voice & there shall be one fold & one shepherd & now because of stiffneckedness & unbelief they understood not my word therefore I was commanded to say no more of the Father concerning this thing unto them but verily I say unto you that the Father hath commanded me & I tell it unto you that ye were separated from among them because of their iniquity therefore it is because of their iniquity that they know not of you & verily I say unto you again that the other Tribes hath the Father separated from them & it is because of their iniquity that they know not of them & verily I say unto you that ye are they of which I said other Sheep I have which are not of this fold them also I must bring & they shall hear my voice & there shall be one fold & one shepherd & they understood me not for they supposed it had been the Gentiles for they understood not that the Gentiles should be converted through their preaching & they understood me not that I said they shall hear my <​my voice​> & they understood me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my <​voice​> that I should not at manifest myself unto them save it were by the Holy Ghost but behold ye have both heard my voice & seen me & ye are my sheep & ye are numbered among them which the Father hath given me & verily verily I say unto you that I have other sheep which are not of this land neither of the land of Jerusalem neither in any parts of that land round about whither I have been to minister for they of which I speak are they which have not as yet heard my voice neither have I at any time manifested myself unto them but I have received a commandment of the Father that I should <​shall​> go unto them & that they shall hear my voice & shall be numbered among my sheep that there may be one fold & one shepherd therefore I go to shew myself unto them & I command you that ye shall write these things after that I am gone that if it so be that my people at Jerusalem they which have seen me & been with me in my ministry do not ask the Father in my name that they may receive a knowledge of you by the Holy Ghost & also of the other tribes which they know not of that these sayings which ye shall write shall be kept & shall be manifested unto the Gentiles that through the fulness of the <​Gentiles​> the remnant of their seed which shall be scattered forth upon the face of the earth because of their unbelief may be brought in or may be brought to a knowledge of me their redeemer & then will I gather them in from the four quarters of the earth & then will I fulfil the covenant which the Father hath made unto all the people of the house of Israel & blessed are the Gentiles because of their belief in me in & of the Holy Ghost which witness unto them of me & of the Father behold because of their belief in me saith the Father & because of the unbelief of you O House of [p. 388]
this much did the Father command me that I should tell unto them that other Sheep I have which are not of this fold them also I must bring & they shall hear my voice & there shall be one fold & one shepherd & now because of stiffneckedness & unbelief they understood not my word therefore I was commanded to say no more of the Father concerning this thing unto them but verily I say unto you that the Father hath commanded me & I tell it unto you that ye were separated from among them because of their iniquity therefore it is because of their iniquity that they know not of you & verily I say unto you again that the other Tribes hath the Father separated from them & it is because of their iniquity that they know not of them & verily I say unto you that ye are they of which I said other Sheep I have which are not of this fold them also I must bring & they shall hear my voice & there shall be one fold & one shepherd & they understood me not for they supposed it had been the Gentiles for they understood not that the Gentiles should be converted through their preaching & they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice & they understood me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my voice that I should not manifest myself unto them save it were by the Holy Ghost but behold ye have both heard my voice & seen me & ye are my sheep & ye are numbered among them which the Father hath given me & verily verily I say unto you that I have other sheep which are not of this land neither of the land of Jerusalem neither in any parts of that land round about whither I have been to minister for they of which I speak are they which have not as yet heard my voice neither have I at any time manifested myself unto them but I have received a commandment of the Father that I shall go unto them & that they shall hear my voice & shall be numbered among my sheep that there may be one fold & one shepherd therefore I go to shew myself unto them & I command you that ye shall write these things after that I am gone that if it so be that my people at Jerusalem they which have seen me & been with me in my ministry do not ask the Father in my name that they may receive a knowledge of you by the Holy Ghost & also of the other tribes which they know not of that these sayings which ye shall write shall be kept & shall be manifested unto the Gentiles that through the fulness of the Gentiles the remnant of their seed which shall be scattered forth upon the face of the earth because of their unbelief may be brought in or may be brought to a knowledge of me their redeemer & then will I gather them in from the four quarters of the earth & then will I fulfil the covenant which the Father hath made unto all the people of the house of Israel & blessed are the Gentiles because of their belief in me in & of the Holy Ghost which witness unto them of me & of the Father behold because of their belief in me saith the Father & because of the unbelief of you O House of [p. 388]
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