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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Covenants of the Lord which he hath made unto the House of Israel wherefore they are of great worth unto the Gentiles & the Angel of the Lord said unto me thou hast beheld that the Book proceded forth from the mouth of a Jew & when it proceded forth from the mouth of a Jew it contained the planeness of the Gospel of the Lord of whom the twelve Apostles bear record & they bear record according to the truth which is in the Lamb of God wherefore these things go forth from the Jews in purity unto the Gentiles according to the truth which is in God & after that they go forth by the hand of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb from the Jews unto the Gentiles behold after this thou seest the foundation of a great & abominable Church which is the most abominable above all other Churches for behold they have taken away from the Gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain & most precious & also many Covenants of the Lord have they taken away & all this have they done that they might pervert the right ways of the Lord that they might blind the eyes & hearden the hearts of the children of men wherefore thou seest that after the Book hath gone forth through the hands of the great & abominable Church that there are many plain & precious things taken away from the Book which is the Book of the Lamb of God & after that these plane & precious things were taken away it goeth forth unto all the Nations of the Gentiles & after it goeth forth unto all the Nations of the Gentiles yea even across the many waters which thou hast seen with the Gentiles which have gone forth out of captivity & thou seest because of the many plain & precious things which have been taken out of the Book which were plain unto the <​understanding of the​> children of men according to the planeness which is in <​the​> Lamb of God & because of these things which are taken away out of the Gospel of the Lamb & an exceding great many do stumble yea insomuch that Satan hath great power over them nevertheless thou beholdest that the Gentiles which have gone forth out of captivity & have been lifted up by the power of God above all other Nations upon the face of the Land which is choice above all other lands which is the land which the Lord God hath covenanted with thy father that his seed should have for the Land of their inheritance wherefore thou seest that the Lord God will not suffer that the Gentiles will utterly destroy the mixture of thy seed which is among thy Brethren neither will he suffer that the Gentiles shall destroy the seed of thy Brethren neither will the Lord God suffer that the Gentiles shall forever remain in that awful <​state of​> state of woundedness which thou beholdest that they are in because of the plain & most precious parts of the Gospel of the Lamb which hath been kept back by that abominable Church whose formation thou hast seen wherefore saith the Lamb of God I will be merciful unto the Gentiles [p. 21]
Covenants of the Lord which he hath made unto the House of Israel wherefore they are of great worth unto the Gentiles & the Angel of the Lord said unto me thou hast beheld that the Book proceded forth from the mouth of a Jew & when it proceded forth from the mouth of a Jew it contained the planeness of the Gospel of the Lord of whom the twelve Apostles bear record & they bear record according to the truth which is in the Lamb of God wherefore these things go forth from the Jews in purity unto the Gentiles according to the truth which is in God & after that they go forth by the hand of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb from the Jews unto the Gentiles behold after this thou seest the foundation of a great & abominable Church which is the most abominable above all other Churches for behold they have taken away from the Gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain & most precious & also many Covenants of the Lord have they taken away & all this have they done that they might pervert the right ways of the Lord that they might blind the eyes & hearden the hearts of the children of men wherefore thou seest that after the Book hath gone forth through the hands of the great & abominable Church that there are many plain & precious things taken away from the Book which is the Book of the Lamb of God & after that these plane & precious things were taken away it goeth forth unto all the Nations of the Gentiles & after it goeth forth unto all the Nations of the Gentiles yea even across the many waters which thou hast seen with the Gentiles which have gone forth out of captivity & thou seest because of the many plain & precious things which have been taken out of the Book which were plain unto the understanding of the children of men according to the planeness which is in the Lamb of God & because of these things which are taken away out of the Gospel of the Lamb an exceding great many do stumble yea insomuch that Satan hath great power over them nevertheless thou beholdest that the Gentiles which have gone forth out of captivity & have been lifted up by the power of God above all other Nations upon the face of the Land which is choice above all other lands which is the land which the Lord God hath covenanted with thy father that his seed should have for the Land of their inheritance wherefore thou seest that the Lord God will not suffer that the Gentiles will utterly destroy the mixture of thy seed which is among thy Brethren neither will he suffer that the Gentiles shall destroy the seed of thy Brethren neither will the Lord God suffer that the Gentiles shall forever remain in that awful state of which thou beholdest that they are in because of the plain & most precious parts of the Gospel of the Lamb which hath been kept back by that abominable Church whose formation thou hast seen wherefore saith the Lamb of God I will be merciful unto the Gentiles [p. 21]
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