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

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at this time therefore go ye unto your homes & ponder upon the things which I have said & ask of the Father in my name & <​that​> ye may understand & prepare your minds for the morrow & I come unto you again but now I go unto the Fathe & also to shew myself unto the lost tribes of Israel for they are not lost unto the Father for he knoweth whither he hath taken them And it came to pass that when Jesus had thus spoken he cast his eyes round about again on the multitude & behold they were in teers & did look steadfastly upon him as if they would ask him to tarry a little longer with them & he saith unto them Behold my bowels is filled with compassion towards you have ye any that are sick among you bring them hither have ye any that are lame or blind or halt or maimed or lepros or that are withered or that are deaf or that are afflicted in any manner bring them hither & I will heal them for I have compassion upon you my bowels is filled with mercy for I perceive that ye desire that I should shew unto you what I have done unto your brethren at Jerusalem for I see that your faith is sufficient that I should heal you And it came to pass that when he had thus spoken all the multitude with one accord did go forth with their sick & their afflicted & their lame & with their blind & with their dumb & with all they that were afflicted in any manner & he did heal them every one as they were brought forth unto him & they did all both they which had been healed & they which were whole did bow down at his feet & did worship him & as many as could come fore the multitude did kiss his feet insomuch that they did bathe his feet with <​their​> teers And it came to pass that he commanded that their little children should be brought so they brought their little children & sat them down upon the groun <​ground​> round about him & Jesus stood in the midst & the multitude gave way till they had all been brought unto him And it came to pass that when they had all been brought & Jesus stood in the midst he commanded the multitude that they should kneel down upon the ground And it came to pass that when they had knelt upon the ground Jesus groaned within himself & saith Father I am troubled because of the wickedness of the people of the house of Israel & when he had said these words he himself also knelt upon the earth & behold he prayed unto the Father & the things which he prayed cannot be written & the multitude did bear record wh◊◊◊ heard him & after this manner do they bear record The eye hath never seen neither hath the ear heard before so great & marvellous things as we saw & heard Jesus speak unto the Father & no tongue cannot speak neither can there be written by any man neither can the hearts of men conceive so great & marvellous things as we both saw & heard Jesus speak & no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us unto the Father & it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of praying unto the Father he arose but so great was the joy of the [p. 390]
at this time therefore go ye unto your homes & ponder upon the things which I have said & ask of the Father in my name that ye may understand & prepare your minds for the morrow & I come unto you again but now I go unto the Fathe & also to shew myself unto the lost tribes of Israel for they are not lost unto the Father for he knoweth whither he hath taken them And it came to pass that when Jesus had thus spoken he cast his eyes round about again on the multitude & behold they were in teers & did look steadfastly upon him as if they would ask him to tarry a little longer with them & he saith unto them Behold my bowels is filled with compassion towards you have ye any that are sick among you bring them hither have ye any that are lame or blind or halt or maimed or lepros or that are withered or that are deaf or that are afflicted in any manner bring them hither & I will heal them for I have compassion upon you my bowels is filled with mercy for I perceive that ye desire that I should shew unto you what I have done unto your brethren at Jerusalem for I see that your faith is sufficient that I should heal you And it came to pass that when he had thus spoken all the multitude with one accord did go forth with their sick & their afflicted & their lame & with their blind & with their dumb & with all they that were afflicted in any manner & he did heal them every one as they were brought forth unto him & they did all both they which had been healed & they which were whole did bow down at his feet & did worship him & as many as could come fore the multitude did kiss his feet insomuch that they did bathe his feet with their teers And it came to pass that he commanded that their little children should be brought so they brought their little children & sat them down upon the ground round about him & Jesus stood in the midst & the multitude gave way till they had all been brought unto him And it came to pass that when they had all been brought & Jesus stood in the midst he commanded the multitude that they should kneel down upon the ground And it came to pass that when they had knelt upon the ground Jesus groaned within himself & saith Father I am troubled because of the wickedness of the people of the house of Israel & when he had said these words he himself also knelt upon the earth & behold he prayed unto the Father & the things which he prayed cannot be written & the multitude did bear record wh heard him & after this manner do they bear record The eye hath never seen neither hath the ear heard before so great & marvellous things as we saw & heard Jesus speak unto the Father & no tongue cannot speak neither can there be written by any man neither can the hearts of men conceive so great & marvellous things as we both saw & heard Jesus speak & no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us unto the Father & it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of praying unto the Father he arose but so great was the joy of the [p. 390]
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