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

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not destroy the fruits of your ground neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field saith the Lord of Hosts & all Nations shall call you Blessed for ye shall be a delightsome land saith the Lord of Hosts. your words have been stout against me saith Lord yet ye say what have we spoken against thee ye have said it is vain to serve God & what doth it profit that we have kept his ordinances & that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts & now we call the proud happy yea they that work wickedness are set up yea them that tempt God are even delivered then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another & the Lord hearkened & heard & a Book of remembrance written before him for them that feared the Lord & that thought upon his name & they shall be mine saith the Lord of Hosts in that day when I make up my Jewels & I will spare them as a man spareth his own Son that seveth him then shall ye return discern between the righteous & the wicked between him that serveth God & him that serveth him not for behold the day cometh that shall burn as an Oven & all the proud yea & all that do wickedly shall be sthubble & the day that cometh shall burn them up saith the Lord of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither nor <​root​> nor branch but unto you that fear my name shall the Son of righteousness arise with healing in his wings & ye shall go forth & grow up as Cedars Calves of the stall & ye shall tread down the wicked for they shall be as ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this saith the Lord of Hosts remember ye the Law of Moses my servant which I commanded unto him in horeb for all Israel with the statutes & Judgments behold I will send you Elijah the Prophet before the comeing of the great & dreadful day of the Lord & he shall turn the heart of the Fathers to the children & the heart of the children to their Fathers lest least I come & smite the Earth with a Curse. And now it came to pass that when Jesus had told these things he expounded them unto the multitude & he did expound all things unto them both great & small & he sayeth these scriptures which ye had not with you the Father commanded that I should give unto you for it was wisdom in him that they should be given unto future Generations & he did expound all things even from the begining until the time that he should come in his glory yea even all things which should come upon the face of the Earth even until the elements should melts with fervent heat & the earth should be wrapped together as a scrawl & the Heaven & the Earth should pass away & even unto the great & last day when all People & all Kindreds & all Nations & Tongues shall stand fefore God to be Judged of their work<​s​> whether they be good or whether they be Evil if they be good to the resurrection of Everlasting life & if they be Evil to the resurrection of damnation being on a [p. 403]
not destroy the fruits of your ground neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field saith the Lord of Hosts & all Nations shall call you Blessed for ye shall be a delightsome land saith the Lord of Hosts. your words have been stout against me saith Lord yet ye say what have we spoken against thee ye have said it is vain to serve God & what doth it profit that we have kept his ordinances & that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts & now we call the proud happy yea they that work wickedness are set up yea them that tempt God are even delivered then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another & the Lord hearkened & heard & a Book of remembrance written before him for them that feared the Lord & that thought upon his name & they shall be mine saith the Lord of Hosts in that day when I make up my Jewels & I will spare them as a man spareth his own Son that seveth him then shall ye return discern between the righteous & the wicked between him that serveth God & him that serveth him not for behold the day cometh that shall burn as an Oven & all the proud yea & all that do wickedly shall be sthubble & the day that cometh shall burn them up saith the Lord of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch but unto you that fear my name shall the Son of righteousness arise with healing in his wings & ye shall go forth & grow up as Calves of the stall & ye shall tread down the wicked for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this saith the Lord of Hosts remember ye the Law of Moses my servant which I commanded unto him in horeb for all Israel with the statutes & Judgments behold I will send you Elijah the Prophet before the comeing of the great & dreadful day of the Lord & he shall turn the heart of the Fathers to the children & the heart of the children to their Fathers least I come & smite the Earth with a Curse. And now it came to pass that when Jesus had told these things he expounded them unto the multitude & he did expound all things unto them both great & small & he sayeth these scriptures which ye had not with you the Father commanded that I should give unto you for it was wisdom in him that they should be given unto future Generations & he did expound all things even from the begining until the time that he should come in his glory yea even all things which should come upon the face of the Earth even until the elements should melts with fervent heat & the earth should be wrapped together as a scrawl & the Heaven & the Earth should pass away & even unto the great & last day when all People & all Kindreds & all Nations & Tongues shall stand efore God to be Judged of their works whether they be good or whether they be Evil if they be good to the resurrection of Everlasting life & if they be Evil to the resurrection of damnation being on a [p. 403]
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