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

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ld I have declared the former things from the beginning & they went forth out of my mouth & I shewed them I did shew them suddenly & I did it because I knew that thou art obstinate & thy neck was an iron sinew & thy <​thy​> brow brass & I have even from the beginning declared to thee before it came to pass I shewed them thee & I shewed them for fear least thou shouldst say mine Idol hath done them & my graven image & my moulton image hath commanded them thou hast seen & heard all this & will ye not declare them & that I have shewed thee new things from this time even hiden things & thou didst not know them they are created now & not from the beginning even before the day when thou heardest them not they were declared unto thee least thou shouldst say behold I knew them yea & thou heardest not yea thou knewest not yea from that time thine ear was not opened for I knew that thou wouldst deal verry treacherously & wast called a transgressor from thy womb nevertheless for thy <​my name​> name sake will I defer mine anger & for my praise will I refrain from thee that I cut thee not off for behold I have refined thee I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction for mine own sake yea for mine own sake will I do this for I will not suffer my name to be polluted & I will not give my glory unto another hearken unto me O Jacob & Israel my called for I am he & I am the first & I am also the last mine hand hath also laid the foundations of the earth & my right hand hath spaned the heavens & I called unto them & they stand up together all ye assemble yourselves & hear which among them hath declared these things unto them the Lord hath loved him yea & he will fulfil hiss word which he hath declared by them & he will do his pleasure on Babylon & his arm shall come upon the Chaldeans also saith the Lord I the Lord yea I have spoken yea I have called him to declare I have brought him & he shall make his way prosperous come ye near unto me I have not spoken in secret from the beginning from the time that it was declared have I spoken & the Lord God & his spirit hath sent me & thus saith the Lord thy redeemer the holy one of Israel I have sent him the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit which leadeth thee by the way thou shouldst go hath done it O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments then had thy peace been as a river & thy righteousness as the waves of the Sea thy seed also had been as the sand the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof his name should not have been cut off nor destroid from before me go ye forth of Babylon flee ye from the Chaldeans with a voice of singing [p. 41]
ld I have declared the former things from the beginning & they went forth out of my mouth & I shewed them I did shew them suddenly & I did it because I knew that thou art obstinate & thy neck was an iron sinew & thy brow brass & I have even from the beginning declared to thee before it came to pass I shewed them thee & I shewed them for fear least thou shouldst say mine Idol hath done them & my graven image & my moulton image hath commanded them thou hast seen & heard all this & will ye not declare them & that I have shewed thee new things from this time even hiden things & thou didst not know them they are created now & not from the beginning even before the day when thou heardest them not they were declared unto thee least thou shouldst say behold I knew them yea & thou heardest not yea thou knewest not yea from that time thine ear was not opened for I knew that thou wouldst deal verry treacherously & wast called a transgressor from thy womb nevertheless for my name sake will I defer mine anger & for my praise will I refrain from thee that I cut thee not off for behold I have refined thee I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction for mine own sake yea for mine own sake will I do this for I will not suffer my name to be polluted & I will not give my glory unto another hearken unto me O Jacob & Israel my called for I am he & I am the first & I am also the last mine hand hath also laid the foundation of the earth & my right hand hath spaned the heavens & I called unto them & they stand up together all ye assemble yourselves & hear which among them hath declared these things unto them the Lord hath loved him yea & he will fulfil hiss word which he hath declared by them & he will do his pleasure on Babylon & his arm shall come upon the Chaldeans also saith the Lord I the Lord yea I have spoken yea I have called him to declare I have brought him & he shall make his way prosperous come ye near unto me I have not spoken in secret from the beginning from the time that it was declared have I spoken & the Lord God & his spirit hath sent me & thus saith the Lord thy redeemer the holy one of Israel I have sent him the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit which leadeth thee by the way thou shouldst go hath done it O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments then had thy peace been as a river & thy righteousness as the waves of the Sea thy seed also had been as the sand the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof his name should not have been cut off nor destroid from before me go ye forth of Babylon flee ye from the Chaldeans with a voice of singing [p. 41]
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