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

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unto you he changeth not if so he would cease to be God & he ceaseth not to be God and is a God of miracles & the reason why he ceaseth to do miracles among the children of men is because that they dwindle in unbelief & depart from the right way & know not the God in whom they should trust behold I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ doubting nothing whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted them & this promise is unto all even unto the ends of the earth for behold thus sayeth Jesus Christ the son of God unto his Disciples which should tarry yea & also to all his Disciples in the hearing of the multitude go ye into all the earth world & preach the Gospel to every creature & he that believeth & is Baptised shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned & these signs shall follow them that bliev in my name shall they cast out Devils they shall speak with new tongues they shall take up serpants & if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them they shall lay hands on the sick & they shall recover & whosoever shall believe in my name doubting nothing unto him will I confirm all my words even unto the ends of the earth & now behold who can stand stand against the work<​s​> of the Lord who can deny his sayings who will rise up against the allmighty power of the Lord who will despise the works of the Lord who will despise the children of Christ behold all ye despisers the works of the Lord for ye shall wonder & perish O the <​then​> despise not & wonder not but hearken unto the words of the Lord & ask the Father in the name of Jesus for what things soever ye shall stand in need doubt not but be believing & begin as in times of old & come unto the Lord with all your hearts & work out your own salvation with fear & trembling before him be wise in the days of your brobation strip yourselves of all uncleanness ask not that ye may consune it on your lusts but ask with with a firmness unshaken that ye will yield to no temptation but that ye will serve the true and liveing God see that ye are not baptised unworthily see that ye partake <​not​> of the sacrament <​of Christ​> unwothily but see that ye do all things in worthiness & do it in the name of Jesus Christ the Son of the liveing God & if ye do this and endure to the end ye will in no wise be cast out behold I speak as though I spake from the dead for I know that ye shall have my words condemn me not believe because of mine imperfection neither my Father because of his imperfection neither them which have written before him but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections that ye may learn to be more wise then that which we have ben & now behold we have written this record according to our knowledge in the characters which are called among us the reformed Egyptian being handed down & altered by us according to our manner of speach & if our plates had been sufficiently large we should have written in the Hebrew but the Hebrew hath been altered by us also & if we could have written in the Hebrew behold ye would have had none imperfections in our record [p. 427]
unto you he changeth not if so he would cease to be God & he ceaseth not to be God and is a God of miracles & the reason why he ceaseth to do miracles among the children of men is because that they dwindle in unbelief & depart from the right way & know not the God in whom they should trust behold I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ doubting nothing whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted them & this promise is unto all even unto the ends of the earth for behold thus sayeth Jesus Christ the son of God unto his Disciples which should tarry yea & also to all his Disciples in the hearing of the multitude go ye into all the world & preach the Gospel to every creature & he that believeth & is Baptised shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned & these signs shall follow them that bliev in my name shall they cast out Devils they shall speak with new tongues they shall take up serpants & if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them they shall lay hands on the sick & they shall recover & whosoever shall believe in my name doubting nothing unto him will I confirm all my words even unto the ends of the earth & now behold who can stand against the works of the Lord who can deny his sayings who will rise up against the allmighty power of the Lord who will despise the works of the Lord who will despise the children of Christ behold all ye despisers the works of the Lord for ye shall wonder & perish O then despise not & wonder not but hearken unto the words of the Lord & ask the Father in the name of Jesus for what things soever ye shall stand in need doubt not but be believing & begin as in times of old & come unto the Lord with all your heart & work out your own salvation with fear & trembling before him be wise in the days of your brobation strip yourselves of all uncleanness ask not that ye may consune it on your lusts but ask with with a firmness unshaken that ye will yield to no temptation but that ye will serve the true and liveing God see that ye are not baptised unworthily see that ye partake not of the sacrament of Christ unwothily but see that ye do all things in worthiness & do it in the name of Jesus Christ the Son of the liveing God & if ye do this and endure to the end ye will in no wise be cast out behold I speak as though I spake from the dead for I know that ye shall have my words condemn me not because of mine imperfection neither my Father because of his imperfection neither them which have written before him but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections that ye may learn to be more wise then that which we have ben & now behold we have written this record according to our knowledge in the characters which are called among us the reformed Egyptian being handed down & altered by us according to our manner of speach & if our plates had been sufficiently large we should have written in the Hebrew but the Hebrew hath been altered by us also & if we could have written in the Hebrew behold ye would have had none imperfections in our record [p. 427]
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