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

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the Lord of Hosts is his name. & thy redeemer the Holy one of Israel the God of the whole earth shall he be called for the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken & grieved in spirit & wife of youth when thou wast rfused saith thy God for a small moment have I forsaken thee but with great mercies will I gather thee in a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee saith the Lord thy redeemer for this the waters of Noah unto me, for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, for the Mountains shall depart & the hills be removed but my kindness shall not depart from thee neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee O thou afflicted tossed with tempests & not comforted behold I will lay thy Stones with fair Colors & lay thy foundations with saphires & I will make thy windows of agates & thy gates of Carbunkles & all thy borders of pleasant stones & all thy Children shall be taught of the Lord & great shall be the peace of thy Children in righteousness shalt thou be established thou shalt be far from oppression for thou shalt not fear & from terror for it shall not come near thee, behold they shall surely gather together against thee not by me whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake behold I have created the Smith that bloweth the Coals in the fire & that bringing bringeth forth an instrument for his work & I have created the water <​waster​> to destroy no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper & every tongue that shall revile against thee in Judgment thou shalt condemn this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord & their righteousness is of me saith the Lord & now behold I say unto you that ye had aught to search these things yea a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently for great is the words of Isaiah for surely he spak as touching all things concerning my People which are of the House of Israel therefore it must kneeds be that he must speak to also to the Gentiles & all things that he spake hath been & shall be even according to the words which he spake therefore give heed to my words, write the things which I have told you & according to the time & the will of the Father go forth unto the Gentiles & whosoever will hearken unto my words & repenteth & baptised the same shall be saved, search the Prophets for many there be that testify of these things & now it came to pass that when Jesus had said these words he sayeth unto them again ofter he had expounded all the scriptures unto them which they had received he sayeth unto them behold other Scriptures I would that ye should write that ye have not & it Came to pass that he sayeth unto Nephi bring forth the Records which ye have kept, & when Nephi had brought forth the records & laid them before him he cast his eyes upon them & sayeth verily I say unto you I commanded my servant Samuel the [p. 401]
the Lord of Hosts is his name. & thy redeemer the Holy one of Israel the God of the whole earth shall he be called for the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken & grieved in spirit & wife of youth when thou wast rfused saith thy God for a small moment have I forsaken thee but with great mercies will I gather thee in a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee saith the Lord thy redeemer for this the waters of Noah unto me, for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, for the Mountains shall depart & the hills be removed but my kindness shall not depart from thee neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee O thou afflicted tossed with tempests & not comforted behold I will lay thy Stones with fair Colors & lay thy foundations with saphires & I will make thy windows of agates & thy gates of Carbunkles & all thy borders of pleasant stones & all thy Children shall be taught of the Lord & great shall be the peace of thy Children in righteousness shalt thou be established thou shalt be far from oppression for thou shalt not fear & from terror for it shall not come near thee, behold they shall surely gather together against thee not by me whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake behold I have created the Smith that bloweth the Coals in the fire & that bringeth forth an instrument for his work & I have created the waster to destroy no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper & every tongue that shall revile against thee in Judgment thou shalt condemn this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord & their righteousness is of me saith the Lord & now behold I say unto you that ye had aught to search these things yea a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently for great is the words of Isaiah for surely he spak as touching all things concerning my People which are of the House of Israel therefore it must kneeds be that he must speak also to the Gentiles & all things that he spake hath been & shall be even according to the words which he spake therefore give heed to my words, write the things which I have told you & according to the time & the will of the Father go forth unto the Gentiles & whosoever will hearken unto my words & repenteth & baptised the same shall be saved, search the Prophets for many there be that testify of these things & now it came to pass that when Jesus had said these words he sayeth unto them again ofter he had expounded all the scriptures unto them which they had received he sayeth unto them behold other Scriptures I would that ye should write that ye have not & it Came to pass that he sayeth unto Nephi bring forth the Record which ye have kept, & when Nephi had brought forth the records & laid them before him he cast his eyes upon them & sayeth verily I say unto you I commanded my servant Samuel the [p. 401]
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