Old Testament Revision, John Whitmer First Copy

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O. T. MS. No. 3
Manuscripts of Revelations to Mosses and part of the Book of Genesis
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The bo[o]k of the Generations of adam
The Book of the generations of Adam
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A Revelation given to Joseph the Revelator June 1830
The words of God which he spake unto Moses at a time when Moses was caught up into an exceeding high Mountain & he saw God face to face & he talked with him & the glory of God was upon Moses, therefore Moses could endure his presence & God spake unto Moses saying behold I am the Lord God Almighty & endless is my name for I am without beginning of days or end of years & is this not endless & behold thou art my Son Therefore look & I will shew thee the workmanship of mine hand but not all for my works are without end & also my words for they never cease wherefore no man can behold all my work except he behold all my Glory & no man can behold all my glory & afterward remain in the flesh & I have a work for [the]e Moses my Son & thou art in similitude to mine only begotten & [mine] [o]nly begotten is & shall be for he is full of grace & truth but there is none [o]ther God beside me & all things are present with me for I know them al[l] & now behold this one thing I shew unto thee Moses my son for thou art in the world & now I shew it thee & it came to pass that Moses looked and beheld the world upon which he was created and Moses beheld the world & the ends thereof & all the Children of men which was & which was Created of the same he greatly marvelled & wondered & the presence of God withdrew from Moses that his glory was not upon Moses & Moses was left unto himself & he fell unto the Earth & it came to pass that it was for the space of many hours before Moses did again receive his natural strength like unto man & he saith unto himself Now for this cause I know that man is nothing which thing I never had supposed but now mine eyes mine own [e]yes but not mine eyes for mine eyes could not have beheld for I [should] have withered & died in his presence but his glory was upon me & I beheld his face for I was transfigered before him & now it came to pass that when M[o]ses had said these words behold satan came tempting him saying Moses Son of man worship me & it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan & said Who art thou for behold I am a Son of God in the similitude of mine [his] on[ly] begotten & where is thy glory that I should worship thee for behold I could not look upon God except his glory came upon me & I were transfigered before him but I can look upon thee in the natural man if not so shurely blessed be the name of my God for his spirit hath not all to gether withdrawn from me or else where is thy glory for it is blackness unto me & I can Judge between thee & God for God said unto me worship God for him only shalt thou serve Get thee hence Satan deceive me not for God said unto me thou art after the similitude of mine only begotten & he also gave me commandment when he called unto me out of the burning bush, saying call upon God in the name of mine only begotten & worship me. [And] again Moses saith I will not cease to call upon God I have other thin[gs] [to] enquire of him for his glory has been upon me & it is glory unto me wherefore I can Judge between him & thee depart hence satan & when Moses had said these words satan cried with a loud voice & rent upon the Earth, & commanded saying I am the only begotten worship me & it came to pass that Moses began to fear exceedingly & as he began to fear he saw the bitter[ness] of Hell nevertheless calling upon God he received strength & he comm[ande]d saying depart hence Satan for this one God only will I worship [wh]ich is the God of Glory & now satan began to tremble & the Earth [shoo]k & Moses received strength called upon God saying in the name of [Jesu]s Christ depart hence Satan & it came to pass that Satan cried w[ith] [a lo]ud voice with weeping wailing & gnashing [of teeth & departed] [p. 1] Hence yea from the presence of Moses that he beheld him not & n[ow] of this thing Moses bore record but because of wickedness it is not [had] among the Children of men & it came to pass that when Satan [had] departed from the presence of Moses he lifted up his eyes unto Heav[en] being filled with the Holy Ghost which beareth record of the father & the Son & calling upon the name of God he he beheld again his glory for it was upon him & he heard a voice saying blessed art thou Mose[s] for I the Almighty have chosen thee & thou shalt be made stronger than the many waters for they shall obey thy command even as if th[ou] wert God & lo I am with thee even unto the end of thy days for th[ou] shalt deliver my People from bondage even Israel my Chosen & [it] came to pass as the voice was still speaking he cast his eyes & h[e] beheld the Earth yea even all all the face of it & there was not a p[art]icle of it which he did not behold decerning it by the Spirit of God [& he] beheld also the Inhabitants thereof & there was not a soul which he behe[ld] not & he decerned it by the spirit of God & their numbers were great even as numberless as the sand upon the sea shore & he beheld many lands & each land was called earth & there were Inhabitants upon the face thereof & it came to pass that Moses called upon God saying tell me I pray thee why these things are so & by what thou madest them & be[hold] the glory of God was upon Moses that Moses stood in the presence of God [&] he talked with him face to face & the Lord God said unto Moses for mi[ne] own purpose have I made these things here is wisdom & it remain[eth] in me & by the word of my power have I created them which is min[e] only begotten son full of grace & truth & worlds without number ha[ve] [I] created & I also created them for mine own purpose & by the same [cre]ated I them which is mine only begotten & the first man of all m[en] have I called Adam which is many but only an account of this earth & the inhabitants thereof give I unto you for behold there a[re] many worlds which have passed away