Book of Mormon, 1830

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people which were called the people of Nephi, began to be  proud in their hearts, because of their exceeding riches, and  become vain, like unto their brethren, the Lamanites. And  from this time, the disciples began to sorrow for the sins of  the world.
And it came to pass that when three hundred years had passed  away, both the people of Nephi and the Lamanites had be come exceeding wicked, one like unto another. And it came  to pass that the robbers of Gaddianton did spread over all the  face of the land; and there were none that were righteous,  save it were the disciples of Jesus. And gold and silver did  they lay up in store in abundance, and did traffic in all manner  of traffic.
And it came to pass that after three hundred and five years  had passed away, (and the people did still remain in wicked ness,) Amos died, and his brother, Ammaron, did keep the  record, in his stead. And it came to pass that when three  hundred and twenty years had passed away, Ammaron, being  constrained by the Holy Ghost, did hide up the records which  were sacred; yea, even all the sacred records which had  been handed down from generation to generation, which were  sacred, even until the three hundred and twentieth year from  the coming of Christ. And he did hide them up unto the Lord,  that they might come again unto the remnant of the house of  Jacob, according to the prophecies and the promises of the  Lord. And thus is the end of the record of Ammaron.
Book of Mormon
BOOK OF MORMON.
Mormon, Chapter 1 [Mormon 1–3]
CHAPTER I.
 
And now I, Mormon, make a record of the things which I  have both seen and heard, and call it the Book of Mormon.—  And about the time that Ammaron hid up the records unto  the Lord, he came unto me, (I being about ten years of age;  and I began to be learned somewhat after the manner of the  learning of my people,) and Ammaron saith unto me, I per ceive that thou art a sober child, and art quick to observe;  therefore when ye are about twenty and four years old, I  would that ye should remember the things that ye have ob served concerning this people; and when ye are of that age, [p. 518]
people which were called the people of Nephi, began to be proud in their hearts, because of their exceeding riches, and become vain, like unto their brethren, the Lamanites. And from this time, the disciples began to sorrow for the sins of the world.
And it came to pass that when three hundred years had passed away, both the people of Nephi and the Lamanites had become exceeding wicked, one like unto another. And it came to pass that the robbers of Gaddianton did spread over all the face of the land; and there were none that were righteous, save it were the disciples of Jesus. And gold and silver did they lay up in store in abundance, and did traffic in all manner of traffic.
And it came to pass that after three hundred and five years had passed away, (and the people did still remain in wickedness,) Amos died, and his brother, Ammaron, did keep the record, in his stead. And it came to pass that when three hundred and twenty years had passed away, Ammaron, being constrained by the Holy Ghost, did hide up the records which were sacred; yea, even all the sacred records which had been handed down from generation to generation, which were sacred, even until the three hundred and twentieth year from the coming of Christ. And he did hide them up unto the Lord, that they might come again unto the remnant of the house of Jacob, according to the prophecies and the promises of the Lord. And thus is the end of the record of Ammaron.
Book of Mormon
BOOK OF MORMON.
Mormon, Chapter 1 [Mormon 1–3]
CHAPTER I.
 
And now I, Mormon, make a record of the things which I have both seen and heard, and call it the Book of Mormon.— And about the time that Ammaron hid up the records unto the Lord, he came unto me, (I being about ten years of age; and I began to be learned somewhat after the manner of the learning of my people,) and Ammaron saith unto me, I perceive that thou art a sober child, and art quick to observe; therefore when ye are about twenty and four years old, I would that ye should remember the things that ye have observed concerning this people; and when ye are of that age, [p. 518]
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