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Old Testament Revision, John Whitmer First Copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Hence yea from the presence of Moses that he beheld him not & n[ow] of this thing Moses bore record but because of wickedness it is not [had] among the Children of men & it came to pass that when Satan [had] departed from the presence of Moses he lifted up his eyes unto Heav[en] being filled with the Holy Ghost which beareth record of the father & the Son & calling upon the name of God he he beheld again his glory for it was upon him & he heard a voice saying blessed art thou Mose[s] for I the Almighty have chosen thee & thou shalt be made stronger than the many waters for they shall obey thy command even as if th[ou] wert God & lo I am with thee even unto the end of thy days for th[ou] shalt deliver my People from bondage even Israel my Chosen & [it] came to pass as the voice was still speaking he cast his eyes & h[e] beheld the Earth yea even all all the face of it & there was not a p[art]icle of it which he did not behold decerning it by the Spirit of God [& he] beheld also the Inhabitants thereof & there was not a soul which he behe[ld] not & he decerned it by the spirit of God & their numbers were great even as numberless as the sand upon the sea shore & he beheld many lands & each land was called earth & there were Inhabitants upon the face thereof & it came to pass that Moses called upon God saying tell me I pray thee why these things are so & by what thou madest them & be[hold] the glory of God was upon Moses that Moses stood in the presence of God [&] he talked with him face to face & the Lord God said unto Moses for mi[ne] own purpose have I made these things here is wisdom & it remain[eth] in me & by the word of my power have I created them which is min[e] only begotten son full of grace & truth & worlds without number ha[ve] [I] created & I also created them for mine own purpose & by the same [cre]ated I them which is mine only begotten & the first man of all m[en] have I called Adam which is many but only an account of this earth & the inhabitants thereof give I unto you for behold there a[re] many worlds which have passed away by the word of my power & there are many also which now stand & numberless are they unto m[an] but all things are numbered unto me for they are mine & I know th[em] & it came to pass that Moses spake unto the Lord saying be merciful unto thy servant O God & tell me concerning this Earth & the Inhabitants th[er]eof & also the Heavens & then thy Servent will be content & the Lor[d] <​God​> spake unto Moses saying the Heavens there are many & they cannot be numbered unto man but they are numbered unto me for they are mi[ne] & as one Earth shall pass away & the Heavens thereof even so shall an other co[me] & there is no end to my work neither my words for behold this is my work to my glory to the immortality & the Eternal life of man & now Moses my Son I will speak unto you concerning this Earth upon which thou standest & thou shalt write the things which I shall spe[ak] & in a day when the Children of men shall esteem my word as naught & take many of them from the Book which thou shalt write behold I will raise up another like unto thee & they shall be had again among the children of men among even as many as shall believe these wo[rds] was spoken unto Moses in the Mount the name of which shall [not] be known among the Children of men & now they are also sp[oken] unto you shew them not unto any except them that believe a[men]
 
A Revelation given to the of the [on the] first Book of Moses [p. [2]]
Hence yea from the presence of Moses that he beheld him not & now of this thing Moses bore record but because of wickedness it is not [had] among the Children of men & it came to pass that when Satan [had] departed from the presence of Moses he lifted up his eyes unto Heaven being filled with the Holy Ghost which beareth record of the father & the Son & calling upon the name of God he he beheld again his glory for it was upon him & he heard a voice saying blessed art thou Moses for I the Almighty have chosen thee & thou shalt be made stronger than the many waters for they shall obey thy command even as if thou wert God & lo I am with thee even unto the end of thy days for thou shalt deliver my People from bondage even Israel my Chosen & [it] came to pass as the voice was still speaking he cast his eyes & he beheld the Earth yea even all all the face of it & there was not a particle of it which he did not behold decerning it by the Spirit of God [& he] beheld also the Inhabitants thereof & there was not a soul which he beheld not & he decerned it by the spirit of God & their numbers were great even as numberless as the sand upon the sea shore & he beheld many lands & each land was called earth & there were Inhabitants upon the face thereof & it came to pass that Moses called upon God saying tell me I pray thee why these things are so & by what thou madest them & behold the glory of God was upon Moses that Moses stood in the presence of God [&] he talked with him face to face & the Lord God said unto Moses for mine own purpose have I made these things here is wisdom & it remaineth in me & by the word of my power have I created them which is mine only begotten son full of grace & truth & worlds without number have I created & I also created them for mine own purpose & by the same created I them which is mine only begotten & the first man of all men have I called Adam which is many but only an account of this earth & the inhabitants thereof give I unto you for behold there are many worlds which have passed away by the word of my power & there are many also which now stand & numberless are they unto man but all things are numbered unto me for they are mine & I know them & it came to pass that Moses spake unto the Lord saying be merciful unto thy servant O God & tell me concerning this Earth & the Inhabitants thereof & also the Heavens & then thy Servent will be content & the Lord God spake unto Moses saying the Heavens there are many & they cannot be numbered unto man but they are numbered unto me for they are mine & as one Earth shall pass away & the Heavens thereof even so shall an other come & there is no end to my work neither my words for behold this is my work to my glory to the immortality & the Eternal life of man & now Moses my Son I will speak unto you concerning this Earth upon which thou standest & thou shalt write the things which I shall speak & in a day when the Children of men shall esteem my word as naught & take many of them from the Book which thou shalt write behold I will raise up another like unto thee & they shall be had again among the children of men among even as many as shall believe these words was spoken unto Moses in the Mount the name of which shall [not] be known among the Children of men & now they are also spoken unto you shew them not unto any except them that believe amen
 
A Revelation given to the of the on the first Book of Moses [p. [2]]
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