by the word of my power & there are many also which now stand & numberless are they unto m[an] but all things are numbered unto me for they are mine & I know th[em] & it came to pass that Moses spake unto the Lord saying be merciful unto thy servant O God & tell me concerning this Earth & the Inhabitants th[er]eof & also the Heavens & then thy Servent will be content & the Lor[d] <​God​> spake unto Moses saying the Heavens there are many & they cannot be numbered unto man but they are numbered unto me for they are mi[ne] & as one Earth shall pass away & the Heavens thereof even so shall an other co[me] & there is no end to my work neither my words for behold this is my work to my glory to the immortality & the Eternal life of man & now Moses my Son I will speak unto you concerning this Earth upon which thou standest & thou shalt write the things which I shall spe[ak] & in a day when the Children of men shall esteem my word as naught & take many of them from the Book which thou shalt write behold I will raise up another like unto thee & they shall be had again among the children of men among even as many as shall believe these wo[rds] was spoken unto Moses in the Mount the name of which shall [not] be known among the Children of men & now they are also sp[oken] unto you shew them not unto any except them that believe a[men]
 
A Revelation given to the of the [on the] first Book of Moses [p. [2]]
And it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Moses saying behold I Reveal unto you concerning this Heaven & this Earth write the words which I speak I am the beginning & the end the Almighty God by mine only begotten I created these things yea in the beginning I created the Heaven & the Earth upon which thou standest & the Earth was withou[t] form & void & I caused darkness to come up upon the face of the deep & my spirit moved upon the face of the waters for I am God & I God said let there be light & there was light & I God saw the light & that light was good & I God divided the light from the darkness & I God called the light day & the darkness I called night & this I done by the wo[rd] of my Power & it was done as I spoke & the evening & the Morning were [th]e first day & again I God said let there be a firmament in the mid[st] [of] the waters & it was so even as I spoke & I said let it divide the waters from the waters, & it was done & I God made the firmament & divided the waters yea the great waters under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament & it was so even as I spoke & I God Called the firmament Heavens & the evening & the Morning were the second day & I God said let the waters under the Heavens be gathered to gether unt[o] one place & it was so & I God said let there be dry land & it was so & I God called the dry Land Earth & the gethering to gether of the waters called I the Seas & I God saw that all things which I had made were good & I God said let the Earth bring forth grass the herb yielding seed the fruit tree yie[l]ding fruit after his kind & the tree yielding fruit whose seed should be in itself upon the Earth & it was so even as I spake & the Earth brought forth grass every herb yielding seed after his kind & the tree yielding fru[it] whose seed should be in itself after his kind & I God saw that all things which I had made were good & the evening & the Morning were the third day & I God said let there be lights in the firmament of the Heaven to di[vi]de the day from the night & let them be for signs & for seasons & for day[s] & for years & let them be for lights in the firmament of the Heaven to give light upon the Earth & it was so & I God made two great lights the great[er]light to rule the day & the lesser light to rule the night & the greater light was the Sun & the lesser light was the Moon & the Stars also was made even according to my word & I God set them in the firmament of the Heaven to give light upon the Earth & the Sun to rule over the day & the Moon to rule over the night to divide the light from the darkness I God saw that all things which I made were good & the eveni[ng] & the Morning were the fourth day & I God said let the waters bring forth abundantly the moveing creature that hath life & fowl which may fly abo[ve] th[e] Earth in the open firmament of Heaven & I God created great whales & every living that creature that moveth that the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind & every winged fowl after his kind & I God saw that all things which I had created were good & I God blessed them saying be fruitful & Multiply & fill the waters in the Seas & let fowl multiply in the Earth & the evening & the morning were the fifth day & I God said let the Earth bring forth the living creature after his kind cattle & creeping things & beasts <​of the Earth​> after his kind & it was so & I God made the beasts of the Earth after his kind & cattle after their kind & evry thing which creepeth upon the Earth after his kind & I God saw that all things were good & I God said unto mine only begotten which was with me from the beginning let us make man in our image after our likeness & it was so & I God said let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea & over the fowl o[f the] [p. 3] Air & over the cattle & over all the Earth & over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth so I God created man in mine own image in the image of mine only begotten created I him male & female created I them & I God blessed them & I God said unto them be fruitful & multiply & replenish the Earth & subdue it & have dominion over the fish of the sea & over the fowl of the air & over evry living thing that moveth upon the Earth & I God said unto man behold I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the Earth & every tree in the which shall be the fruit of a tree yielding seed to you it shall be for meat & to every beast of the Earth & to evry fowl of the air & to evry thing that creepeth upon the Earth wherein I grant life there shall be gi[v]en every clean herb for meat & it was so even as I spake & I God sa[w] every thing that I had made & behold all things which I had made were very good & the evening & the morning were the sixth day.
