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

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been spoken by Alma & his brethren were cast out of the land & they were many & they came over also into the land of Jershon & it came to pass that Alma & his brethren did minister unto them now the people of the Zoramites were angry with the people of Ammon which were in Jershon & the <​chief​> ruler of the Zoramites being a verry wicked man sent over unto the people of Ammon desireing them that they should cast <​out​> of their land all those which came over from them into their land & he breathed out many threatnings against them & now the people of Ammon did not fear their words therefore they did not cast them out but they did receive all the poor of the Zoramites that came over unto them & they did nourish them & did clothe them & did give unto them lands for their inheritance & they did administer unto them according to their wants now this did stir up the Zoramites to anger against the people of Ammon & they began to mix with the Lamanites & to stir them up also to anger against them & thus the Zoramites & the Lamanites began to make preperations for war against the people of Ammon & also against the Nephites & this thus ended the seventeenth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi & the people of Ammon departed out of the land of Jershon & came over into the land of Melek & gave place in the land of Jershon for the armies of the Nephites that they might contend with the armies of the Lamanites & the armies of the Zoramites & thus commenced a war between betwixt the Lamanites & the Nephites in the eighteeth year of the reign of the Judges & an account shall be given hereafter of their wars hereafter & Alma & Ammon & their brethren & also the two Sons of Alma returned to the land of Zarahemla after having been instruments in the hands of God of bringing many of the Zoramites to repentance & as many as were brought to repentance were driven out of their land but they have lands for their inheritance in the land of Jershon & they have taken up arms to defend themselves & their wives & their children & their lands now Alma being grieved for the iniquity of his people yea for the wars & the bloodsheds & the contentions which were among them & having been to declare the word or sent to declare the word among all the people in every City & seeing that the hearts of the people began to wax hard & that they began to be offended because of the strictness of the word his heart was exceding sorrowful therefore he caused that his sons should be gathered together that he might give unto them every one his charge separately concerning the things pertaining unto righteousness. & we have an accoun account of his commandments which he gave unto them according to his own record [p. 260]
been spoken by Alma & his brethren were cast out of the land & they were many & they came over also into the land of Jershon & it came to pass that Alma & his brethren did minister unto them now the people of the Zoramites were angry with the people of Ammon which were in Jershon & the chief ruler of the Zoramites being a verry wicked man sent over unto the people of Ammon desireing them that they should cast out of their land all those which came over from them into their land & he breathed out many threatnings against them & now the people of Ammon did not fear their words therefore they did not cast them out but they did receive all the poor of the Zoramites that came over unto them & they did nourish them & did clothe them & did give unto them lands for their inheritance & they did administer unto them according to their wants now this did stir up the Zoramites to anger against the people of Ammon & they began to mix with the Lamanites & to stir them up also to anger against them & thus the Zoramites & the Lamanites began to make preperations for war against the people of Ammon & also against the Nephites & thus ended the seventeenth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi & the people of Ammon departed out of the land of Jershon & came over into the land of Melek & gave place in the land of Jershon for the armies of the Nephites that they might contend with the armies of the Lamanites & the armies of the Zoramites & thus commenced a war betwixt the Lamanites & the Nephites in the eighteeth year of the reign of the Judges & an account shall be given of their wars hereafter & Alma & Ammon & their brethren & also the two Sons of Alma returned to the land of Zarahemla after having been instruments in the hands of God of bringing many of the Zoramites to repentance & as many as were brought to repentance were driven out of their land but they have lands for their inheritance in the land of Jershon & they have taken up arms to defend themselves & their wives & their children & their lands now Alma being grieved for the iniquity of his people yea for the wars & the bloodsheds & the contentions which were among them & having been to declare the word or sent to declare the word among all the people in every City & seeing that the hearts of the people began to wax hard & that they began to be offended because of the strictness of the word his heart was exceding sorrowful therefore he caused that his sons should be gathered together that he might give unto them every one his charge separately concerning the things pertaining unto righteousness. & we have an account of his commandments which he gave unto them according to his own record [p. 260]
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