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

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twelve bodies & the twelve did teach the multitude but behold they did cause that the multitude should kneel down upon the face of the earth & should pray unto the Father in the name of Jesus & the desipels did pray unto the Father also in the name of Jesus And it came to pass that they arose & ministered unto the people & when they had ministered them same words which Jesus had spoken nothing varying from the words which Jesus had spoken behold they knelt again & prayed to the Father in the name of Jesus & they did pray for that which they most desired & they desired that the Holy Ghost should be given unto them & when they had thus prayed they went down unto the waters edge & the multitude followed them And it came to pass that Nephi went down into the water & was baptised & he came up out of the water & began to baptize & he did baptize all they whom Jesus had chosen And it came to pass when they were all baptized & had come up out of the water the Holy Ghost did fall upon them & they were filled with the Holy Ghost & with fire & behold they were encercled about as if it were fire & it came down from Heaven & the multitude did witness it & do bear record & angels did come down out of Heaven & did minister unto them & it came to pass that while angels were ministering unto the desipels behold Jesus came & stood in the midst & ministered unto them & it came to pass <​that​> he spake unto the multitude & commanded them that they should kneel down again upon the earth & also that his desipels should kneel down upon the earth And it came to pass that when they had all knelt down <​down​> upon the earth he commanded his desipels that they should pray & behold they began to pray & they did pray unto Jesus calling him their Lord & their God & it came to pass that Jesus departed out of the midst of them & went a little way off from them & bowed himself to the earth & he saith Father I thank thee that thou hast given the Holy Ghost unto these whom I have chosen & it is because of their belief that I have chosen them out of the world Father I pray thee that thou wilt give the Holiy Ghost unto all them that shall believe in their words Father thou hast given them the Holy Ghost because they believd in me and thou seeest <​that​> they <​that​> believe in me because thou hearest them and they pray unto me And they pray unto me because I am with them and now Father I pray unto thee for them and also <​for​> all they which shall believe on their words that they may believe in me that I may be in them as thou Father art In me that we may be one, and it came to pass that when Jesus had thus prayed unto the Father he came unto his disciples and bhold they did still continue without ceasing to pray unto him and they did not multiply many words for it was given unto them what their they should pray and they were filled with desire and it came to pass that Jesus beheld then [p. 394]
twelve bodies & the twelve did teach the multitude but behold they did cause that the multitude should kneel down upon the face of the earth & should pray unto the Father in the name of Jesus & the desipels did pray unto the Father also in the name of Jesus And it came to pass that they arose & ministered unto the people & when they had ministered them same words which Jesus had spoken nothing varying from the words which Jesus had spoken behold they knelt again & prayed to the Father in the name of Jesus & they did pray for that which they most desired & they desired that the Holy Ghost should be given unto them & when they had thus prayed they went down unto the waters edge & the multitude followed them And it came to pass that Nephi went down into the water & was baptised & he came up out of the water & began to baptize & he did baptize all they whom Jesus had chosen And it came to pass when they were all baptized & had come up out of the water the Holy Ghost did fall upon them & they were filled with the Holy Ghost & with fire & behold they were encercled about as if it were fire & it came down from Heaven & the multitude did witness it & do bear record & angels did come down out of Heaven & did minister unto them & it came to pass that while angels were ministering unto the desipels behold Jesus came & stood in the midst & ministered unto them & it came to pass that he spake unto the multitude & commanded them that they should kneel down again upon the earth & also that his desipels should kneel down upon the earth And it came to pass that when they had all knelt down upon the earth he commanded his desipels that they should pray & behold they began to pray & they did pray unto Jesus calling him their Lord & their God & it came to pass that Jesus departed out of the midst of them & went a little way off from them & bowed himself to the earth & he saith Father I thank thee that thou hast given the Holy Ghost unto these whom I have chosen & it is because of their belief that I have chosen them out of the world Father I pray thee that thou wilt give the Holiy Ghost unto all them that shall believe in their words Father thou hast given them the Holy Ghost because they believd in me and thou seeest that they believe in me because thou hearest them and they pray unto me And they pray unto me because I am with them and now Father I pray unto thee for them and also for all they which shall believe on their words that they may believe in me that I may be in them as thou Father art In me that we may be one, and it came to pass that when Jesus had thus prayed unto the Father he came unto his disciples and bhold they did still continue without ceasing to pray unto him and they did not multiply many words for it was given unto them what they should pray and they were filled with desire and it came to pass that Jesus beheld then [p. 394]
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