Thus the Heaven & the Earth were finished & all the host of them & on the seventh day I God ended my work & all things which I had made & I rested on the seventh day from all my work & all things which I had made were finished & I saw that they were good & I God blessed the seventh day & sanctified it because that in it I had rested from all my work which I God had created & made & now behold I say unto you that these are the generations of the Heavens & of the Earth & every plant of the field before it was in the Earth & every herb of of the field before it grew for I the Lord God created for I the Lord God created all things of which I have spoken spiritually before they were naturally upon the face of the Earth for I the Lord God had not yet caused it to rain upon the <​face of face of​> Earth & I the Lo[rd] God had created all the children of men & not yet a man to till the ground for in Heaven created I them & there was not yet flesh upon th[e] Earth neither in the water neither in the air but I the Lord God spake & there went up a mist from the Earth & watered the whole face of the ground & I the Lord formed man from the dust of the ground & breathed into his nostrils the breath of life & man became a living Soul the first flesh upon the Earth the first man also nevertheless all things were before created but spiritually were they created & made according to my word & I the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden & there I put the man whom I had formed & out of the ground made I the Lord God grow every tree naturally that is pleasant to the sight of man & man could behold it & they became also a living soul for it was spiritual in the day that I created it for it remaineth in the sphere which I created it yea even all things which I prepared for the use of man & man saw that it was good for food & I the Lord God placed the tree in the midst of the garden & also the tree of knowledge of good & evil & a River went out of Eden to water the ground & from thence it was parted & became into four heads & I the Lord God called the name of the first Pison & it compaseth the whole Land of Havillah where there were created much gold & the gold of that la[nd] was good & there was beladum bdellum & the onyx stone & the name of the second River was called Gihon the same was it that compaseth the whole land of Ethiopia & the name of the third River was Hiddekyl that was it which goeth towards the East of Assyria & the fourth River was Euphratas & I the Lord God took the man & put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it & to keep it & I the Lord God commanded the the man saying of evry tree of the Garden thou mayest freely eat but of the tree of th[e] kn[owl]edge of good & evil thou shalt not [p. [4]] eat of it, nevertheless thou mayest choose for thyself for it is given unto the[e] but remember that I forbid it for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt shurely die & I the Lord God said unto mine only begotten that it was not good that the man should be alone wherefore I will create a help meet for him & out of the ground I the Lord God formed every beast of the field & evry fowl of the air & commanded that they should be brought unto adam to see what he would call them & they were also living souls & it was breathed into them the breath of life & whatsoever Adam called every living creature that was the name thereof & Adam gave names to all cattle & to the fowls of the air & to evry beast of the field but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him & I the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam & he slept & I took one of his ribs & closed up the flesh in the stead thereof & the rib which I the Lord God had taken from man made I a womman & brought her unto the man & Adam said this I know now is bone of my [bone] & flesh of my flesh she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man therefore shall a man leave his fath[er] & <​his​> mother & shall cleave unto his wife & they shall be one flesh & they were both naked the man & his wife & were not ashamed & I the Lord God spake unto Moses saying that Satan whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine only begotten is the same which was from the beginning & he came before me saying behold I send me I will be thy son & I will redeem all mankind that one soul shall not be lost & thereby I will do it wherefore give me thine honour but behold my beloved son which was [f]rom the beginning my beloved & chosen from the beginning saith unto me Father thy will be done & the glory be thine forever wherefore because that Satan rebelled against me & sought to destroy the agency of man which I the Lord God had given him & also that I should give unto him mine own power, by the power of mine only begotten I caused that he should be cast down & he became Satan yea even the devil the fathe[r] of all lies to deceive & to blind men & to lead them captive at his will even as many as would not hearken unto my voice & now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which I the lord God had made & satan had put it into the heart of the serpent for he had drew away many after him & he sought also to beguile Eve for he knew not the mind of God wherefore he sought to destroy the world yea & he said unto the woman yea hath God said ye shall not eat of every tree of the Garden & he spake by the mouth of the serpent but of the fruit of the tree which thou beholdest in the midst of the Garden God hath said ye shall not eat of it neither shall ye touch it lest [ye] die for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof then you[r] eyes shall be opened & ye shall be as Gods knowing good from evil & when the woman saw that the tree was good for food & that it became pleasent to the eyes & a tree to be desired to make her wise she took of the fruit thereof & did eat & gave also unto her husband with her & he did eat & the eyes of them both were opened & they knew that they were <​had been​> naked & they sewed figg leaves together & made themselves aprons & they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the Garden in the cool of the day & Adam & his wife hid themselves from the presence of I the Lord God amongst the trees of the Garden & I the Lord God called on [p. 5] Adam & said unto him where goest thou & he said I heard thy voice in the garden & I was afraid because I beheld that I was naked & I hid myself & I the lord God said unto Adam who told thee that thou wast naked hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat if so thou shalt shurely die & the man said the woman whom thou gavest me & saidest remain with thee she gave me of the tree & I did eat & I the Lord God said unto the woman what is this thing which thou hast done the woman said the serpent beguiled me & I did eat & I the lord god said unto the serpent because thou hast done this thou shalt be cursed above all cattle & above evry beast of the field upon thy belly shalt thou go & dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life & I will put enmity between the[e] & the woman between thy seed & her seed & it shall bruise thy head & thou shalt bruise his heel unto the woman I said I will greatly multiply thy sorrow & thy conception in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children & thy desire shall be to thy husband & he shall rule over thee & unto Adam I the Lord God said because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife & hast