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The Book of Mormon

By Joseph Smith



Moroni 1
Chapter 1

Moroni 1:1
 1 Now I, Moroni, after having made an end of abridging the
account of the people of Jared, I had supposed not to have
written more, but I have not as yet perished; and I make not
myself known to the Lamanites lest they should destroy me.

Moroni 1:2
 2 For behold, their wars are exceedingly fierce among
themselves; and because of their hatred they put to death every
Nephite that will not deny the Christ.

Moroni 1:3
 3 And I, Moroni, will not deny the Christ; wherefore, I wander
whithersoever I can for the safety of mine own life.

Moroni 1:4
 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.

Moroni 2
Chapter 2

Moroni 2:1
 1 The words of Christ, which he spake unto his disciples, the
twelve whom he had chosen, as he laid his hands upon them--

Moroni 2:2
 2 And he called them by name, saying: Ye shall call on the
Father in my name, in mighty prayer; and after ye have done this
ye shall have power that to him upon 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.

Moroni 2:3
 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.

Moroni 3
Chapter 3

Moroni 3:1
 1 The manner which the disciples, who were called the elders of
the church, ordained priests and teachers--

Moroni 3:2
 2 After they had prayed unto the Father in the name of Christ,
they laid their hands upon them, and said:

Moroni 3:3
 3 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.

Moroni 3:4
 4 And after this manner did they ordain priests and teachers,
according to the gifts and callings of God unto men; and they
ordained them by the power of the Holy Ghost, which was in them.

Moroni 4
Chapter 4

Moroni 4:1
 1 The manner of their elders and priests administering the flesh
and blood of Christ unto the church; and they administered it
according to the commandments of Christ; wherefore we know the
manner to be true; and the elder or priest did minister it--

Moroni 4:2
 2 And they did kneel down with the church, and pray to the
Father in the name of Christ, saying:

Moroni 4:3
 3 O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son,
Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of
all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of
the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal
Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy
Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he
hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with
them.  Amen.

Moroni 5
Chapter 5

Moroni 5:1
 1 The manner of administering the wine--Behold, they took the
cup, and said:

Moroni 5:2
 2 O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy
Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls
of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance
of the blood of thy Son, which was shed for them; that they may
witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they do always
remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. 

Moroni 6
Chapter 6

Moroni 6:1
 1 And now I speak concerning baptism.  Behold, elders, priests,
and teachers were baptized; and they were not baptized save they
brought forth fruit meet that they were worthy of it.

Moroni 6:2
 2 Neither did they receive any unto baptism save they came forth
with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, and witnessed unto the
church that they truly repented of all their sins.

Moroni 6:3
 3 And none were received unto baptism save they took upon them
the name of Christ, having a determination to serve him to the

Moroni 6:4
 4 And after they had been received unto baptism, and were
wrought upon and cleansed by the power of the Holy Ghost, they
were numbered among the people of the church of Christ; and their
names were taken, that they might be remembered and nourished by
the good word of God, to keep them in the right way, to keep them
continually watchful unto prayer, relying alone upon the merits
of Christ, who was the author and the finisher of their faith.

Moroni 6:5
 5 And the church did meet together oft, to fast and to pray, and
to speak one with another concerning the welfare of their souls.

Moroni 6:6
 6 And they did meet together oft to partake of bread and wine,
in remembrance of the Lord Jesus.

Moroni 6:7
 7 And they were strict to observe that there should be no
iniquity among them; and whoso was found to commit iniquity, and
three witnesses of the church did condemn them before the elders,
and if they repented not, and confessed not, their names were
blotted out, and they were not numbered among the people of

Moroni 6:8
 8 But as oft as they repented and sought forgiveness, with real
intent, they were forgiven.

Moroni 6:9
 9 And their meetings were conducted by the church after the
manner of the workings of the Spirit, and by the power of the
Holy Ghost; for as the power of the Holy Ghost led them whether
to preach, or to exhort, or to pray, or to supplicate, or to
sing, even so it was done.

