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

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things blessed are ye for ye are built upon my rock but whoso among you shall do more or less than these are not built upon my rock but are built upon a sandy foundation & when the rain descends & the floods come & the winds blow & beat upon them they shall fall & the gates of hell is already open to receive them therefore blessed are ye if ye shall keep my commandment<​s​> which the Father hath commanded me that I should give unto you verily verily I say unto you Ye must watch & pray always lest ye be tempted by the devil & ye are led <​away​> captive by him & as I have prayed among you even so shall ye pray in my church among my <​my​> people wh◊◊h do repent & are baptized in my name behold I am the light I have set an example before you And it came to pass that when Jesus had spake these words unto his desipels he turned again unto the multitude & saieth <​saith unto​> them Behold verily verily I say unto you ye must watch & pray always lest ye enter into temptation for satan desireth to have you that he may sift you as wheat therefore ye must always pray unto the Father in my name & whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name which is right believing that ye shall receive & behold it shall be given unto you pray in your families unto the Father always in my name that your wives & your children my be blessed & behold ye shall meet together oft & ye shall not forbid any man from coming unto you when ye shall meet together but suffer them that they may come unto you & forbid them not but ye shall pray for them & shall not cast them out & if it so be that they come unto you oft ye shall pray for them unto the Father in my name therefore hold up your light that it may shine unto the world behold I am the light which ye shall hold up that which ye have seen me do behold ye have seen <​see that​> I have prayed unto the Father & ye all have witnessed & ye see that I have commanded that none of you should go away but rather have commanded that ye should come unto me that ye might feel & see even so shall ye do unto the world & whosoever breaketh this commandment suffereth himself to be led into temptation And now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words he turned his eyes again upon the desipels whom he had chosen & saith unto them Behold verily verily I say unto you I give unto you another commandment & then I must go unto my Father that I must <​may​> fulfil other commandments which he hath given me & now behold this is the commandment which I give unto you that ye shall not suffer any one knowingly to partake of my flesh & blood unworthily when ye shall minister it for whoso eateth & drinketh my flesh & blood unworthily eateth & drinketh damnation to his Soul therefore if ye know that a man is unworthy to eat & drink of my flesh & blood ye shall forbid him nevertheless ye shall not cast him out from among you but ye shall minister unto him & shall pray for him unto the Father in my name & if it so be that he [p. 392]
things blessed are ye for ye are built upon my rock but whoso among you shall do more or less than these are not built upon my rock but are built upon a sandy foundation & when the rain descends & the floods come & the winds blow & beat upon them they shall fall & the gates of hell is already open to receive them therefore blessed are ye if ye shall keep my commandments which the Father hath commanded me that I should give unto you verily verily I say unto you Ye must watch & pray always lest ye be tempted by the devil & ye are led away captive by him & as I have prayed among you even so shall ye pray in my church among my people whh do repent & are baptized in my name behold I am the light I have set an example before you And it came to pass that when Jesus had spake these words unto his desipels he turned again unto the multitude & saith unto them Behold verily verily I say unto you ye must watch & pray always lest ye enter into temptation for satan desireth to have you that he may sift you as wheat therefore ye must always pray unto the Father in my name & whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name which is right believing that ye shall receive & behold it shall be given unto you pray in your families unto the Father always in my name that your wives & your children my be blessed & behold ye shall meet together oft & ye shall not forbid any man from coming unto you when ye shall meet together but suffer them that they may come unto you & forbid them not but ye shall pray for them & shall not cast them out & if it so be that they come unto you oft ye shall pray for them unto the Father in my name therefore hold up your light that it may shine unto the world behold I am the light which ye shall hold up that which ye have seen me do behold ye see that I have prayed unto the Father & ye all have witnessed & ye see that I have commanded that none of you should go away but rather have commanded that ye should come unto me that ye might feel & see even so shall ye do unto the world & whosoever breaketh this commandment suffereth himself to be led into temptation And now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words he turned his eyes again upon the desipels whom he had chosen & saith unto them Behold verily verily I say unto you I give unto you another commandment & then I must go unto my Father that I may fulfil other commandments which he hath given me & now behold this is the commandment which I give unto you that ye shall not suffer any one knowingly to partake of my flesh & blood unworthily when ye shall minister it for whoso eateth & drinketh my flesh & blood unworthily eateth & drinketh damnation to his Soul therefore if ye know that a man is unworthy to eat & drink of my flesh & blood ye shall forbid him nevertheless ye shall not cast him out from among you but ye shall minister unto him & shall pray for him unto the Father in my name & if it so be that he [p. 392]
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