eaten of the tree which I commanded thee saying thou shalt not eat of it cursed shall be the ground for thy sake in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life thorns also & thistles shall it bring forth to thee thou shalt eat the bread of the field in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread until thou shalt return unto the ground for thou shalt shurely die for out of it thou wast taken for dust thou wart [wert] & unto dust shalt thou return & Adam called his wifes name Eve because she was the Mother of all living for this have I the Lord God called the first of all women which are many & I the Lord God said unto mine only begotten behold the man is become as one of us to know good & evil & now lest he put forth his hand and partake also of the tree of life & eat & live forever therefore I the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden to till the ground from w[h]ence he was taken for as I the Lord God liveth even so my word cannot return void for as they go forth out of my mouth they must be fulfilled. As I drove out the man & I placed at the east of the garden of eden cherubims & a flaming Sword which turneth every way to keep the way of the tree of life & those are the words which I spake unto my Servant Moses & they are true even as I will & I have spoken them unto you see thou show them unto no man until I command you except they that believe amen——
Chapter Second
A Revalation concerning Adam after he had been driven out of the garden of Eden—— for after he had been driven out of he began to till the Earth & to have dominion over all the beasts of the field & to eat his bread by the sweat of the brow as the Lord had commanded him & eve also his wife did labour with him & he knew her & she bare unto him sons & daughters & they began to multiply & to replenish the earth & from that time forth the sons & daughters of Adam began to divide two & two in the land & to till the land & to tend flocks & they also begat sons & daughters & Adam called upon the name of the Lord & Eve also his wife & they heard the voice of the Lord from the way of the towards the garden of Eden speaking unto them & they saw him not for they were shut out from his presence & he gave unto them commandment that they should worship the Lord their God & should offer the firstling of their flock for an offering unto the Lord & Adam was obedient unto the commandment of the Lord & <​after​> many days an Angel of the Lord appeared unto Adam saying why dost thou offer sacrifice unto the Lord [p. [6]] & Adam said unto him I know not save the Lord hath commanded me & then the Angel spake saying this thing is a similitude of the sacrifice of the only begotten of the Father which is full of grace & truth wherefore thou shalt do all that thou doest in the name of the Son & thou shalt repent & call upon God in the name of the Son for evermore & in that day the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam which bare record of the father & the Son saying I am Jesus Christ from the beginning henceforth & forever that as thou hast fallen thou mayest be redeemed & all mankind even as many as will & in that day Adam blessed God & was filled & began to prophecy concerning all the families of the Earth saying blessed be the name of God for my transgressions in this life I shall have joy & again in my flesh I shall see God & eve his wife heard all these things & was glad saying were it not for our transgression we should never have seed & should never had known good & evil & the joy of our redemption & the eternal life which God gives unto all the obidient & Adam & eve blessed the name of God & they made all things known unto their children sons & unto their daughters & satan came also among them saying I am also a Son of God & he commanded them saying believe it not & they believed it not & loved satan more than god & men began from that time forth to be carnal sensual & devilish & the Lord God called upon men by the Holy Ghost every where & commanded them that they should repent & as many as believed in the Son & repented of their sins should be saved & as many as believed not & repented not should be damned & the word went forth out of the mouth of God in a firm decree wherefore they must be fulfilled & Adam ceased not to call upon God & Eve also his wife & Adam knew his wife & she conceived & bare Cain & said I have gotten a man from the Lord wherefore he may not refuse his word but Cain behold also Cain hearkened not saying who is the Lord that I should know him & she again conceived & bear his brother Able & Able hearkened unto the voice of the Lord & Able was a keeper of sheep but Cain was a tiller of the ground & he loved Satan more than God & Satan commanded him saying make an offering unto the Lord & in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord & Able he also brought of the firstslings of his flock & of the fat thereof & the Lord had respect to Able & to his offering but unto Cain & to his offering he had not respect now Satan knew this & it pleased him & Cain was verry wroth & his Countenance fell & the Lord said unto Cain why art thou wroth why is thy counetenance fallen if thou dost well shalt thou not be accepted & if thou doest not well sin lieth at the door & Satan desireth to have thee & except thou hearken to my commandments I will deliver thee up & it shall be to <​unto​> thee according to his desire & thou shalt rule over him from this time forth thou shalt be the father of his lies thou shalt be called perdition for thou wast also before the world & it shall be said in times to come that these abominations was had from Cain for he rejected the greater Council which was had from God & this is a cursing which I will put on thee except thou repent & Cain was wroth & listened not any more to the voice of the Lord neither to Abel his brother who walked in holyness before the Lord & Adam also & his wife mourned before the Lord because that <​of​> Cain & his brethren & it came to pass that Cain took one of his brothers daughters to wife & they loved Satan more than God & Satan saith unto Cain Swear unto me by thy throat & if thou tell it thou shalt die & Swear thy brethren by their heads & by the living God that they tell it not for if they tell it they shall shurely die & this that thy father may not know it & <​this day​> I will [p. 7] [deliver] thy brother Abel into thine hands | & Satan Swear unto Cain that he would do according to his commands & all these things were done in secret & Cain sa[i]th truly I am Mahan the Master of this great Secret that I may murder & get gain wherefore Cain was called Mahan & he gloried in his wickedness & Cain went into the field & Cain talked with his Brother & it came to pass that while they were in the field that Cain rose up against abel his brother & slew him & Cain gloried in that which he had done saying <​I​> am free shurely the flocks of my brother falleth into my hands]- & the Lord said unto Cain where is Abel thy Brothr & he said I know not am I my Brothers keeper & he said what hast thou done the voice of thy brothers blood cries unto me from the ground & now thou shalt be cursed from the Earth which hath opened her mouth to receive thy Brothers blood from thy hand when thou tillest the ground it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength a fugitive & vagabo[nd] shalt thou be in the Earth & Cain said unto the Lord Satan tempted me because of my brothers flock & I was