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Moroni 0:1
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THE  BOOK  OF
MORONI
 


 
 
1    Now I, Moroni, after having made an end
    of abridging the account of the people of Jared,
I had supposed to not have written more,
    but I have not as yet perished.

And I make not myself known to the Lamanites,
    lest they should destroy me;
2    For behold, their wars are exceeding fierce
    among themselves;
And because of their hatred, they put to death
    every Nephite that will not deny the Christ;
3    And I, Moroni, will not deny the Christ;
Wherefore, I wander whithersoever I can
    for the safety of mine own life.
4    Wherefore, I write a few more things,
    contrary to that which I had supposed-
For I had supposed not to have written any more-
But I write a few more things that perhaps they may be
    of worth unto my brethren the Lamanites
    in some future day, according to the will of the Lord.

 
 
2    The words of Christ which He spake unto His disciples,
    the twelve whom He had chosen, as He laid
    His hands upon them.
2    And He called them by name, saying:
"Ye shall call on the Father in My name in mighty prayer;
And after that ye have done this, ye shall have power
    that on him whom ye shall lay your hands,
    ye shall give the Holy Ghost;
And in My name shall ye give it,
For thus do Mine apostles."
3    Now Christ spake these words unto them
    at the time of His first appearing;
And the multitude heard it not;
But the disciples heard it,
And on as many as they laid their hands
    fell the Holy Ghost.

 
 
3    The manner which the disciples, which were called the
    elders of the church, ordained priests and teachers.
2    After they had prayed unto the Father in the name
    of Christ, they laid their hands upon them and said:
"In the name of Jesus Christ I ordain you to be a priest"-
Or if he be a teacher, "I ordain you to be a teacher"-
"To preach repentance and remission of sins through
    Jesus Christ by the endurance of faith
    on His name to the end. Amen."

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