Moroni 7
Chapter 7

Moroni 7:1
 1 And now I, Moroni, write a few of the words of my father
Mormon, which he spake concerning faith, hope, and charity; for
after this manner did he speak unto the people, as he taught them
in the synagogue which they had built for the place of worship.

Moroni 7:2
 2 And now I, Mormon, speak unto you, my beloved brethren; and it
is by the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and
his holy will, because of the gift of his calling unto me, that I
am permitted to speak unto you at this time.

Moroni 7:3
 3 Wherefore, I would speak unto you that are of the church, that
are the peaceable followers of Christ, and that have obtained a
sufficient hope by which ye can enter into the rest of the Lord,
from this time henceforth until ye shall rest with him in heaven.

Moroni 7:4
 4 And now my brethren, I judge these things of you because of
your peaceable walk with the children of men.

Moroni 7:5
 5 For I remember the word of God, which saith by their works ye
shall know them; for if their works be good, then they are good

Moroni 7:6
 6 For behold, God hath said a man being evil cannot do that
which is good; for if he offereth a gift, or prayeth unto God,
except he shall do it with real intent it profiteth him nothing.

Moroni 7:7
 7 For behold, it is not counted unto him for righteousness.

Moroni 7:8
 8 For behold, if a man being evil giveth a gift, he doeth it
grudgingly; wherefore it is counted unto him the same as if he
had retained the gift; wherefore he is counted evil before God.

Moroni 7:9
 9 And likewise also is it counted evil unto a man, if he shall
pray and not with real intent of heart; yea, and it profiteth him
nothing, for God receiveth none such.

Moroni 7:10
 10 Wherefore, a man being evil cannot do that which is good;
neither will he give a good gift.

Moroni 7:11
 11 For behold, a bitter fountain cannot bring forth good water;
neither can a good fountain bring forth bitter water; wherefore,
a man being a servant of the devil cannot follow Christ; and if
he follow Christ he cannot be a servant of the devil.

Moroni 7:12
 12 Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God; and that
which is evil cometh of the devil; for the devil is an enemy unto
God, and fighteth against him continually, and inviteth and
enticeth to sin, and to do that which is evil continually.

Moroni 7:13
 13 But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do
good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and
enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is
inspired of God.

Moroni 7:14
 14 Wherefore, take heed, my beloved brethren, that ye do not
judge that which is evil to be of God, or that which is good and
of God to be of the devil.

Moroni 7:15
 15 For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that
ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain,
that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is
from the dark night.

Moroni 7:16
 16 For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that
he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to
judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade
to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of
Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of

Moroni 7:17
 17 But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do evil, and believe
not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know
with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this
manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good,
no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who subject
themselves unto him.

Moroni 7:18
 18 And now, my brethren, seeing that ye know the light by which
ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, see that ye do
not judge wrongfully; for with that same judgment which ye judge
ye shall also be judged.

Moroni 7:19
 19 Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search
diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from
evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn
it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ.

Moroni 7:20
 20 And now, my brethren, how is it possible that ye can lay hold
upon every good thing?

Moroni 7:21
 21 And now I come to that faith, of which I said I would speak;
and I will tell you the way whereby ye may lay hold on every good

Moroni 7:22
 22 For behold, God knowing all things, being from everlasting to
everlasting, behold, he sent angels to minister unto the children
of men, to make manifest concerning the coming of Christ; and in
Christ there should come every good thing.

Moroni 7:23
 23 And God also declared unto prophets, by his own mouth, that
Christ should come.

Moroni 7:24
 24 And behold, there were divers ways that he did manifest
things unto the children of men, which were good; and all things
which are good cometh of Christ; otherwise men were fallen, and
there could no good thing come unto them.

Moroni 7:25
 25 Wherefore, by the ministering of angels, and by every word
which proceeded forth out of the mouth of God, men began to
exercise faith in Christ; and thus by faith, they did lay hold
upon every good thing; and thus it was until the coming of

Moroni 7:26
 26 And after that he came men also were saved by faith in his
name; and by faith, they become the sons of God.  And as sure as
Christ liveth he spake these words unto our fathers, saying:
Whatsoever thing ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is
good, in faith believing that ye shall receive, behold, it shall
be done unto you.