wroth also for his offering thou didst except & not mine my punishment is greater than I can bear Behold thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the Earth & from thy presence I be hid & I shall be a fugitive & a vagabond in the Earth & it shall come to pass evry one that findeth me shall slay me because of mine oath for the[s]e things are not hid from the Lord & the Lord said unto him therefore whosoever slayeth Cain vengence shall be taken on him seven fold & the Lord set a mark upon Cain lest any finding him should kill him & Cain went out from the presence of the Lord & his wife & many of his brethren & dwelt in the Land of Nod in the East of Eden & Cain knew his wife & she conceived & bear Enoch & he also begat many sons & daughters & he builded a City & he called the name of the City after his son Enoch & unto Enoch was born Irad & other sons & daughters & Irad begat Mahujaal & other sons & daughters & Mahujeal begat Mathusael & other sons & daughters & Mathusael begat Lamech & Lamech took unto himself two wives the name of one being Adah & the name of the other Zillah & Adah bear Jabal he was the father of such as dwell in tents & they were keepers of Cattle & his brother’s name was Jubal who was the Father of all such who handle the harp & Organ & Zillah she also bear Tubal Cain an instructor of evry artificer in brass & Iron & the sister of Tubal Cain was Called Namah Noomah & lamech said unto his [wives] Adah & Zillah hear my voice ye wives of Lamech hearken unto my speech for I have slain a man to my wounding & a young man to my hurt if Cain shall be avenged seven fold truly Lamech shall be seventy & seven fold for Lamech having entered into a covenant with Satan after the manner of Cain wherein he became Master Mahan, Master of that great secret which was administered unto Cain by Satan & Irah the Son of Enoch having known their Seceret began to reveal it unto the Sons of Adam wherefore Lame[c]h being angery slew him for the oaths sake for from the days of Cain there was a secret combination & their works were in the dark & they knew every man his brother Therefore the Lord cursed Lamech & his house & all that had covenanted with Satan for they kept not the commandments of God & it displeased God & he ministered not unto them & their works were abominations & began to spread among all the sons of men & it was among the sons of men & among the daughters of men these things were not [p. 8] spoken]- because that Lamech had spoken them the secret unto his wives & they rebelled against him & declared these things abroad & had not compassion wherefore Lamech was dispised & cast out & came not among the sons of men lest he should die & thus the works of darkness began to prevail among all the sons of men & God cursed the Earth with a sore curse & he was angery with the wicked with all the sons of men whome he had made for they would not hearken unto his voice nor believe on his only begotten son even him which he declared should come in the meridian of time which was prepared from before the foundation of the world & thus the Gospel began to be preached from the beginning being declared by Holy Angels sent forth from the presence of God & by his own voice by the gift of the Holy Ghost & thus all things were confirmed & the Gospel preached & a decree sent forth tha[t] it should be in the world until the end thereof & thus it was amen & Adam hearkened unto the voice of God & called upon his Sons to repent & Adam knew his wife again & she bear a son & he called his name Seth & Adam glorified the name of God for he said god hath appointed me an other seed in stead of Abel whom Cain slew & God revealed himself unto Seth & he rebelled not but offered an exce[p]table sacrifice like unto his brother Abel & to him also was born a s[on] & he called his name Enos & then began these men to call upon the na[me] of the Lord & the Lord blessed them & a book of Remembrance was kept in the which was rebelled recorded in the Language of Ada[m] for it was given unto as many as called upon God to write with the finger of inspiration | & by them their children were taught to read [&] write having a Language which was pure & undefiled now this wa[s] in the beginning which shall be in the end of the world now this Prophecy Adam spake as he was moved upon & a genealogy was kept of the Children of God & this was the Book of the generations of Ad[am] Saying in a <​the​> day that God created man in the likeness of God made he him in the image of his own body male & female Created he them & blesed them & called their name Adam in the day when they we[re] created & became living souls in the Land upon the footstool of God & Adam lived 130 years & begat a Son in his own likeness after his ow[n] image & called his name Seth & the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were 800 years & he begat many sons & daughters & all the days that Adam lived were 930 years & he died Seth lived 105 years & begat En[os] & he prophesied <​in​> all his days & taught Enos in the ways of God wherefore Enos prophesied also & Seth lived after he begat Enos 807 years & begat man[y] sons & daughters & the Children of me[n] were numerous upon all the land & in these days Satan had great dominion among men & raged in their hearts & from thenceforth came wars & bloodshed & a mans hand was against his own brother in administering death because of seceret works seeking <​for​> power & all the days of Seth were 912 years & he died & Enos & the residue of the people of God came out from the land which was called Shu Shulon after his own son & dwelt in a land of promise which he called after his own Son whom he had named Cainan & Eanos lived after he begat Canaan 815 years & begat many sons & daughters & all the days of Enos were 905 years & he died & thus it was amen—— & Canaan lived 70 years & begat Mahalaleeal & Canaan lived after he bega[t] Mahalaleeal 880 years & begat sons & daughters & all the days [of] [p. 9] Canaan were 910 years & he died & Mahalaleel lived 65 years & he begat Jared & Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared 830 years & begat sons & daughters & all the days of Mahalaleel were 895 & he died & Jared lived 162 years & begat Enoch & Jared lived after he begat Enoch 800 years & begat sons & daughters & Jared taught Enoch in all the ways of God & & this is the genealogy of the sons of God which was the sons of Adam with whom God himself covenanted & they were Preachers of righteousness & spake and Prophesied & called upon all men every where to repent & faith was taught unto the children of men & it came to pass that all the days of Jared were 962 years & he died & Enoch lived 65 years & begat mathusall & it came to pass that Enoch Journe[ye]d in the land among the people & as he Journed the spirit of God decended out of Heaven & abode upon him & he heard a voice from Heaven saying Enoch my son prophecy unto this people & say unto them repent for thus saith the Lord I am angery with this People & my fierce anger is kindeled against them for their hearts have waxed & their ears are dull of hearing & their eyes cannot see afar off & for these many generations even since the day that I created them have they gone astray & have denied me & have sought their own councils in the dark & in their own abominations have they devised murder & have not kept the commandments which I gave unto their father Adam wherefore they have forsworn themselves & by their oaths