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The Words Of Mormon
Words of Mormon 1:1
1 And now I, Mormon, being about to deliver up the record which I have been making
into the hands of my son Moroni, behold I have witnessed almost all the destruction of
my people, the Nephites.
Words of Mormon 1:2
2 And it is many hundred years after the coming of Christ that I deliver these records
into the hands of my son; and it supposeth me that he will witness the entire destruction
of my people. But may God grant that he may survive them, that he may write somewhat
concerning them, and somewhat concerning Christ, that perhaps some day it may profit
Words of Mormon 1:3
3 And now, I speak somewhat concerning that which I have written; for after I had made
an abridgment from the plates of Nephi, down to the reign of this king Benjamin, of
whom Amaleki spake, I searched among the records which had been delivered into my
hands, and I found these plates, which contained this small account of the prophets, from
Jacob down to the reign of this king Benjamin, and also many of the words of Nephi.
Words of Mormon 1:4
4 And the things which are upon these plates pleasing me, because of the prophecies of
the coming of Christ; and my fathers knowing that many of them have been fulfilled; yea,
and I also know that as many things as have been prophesied concerning us down to this
day have been fulfilled, and as many as go beyond this day must surely come to pass--
Words of Mormon 1:5
5 Wherefore, I chose these things, to finish my record upon them, which remainder of
my record I shall take from the plates of Nephi; and I cannot write the hundredth part of
the things of my people.
Words of Mormon 1:6
6 But behold, I shall take these plates, which contain these prophesyings and revelations,
and put them with the remainder of my record, for they are choice unto me; and I know
they will be choice unto my brethren.
Words of Mormon 1:7
7 And I do this for a wise purpose; for thus it whispereth me, according to the workings
of the Spirit of the Lord which is in me. And now, I do not know all things; but the Lord
knoweth all things which are to come; wherefore, he worketh in me to do according to his
Words of Mormon 1:8
8 And my prayer to God is concerning my brethren, that they may once again come to