Moroni 7:27
 27 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, have miracles ceased because
Christ hath ascended into heaven, and hath sat down on the right
hand of God, to claim of the Father his rights of mercy which he
hath upon the children of men?

Moroni 7:28
 28 For he hath answered the ends of the law, and he claimeth all
those who have faith in him; and they who have faith in him will
cleave unto every good thing; wherefore he advocateth the cause
of the children of men; and he dwelleth eternally in the heavens.

Moroni 7:29
 29 And because he hath done this, my beloved brethren, have
miracles ceased?  Behold I say unto you, Nay; neither have angels
ceased to minister unto the children of men.

Moroni 7:30
 30 For behold, they are subject unto him, to minister according
to the word of his command, showing themselves unto them of
strong faith and a firm mind in every form of godliness.

Moroni 7:31
 31 And the office of their ministry is to call men unto
repentance, and to fulfill and to do the work of the covenants of
the Father, which he hath made unto the children of men, to
prepare the way among the children of men, by declaring the word
of Christ unto the chosen vessels of the Lord, that they may bear
testimony of him.

Moroni 7:32
 32 And by so doing, the Lord God prepareth the way that the
residue of men may have faith in Christ, that the Holy Ghost may
have place in their hearts, according to the power thereof; and
after this manner bringeth to pass the Father, the covenants
which he hath made unto the children of men.

Moroni 7:33
 33 And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shall
have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me.

Moroni 7:34
 34 And he hath said: Repent all ye ends of the earth, and come
unto me, and be baptized in my name, and have faith in me, that
ye may be saved.

Moroni 7:35
 35 And now, my beloved brethren, if this be the case that these
things are true which I have spoken unto you, and God will show
unto you, with power and great glory at the last day, that they
are true, and if they are true has the day of miracles ceased?

Moroni 7:36
 36 Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men?  Or
has he withheld the power of the Holy Ghost from them?  Or will
he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or
there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved?

Moroni 7:37
 37 Behold I say unto you, Nay; for it is by faith that miracles
are wrought; and it is by faith that angels appear and minister
unto men; wherefore, if these things have ceased wo be unto the
children of men, for it is because of unbelief, and all is vain.

Moroni 7:38
 38 For no man can be saved, according to the words of Christ,
save they shall have faith in his name; wherefore, if these
things have ceased, then has faith ceased also; and awful is the
state of man, for they are as though there had been no redemption

Moroni 7:39
 39 But behold, my beloved brethren, I judge better things of
you, for I judge that ye have faith in Christ because of your
meekness; for if ye have not faith in him then ye are not fit to
be numbered among the people of his church.

Moroni 7:40
 40 And again, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you
concerning hope.  How is it that ye can attain unto faith, save
ye shall have hope?

Moroni 7:41
 41 And what is it that ye shall hope for?  Behold I say unto you
that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the
power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life eternal, and
this because of your faith in him according to the promise.

Moroni 7:42
 42 Wherefore, if a man have faith he must needs have hope; for
without faith there cannot be any hope.

Moroni 7:43
 43 And again, behold I say unto you that he cannot have faith
and hope, save he shall be meek, and lowly of heart.

Moroni 7:44
 44 If so, his faith and hope is vain, for none is acceptable
before God, save the meek and lowly in heart; and if a man be
meek and lowly in heart, and confesses by the power of the Holy
Ghost that Jesus is the Christ, he must needs have charity; for
if he have not charity he is nothing; wherefore he must needs
have charity.

Moroni 7:45
 45 And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and
is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked,
thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in
the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all
things, endureth all things.

Moroni 7:46
 46 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye
are nothing, for charity never faileth.  Wherefore, cleave unto
charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail--

Moroni 7:47
 47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth
forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it
shall be well with him.

Moroni 7:48
 48 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all
the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which
he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son,
Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he
shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is;
that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is
pure.  Amen.

