Wherefore it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nepbi, and also of the Laman.
ites; written to the Lamanites who are a reninant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew
and Gentile: written by way of commandment, and also by the Spirit of prophecy and of
revelation. Written and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be
destroyed; to come forth by the gift and power of God unto the interpretation thereof : sealed
1.y the hand of ni, and hid up unto the Lord, to forth in due time by the way of
Gentile; the interpretatiou thereof by the gift of God.
An abridgment taken fruni the Book of Ether also; which is a record of the people of
Jirel; who were scattered at the tiine the Lord coufounded the language of the people
when they were building a tower to get to learen ; which is to shew unto the remnant
of the House of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that
they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever; and also to
the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that JESUS is the CHRIST, the ETERNAL GOD,
manifesting himself unto all nations. And now if there are faults, they are the mistakes
of inen : wherefore condemn uot the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the
judgment-seat of Christ.
TRANSLATED BY JOSEPH SMITH, JUN.
DIVISION INTO CHAPTERS AND VERSES, WITH REFERENCES,
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