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BOOK OF MORMON:

AN ACCOUNT WRITTEN BY

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TRANSLATED BY JOSEPH SMITH, JUN.

Fifth European Edition.

STEREOTYPED.

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The Testimony of Three Witnesses.
Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people unto
whom this work shall come, that we, through the grace of God the
Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, have seen the plates which contain
this record, which is a record of the people of Nephi, and also of the
Lamanites, their brethren, and also of the people of Jared, who came
from the tower of which hath been spoken; and we also know that
they have been translated by the gift and power of God, for his voice
hath declared it unto us; wherefore we know of a surety that the work
is true. And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which
are upon the plates; and they have been shewn unto us by the power
of God, and not of man. And we declare with words of soberness, that
an angel of God came down from heaven, and he brought and laid before
our eyes, that we beheld and saw the plates, and the engravings there-
on; and we know that it is by the grace of God the Father, and our
Lord Jesus Christ, that we beheld and bear record that these things are
true; and it is marvellous in our eyes, nevertheless the voice of the
Lord commanded us that we should bear record of it; wherefore, to be
'obedient unto the commandments of God, we bear testimony of these
things. And we know that if we are faithful in Christ, we shall rid our
garments of the blood of all men, and be found spotless before the
judgment-seat of Christ, and shall dwell with him eternally in the
heavens. And the honour be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the
Holy Ghost, which is one God. Amen.

OLIVER COWDERY,
DAVID WHITMER,
MARTIN HARRIS.

And also the Testimony of Eight Witnesses.
Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people unto
whom this work shall come, that Joseph Smith, Jun., the translator of
this work, has shewn unto us the plates of which hath been spoken,
which have the appearance of gold; and as many of the leaves as the
said Smith has translated, we did handle with our hands; and we also
saw the engravings thereon, all of which has the appearance of ancient
work, and of curious workmanship And this we bear record with
Words of soberness, that the said Smith has shewn unto us, for we have
seen and hefted, and know of a surety that the said Smith has got the
plates of which we have spoken. And we give our names unto the
world, to witness unto the world that which we have seen; and we lie
rot, God bearing witness of it.
CheISTIAN WHITMER,

HIRAM PAGE,
JACOB WHITMER,

JOSEPH SMITH, Sen,
PETER WHITMER, Jun.

HYRUM SMITH,
JOHN WHITMER,

SAMUEL H. SMITH.

CONTENTS.

PAGE.

PAGE.

FIRST BOOK OF NEPHI

1 Nephi broke his bow

34

Language of the Record

1 Directors work by faith 35

Nephi's

Abridgement

3 Ishmael died

35

Lehi's Dream

3 Lehi and Nephi threatened.. 36

Lehi departs into the wilder- Nephi commanded to build a

ness.

3

ship

37

Nephi slayeth Laban.. 8 | Nephi about to be worshiped

Sariah complains of Lehi's by his brethren

Vision

10 Ship finished and entered 41

Contents of the brass plates 11 Dancing in the ship

42

Ishmael goes with Nephi... 12 Nephi bound: ship driven

Nephi's brethren rebel, and

back

42

bind him

13 Arrived on the promised land 43

Lehi's dream of the tree, rod, Plates of ore made

44

&c.

15 Zenos, Neum, and Zenock 45

Messiah and John prophe-

Isaiah's Writings

46

sied of

17 Holy One of Israel..

52

Olive Branches broken off 18

Nephi's Vision of Mary. 20 SECOND BOOK OF NEPHI.. 53

Do. the Crucifixion of Christ 21 Lehi to his sons

53

Do. darkness and earthquake 22 Opposition in all things, 57

Great abominable church. 23 Adam fell that men might be 58

Discovery of the promised Joseph saw our day

60

land

23 A choice seer

60

Bible spoken of.

24 Writings grow together 60

Book of Mormon and Holy Prophet promised to the La-

Ghost promised

26 manites.

62

Other books come forth 26 Joseph's prophecy on brass

Bible and Book of Mormon

plates

62

one

27 Lehi buried

63

Promises to the Gentiles 27 Nephi's life sought.

64

Two Churches.

28 Nephi separated from Laman 65

The work of the Father to

Temple built

65

commence

29 Skin of blackness

66

A man in white robes (John) 29 Priests, &c. consecrated 66

Nephites come to knowledge 31 Make other plates

66

Rod of Iron

31 Isaiah's words (by Jacob) 67

The sons of Lehi take wives 33 Angels to a devil

72

Director found (ball)

33 | Spirits and bodies re-united 73

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