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

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multitude that they were overcome And it came to pass that Jesus spake unto them & bade them arise & they arose from the earth & he saith unto them Blessed are ye because of your faith & now behold my joy is full & when he had said these words he wept & the multitude bear record of it & he took their little children one by one & blessed them & prayed unto the Father for them & when he had done this he wept again & he spake unto the multitude & saith unto them Behold your little ones & as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards Heaven & they saw the Heavens open & they saw angels descending out of Heaven as it were in the midst of fire & they came down & encircled those little ones about & they were encircled about with fire & the angels did minister unto them & the multitude did see & hear & bear record & they know that their record is true for they all of them did see & hear every man for himself & they were in number about two thousand & five hundred souls & they did concist of men women & <​Children​> And And it came to pass that Jesus commanded his descipels that they should bring forth some bread & wine unto him & while they were gone for bread & wine he commanded the multitude that they should sit themselves down upon the earth & when the desipels had come with bread & wine he took of the bread & brake & blessed it & he gave unto the desipels & commanded that they should eat & when they had eat & were filled he commanded that they should give unto the multitude & when the multitude had eaten & were filled he saith unto the desipels Behold there shall one be ordained among you & to him will I give power that he shall brake bread & bless it & give it unto the people of my church unto all they which shall believe & be baptized in my name & this shall ye always observe to do even as I have done even as I have broken bread & blessed it & gave it unto you & this shall ye do in remembrance of my body which I have shewn unto you & it shall be a tistimony unto the Father that ye do alway<​s​> remember me & if ye do always remember me ye shall have my spirit to be with you And it came to pass that when he had said these words he commanded his desipels that they should take of the wine of the cup & drink of it & that they should also give unto the multitude that they might drink of it And it came to pass that they did so & did drink of it & were filled & they gave unto the multitude & they did drink & they were filled & when the desipels had done this Jesus saith unto them Blessed are ye for this thing which ye have done for this is fulfilling my commandments & this doth witness unto the Father that ye are willing to do that which I have commanded you & this shall <​ye​> always do unto those who repent & are baptized in my name & ye shall do it in remembrance of my blood which I have shed for you that ye may witness unto the Father that ye do always remember me & if ye do always remember me yee shall have my spirit to be with you & I give unto you a commandment that ye shall do these things & if ye shall always do these [p. 391]
multitude that they were overcome And it came to pass that Jesus spake unto them & bade them arise & they arose from the earth & he saith unto them Blessed are ye because of your faith & now behold my joy is full & when he had said these words he wept & the multitude bear record of it & he took their little children one by one & blessed them & prayed unto the Father for them & when he had done this he wept again & he spake unto the multitude & saith unto them Behold your little ones & as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards Heaven & they saw the Heavens open & they saw angels descending out of Heaven as it were in the midst of fire & they came down & encircled those little ones about & they were encircled about with fire & the angels did minister unto them & the multitude did see & hear & bear record & they know that their record is true for they all of them did see & hear every man for himself & they were in number about two thousand & five hundred souls & they did concist of men women & Children And it came to pass that Jesus commanded his descipels that they should bring forth some bread & wine unto him & while they were gone for bread & wine he commanded the multitude that they should sit themselves down upon the earth & when the desipels had come with bread & wine he took of the bread & brake & blessed it & he gave unto the desipels & commanded that they should eat & when they had eat & were filled he commanded that they should give unto the multitude & when the multitude had eaten & were filled he saith unto the desipels Behold there shall one be ordained among you & to him will I give power that he shall brake bread & bless it & give it unto the people of my church unto all they which shall believe & be baptized in my name & this shall ye always observe to do even as I have done even as I have broken bread & blessed it & gave it unto you & this shall ye do in remembrance of my body which I have shewn unto you & it shall be a tistimony unto the Father that ye do always remember me & if ye do always remember me ye shall have my spirit to be with you And it came to pass that when he had said these words he commanded his desipels that they should take of the wine of the cup & drink of it & that they should also give unto the multitude that they might drink of it And it came to pass that they did so & did drink of it & were filled & they gave unto the multitude & they did drink & they were filled & when the desipels had done this Jesus saith unto them Blessed are ye for this thing which ye have done for this is fulfilling my commandments & this doth witness unto the Father that ye are willing to do that which I have commanded you & this shall ye always do unto those who repent & are baptized in my name & ye shall do it in remembrance of my blood which I have shed for you that ye may witness unto the Father that ye do always remember me & if ye do always remember me yee shall have my spirit to be with you & I give unto you a commandment that ye shall do these things & if ye shall always do these [p. 391]
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