they have eat[en] unto themselves death & an Hell I have prepared for them if they repent not & this is a decree sent forth in the beginning of the world from mine own mouth from the foundation thereof & by the mouths of my Servants thy fathers have I decreed it even as it shall be sent forth in the world unto th[e] end thereof & when Enoch had heard these words he bowed himself to the Earth before the Lord & spake before the Lord saying why is it that I have found favour in thy sight & am but a lad & all the People hate me for I am slow of speech wherefore am I thy servant & the Lord said unto Enoch go forth & do as I have commanded thee | & no man shall pierce thee open thy mouth & it shall be filled I will give the[e] utterance for all flesh is in my hands & I will do as seemeth me good say unto this people choose ye this [day] a god who made you behold my spirit is upon you wherefore all thy words will will I justify & the mountains shall flee before you & the Rivers shall turn from their course & thou shalt abide in me & I in you therefore walk with me & the Lord spake unto Enoch & said unto him anoint thine eyes with clay wash them & thou shalt see & he did so & he beheld the spirits that god had created & he beheld also things which were not visible & from thenceforth came the saying abroad in the land a seer hath the Lord raised up unto his people & it came to pass that Enoch went forth in the land among the People standing upon the hills & the high places & cried with a loud voice testifying against their works & all men were offended because of him & they came forth to hear him upon the high places saying unto the tent keepers tarry thou here while & keep the tents while we go yonder to behold the seer for behold he prophesieth & there is a strange thing in the land a wild man hath come among us & it came to pass when they heard him no man laid their hands on him for fear came on all them that heard him for he walked [p. 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With God & there came a man unto him whose name wa[s] Mahijah & said unto him tell us plainly who thou art & from wence thou came & he saith unto him <​them​> I came out from the land of Canaan the land of my fathers a land of righteousness unto this day & my father taught me in all the ways of God]- & it came to pass as I journe[ye]d from the land of of Canaan by the sea east I beheld a vision & lo the heavens I saw & the lord spake with me & gave me commandment wherefore for this cause to keep the commandment I speake forth these words & Enoch continued his speech saying the lord which spake with me the same is the God of heaven & he is my God & your God & ye are my brethren & why council ye yourselves & deny the God of Heaven the Heavens [h]ath he made the Earth is his footstool & the foundation thereof is his behold he laid it & hosts of men hath he brought in upon the face thereof & death hath come upon our fathers nevertheless we know them & cannot deny & even the first of all we know even Adam for a book of rememberance we have written among us according to the pattern given by the finger of God & it is given in our own language & as Enoch spoke forth the words of God the People trembeld & could not stand before his presence & he saith unto them because that Adam fell we are & by his fall came death & we are made partakers of misery & wo behold Satan hath come among the children of men & tempteth them to worship him & men have become carnal sensual & devlish & are shut out from the presence of God but God hath made known unto my fathers that all men must repent & he called upon our father Adam by his own voice saying I am god I made the world & men before they were & he also said if thou wilt turn unto me & hearken unto my voice & believe & repent of all thy transgressions & be baptized by water in the name of mine only begotten son which is full of grace & truth which is Jesus Christ the only name <​which shall be​> given under Heaven whereby salvation shall come unto the Children of men & ye shall ask all things in his name & whatsoever ye shall ask it shall be given & our father Adam spake unto the Lord & said why is it that men must repent & be baptized by water & the Lord said unto Adam behold I have forgiven thee thy transgression in the garden of Eden hence came the saying abroad among the People that Christ hath atoned for Original guilt wherein the sins of the parent cannot be answered upon the heads of the Children for they are whole from the foundation of the world & the Lord spake unto Adam saying in as much as thy Children are conceived in sin even so when they begin to grow up sin conceiveth in their hearts & they taste the bitter that they may know to prize the good & it is given unto them to know good from evil wherefore they are agents unto themselves & I have given unto you another law <​& commandment​> wherefore teach it unto your children that all men every where must repent or they can in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven God for no unclean thing can dwell there or dwell in his presence for in the language of Adam man of holyness is his name & the name of his only begotten is the son of man even Jesus Christ a righteous Judge which shall come I give <​unt[o]​> you a commandment to teach these things freely unto your children saying that in as much as they were born into the world by the fall which bringeth death by water & the spirit which I have made & so became of dust a living soul even so ye must be born again of water & the spirit & cleansed by blood [p. 11] Even the blood of mine only begotten into the mysteries of th[e] kingdom of Heaven that ye may be sanctified from all sin & injoy the words of eternal life in this world & eternal life in the world to come even immortal glory for by the water ye keep the commandment by th[e] spirit ye are Justified & by the blood ye are sanctified that in you is given the record of Heaven the comforter the peacible things of immortal glory the truth of all things that which quickeneth all things which maketh alive all things that which knoweth all things & hath all power according to wisdom mercy truth justice & Judgement & now behold I say unto you this is the plan of salvation unto all men the blood of mine only begotten which shall come in the maridian of time & behold all things has its likeness & all things are created & made to bear record of me both things which are temporal & things which are spiritual things which are in the Heaven above & things which are in <​on​> the earth & things which are in the Earth & things which are under the Earth both above & beneath all things bear record of me & it came to pass when the Lord had spoken with Adam our father Adam cried unto th[e] Lord & he was caught away by the spirit of the lord & was caried down into the water & was laid under the water & was brought forth out of the water & thus he was baptized & the spirit of God decended upon him & thus he was born of the spirit & became quickened in the inner man & he heard a voice out of Heaven saying thou art baptized with fire & the Holy Ghost this is the record of the father & the Son from henceforth & forever & thou art after the order of him who was without begining of days or end of years from all eternity to all eternity behold thou art one in me a son of God & thus may all become my sons amen]- & it came to pass that Enoch continued his speech saying behold our father Adam taught these things & many believed & became the sons of God & many believed not & have perished in their sins & are looking forth with fear in torment for the firey indignation of the wrath of God to be poured out upon them & from that time forth Enoch began to prophecy saying unto the people that as I was Journe[y]ing & stood in the place Mahijah & I cried unto the Lord there came a voice out of Heaven saying turn ye & get ye upon the mount Simeon & it came to pass that I turned & went up on the mount & as I stood upon the Mount I beheld the Heavens open & I was clothed upon with glory & I saw the lord & he stood before my face & he talked with me even as a man talketh one with an other face to face & he saith unto me look & I will shew unto thee the world for the space of many generations & it came to pass that I beheld in the valley of shum & lo a great people which dwelt in tents which were the people of shum & again the lord said unto me look & I looked towards the north & I beheld the People of Canaan which dwelt in tents & the lord said unto me prophecy & I prophecied saying behold the people of Canaan which are numerous shall go forth in battle array against the people of shum & shall slay them that they shall utterly be destroyed & the people of Canaan shall divide themselves in the land & the land shall be barren & unfruitful & none other People shall dwell there but the people of Canaan for behold the Lord shall curse the land [p. 12]
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With much heat & <​th[e]​> barrenness thereof shall go forth forever & there was a blackness came upon all the children of Canaan that they were dispised among all people]- & it came to pass <​that​> the lord said unto me look & I looked & beheld the land of Sharon & the land of Enoch & th[e] land of Emer & the land of Heni & the land of Shem & the land Haner & the land of Hannaniah & all the inhabitants thereof & the lord said unto me go forth to this people & say unto them repent lest I shall come out & smite them with a curse & they die & he gave unto me a commandment that I should baptize in the name of the father & of the son which is full of grace & truth & the Holy Ghost which beareth record of the father & the Son & it came to pass that Enoch continued to call upon all the people save it were the people of Canaan to repent & so great was the faith of Enoch that he led the people of God & their enemies came to battle against them & he spake the word of the lord [&] the Earth trembeled & the Mountains fled even according to his command & the Rivers of water were turned out of their course & the Roar of lions was heard out of the wildrness & all nations feared greatly so powerful was the word of Enoch & so great was the power of the language which God had given him there also came up a land out of the depth of the sea & so great was the fear of the enemies of the people of God that they fled & stood afar off & went upon the land which came up out of the depth of the sea & the giants of the land also stood afar off | & there went forth a curse upon all the people which fought against God & from that time forth there was wars & bloodsheds among them but the Lord came & dwelt with his people & they dwelt in righteousness & the fear of the Lord was upon all nations so great was the glory of the lord which was upon his People & the lord blesed the land & they were blessed upon the Mountains & upon the high places & did flourish & the lord called his people Zion because they were of one heart & of one mind & dwelt in righteousness & there was no poor among them & Enoch continued his preaching in righteousness unto the People of God & it came to pass in his days that he built a City of Holyness even Zion & it came to pass that Enoch talked with the lord he said unto the Lord shurely Zion shall dwell in safety forever but the lord said unto Enoch Zion hath I blessed but the residue of the people have I cursed & it came to pass that the lord showed unto Enoch all th[e] inhabitants of the Earth & he looked & lo Zion in proscess of time was taken up into heaven & the lord said unto Enoch behold mine abode forever & Eno[c]h also beheld th[e] residue of the People which were the sons of Adam & they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam save it were the seed of Cain for the seed of Cain wer[e] black & had not place among them & after that Zion was taken up into Heaven Enoch beheld & lo all the nations of the Earth were before him & & there came generation upon generation & Enoch was high & lifted up even in the bosom of the father & the Son of man & behold the powers of Satan was upon all the face of the Earth & he saw Angels decending out of Heaven & he heard a loud voice saying wo, wo, be unto the inhabitant[s] of the Earth & he beheld Satan & he had a great chain in his hand & it vailed the whole face of the land Earth with darkness & he looked up & laughed & his angels rejoiced & Enoch beheld Angels decending out of Heaven bearing testimony of the father & son & the Holy Ghost fell on many & they were caught by the powers of Heavens into Zion & it came to pass that the god of Heaven looked upon the residue of the people & he wept & Enoch bore record of it saying how is it the H[e]avens weep & shed forth her tears as the rain upon the Mountains & Enoch said unto the Heavens how is it that thou canst weep seeing thou art holy & from all eternity to all eternity & were it posible that man could number the particles of <​th[e]​> Earth yea & millions of Earth like this it would not be a beginning to the numbers of thy creations & thy curtins are stretched out still & yet thou art there & thy bosom is there & [p. 13] Also, thou art Just thou art Mercyful & kind forever thou hast taken Zion to thine own bosom from all thy creations from all eternity to all eternity & naught but peace Justice & truth is the habitation of thy throne & mercy shall go before thy face & have no end how is it that thou canst weep]- the lord said unto Enoch behold these thy brethren they are th[e] workmanship of mine hands & I gave unto them their knowledge in the day I created them & in the garden of Eden gave I unto Man his agency & unto thy brethren have I said & also give commandment that they should love one another & that they should choose me their father but behold they are without affection & they hate their own blood & the fire of mine indignation is kindled against them & in my hot displeasure will I send in the flood upon them for my fierce anger is kindled against them behold I am God & man of Holyness is my name man of council is my name & endless & eternal is my name also wherefore I can stretch forth mine hand & hold all the creations which I have made & & mine eye can pierce them also & among all the workmanship of mine hand there has not been so great wickedness as among thy Brethren but behold their sins shall be on the heads of their fathers & satan shall be their father & misery shall be their doom & the whole Heavens shall weep oveur them even all the workmanship of mine hands wherefore should not the Heavens weep seeing these shall suffer but behold these which thine eyes are upon shall perish in the floods & & behold I will shaut them up a prison have I prepared for them & that which I have chosen hath pleaded before my face wherefore he suffereth for their sins in as much as they will repent in the day that my Chosen shall return unto me & until that day they shall be in torment. Wherefor