Moroni 8
Chapter 8

Moroni 8:1
 1 An epistle of my father Mormon, written to me, Moroni; and it
was written unto me soon after my calling to the ministry.  And
on this wise did he write unto me, saying:

Moroni 8:2
 2 My beloved son, Moroni, I rejoice exceedingly that your Lord
Jesus Christ hath been mindful of you, and hath called you to his
ministry, and to his holy work.

Moroni 8:3
 3 I am mindful of you always in my prayers, continually praying
unto God the Father in the name of his Holy Child, Jesus, that
he, through his infinite goodness and grace, will keep you
through the endurance of faith on his name to the end.

Moroni 8:4
 4 And now, my son, I speak unto you concerning that which
grieveth me exceedingly; for it grieveth me that there should
disputations rise among you.

Moroni 8:5
 5 For, if I have learned the truth, there have been disputations
among you concerning the baptism of your little children.

Moroni 8:6
 6 And now, my son, I desire that ye should labor diligently,
that this gross error should be removed from among you; for, for
this intent I have written this epistle.

Moroni 8:7
 7 For immediately after I had learned these things of you I
inquired of the Lord concerning the matter.  And the word of the
Lord came to me by the power of the Holy Ghost, saying:

Moroni 8:8
 8 Listen to the words of Christ, your Redeemer, your Lord and
your God.  Behold, I came into the world not to call the
righteous but sinners to repentance; the whole need no physician,
but they that are sick; wherefore, little children are whole, for
they are not capable of committing sin; wherefore the curse of
Adam is taken from them in me, that it hath no power over them;
and the law of circumcision is done away in me.

Moroni 8:9
 9 And after this manner did the Holy Ghost manifest the word of
God unto me; wherefore, my beloved son, I know that it is solemn
mockery before God, that ye should baptize little children.

Moroni 8:10
 10 Behold I say unto you that this thing shall ye
teach--repentance and baptism unto those who are accountable and
capable of committing sin; yea, teach parents that they must
repent and be baptized, and humble themselves as their little
children, and they shall all be saved with their little children.

Moroni 8:11
 11 And their little children need no repentance, neither
baptism.  Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling
the commandments unto the remission of sins.

Moroni 8:12
 12 But little children are alive in Christ, even from the
foundation of the world; if not so, God is a partial God, and
also a changeable God, and a respecter to persons; for how many
little children have died without baptism!

Moroni 8:13
 13 Wherefore, if little children could not be saved without
baptism, these must have gone to an endless hell.

Moroni 8:14
 14 Behold I say unto you, that he that supposeth that little
children need baptism is in the gall of bitterness and in the
bonds of iniquity, for he hath neither faith, hope, nor charity;
wherefore, should he be cut off while in the thought, he must go
down to hell.

Moroni 8:15
 15 For awful is the wickedness to suppose that God saveth one
child because of baptism, and the other must perish because he
hath no baptism.

Moroni 8:16
 16 Wo be unto them that shall pervert the ways of the Lord after
this manner, for they shall perish except they repent.  Behold, I
speak with boldness, having authority from God; and I fear not
what man can do; for perfect love casteth out all fear.

Moroni 8:17
 17 And I am filled with charity, which is everlasting love;
wherefore, all children are alike unto me; wherefore, I love
little children with a perfect love; and they are all alike and
partakers of salvation.

Moroni 8:18
 18 For I know that God is not a partial God, neither a
changeable being; but he is unchangeable from all eternity to all

Moroni 8:19
 19 Little children cannot repent; wherefore, it is awful
wickedness to deny the pure mercies of God unto them, for they
are all alive in him because of his mercy.

Moroni 8:20
 20 And he that saith that little children need baptism denieth
the mercies of Christ, and setteth at naught the atonement of him
and the power of his redemption.

Moroni 8:21
 21 Wo unto such, for they are in danger of death, hell, and an
endless torment.  I speak it boldly; God hath commanded me. 
Listen unto them and give heed, or they stand against you at the
judgment-seat of Christ.

