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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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upon me & on mine arm shall they trust lift up your eyes to the heavens & look upon the earth beneath for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke & the earth shall wax old like a garment & they that dwell therein shall die in like manner but my salvation shall be forever & my righteousness shall not be abolished hearken unto me ye that know righteousness the People in whose heart I have written my law fear ye not the reproach of men neither be ye afraid of their revileings for the moth shall eat <​them up​> like a garment & the worm shall eat them like wool but my righteousness shall be forever & my salvation from generation to generation Awake awake put on strength O arm of the Lord awake as in the ancient days art thou not it that hath cut Rahab & wounded the dragon art thou not it which hath dried the Sea the waters of the great deep that hath made the debths of the Sea away for the ransomed to pass over therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return & come with singing unto Zion & everlasting Joy & holiness shall be upon their heads & they shall obtain gladness & Joy sorrow & mourning shall flee away I am he yea I am he that comforteth you behold who art thou that thou shouldst be afraid of man which shall die & of the Son of man which shall be made like unto grass & forgetest the Lord thy maker that hath streached forth the heavens & laid the foundations of the earth & hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor as if he were ready to destroy & where is the fury of the oppressor the captive exile hasteneth that he may be delivered <​loosed​> <​&​> that he should <​not​> die in the pit nor that his bread should fail but I am the Lord thy God whose waves roared the Lord of hosts is my name & I have put my words in thy mouth & hath covered thee in the shadow of thy <​mine​> hand that I may plant the heavens & lay the foundations of the earth & say unto Zion behold thou art my People awake awake stand up O Jerusalem which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of his fury thou hast drunk<​en​> the dregs of the cup of trembleing rung out & none to guide her among all the Sons she hath brought forth neither that taketh her by the hand of all the Sons she hath brought up these two Sons are come unto thee who shall be sorry for thee thy desolation & destruction & the famine & the sword & by whom shall I comfort thee thy Sons have fainted save these two they lie at the head of all the streets as a wild Bull in a net they are full of the fury of the Lord the rebuke of thy God therefore hear now this thou afflicted & drunken & not with wine thus saith thy Lord the Lord & thy God pleadeth the cause of thy <​his​> People behold I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembleing the dregs of the cup of my fury thou shalt no more drink it again but I will put it unto the hand of them that afflict thee which I said to thy Soul bow down that we may go over & thou hast laid thy body as the ground & as the street to them that went over awake awake put on thy strength [p. 61]
upon me & on mine arm shall they trust lift up your eyes to the heavens & look upon the earth beneath for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke & the earth shall wax old like a garment & they that dwell therein shall die in like manner but my salvation shall be forever & my righteousness shall not be abolished hearken unto me ye that know righteousness the People in whose heart I have written my law fear ye not the reproach of men neither be ye afraid of their revileings for the moth shall eat them up like a garment & the worm shall eat them like wool but my righteousness shall be forever & my salvation from generation to generation Awake awake put on strength O arm of the Lord awake as in the ancient days art thou not it that hath cut Rahab & wounded the dragon art thou not it which hath dried the Sea the waters of the great deep that hath made the debths of the Sea away for the ransomed to pass over therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return & come with singing unto Zion & everlasting Joy & holiness shall be upon their heads & they shall obtain gladness & Joy sorrow & mourning shall flee away I am he yea I am he that comforteth you behold who art thou that thou shouldst be afraid of man which shall die & of the Son of man which shall be made like unto grass & forgetest the Lord thy maker that hath streached forth the heavens & laid the foundations of the earth & hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor as if he were ready to destroy & where is the fury of the oppressor the captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed & that he should not die in the pit nor that his bread should fail but I am the Lord thy God whose waves roared the Lord of hosts is my name & I have put my words in thy mouth & hath covered thee in the shadow of mine hand that I may plant the heavens & lay the foundations of the earth & say unto Zion behold thou art my People awake awake stand up O Jerusalem which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of his fury thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembleing rung out & none to guide her among all the Sons she hath brought forth neither that taketh her by the hand of all the Sons she hath brought up these two Sons are come unto thee who shall be sorry for thee thy desolation & destruction & the famine & the sword & by whom shall I comfort thee thy Sons have fainted save these two they lie at the head of all the streets as a wild Bull in a net they are full of the fury of the Lord the rebuke of thy God therefore hear now this thou afflicted & drunken & not with wine thus saith thy Lord the Lord & thy God pleadeth the cause of his People behold I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembleing the dregs of the cup of my fury thou shalt no more drink it again but I will put it unto the hand of them that afflict thee which I said to thy Soul bow down that we may go over & thou hast laid thy body as the ground & as the street to them that went over awake awake put on thy strength [p. 61]
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