Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, circa August 1829–circa January 1830

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from their sins & the man sayeth unto him we do not believe that thou knowest any such thing we do not believe in these foolish traditions we do not believe that thou knowest of things to come neither do we believe that thy fathers & also that our fathers did know concerning the things which they spake of that which is to come now Aaron began to open the scriptures unto them concerning the coming of Christ & also concerning the resurrection of the dead & that there could be no redemption for mankind save it were through the death & sufferings of Christ & the atonement of his blood & it came to pass that as he began to expound these things unto them they were angry with him & began to mock him & they would not hear the words which he spake therefore when he saw that they would not hear his words he departed out of the Synagogue & came over to a vilage which was called Anianti Ani Anti & there he found Muloki a preaching the word unto them & also Ammah & his brethren & they contended with many about the word & it came to pass that they saw that the people would harden their hearts therefore they departed & came over into the land of Middoni & they did preach the word unto many & few believed on the words which they taught nevertheless Aaron & a certain number of his brethren were taken & cast into prison & the remainder of them fled out of the land of Middoni unto the regions round about & those whichh were cast into prison suffered many things & they were delivered by the hand of Lamoni & Ammon & they were fed & clothed & they went forth again to declare the word & thus they were delivered for the first time out of prison & thus they had suffered & they went forth whithersoever they were led by the spirit of the Lord preaching the word of God in every Synagogue of the Amalekites or in every assembly of the Lamanites where they could be admited & it came to pass that the Lord began to bless them in their <​somuch​> that they brought many to the knowledge of the truth yea they did convince many of their sins & of the tradition of their fathers which were not correct & it came to pass that Ammon & Lamoni returned to <​from​> the land of Middoni to the land of Ishmael which was the land of their inheritance & King Lamoni would not suffer that Ammon should serve him or be his servant but he caused that there should be Synagogues built in the land of Ishmael & he caused that his people or the people which was under his reign should assemble themselves together & he did rejoice [p. 225]
from their sins & the man sayeth unto him we do not believe that thou knowest any such thing we do not believe in these foolish traditions we do not believe that thou knowest of things to come neither do we believe that thy fathers & also that our fathers did know concerning the things which they spake of that which is to come now Aaron began to open the scriptures unto them concerning the coming of Christ & also concerning the resurrection of the dead & that there could be no redemption for mankind save it were through the death & sufferings of Christ & the atonement of his blood & it came to pass that as he began to expound these things unto them they were angry with him & began to mock him & they would not hear the words which he spake therefore when he saw that they would not hear his words he departed out of the Synagogue & came over to a vilage which was called Ani Anti & there he found Muloki a preaching the word unto them & also Ammah & his brethren & they contended with many about the word & it came to pass that they saw that the people would harden their hearts therefore they departed & came over into the land of Middoni & they did preach the word unto many & few believed on the words which they taught nevertheless Aaron & a certain number of his brethren were taken & cast into prison & the remainder of them fled out of the land of Middoni unto the regions round about & those whichh were cast into prison suffered many things & they were delivered by the hand of Lamoni & Ammon & they were fed & clothed & they went forth again to declare the word & thus they were delivered for the first time out of prison & thus they had suffered & they went forth whithersoever they were led by the spirit of the Lord preaching the word of God in every Synagogue of the Amalekites or in every assembly of the Lamanites where they could be admited & it came to pass that the Lord began to bless them in somuch that they brought many to the knowledge of the truth yea they did convince many of their sins & of the tradition of their fathers which were not correct & it came to pass that Ammon & Lamoni returned from the land of Middoni to the land of Ishmael which was the land of their inheritance & King Lamoni would not suffer that Ammon should serve him or be his servant but he caused that there should be Synagogues built in the land of Ishmael & he caused that his people or the people which was under his reign should assemble themselves together & he did rejoice [p. 225]
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