Moroni 8:22
 22 For behold that all little children are alive in Christ, and
also all they that are without the law.  For the power of
redemption cometh on all them that have no law; wherefore, he
that is not condemned, or he that is under no condemnation,
cannot repent; and unto such baptism availeth nothing--

Moroni 8:23
 23 But it is mockery before God, denying the mercies of Christ,
and the power of his Holy Spirit, and putting trust in dead

Moroni 8:24
 24 Behold, my son, this thing ought not to be; for repentance is
unto them that are under condemnation and under the curse of a
broken law.

Moroni 8:25
 25 And the first fruits of repentance is baptism; and baptism
cometh by faith unto the fulfilling the commandments; and the
fulfilling the commandments bringeth remission of sins;

Moroni 8:26
 26 And the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of
heart; and because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the
visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope
and perfect love, which love endureth by diligence unto prayer,
until the end shall come, when all the saints shall dwell with

Moroni 8:27
 27 Behold, my son, I will write unto you again if I go not out
soon against the Lamanites.  Behold, the pride of this nation, or
the people of the Nephites, hath proven their destruction except
they should repent.

Moroni 8:28
 28 Pray for them, my son, that repentance may come unto them. 
But behold, I fear lest the Spirit hath ceased striving with
them; and in this part of the land they are also seeking to put
down all power and authority which cometh from God; and they are
denying the Holy Ghost.

Moroni 8:29
 29 And after rejecting so great a knowledge, my son, they must
perish soon, unto the fulfilling of the prophecies which were
spoken by the prophets, as well as the words of our Savior

Moroni 8:30
 30 Farewell, my son, until I shall write unto you, or shall meet
you again.  Amen.

Moroni 9
Chapter 9

Moroni 9:1
 1 My beloved son, I write unto you again that ye may know that I
am yet alive; but I write somewhat of that which is grievous.

Moroni 9:2
 2 For behold, I have had a sore battle with the Lamanites, in
which we did not conquer; and Archeantus has fallen by the sword,
and also Luram and Emron; yea, and we have lost a great number of
our choice men.

Moroni 9:3
 3 And now behold, my son, I fear lest the Lamanites shall
destroy this people; for they do not repent, and Satan stirreth
them up continually to anger one with another.

Moroni 9:4
 4 Behold, I am laboring with them continually; and when I speak
the word of God with sharpness they tremble and anger against me;
and when I use no sharpness they harden their hearts against it;
wherefore, I fear lest the Spirit of the Lord hath ceased
striving with them.

Moroni 9:5
 5 For so exceedingly do they anger that it seemeth me that they
have no fear of death; and they have lost their love, one towards
another; and they thirst after blood and revenge continually.

Moroni 9:6
 6 And now, my beloved son, notwithstanding their hardness, let
us labor diligently; for if we should cease to labor, we should
be brought under condemnation; for we have a labor to perform
whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy
of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God.

Moroni 9:7
 7 And now I write somewhat concerning the sufferings of this
people.  For according to the knowledge which I have received
from Amoron, behold, the Lamanites have many prisoners, which
they took from the tower of Sherrizah; and there were men, women,
and children.

Moroni 9:8
 8 And the husbands and fathers of those women and children they
have slain; and they feed the women upon the flesh of their
husbands, and the children upon the flesh of their fathers; and
no water, save a little, do they give unto them.

Moroni 9:9
 9 And notwithstanding this great abomination of the Lamanites,
it doth not exceed that of our people in Moriantum.  For behold,
many of the daughters of the Lamanites have they taken prisoners;
and after depriving them of that which was most dear and precious
above all things, which is chastity and virtue--

Moroni 9:10
 10 And after they had done this thing, they did murder them in a
most cruel manner, torturing their bodies even unto death; and
after they have done this, they devour their flesh like unto wild
beasts, because of the hardness of their hearts; and they do it
for a token of bravery.

