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

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& shew it to no man & behold when ye shall come unto me ye shall write them & shall seal them up that no one can interpret them for ye shall write them in a language that they cannot be read & behold these two stones will I give unto thee & ye shall seal them up also with the things which ye shall write for behold the language which ye shall write I have confounded wherefore I will cause in mine own due time that these stones shall magnify to the eyes of men these things which ye shall wrte <​write​> & when the Lord had said these words the Lord shewed unto the brother of Jared all the inhabitants of the earth which had been & also all that would be & the Lord withheld them not from his sight even unto the ends of the earth for the Lord had said unto him in times before that if he would believe in him that he could shew unto him all things it should be shewn unto him therefore the Lord could not withhold any thing from him for he knew that the Lord could shew him all things & the Lord said unto him Write these things & Seal them up & I will shew them in mine own due time unto the children of men And it came to pass that the Lord commanded him <​that​> he should seal up the two stones which he had received & shew them not until the Lord should shew them unto the children of men & the Lord commanded the brother of Jared to go down out of the mount from the presence of the Lord & write the things which he had seen & they were forbidden to come unto the children of men until after that he should be lifted up upon the cross & for this cause did King Benjamin keep them that they should not come unto the world until after Christ should shew himself unto his people & after that Christ truely had shewed himself unto his people he commanded that they should be made manifest & now after that they have all dwindled in unbelief & there is none save it be the Lamanites & they have rejected the Gospel of Christ therefore I am commanded that I should hide them up again in the earth behold I have written upon these plates the very things which the brother of Jared saw & there never was greater things made manifest than that which was made manifest unto the brother of Jared Wherefore the Lord hath commanded me to write them & I have have wrote them & he commanded me that I should seal them up & he also hath commanded that I should seal up the interpretation thereof wherefore I have sealed up the interpreters according to the commandment of the Lord for the Lord saith unto me They shall not go forth unto the Gentiles until the day that they shall repent of their iniquity & become clean before the Lord & in that day that they shall exercise faith in me saith the Lord even as the brother of Jared did that they may become sanctified in me then will I manifest unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw even to the unfolding unto them all my revelations saith Jesus Christ the Son of God the Father of the Heavens & of the Earth & all things that in them i And he that will contend against the word of the Lord let him be acursed & he that shall deny these things let him be acursed for unto them will I shew no greater things saith Jesus Christ for I am he which speaketh & at my command the Heavens are opened & are [p. 434]
& shew it to no man & behold when ye shall come unto me ye shall write them & shall seal them up that no one can interpret them for ye shall write them in a language that they cannot be read & behold these two stones will I give unto thee & ye shall seal them up also with the things which ye shall write for behold the language which ye shall write I have confounded wherefore I will cause in mine own due time that these stones shall magnify to the eyes of men these things which ye shall write & when the Lord had said these words the Lord shewed unto the brother of Jared all the inhabitants of the earth which had been & also all that would be & the Lord withheld them not from his sight even unto the ends of the earth for the Lord had said unto him in times before that if he would believe in him that he could shew unto him all things it should be shewn unto him therefore the Lord could not withhold any thing from him for he knew that the Lord could shew him all things & the Lord said unto him Write these things & Seal them up & I will shew them in mine own due time unto the children of men And it came to pass that the Lord commanded him that he should seal up the two stones which he had received & shew them not until the Lord should shew them unto the children of men & the Lord commanded the brother of Jared to go down out of the mount from the presence of the Lord & write the things which he had seen & they were forbidden to come unto the children of men until after that he should be lifted up upon the cross & for this cause did King Benjamin keep them that they should not come unto the world until after Christ should shew himself unto his people & after that Christ truely had shewed himself unto his people he commanded that they should be made manifest & now after that they have all dwindled in unbelief & there is none save it be the Lamanites & they have rejected the Gospel of Christ therefore I am commanded that I should hide them up again in the earth behold I have written upon these plates the very things which the brother of Jared saw & there never was greater things made manifest than that which was made manifest unto the brother of Jared Wherefore the Lord hath commanded me to write them & I have wrote them & he commanded me that I should seal them up & he also hath commanded that I should seal up the interpretation thereof wherefore I have sealed up the interpreters according to the commandment of the Lord for the Lord saith unto me They shall not go forth unto the Gentiles until the day that they shall repent of their iniquity & become clean before the Lord & in that day that they shall exercise faith in me saith the Lord even as the brother of Jared did that they may become sanctified in me then will I manifest unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw even to the unfolding unto them all my revelations saith Jesus Christ the Son of God the Father of the Heavens & of the Earth & all things that in them i And he that will contend against the word of the Lord let him be acursed & he that shall deny these things let him be acursed for unto them will I shew no greater things saith Jesus Christ for I am he which speaketh & at my command the Heavens are opened & are [p. 434]
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