for this shall the Heavens weep yea & all th[e] workmanship of mine hands & it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Enoch & told Enoch all the doings of the children of men wherefore Enoch knew & looked upon their wickedness & their misery & wept & stretched forth his arms wide as eternity & his bowels yearned & all eternity shook & Enoch saw Noah also & his family that the posterity of all the sons of Noah should be saved with a temporal salvation wherefore he saw that Noah built an ark & the Lord smiled upon it & held it in his own hand but upon the residue of the wicked came the floods & swallowed them up & as Enoch saw this he had bittern[e]ss of soul & wept over his brethren & said unto the Heavens I will refuse to be comforted but the lord said unto Enoch lift up your heart & be glad & look & it came to pass that Enoch looked & from Noah he beheld all the families of the Earth & they cried unto the lord saying when shall the day of the lord come when shall the blood of the righteous be shed that all they that mourn may be sanctified & have eternal life & the lord said it shall be in the maridian of time in the days of wickedness & vengence & behold Enoch saw the day of the coming of the Son of man even in the flesh & he saw & rejoiced saying the righteous is lifted up & the lamb is slain from the foundation of the world & through faith I am in the bosom of the father -[& behold Zion is with me & it came to pass that Enoch looked upon the Earth & he heard a voice from the bowels thereof saying wo wo is me the mother of men I am pained I am weary because of the wickedness of my childn children when shall I rest & be cleansed from my filthiness which has gone forth out of me when will my Creator sanctify me that I may rest & righteousness for a season abide upon my face & when Enoch heard the Earth mourn he wept & cried unto the lord saying O lord wilt thou not have compassion on the Earth wilt thou not bless the children of Noah & it came to pass that Enoch [p. 14]
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continued his cry unto the lord saying I ask thee O lord in the name of thy only begotten that thou wilt have mer[c]y upon Noah & his seed that the Earth might never more be coverd by the flods floods & the Lord could not withhold & he coveenanted with Noah that he would call upon the children of Noah & swore unto him with an oath that he would stay the floods that he would call upon the children of Noah & he sent forth an unalterable decree that a remnant of his seed should always be found among all Nations while the Earth should stand & the & the Lord said blessed is him through whose seed the Masiah should come for he saith I am Masiah the King of Zion the rock of heaven which is broad as eternity & whoso comeith cometh in at the gate & climbeth up by me shall never fall wherefore blessed are they of which I have spoken for they shall come forth with songs of everlasti[ng] joy | & it came to pass that Enoch cried unto the lord saying when the son of man cometh shall in the flesh shall the Earth rest I pray thee shew me these things & the lord said unto Enoch look & he looked & beheld the son of man lifted upon the cross after the maner of men & he heard a loud voice & the heavens were vailed & all the Creation of God mourned & the Earth groaned & the rocks were rent & the saints arose & was crowned at the right hand of the Son of man with Crowns of glory & as many of the spirits as were in Prison came forth & stood on the right hand of God & the remainder was reserved in chains of darkness until the Judgement of the great day]- & again Enoch wept & cried unto the Lord again saying when shall the Earth rest & Enoch beheld the Son of man assend up unto the father & he called unto Lord sa[y]ing wilt thou not come again upon the Earth for in as much as thou art god & I know thee & thou hast sworn unto me & thou hast commanded me that I should ask in the name of thine only begotten thou hast made me & given unto me a right to thy throne & not of myself but through thine own grace wherefor I ask thee if thou wilt not <​come​> again on the Earth & the Lord said unto Enoch as I live even so will I come in the last days in the days of wickedness & vengence to fulfill the oath which I have made unto you concerning the Children of Noah & the day shall come that the Earth shall rest but before that day the Heavens shall be darkened & a vail of darkness shall cover the Earth & the heavens shall shake & also the earth & great tribulation shall be among the children of men but my People will I preserve & righteousness will I send down from heaven truth will I send forth out of the earth to bear testimony of mine only begotten his resurrection from the dead yea & also the resurrection of all men & righteousness & truth will I cause to sweep the Earth as with the flood to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth unto a place which I shall prepare an holy city that my people may gird up their loins & be looking forth for the time of my comeing for there shall be my tabernacle & it shall be called Zion & new Jerusalem & the Lord said unto Enoch then shalt thou & all thy City meet them there & we will receive them into our bosom & they shall see us & we will fall upon their necks & they shall fall upon our necks & we will kiss each other & there shall be mine abode & it shall be Zion which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have made & for the space of a thousand years shall the earth rest & it came to pass that Enoch saw the day of the coming of the son of man in the last days to dwell upon the earth in [p. 15] Righteousness for the space of a thousand years]- but before that day he saw great tribulation among the wicked & he also saw the sea that it was troubled mens hearts failing them looking forth with fear for the judgement of the almighty God which should come upon the wicked & the Lord showed Enoch all things even unto the end of the world & he saw the day of the righteous the hour of the redemption & received a fullness of joy & all the days of Zion in the days of Enoch were 365 years & Enoch & all his people walked with God & he dwelt in the midst of Zion & it came to pass that Zion was not for God received it up into his own bosom & from thence went forth the saying Zion is fled & it came to pass that Mathusael the son of Enoch was not taken that the Covenants of the Lord might be fulfilled which he made to Enoch for he truly covenanted with Enoch that Noah should by <​be​> the fruit of his loins & it came to pass that Mathusalah prophesied that from his loins should spring all the kingdoms of the earth from Noah, & he took glory unto himself & there came forth a great famine into the land & the Lord cursed the earth with a sore curse & many of the inhabitants thereof died & it came to pass that mathusalah lived 187 years & begat Lamech & Mathuselah lived after he begat Lamech 802 years & begat sons & daughters & all the days of Mathusalah were 969 years & he died & Lamech lived an 182 years & begat a son & he called his name Noah saying this son Shall comfort us concerning our work & toil of our hands because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed & Lamech lived after he bagt [begat] noah 505 years & begat sons & daughters & all the days of Lamech 777 years & he died & Noah was 500 years old & he begat Sem ham & Jephath—— [p. 16]
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