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Mormon 1:1
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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 Ammoron 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 Ammoron saith 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;
4    And when ye are of that age, go to the Land of Antum,
    unto a hill which shall be called Shim,
And there have I deposited unto the Lord
    all the sacred engravings concerning this people.
5    "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 upon the plates of Nephi all the
    things that ye have observed concerning this people."
6    And I, Mormon, being a descendant of Nephi-
    and my father's name was Mormon-
And I remembered the things
    which Ammoron commanded me.
7    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-
The whole face of the land having
    become covered with buildings,
And the people were as numerous
    almost as it were the sands of the sea.
8    And it came to pass that in this year, there began to be
    a war between the Nephites-which 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 Ishmaelites;
9    Now the Lamanites and the Lemuelites
    and the Ishmaelites were called Lamanites;
And the two parties were Nephites and Lamanites.

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