Book of Abraham Manuscript, 8–circa 15 March 1842 [Abraham 3:18–26]

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they shall exist after, for they are im mortal Gnolaum, or Eternal. —<​P. 21.​> <​or​> Now the Lord said unto me, these 2 facts <​do exist, that there are 2 spirits​> one being more intelignt than th[e] other, do exist there shall be another more inteligent than they: I am the Lord thy God <​I am more intelegnt than they all.​> The Lord thy God set sent his angel to deliver thee from the hands of the Pri[e]st of Elkenah. he who <​I​> dwelleth in the midst of them all; I, now, therefore, have come down unto thee, to declare unto thee the works, which my hands have made, wherein my wisdom excelleth them all, for I ruleth in the heavens above, & in the earth beneath, in <​all​> wisdom & prudence, over all th inteligences thine eyes have seen frm the beginnig; I came down in the beginning in the midst of all the intelejences thou hast seen. <​P. 22​> Now the Lord had shewn unto me, [p. 7] Abaham, the inteligences that were organized bfore the world was; and among all these were many of the noble & great onees, and God saw these souls that they were good, & he stood in the midst of them, and he said, these, I will make my rulers; for he stood among these <​those​> that were spirits, & he saw that they were good; & he said untto me, Abraham, thou art one of them, thou art Chosen before thou wast born. & there stood one among htem <​them​> that was like unto God, & he said unto those, who were with him, we will go down, there for there is space there, & we will take of these materials, & we will make an earth whereon these may dwell; & we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall comm[an]d them; & they, who keep their first estate, shall be added upon; [p. 8]