The Book of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
1 And now I, Mormon, make a record of the things which I have both seen and heard,
and call it the Book of Mormon.
2 And about the time that Ammaron hid up the records unto the Lord, he came unto me,
(I being about ten years of age, and I began to be learned somewhat after the manner of
the learning of my people) and Ammaron said unto me: I perceive that thou art a sober
child, and art quick to observe;
3 Therefore, when ye are about twenty and four years old I would that ye should
remember the things that ye have observed concerning this people; and when ye are of
that age go to the land Antum, unto a hill which shall be called Shim; and there have I
deposited unto the Lord all the sacred engravings concerning this people.
4 And behold, ye shall take the plates of Nephi unto yourself, and the remainder shall ye
leave in the place where they are; and ye shall engrave on the plates of Nephi all the
things that ye have observed concerning this people.
5 And I, Mormon, being a descendant of Nephi, (and my father's name was Mormon) I
remembered the things which Ammaron commanded me.
6 And it came to pass that I, being eleven years old, was carried by my father into the
land southward, even to the land of Zarahemla.
7 The whole face of the land had become covered with buildings, and the people were as
numerous almost, as it were the sand of the sea.
8 And it came to pass in this year there began to be a war between the Nephites, who
consisted of the Nephites and the Jacobites and the Josephites and the Zoramites; and this
war was between the Nephites, and the Lamanites and the Lemuelites and the