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

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of our God the holy one of Israel this death of whcih I have spoken which is the temporal shall deliver up its dead which death is the grave & this death of which I have spoken which is the spiritual death shall deliver up its dead which spiritual death is hell wherefore death & hell must deliver up its dead & hell must deliver up its captive spirits & the grave must deliver up its captive bodies & the do bodies & the spirits of men will be restored one to the other & it is by the power of the <​resurrection of the​> holy one of Israel O how great the plan of our God for on the other hand the paradise of God must deliver up the spirits of the righteous & the grave deliver up the body of the righteous & the spirit & the body is restored to itself again & all men become incorruptable & immortal & they are lieveing souls haveing a perfect knowledg like unto us in the flesh save it be that our knowledge shall be perfect wherefore we shall have a perfect knowledg of all our guilt & our uncleanness & our nakedness & the righteous shall have a perfect knowledge of their enjoyment & their righteousness being cloathed with purity yea even with the robe of righteousness & it shall come to pass that when all men shall have passed from this first death unto life insomuch as they have become immortal they must appear before the Judgment seat of the holy one of Israel & then cometh the Judgment & then must they be Judged according to the holy Judgment of God & assuredly as the Lord lieveth for the Lord God hath spoken it & it is his Eternal word which cannot pass away that they which are righteous shall be righteous still & they which are filthy shall be filthy still wherefore they which are filthy are the Devil & his Angels & they shall go away unto into everlasting fire prepared for them & their torment is a lake of fire & brimstone whose flames ascendeth up forever & ever & hath no end O the greatness & the Justice of our God for he executeth all his words & they have gone forth out of his mouth & his law must be fulfiled but behold the righteous the Saints of the holy one of Israel they which have believed in the holy one of Israel they which have endured the crosses of the world & despised the shame of it they shall inherit the Kingdom of God which was prepared from them from the foundation of the world & their Joy shall be full forever O the greatness of the mercy of our God the holy one of Israel for he delivereth his Saints from that awful monster the Devil & death & hell & that lake of fire & brimstone which is endless torment O how great the holiness of our God for he knoweth all things & there is not any thing save he know it & he cometh into the world that he may save all men if they will hearken unto his voice for behold he suffereth the pains of all men yea the pains of every liveing creture both men women & children which belong to the family of Adam & he suffereth this that the resurrection might pass upon all men that all might stand before him at the great & Judgment <​day​> & he commandeth all men [p. 63]
of our God the holy one of Israel this death of whcih I have spoken which is the temporal shall deliver up its dead which death is the grave & this death of which I have spoken which is the spiritual death shall deliver up its dead which spiritual death is hell wherefore death & hell must deliver up its dead & hell must deliver up its captive spirits & the grave must deliver up its captive bodies & the bodies & the spirits of men will be restored one to the other & it is by the power of the resurrection of the holy one of Israel O how great the plan of our God for on the other hand the paradise of God must deliver up the spirits of the righteous & the grave deliver up the body of the righteous & the spirit & the body is restored to itself again & all men become incorruptable & immortal & they are lieveing souls haveing a perfect knowledg like unto us in the flesh save it be that our knowledge shall be perfect wherefore we shall have a perfect knowledg of all our guilt & our uncleanness & our nakedness & the righteous shall have a perfect knowledge of their enjoyment & their righteousness being cloathed with purity yea even with the robe of righteousness & it shall come to pass that when all men shall have passed from this first death unto life insomuch as they have become immortal they must appear before the Judgment seat of the holy one of Israel & then cometh the Judgment & then must they be Judged according to the holy Judgment of God & assuredly as the Lord lieveth for the Lord God hath spoken it & it is his Eternal word which cannot pass away that they which are righteous shall be righteous still & they which are filthy shall be filthy still wherefore they which are filthy are the Devil & his Angels & they shall go away into everlasting fire prepared for them & their torment is a lake of fire & brimstone whose flames ascendeth up forever & ever & hath no end O the greatness & the Justice of our God for he executeth all his words & they have gone forth out of his mouth & his law must be fulfiled but behold the righteous the Saints of the holy one of Israel they which have believed in the holy one of Israel they which have endured the crosses of the world & despised the shame of it they shall inherit the Kingdom of God which was prepared from them from the foundation of the world & their Joy shall be full forever O the greatness of the mercy of our God the holy one of Israel for he delivereth his Saints from that awful monster the Devil & death & hell & that lake of fire & brimstone which is endless torment O how great the holiness of our God for he knoweth all things & there is not any thing save he know it & he cometh into the world that he may save all men if they will hearken unto his voice for behold he suffereth the pains of all men yea the pains of every liveing creture both men women & children which belong to the family of Adam & he suffereth this that the resurrection might pass upon all men that all might stand before him at the great & Judgment day & he commandeth all men [p. 63]
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