History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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which are on the plates of Nephi, down even till  you come to the reign of King Benjamin, or until  you come to that which you have translated <that> which  you have retained: and behold you shall publish it  as the record of Nephi, and thus I will confound those  who have altered my words. I will not suffer that they  shall destroy my work, yea I will show unto them,  that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the  Devil.
10 Behold they have only gotten a part of  or an abridgement, of the account of Nephi; behold there  are many things engraven on the plates of Nephi, which  do throw greater views upon my gospel; therefore it is  wisdom in me, that you should translate this first  part of the engravings of Nephi, and send forth in this  work: And behold all the remainder of this work, does  contain all those parts of my gospel, which my holy  prophets, yea and also my disciples desired in their prayers  should come forth unto this people; and I said unto  them, that it should be granted unto them, according  to their faith in their prayers; yea and this was  their faith; that my gospel which I gave unto them  that they might preach in in their days, might come unto  their bretheren, the Lamanites; and also all that had  become Lamanites, because of their dessentions.
<11> Now this is not all; their faith in their prayers were,  that this Gospel should be made known also, If it were  possible that other nations should possess this Land;  and thus they did leave a blessing upon this land  in their praye[r]s, that whosoever should beleve in this  Gospel, in this land, might have eternal life.  Yea that it might be free unto all, of whatsoever nation,  kindred, tounge, or people, they may be.
12 And now behold, according to their faith in  their prayers, will I bring this part of my gospel to  the knowledge of my p[e]ople; behold I do not bring it  to destroy what they have recieved but to build it up. [p. 20]
which are on the plates of Nephi, down even till you come to the reign of King Benjamin, or until you come to that which you have translated that you have retained: and behold you shall publish it as the record of Nephi, and thus I will confound those who have altered my words. I will not suffer that they shall destroy my work, yea I will show unto them, that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the Devil.
10 Behold they have only got a part or an abridgement, of the account of Nephi; behold there are many things engraven on the plates of Nephi, which do throw greater views upon my gospel; therefore it is wisdom in me, that you should translate this first part of the engravings of Nephi, and send forth in this work: And behold all the remainder of this work, does contain all those parts of my gospel, which my holy prophets, yea and also my disciples desired in their prayers should come forth unto this people; and I said unto them, that it should be granted unto them, according to their faith in their prayers; yea and this was their faith; that my gospel which I gave unto them that they might preach in their days, might come unto their bretheren, the Lamanites; and also all that had become Lamanites, because of their dessentions.
11 Now this is not all; their faith in their prayers were, that this Gospel should be made known also, If it were possible that other nations should possess this Land; and thus they did leave a blessing upon this land in their prayers, that whosoever should beleve in this Gospel, in this land, might have eternal life. Yea that it might be free unto all, of whatsoever nation, kindred, tounge, or people, they may be.
12 And now behold, according to their faith in their prayers, will I bring this part of my gospel to the knowledge of my people; behold I do not bring it to destroy what they have recieved but to build it up. [p. 20]
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