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

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to pass that the curse was not taken off of Korihor but he was cast out & went about from house to house a beging for his food now the knowledge of what had happened unto Korihor was immediately published throughout all the land yea the proclamation was sent forth by the chief Judge to all the people in the land declareing unto those who had believed in the words of Korihor that they must speedily repent lest the same Judgments would come unto them & it came to pass that they were all convinced of the wickedness of Korihor therefore they were all converted again unto the Lord & thus this put an end to the iniquity after the manner of Korihor & Korihor did go about from house to house a beging food for his support & it came to pass that as he went forth among the people yea among a people which had separated themselves from the Nephites & called themselves Zoramites being lead by a man whose name was Zoram & as he went forth amongst them behold he was ran upon & trodden down even until he was dead & thus we see the end of him who perverteth the ways of the Lord & thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day but doth speedily drag them down to hell now it came to pass that after the end of Korihor Alma having received tidings that the Zoramites were perverting the ways of the Lord & that Zoram which was their leader was leading the hearts of the people to bow down to domb Idols .&C. his heart again began to sicken because of the iniquity of the people for it was the cause of great sorrow to Alma to know of iniquity among his people therefore his heart was exceding sorrowful because of the separation of the Zoramites from the Nephites now the Zoramites had gathered themselves together in a land which they called Antionum which was east of the land of Zarahemla which lay nearly bordering upon the sea shore which was South of the land Jershon which also bordered upon the wilderness South which wilderness was full of the Lamanites now the Nephites greatly feared that the Zoramites would enter into a corrispondance with the Lamanites & that it would be the means of great loss on the part of the Nephites & now as the preaching of the word had had a greater tendency to lead the people to do that which was just yea it had had more powerful effect upon the minds of the people than the sword or any thing else which had happened unto them therefore Alma thought it was expediant that they should try the virtue of the word of God therefore he took Ammon & Aaron & Omner & Himni he did leave in the church in Zarahemla but the former three he took with him & also Amulek & Zeezrom which were at Melek & he also took two of his Sons now the eldest of his Sons he took not with <​him​> & his name [p. 249]
to pass that the curse was not taken off of Korihor but he was cast out & went about from house to house a beging for his food now the knowledge of what had happened unto Korihor was immediately published throughout all the land yea the proclamation was sent forth by the chief Judge to all the people in the land declareing unto those who had believed in the words of Korihor that they must speedily repent lest the same Judgments would come unto them & it came to pass that they were all convinced of the wickedness of Korihor therefore they were all converted again unto the Lord & this put an end to the iniquity after the manner of Korihor & Korihor did go about from house to house a beging food for his support & it came to pass that as he went forth among the people yea among a people which had separated themselves from the Nephites & called themselves Zoramites being lead by a man whose name was Zoram & as he went forth amongst them behold he was ran upon & trodden down even until he was dead & thus we see the end of him who perverteth the ways of the Lord & thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day but doth speedily drag them down to hell now it came to pass that after the end of Korihor Alma having received tidings that the Zoramites were perverting the ways of the Lord & that Zoram which was their leader was leading the hearts of the people to bow down to domb Idols .&C. his heart again began to sicken because of the iniquity of the people for it was the cause of great sorrow to Alma to know of iniquity among his people therefore his heart was exceding sorrowful because of the separation of the Zoramites from the Nephites now the Zoramites had gathered themselves together in a land which they called Antionum which was east of the land of Zarahemla which lay nearly bordering upon the sea shore which was South of the land Jershon which also bordered upon the wilderness South which wilderness was full of the Lamanites now the Nephites greatly feared that the Zoramites would enter into a corrispondance with the Lamanites & that it would be the means of great loss on the part of the Nephites & now as the preaching of the word had had a greater tendency to lead the people to do that which was just yea it had had more powerful effect upon the minds of the people than the sword or any thing else which had happened unto them therefore Alma thought it was expediant that they should try the virtue of the word of God therefore he took Ammon & Aaron & Omner & Himni he did leave in the church in Zarahemla but the former three he took with him & also Amulek & Zeezrom which were at Melek & he also took two of his Sons now the eldest of his Sons he took not with him & his name [p. 249]
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