Moroni 9:11
 11 O my beloved son, how can a people like this, that are
without civilization--

Moroni 9:12
 12 (And only a few years have passed away, and they were a civil
and a delightsome people)

Moroni 9:13
 13 But O my son, how can a people like this, whose delight is in
so much abomination--

Moroni 9:14
 14 How can we expect that God will stay his hand in judgment
against us?

Moroni 9:15
 15 Behold, my heart cries: Wo unto this people.  Come out in
judgment, O God, and hide their sins, and wickedness, and
abominations from before thy face!

Moroni 9:16
 16 And again, my son, there are many widows and their daughters
who remain in Sherrizah; and that part of the provisions which
the Lamanites did not carry away, behold, the army of Zenephi has
carried away, and left them to wander whithersoever they can for
food; and many old women do faint by the way and die.

Moroni 9:17
 17 And the army which is with me is weak; and the armies of the
Lamanites are betwixt Sherrizah and me; and as many as have fled
to the army of Aaron have fallen victims to their awful

Moroni 9:18
 18 O the depravity of my people!  They are without order and
without mercy.  Behold, I am but a man, and I have but the
strength of a man, and I cannot any longer enforce my commands.

Moroni 9:19
 19 And they have become strong in their perversion; and they are
alike brutal, sparing none, neither old nor young; and they
delight in everything save that which is good; and the suffering
of our women and our children upon all the face of this land doth
exceed everything; yea, tongue cannot tell, neither can it be

Moroni 9:20
 20 And now, my son, I dwell no longer upon this horrible scene. 
Behold, thou knowest the wickedness of this people; thou knowest
that they are without principle, and past feeling; and their
wickedness doth exceed that of the Lamanites.

Moroni 9:21
 21 Behold, my son, I cannot recommend them unto God lest he
should smite me.

Moroni 9:22
 22 But behold, my son, I recommend thee unto God, and I trust in
Christ that thou wilt be saved; and I pray unto God that he will
spare thy life, to witness the return of his people unto him, or
their utter destruction; for I know that they must perish except
they repent and return unto him.

Moroni 9:23
 23 And if they perish it will be like unto the Jaredites,
because of the wilfulness of their hearts, seeking for blood and

Moroni 9:24
 24 And if it so be that they perish, we know that many of our
brethren have deserted over unto the Lamanites, and many more
will also desert over unto them; wherefore, write somewhat a few
things, if thou art spared and I shall perish and not see thee;
but I trust that I may see thee soon; for I have sacred records
that I would deliver up unto thee.

Moroni 9:25
 25 My son, be faithful in Christ; and may not the things which I
have written grieve thee, to weigh thee down unto death; but may
Christ lift thee up, and may his sufferings and death, and the
showing his body unto our fathers, and his mercy and
long-suffering, and the hope of his glory and of eternal life,
rest in your mind forever.

Moroni 9:26
 26 And may the grace of God the Father, whose throne is high in
the heavens, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who sitteth on the right
hand of his power, until all things shall become subject unto
him, be, and abide with you forever.  Amen.

Moroni 10
Chapter 10

Moroni 10:1
 1 Now I, Moroni, write somewhat as seemeth me good; and I write
unto my brethren, the Lamanites; and I would that they should
know that more than four hundred and twenty years have passed
away since the sign was given of the coming of Christ.

Moroni 10:2
 2 And I seal up these records, after I have spoken a few words
by way of exhortation unto you.

Moroni 10:3
 3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these
things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye
would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children
of men, from the creation of Adam even down unto the time that ye
shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.

Moroni 10:4
 4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you
that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ,
if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere
heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest
the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

Moroni 10:5
 5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of
all things.

Moroni 10:6
 6 And whatsoever thing is good is just and true; wherefore,
nothing that is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that
he is.

Moroni 10:7
 7 And ye may know that he is, by the power of the Holy Ghost;
wherefore I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God;
for he worketh by power, according to the faith of the children
of men, the same today and tomorrow, and forever.

Moroni 10:8
 8 And again, I exhort you, my brethren, that ye deny not the
gifts of God, for they are many; and they come from the same God.

