Title Page of Book of Mormon, circa Early June 1829

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THE
BOOK OF MORMON,
AN ACCOUNT
WRITTEN BY THE HAND OF MORMON UPON TAKEN FROM THE PLATES OF NEPHI:
Wherefore it is an abridgment of the record of the , and  also of the , written to the Lamanites, which are a remnant  of the ; and also to Jew and , written by way  of commandment; and also by the spirit of prophesy and of revelation,  written and sealed and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be  destroyed, to come forth by the gift and power of God unto the inter pretation thereof— sealed up by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto  the Lord, to come forth in due time by the way of Gentile, the interpre tation thereof by the gift of God: an abridgment taken from the book  of Ether.
Also, which is a record of the , which were scattered at  the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they  were building a tower to get to heaven; which is to shew unto the  remnant of the house of Israel how great things the Lord hath done  for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord,  that they are not cast off for ever: And also to the convincing of the  Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the eternal God, manifesting  himself unto all nations. And now, if there be fault, it be the mistake  of men: wherefore condemn not the things of God, that ye may be  found spotless at the Judgment seat of Christ.
By Joseph Smith, Junior,
AUTHOR AND PROPRIETOR. [p. [1]]
THE
BOOK OF MORMON,
AN ACCOUNT
WRITTEN BY THE HAND OF MORMON UPON TAKEN FROM THE PLATES OF NEPHI:
Wherefore it is an abridgment of the record of the , and also of the , written to the Lamanites, which are a remnant of the ; and also to Jew and , written by way of commandment; and also by the spirit of prophesy and of revelation, written and sealed and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed, to come forth by the gift and power of God unto the interpretation thereof— sealed up by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by the way of Gentile, the interpretation thereof by the gift of God: an abridgment taken from the book of Ether.
Also, which is a record of the , which were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven; which is to shew unto the remnant of the house of Israel how great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off for ever: And also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations. And now, if there be fault, it be the mistake of men: wherefore condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the Judgment seat of Christ.
By Joseph Smith, Junior,
AUTHOR AND PROPRIETOR. [p. [1]]
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