Book of Abraham Manuscript, circa July–circa November 1835–C [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

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it came to pass that I Abram took Sarai to wife and Nahor my brother, took Milcah to wife.
who was the daughter of Haran.[blank line]
Now the Lord had said unto me Abram, get the[e] out of thy country, and from thy Kindred, and from thy fathers house, unto a land that I will shew thee, therefore I left the land of Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan, and I took Lot my brothers son, and his wife, and Sarai my wife, and also my father followed after me, unto the land which we denominated Haran and the famine abated, and my father tarried in Haran, and dwelt there, as there were many flocks in Haran, and my father turned again unto his Idolitry, therefore he continued in Haran.
But I Abram and Lot my brothers son, prayed unto the Lord, and the Lord appeared unto me, and said unto me, arise and take Lot with thee, for I have purposed to take thee away out of Haran, and to make of the[e] <​a​> minister to bear my name unto a people which I will give in a Strange land which I will give unto thy seed after thee, for an eternal memorial everlasting possession <​when​> if they
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it came to pass that I Abram took Sarai to wife and Nahor my brother, took Milcah to wife.
who was the daughter of Haran.[blank line]
Now the Lord had said unto me Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from thy Kindred, and from thy fathers house, unto a land that I will shew thee, therefore I left the land of Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan, and I took Lot my brothers son, and his wife, and Sarai my wife, and also my father followed after me, unto the land which we denominated Haran and the famine abated, and my father tarried in Haran, and dwelt there, as there were many flocks in Haran, and my father turned again unto his Idolitry, therefore he continued in Haran.
But I Abram and Lot my brothers son, prayed unto the Lord, and the Lord appeared unto me, and said unto me, arise and take Lot with thee, for I have purposed to take thee away out of Haran, and to make of thee a minister to bear my name in a Strange land which I will give unto thy seed after thee, for an everlasting possession when they
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