History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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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 works Yea  I will show unto them that my wisdom is  greater than their cunning of the Devil
10 Behold they have only got a part or an abrid gement of the account of Nephi behold there  are many things engraven upon the plates of Nephi  which do throw greater light 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 remain der 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 according to their faith in their prayer  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 brethren the  Lamanites and also <all> that had become Lamanites  because of their dissensions 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 And thus they did leave a blessing upon this  land in their prayers that whosoever should believe in this  gospel in this land might have eternal Life yea that it  might be free unto all of whatsoever nation kindred tongue  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 peopl[e] behold I do not bring it  to destroy what they have received but to build it up [p. 20]
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 works 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 upon 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 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 brethren the Lamanites and also all that had become Lamanites because of their dissensions 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 believe in this gospel in this land might have eternal Life yea that it might be free unto all of whatsoever nation kindred tongue 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 received but to build it up [p. 20]
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