History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

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and caused to be written; and on this wise the Devil  has sought to lay a cunning plan, that he might destroy this  work; for he has put it into their hearts to do this, that by  lying, they may say, they have caught you in the words which  you have pretended to translate.
2 Verily, I say unto you that I will not  suffer that Satan shall accomplish his evil design in this,  thing, for behold he has put it into their hearts to get theee  to tempt the Lord thy god, in asking to translate it over  again; and then behold they say and think in their Hearts,  we will see if god has given him power to translate;  if so he will give him power to translate again, or if he  translate again, or in other words, if he bring<eth> forth the  same words; behold we have altered them, therefore they will not  agree, and we will say that he has lied in his words, and that he has  no gift, and that he has no power: therefore <we> will destroy him, <and> also  the work; and we will do this, that we may not be ashamed in  the end, and that we may get glolry of the world.
3 Verily, verily. I say unto you, that Satan has great hold upon  their hearts; he stireth them up to iniquity against that which is  good, and their hearts are corrupt and full of wickedness, and abom anations, and they love darkness rather than light. because their  deeds are evil; therefore they will not ask of me. Satan Stireth  them up, that he may lead their souls to destruction. And thus he  has laid a cunning palan th plan, thinking to destroy the work of  God; but I will requ[i]re this at their hands, and it shall turn to  their shame and condemnation in the day of judgement. Yea  he stireth up their hearts, to anger against this work; yea he saith  unto them decieve, and lie in wait to catch that <ye may decieve> you may decieve  ye may destroy: behold this is no harm, and thus he f[l]attereth them,  and telleth them that it is no sin to lie that they may  catch a man in a lie. that they may destroy him; and thus he  he flattereth them also and leadeth them along, until he drageth  their souls down to hell, and thus he causeth them to catch  themselves in their own Snare, and thus he goeth up and down  to and fro, in the earth, seeking to destroy the souls of men.
4 Verily, Verily, I say unto you, wo be unto him that [p. 18]
and caused to be written; and on this wise the Devil has sought to lay a cunning plan, that he might destroy this work; for he has put it into their hearts to do this, that by lying, they may say, they have caught you in the words which you have pretended to translate.
2 Verily, I say unto you that I will not suffer that Satan shall accomplish his evil design in this, thing, for behold he has put it into their hearts to get theee to tempt the Lord thy god, in asking to translate it over again; and then behold they say and think in their Hearts, we will see if god has given him power to translate; if so he will give him power again, or if he translate again, or in other words, if he bringeth forth the same words; behold we have altered them, therefore they will not agree, and we will say that he has lied in his words, and that he has no gift, and that he has no power: therefore we will destroy him, and also the work; and we will do this, that we may not be ashamed in the end, and that we may get glolry of the world.
3 Verily, verily. I say unto you, that Satan has great hold upon their hearts; he stireth them up to iniquity against that which is good, and their hearts are corrupt and full of wickedness, and abomanations, and they love darkness rather than light. because their deeds are evil; therefore they will not ask of me. Satan Stireth them up, that he may lead their souls to destruction. And thus he has laid a cunning plan, thinking to destroy the work of God; but I will require this at their hands, and it shall turn to their shame and condemnation in the day of judgement. Yea he stireth up their hearts, to anger against this work; yea he saith unto them decieve, and lie in wait to catch that ye may destroy: behold this is no harm, and thus he flattereth them, and telleth them that it is no sin to lie that they may catch a man in a lie. that they may destroy him; and thus he flattereth them and leadeth them along, until he drageth their souls down to hell, and thus he causeth them to catch themselves in their own Snare, and thus he goeth up and down to and fro, in the earth, seeking to destroy the souls of men.
4 Verily, Verily, I say unto you, wo be unto him that [p. 18]
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