And there are different ways that these gifts are administered;
but it is the same God who worketh all in all; and they are given
by the manifestations of the Spirit of God unto men, to profit

Moroni 10:9
 9 For behold, to one is given by the Spirit of God, that he may
teach the word of wisdom;

Moroni 10:10
 10 And to another, that he may teach the word of knowledge by
the same Spirit;

Moroni 10:11
 11 And to another, exceedingly great faith; and to another, the
gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

Moroni 10:12
 12 And again, to another, that he may work mighty miracles;

Moroni 10:13
 13 And again, to another, that he may prophesy concerning all

Moroni 10:14
 14 And again, to another, the beholding of angels and
ministering spirits;

Moroni 10:15
 15 And again, to another, all kinds of tongues;

Moroni 10:16
 16 And again, to another, the interpretation of languages and of
divers kinds of tongues.

Moroni 10:17
 17 And all these gifts come by the Spirit of Christ; and they
come unto every man severally, according as he will.

Moroni 10:18
 18 And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember
that every good gift cometh of Christ.

Moroni 10:19
 19 And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember
that he is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and that all
these gifts of which I have spoken, which are spiritual, never
will be done away, even as long as the world shall stand, only
according to the unbelief of the children of men.

Moroni 10:20
 20 Wherefore, there must be faith; and if there must be faith
there must also be hope; and if there must be hope there must
also be charity.

Moroni 10:21
 21 And except ye have charity ye can in nowise be saved in the
kingdom of God; neither can ye be saved in the kingdom of God if
ye have not faith; neither can ye if ye have no hope.

Moroni 10:22
 22 And if ye have no hope ye must needs be in despair; and
despair cometh because of iniquity.

Moroni 10:23
 23 And Christ truly said unto our fathers: If ye have faith ye
can do all things which are expedient unto me.

Moroni 10:24
 24 And now I speak unto all the ends of the earth--that if the
day cometh that the power and gifts of God shall be done away
among you, it shall be because of unbelief.

Moroni 10:25
 25 And wo be unto the children of men if this be the case; for
there shall be none that doeth good among you, no not one.  For
if there be one among you that doeth good, he shall work by the
power and gifts of God.

Moroni 10:26
 26 And wo unto them who shall do these things away and die, for
they die in their sins, and they cannot be saved in the kingdom
of God; and I speak it according to the words of Christ; and I
lie not.

Moroni 10:27
 27 And I exhort you to remember these things; for the time
speedily cometh that ye shall know that I lie not, for ye shall
see me at the bar of God; and the Lord God will say unto you: Did
I not declare my words unto you, which were written by this man,
like as one crying from the dead, yea, even as one speaking out
of the dust?

Moroni 10:28
 28 I declare these things unto the fulfilling of the prophecies.

And behold, they shall proceed forth out of the mouth of the
everlasting God; and his word shall hiss forth from generation to

Moroni 10:29
 29 And God shall show unto you, that that which I have written
is true.

Moroni 10:30
 30 And again I would exhort you that ye would come unto Christ,
and lay hold upon every good gift, and touch not the evil gift,
nor the unclean thing.

Moroni 10:31
 31 And awake, and arise from the dust, O Jerusalem; yea, and put
on thy beautiful garments, O daughter of Zion; and strengthen thy
stakes and enlarge thy borders forever, that thou mayest no more
be confounded, that the covenants of the Eternal Father which he
hath made unto thee, O house of Israel, may be fulfilled.

Moroni 10:32
 32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny
yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of
all ungodliness and love God with all your might, mind and
strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace
ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are
perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.

Moroni 10:33
 33 And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ,
and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the
grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which
is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins,
that ye become holy, without spot.

Moroni 10:34
 34 And now I bid unto all, farewell.  I soon go to rest in the
paradise of God, until my spirit and body shall again reunite,
and I am brought forth triumphant through the air, to meet you
before the pleasing bar of the great Jehovah, the Eternal Judge
of both quick and dead.  Amen.



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