Book of Mormon, 1830

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go to the land of Antum, unto a hill, which shall be called  Shim; and there have I deposited unto the Lord, all the  sacred engravings concerning this people. And behold, ye  shall take the plates of Nephi unto yourself, and the re mainder shall ye leave in the place where they are; and ye  shall engrave upon the plates of Nephi, all the things that ye  have observed concerning this people. And I, Mormon, be ing a descendant of Nephi, (and my father’s name was Mor mon,) I remembered the things which Ammaron commanded  me. And it came to pass that I, being eleven years old, was  carried by my father into the land southward, even to the land  of Zarahemla: the whole face of the land having become cov ered with buildings, and the people were as numerous almost,  as it were the sand of the sea. And it came to pass in this  year, there began to be a war between the Nephites, which  consisted of the Nephites, and the Jacobites, and the Joseph ites, and the Zoramites: and this war was between the Ne phites, and the Lamanites, and the Lemuelites, and the Ish maelites. Now the Lamanites, and the Lemuelites, and the  Ishmaelites, were called Lamanites, and the two parties were  Nephites and Lamanites. And it came to pass that the war  began to be among them, in the borders of Zarahemla, by the  waters of Sidon. And it came to pass that the Nephites had  gathered together a great number of men, even to exceed the  number of thirty thousand. And it came to pass that they did  have in this same year a number of battles, in the which the  Nephites did beat the Lamanites, and did slay many of them.  And it came to pass that the Lamanites withdrew their design,  and there was peace settled in the land, and peace did remain  for the space of about four years, that there were no blood  shed. But wickedness did prevail upon the face of the whole  land, insomuch that the Lord did take away his beloved dis ciples, and the work of miracles and of healing did cease,  because of the iniquity of the people. And there were no  gifts from the Lord, and the Holy Ghost did not come upon  any, because of their wickedness and unbelief. And I, being  fifteen years of age, and being somewhat of a sober mind,  therfore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted, and knew of  the goodness of Jesus. And I did endeavor to preach unto  this people, but my mouth was shut, and I were forbidden that  I should preach unto them: for behold they had wilfully re belled against their God, and the beloved disciples were taken  away out of the land, because of their iniquity. But I did [p. 519]
go to the land of Antum, unto a hill, which shall be called Shim; and there have I deposited unto the Lord, all the sacred engravings concerning this people. And behold, ye shall take the plates of Nephi unto yourself, and the remainder shall ye leave in the place where they are; and ye shall engrave upon the plates of Nephi, all the things that ye have observed concerning this people. And I, Mormon, being a descendant of Nephi, (and my father’s name was Mormon,) I remembered the things which Ammaron commanded me. And it came to pass that I, being eleven years old, was carried by my father into the land southward, even to the land of Zarahemla: the whole face of the land having become covered with buildings, and the people were as numerous almost, as it were the sand of the sea. And it came to pass in this year, there began to be a war between the Nephites, which consisted of the Nephites, and the Jacobites, and the Josephites, and the Zoramites: and this war was between the Nephites, and the Lamanites, and the Lemuelites, and the Ishmaelites. Now the Lamanites, and the Lemuelites, and the Ishmaelites, were called Lamanites, and the two parties were Nephites and Lamanites. And it came to pass that the war began to be among them, in the borders of Zarahemla, by the waters of Sidon. And it came to pass that the Nephites had gathered together a great number of men, even to exceed the number of thirty thousand. And it came to pass that they did have in this same year a number of battles, in the which the Nephites did beat the Lamanites, and did slay many of them. And it came to pass that the Lamanites withdrew their design, and there was peace settled in the land, and peace did remain for the space of about four years, that there were no blood shed. But wickedness did prevail upon the face of the whole land, insomuch that the Lord did take away his beloved disciples, and the work of miracles and of healing did cease, because of the iniquity of the people. And there were no gifts from the Lord, and the Holy Ghost did not come upon any, because of their wickedness and unbelief. And I, being fifteen years of age, and being somewhat of a sober mind, therfore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted, and knew of the goodness of Jesus. And I did endeavor to preach unto this people, but my mouth was shut, and I were forbidden that I should preach unto them: for behold they had wilfully rebelled against their God, and the beloved disciples were taken away out of the land, because of their iniquity. But I did [p. 519]
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