Moses 3

Kent P. Jackson, The Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005), 73–77.

Moses 3

[1] Thus the Heaven and the Earth were finished, and all the host of

them. [2] and on the Seventh day I God ended my work and all things

which I had made and I rested on the Seventh day from all

my work and all things which I had made were finished. And I

<God> [1] saw that they were good. [3] And I, God, blessed the seventh day,

and

Sanctified it because that in it [2] I had rested from all my

work which I God had created and made. [4] And now Behold I say

unto you that these are the generations of the Heaven

and of the Earth when they were created n the day that I

the Lord God made the Heaven and the Earth [5] and every plant of

the field before it was in the Earth and every herb of the field

before it grew, for I the lord God Created all things of which

I have spoken Spiritually, before they were naturally upon the

face of the Earth, For [3] I the Lord God had not caused it to rain

upon the face of the Earth. and I the Lord God [4] had created all

the Children of men and not yet a man to till the ground,

for in Heaven created I them. And there was not yet flesh

upon the Earth neither in the water neither in the air [6] but I the

Lord God Spake and there went up a mist from the Earth and

watered the whole face of the ground [7] and I the Lord God formed,

man from the dust of the groun and breathed into his nostrils

the breath of life, and man became a living soul the first flesh

upon the Earth the first man also. nevertheless all things were

before created, but Spiritually were they created and made accor-

ding to my word, [8] and I the Lord God planted a Garden eastward

in Eden and there I put the man whom I had formed.

[9] And out of the ground made [5] I the Lord God \ [6] to grow \ [7] every

tree naturally [8] that is pleasant to the sight of man and man

could behold it and they <it> [9] became also a living soul for [10] it was

spiritual in the day that I created it for it remaineth in the

sphere <in> [11] which I <God> [12] created it \ [13] yea, even all things which I

prepared for the use of man and man saw that it was good for

food. and I the Lord God placed <planted> [14] the tree of life also in the midst

of the garden and also the tree of knowledge of good and evil

[10] and <I the Lord God caused> [15] a river went <to go> [16] out of Eden to

water the garden and from thence

it was parted and became into four heads. [11] and I the Lord God

called the name of the first Pison and it compasseth the whole

land of Havilah [17] where there were [18] <I the Lord> [19][20] created much gold

[12] and the

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Gold of that land was good and there was bdellium and the Onyx stone

[13] And the name of the Second River was called Gihon [21] the same

was it [22] that compasseth [23] the whole land of Ethiopia [14] And the

name of the third River [24] was Hiddekel that was it [25] which [26] goeth

towards [27] the East of Assyria And the fourth River was \ [28] Euphra-

tes. [15] And I [29] the Lord God took the man and put him into the

Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it [16] and I [30] the Lord God com-

manded the man saying, Of every tree of the garden thou [31]

mayest [32] freely eat, [17] but of the tree of the [33] knowledge of good

and evil thou [34] shalt [35] not eat of it, \ [36] nevertheless, thou [37] mayest [38] choose

for thyself [39], for it is given unto thee [40]. But remember, that

I forbid it [41], for in the day that [42] thou [43] eatest [44] thereof thou [45] shalt [46] sur-

ely die. [18] And I the Lord God said unto mine only Begotten that

it was not good that the man should be alone Where I will make

an [47] help meet [48] for him. [19] and out of the ground I [49] the Lord God

formed

every beast of the field and every fowl of the air and commanded that

they should be brought <come> [50] unto Adam to see what he would call

them

and they were also living souls and it was <for I, God,> [51] breathed into

them the breath

of life and <commanded that> [52] whatsoever [53] Adam called every living

creature that was <should be> [54]

the name thereof. [20] and Adam gave names to all cattle and to the fowl

of the air and to every beast of the field but <as> [55] for Adam there

was not found an [56] help meet [57] for him. [21] and I, the Lord God, caus-

ed a deep sleep to fall [58] upon Adam, and he slept, and I took one of his

ribs and closed up the flesh in the stead thereof, [22] and the rib which

I, the Lord God had taken from man, made I a woman, and broug-

ht her unto the man. [23] and Adam said, This I know now is bone of

my bones and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called woman, because

she was taken out ofm an. [24] Therefore shall a man leave his father and \ [59]

mother and shall [60] cleave unto his wife and they \ [61] shall be one flesh.

[25] and they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not asha-

med.

Notes

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

[2] (1851) omits “that in it”

[3] (1851) “And”

[4] (1851) omits “had not caused . . .the Lord God”

[5] (1851) omits “made”

[6] (1851) inserts “made”

[7] (1851) inserts “naturally”

[8] < lang="PT">(1851) omits “naturally”

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

[10] < lang="PT">(1851) omits “for”

[11] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

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

[13] (1851) inserts “in”

[14] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[15] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

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

[17] 1888 “Hivilah” / 1902 “Havilah”, followed by 1902, 1921, 1981

[18] (1851) “was”

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

[20] 1902 inserts “God”, followed by 1921, 1981

[21] < lang="PT">(1851) “Ghihon”

[22] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[23] < lang="PT">(1851) “compassed”

[24] < lang="PT">(1851) omits “River”

[25] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[26] (1851) “that”

[27] CM “toward”, followed by IV / 1878 “towards”, followed by 1888 / 1902 “toward”, followed by 1921, 1981

[28] 1888 inserts “the”, followed by 1902, 1921, 1981

[29] (LF) omits “I”

[30] (LF) omits “I”

[31] (LF) “you”

[32] (LF) “may”

[33] (1851) omits “the”

[34] (LF) “you”

[35] (LF) “shall”

[36] (LF) inserts “neither shall you touch it”

[37] (LF) “you”

[38] (LF) “may”

[39] (LF) “yourself”

[40] (LF) “you”

[41] (1851) omits “it”

[42] IV omits “that”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[43] (LF) “you”

[44] (LF) “eat”

[45] (LF) “you”

[46] (LF) “shall”

[47] OT1 “a”, followed by (1851)

[48] “help meet”: 1878 “help-meet”/1888 “helpmeet”, followed by 1902/1921 “help

meet”, followed by 1981

[49] (LF) omits “I”

[50] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[51] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[52] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[53] (LF) “whatever”

[54] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[55] < lang="PT">SR< lang="PT">: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[56] OT1 “a”, followed by (1851)

[57] “help meet”: 187 “help-meet”/ 1888 “helpmeet”, followed by 1902/1921 “help

meet”, followed by 1981

[58] (1851) “come”

[59] OT1 “his”, followed by CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[60] (1851) omits “shall”

[61] (1851) inserts “twain”