Moses 2

Kent P. Jackson, The Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005), 67–71.

Moses 2

OT page 4 (Moses 2:1–16)

[1] And it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Behold, I reveal unto you concerning this Heaven and this Earth; write the words which I speak, I am the beginning and the end, the Almighty God.

By mine only begotten I created these things, yea, in the beginning I created the Heaven, and the Earth upon which thou standest. [2] and the Earth was without form, and void. And I caused [1] darkness to come up [2] upon the face of the deep. and my spirit moved upon the face of the water [3]; for I am God. [3] and I, God, said, Let there be light, and there was light. [4] and I, God, saw the light, and that [4] light was Good. and I, God,

divided

the light from the darkness. [5] and I, God, called the light day, and the darkness I called night. and this I done [5] <did> [6] by the word [7] of my power.

and

it was done as I spake. and the evening and the morning were the first day. [6] And again, I, God, said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water [8]; and it was so, even as I spake. And I said, Let it divide the waters from the waters; and it was done. [7] and I, God, made the firmament, and divided the waters; yea the great waters, under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so, even as I spake. [8] and [9] I, God, called the firmament Heaven. and the evening and the [10] morning were the Second day. [9] And I, God, said, Let the waters [11] under the [12] Heaven be gathered together unto [13] one place, and it was so. and I, God, said, Let there be dry Land, and it was so. [10] and I, God, called the dry land Earth; and the gathering

together

of the waters called I the [14] Sea<s> [15]. And I, God, saw that all things that [16] I had made were good. [11] And I, God, said, Let the earth bring forth

grass;

the herb yielding seed; the fruit tree yielding fruit after his

kind; and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed should be in itself,

upon the Earth; and it was so, even as I spake. [12] and the Earth brought forth grass; every herb yielding seed after his kind; and the tree

yielding fruit, whose seed should be in itself, after his [17] kind.

And I, God, saw that all things which I had made were good. [13] and

the even-

ing and the morning were the third day. [14] and I, God, said, Let <there> [18] be lights in the firmament of the [19] Heaven, to divide the day from the night: and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and for years; [15]

and let

them be for lights in the firmament of the Heaven, to give light

upon the Earth; and it was so. [16] and I, God, made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night;

and the greater light was the sun, and the lesser light was the moon.

OT2 Page 5 (Moses 2:16–31)

And the stares also [20] was <were> [21] made, even according to my word; [17]

and I,

God, set them in the firmament of the [22] Heaven, to give light upon the Earth. [18] and the Sun to rule over the day, and the Moon to rule over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. and I god saw that all things which I had [23] made were good. [19] and the evening and the morning were the fourth day. [20] and I, God, said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly, the [24] moving creature that hath life, and fowl which may fly above the Earth [25], in the open firmament of Heaven. [21] and I, God, created great whales; and every living creature that moveth, which the water<s> [26] brought forth abundantly, after their kind; and every winged fowl, after his kind; and I, God, saw that all things which I had [27] created [28] were good; [22] and I, God, blessed them, saying, be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the Sea[29], and let fowl multiply in the Earth; [23] and the evening and the morning were the fifth day. [24] and I, God, said, Let the Earth bring forth the living creature, after his kind; cattle, and creeping things [30], and beasts [31] of the

Earth, after his <their> [32] kind[33];

and it was so. [25] and I, God, made the bests [34] of the Earth, after his

<their> [35] kind;

and cattle after their kind; and every thing [36] which creepeth upon the Earth after his kind. and I, God, saw that all these things were good. [26] and I [37], \ [38] God, said, unto mine [39] Only Begotten, which [40] was with me [41] from the beginning, Let us make man in out \ [42] image, after our likeness; and it was so [43]. and I [44], \ [45] God, said Let them have dominion over the fishes [46] of the Sea, and over the fowl [47] of the Air, and over the Cattle, and over all the Earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth [48] upon the Earth. [27] and [49][50], God, created man in mine [51] own image; in the image of mine [52] Only Begotten created I [53] him; male and female created I [54] them. [28] and I [55], God, blessed them and I [56] God [57] said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish [58] of the Sea, and over the fowl of the Air, and over every living thing that moveth [59] upon the Earth. [29] and I [60], \ [61] God, said unto man, Behold I have given you every herb bearing Seed, which is upon the face of all the Earth; and every tree in the which shall be [62] the fruit of a tree, yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

[30] and to every beast of the Earth, and to every fowl of the Air, and to every thing [63] that creepeth upon the Earth, wherein I grant life, there shall be given every clean herb for meat; and it was so, even as I spake. [31] and I, God, saw every thing [64] that I had made, and Behold all things which I had made were very good.

OT2 Page 6 (Moses 2:31–3:12)

And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Notes

[1] (1851) “created”

[2] (1851) omits “up”

[3] OT1 “waters”, followed by (1851)

[4] OT1 “the”, followed by (1851)

[5] (1851), CM omit “done”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[6] Scribe undetermined : (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[7] OT1 “Word”

[8] OT1 “waters”, followed by (1851)

[9] OT1 “And”

[10] 1888 omits “the” / 1902 inserts “the”, followed by 1921, 1981

[11] 1888 “water”, followed by 1902 / 1921 “waters”, followed by 1981

[12] (1851) omits “the”

[13] (1851) “into”

[14] Scribe undetermined, post-1845 : deletion not in (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[15] Scribe undetermined, post-1845, corrects to OT1 : not in CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[16] OT1 “which”, followed by CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[17] OT1 “its”

[18] SR corrects to OT1 : (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[19] 1888 omits “the” / 1902 inserts “the”, followed by 1921, 1981

[20] < lang="PT">(1851) omits “also”

[21] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT"> : (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[22] (1851), 1888 omit “the” / 1902 inserts “the”, followed by 1921, 1981

[23] Not in OT1

[24] (1851) “every”

[25] (1851) omits “above the Earth”

[26] Scribe undetermined corrects to OT1 : (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[27] 1888 omits “had” / 1902 inserts “had”, followed by 1921, 1981

[28] (1851) “made”

[29] SR : CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[30] OT1 “thing”

[31] OT1 “beast”

[32] SR : (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[33] SR corrects to OT1 / CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[34] OT1 “beast”

[35] SR : (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[36] “every thing” : IV “everything” / 1878 “every thing” / 1888 “everything”, followed by 1902, 1921, 1981

[37] (LF) omits “I”

[38] (LF) inserts “the Lord”

[39] (LF) “the”

[40] (LF) “who”

[41] (LF) “him”

[42] (1851) inserts “own”

[43] (LF) “done”

[44] (LF) omits “I”

[45] (LF) inserts “the Lord”

[46] OT1 “fish”, followed by (LF)

[47] (1851) “fowls”

[48] (LF) “creeps”

[49] OT1 “So”, followed by (LF)

[50] (LF) omits “I”

[51] (LF) “his”

[52] (LF) “the”

[53] (LF) “he”

[54] (LF) “he”

[55] (LF) omits “I”

[56] (LF) omits “I”

[57] CM omits “I God”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[58] (1851) “fishes”

[59] (LF) “moves”

[60] (LF) omits “I”

[61] (LF) inserts “the Lord”

[62] “shall be” : (LF) “is”

[63] “every thing” : IV “everything” / 1878 “every thing” / 1888 “everything” / 1902 “every thing” / 1921 “everything”, followed by 1981

[64] “every thing” : IV “everything”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981