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

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none shall have them to get gain but the record thereof is of great worth & whoso shall bring it to light him will the Lord bless for no one can have power to bring it to light save it be given him of God for God will that it shall be done with an eye singled to his Glory or the welfare of the ancient & long dispersed covenant People of the Lord & blessed be him that shall bring this thing to light for it shall be brought out of darkness unto light according to the word of God yea it shall be brought out of the earth & it shall shine forth out of darkness & come unto the knowledge of the People & it shall be done by the power of God & if there be faults they be faults of a man but behold we know no fault nevertheless God knoweth all things therefore he that condemneth let him be aware least he shall be in dnger of Hell fire & he that sayeth shew unto me or ye shall be smitten let him be aware least he commandeth that which is forbidden of the Lord for behold the same that judges judgeth rashly shall be judged rashly again for according to his works shall his wages be therefore he that smiteeth shall be smitten again of the Lord behold what the scriptures saith man shall not smite neithe shall he judge for judgement is mine saith the Lord & vengeance is mine also & I will repay & he that shall breath out wrath & strifes against the work of the Lord & against the covenant People of the Lord which is the house of Israel & shall say we will destroy the work of the Lord & the Lord will not remember his covenant which he hath made unto the house of Israel the same is in danger to be hewn down & cast into the fire for the eternal purposes of the shall roll on untill all his promises shall be fullfiled search the scriptures Prophecies of Isaiah behold I cannot write them yea behold I say unto you that those saints which have gone before me which have possesesd this land shall cry yea even from the dust will they cry unto the Lord & as the Lord liveeth he will remember the covenant which he hath made with them & he knoweth their prayers that they were in behalf of their Brethren & he knoweth their faith for in his name could could they remove mountains & in his name could they cause the earth to shake & by the power of his word did they cause Prisons to tumble to the earth yea even the fiery furnace could not harm them neither wild beasts nor poison serpants because of the power of his word & behold their prayers were also in behalf of him that the Lord should suffer to bring these things forth & no one need not say they shall not come for they surely shall for the Lord hath spoken it for out of the earth shall they come by the hand of the Lord & none can stay it & it shall come in a day when it shall be said that miracles are done away & it shall come even as if one should speak from the dead & it shall come in a day when the blood of saints shall cry unto the Lord because of secret combinations & the works of darkness yea it shall come in a day when the power of God shall be denyed & churches become defiled & shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts yea even in a day when leaders of churches & teachers in the pride of their hearts even to the envying of them who belong to their church yea it shall come in a day when there shall be heard of fires & tempests & vapours of smoke in foreign lands & there shall also be heard of [p. 424]
none shall have them to get gain but the record thereof is of great worth & whoso shall bring it to light him will the Lord bless for no one can have power to bring it to light save it be given him of God for God will that it shall be done with an eye singled to his Glory or the welfare of the ancient & long dispersed covenant People of the Lord & blessed be him that shall bring this thing to light for it shall be brought out of darkness unto light according to the word of God yea it shall be brought out of the earth & it shall shine forth out of darkness & come unto the knowledge of the People & it shall be done by the power of God & if there be faults they be faults of a man but behold we know no fault nevertheless God knoweth all things therefore he that condemneth let him be aware least he shall be in dnger of Hell fire & he that sayeth shew unto me or ye shall be smitten let him be aware least he commandeth that which is forbidden of the Lord for behold the same that judgeth rashly shall be judged rashly again for according to his works shall his wages be therefore he that smiteeth shall be smitten again of the Lord behold what the scripture saith man shall not smite neithe shall he judge for judgement is mine saith the Lord & vengeance is mine also & I will repay & he that shall breath out wrath & strifes against the work of the Lord & against the covenant People of the Lord which is the house of Israel & shall say we will destroy the work of the Lord & the Lord will not remember his covenant which he hath made unto the house of Israel the same is in danger to be hewn down & cast into the fire for the eternal purposes of the shall roll on untill all his promises shall be fullfiled search the Prophecies of Isaiah behold I cannot write them yea behold I say unto you that those saints which have gone before me which have possesesd this land shall cry yea even from the dust will they cry unto the Lord & as the Lord liveeth he will remember the covenant which he hath made with them & he knoweth their prayers that they were in behalf of their Brethren & he knoweth their faith for in his name could could they remove mountains & in his name could they cause the earth to shake & by the power of his word did they cause Prisons to tumble to the earth yea even the fiery furnace could not harm them neither wild beasts nor poison serpants because of the power of his word & behold their prayers were also in behalf of him that the Lord should suffer to bring these things forth & no one need not say they shall not come for they surely shall for the Lord hath spoken it for out of the earth shall they come by the hand of the Lord & none can stay it & it shall come in a day when it shall be said that miracles are done away & it shall come even as if one should speak from the dead & it shall come in a day when the blood of saints shall cry unto the Lord because of secret combinations & the works of darkness yea it shall come in a day when the power of God shall be denyed & churches become defiled & shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts yea even in a day when leaders of churches & teachers in the pride of their hearts even to the envying of them who belong to their church yea it shall come in a day when there shall be heard of fires & tempests & vapours of smoke in foreign lands & there shall also be heard of [p. 424]
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