Moses 4

Kent P. Jackson, The Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005), 79–85.

Moses 4

[1] And I the Lord God spake unto Moses saying, That Satan whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine only begotten is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me saying, Behold \ [1][2], send me, I will be thy Son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost; and surely, I will do it; Wherefore, give me thine honor. [2] But, behold; my beloved Son, which was my beloved and chosen from the beginning, saith <said> [3]

unto me;

Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever [4]. [3] Wherefore, because that satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the

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Agency of man, which I, the Lord God had given him; and also that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine only begotten, I caused that he should be cast down, [4] and he became Satan; yea, even the Devil, the father of all lies, to deceive, and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice. [5] and now the Serpent was more subtle then any beast of the field which I the Lord God had made [6] and Satan put it into the heart of the serpent \ [5] for he had drew [6] away many after him; \ [7] and he sought also to beguile Eve, for he knew not the mind of Godl Wherefore, he sought [8] to destroy the world, [7] yea [9] and he said unto the woman, yea, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden. \ [10] and he spake by the mouth of the Serpent \ [11] [8] <And the woman said unto the Serpent, we may eat of the

fruit of the trees of the garden> [12] [9] but, of the fruit of the tree

which thou beholdest in the midst of

the garden, God hath said ye shall not eat of it neither

shall ye touch [13] it lest ye die [10] <And the serpent said unto the woman

ye shall [14] not surely die> [15] [11] for God doth know that in

the day ye eat thereof then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as Gods knowing good and evil. [12] and when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it became pleasant to the eyes [16], and a tree to be desired to make her wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and gave also [17] unto her husband with her, and he did eat; [13] and the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they had been naked; and they sewed fig leaves [18] together and made themselves aprons [19]. [14] and they [20] heard the voice of the Lord God, <as he was <as they were>> [21] walking in the garden in the cool

of [22] the day and Adam

and his wife hid <went to hide> [23] themselves from the presence of [24] the

Lord God

amongst [25] the trees of the garden [15] and I [26] the Lord God called unto Adam and said unto him Where goest thou [27] [16] and he said I heard thy [28] voice in the garden and I was afraid because I beheld that I was naked and I hid myself. [17] and I [29] the Lord God said unto Adam who told thee [30] that [31] thou [32] wast [33] naked hast [34] thou [35] eaten of the tree whereof I commanded [36] thee [37] that thou [38] shouldest [39] not eat if so thou [40]

should<est> [41]

surely die [18] and the man said, the woman whom [42] thou [43] gavest [44] me and saidest <unto her> [45] remain with thee [46] she [47] gave me of the \ [48] tree

and I

did eat. [19] and I [49], the Lord God, said unto the woman, what is this thing [50] which thou [51] hast [52] done. and [53] the woman said, the Serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. [20] \ [54] and \ [55] <I> [56] the Lord God

said unto the

serpent, because thou hast done this, thou shalt be cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy

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Belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life; [21] and I will put enmity between thee, and the woman; between they seed and her seed, and [57] it <he> [58] shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt

bruise

his heel. [22] \ [59] unto the woman I the Lord God [60] said [61] I will greatly

multiply thy [62]

sorrow, and thy [63] conception; in sorrow thou [64] shalt [65] bring forth children, and thy [66] desire shall be to thy [67] husband, and he shall rule over thee [68]. [23] and \ [69] unto Adam, I, the Lord God, said [70]; because

thou [71]

hast [72] hearkened unto the voice of thy [73] wife, and hast [74] eaten of the \ [75] tree \ [76] which I commanded thee [77], saying; thou [78] shalt [79] not eat of it; cursed shall be the ground for thy [80] sake; in sorrow shalt

thou [81] eat of it all the days of thy [82] life; [24] thorns also, and thistles shall it bring forth to thee [83]; and thou [84] shalt [85] eat the herb of the field; [25] in [86] the sweat of thy [87] face shalt [88] thou [89] eat bread, until thou [90] shalt [91] return unto the ground, for thou [92] shalt [93] surely die for out of it wast thou [94] taken, for dust thou [95] wast [96], and unto dust shalt thou [97] return. [26] \ [98] and [99] Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living; for thus have I the Lord God called the first of all women, which are many. [27] <Unto Adam also, and

to [100] his wife, did I the Lord God, make coats of Skin [101] and clothed

them> [102] [28] And I, the

Lord God, said, unto mine only begotten Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now lest he put forth his hand, and partake also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever; [29] therefore, I, the lord God sent <will send> [103] him forth from

the garden of

Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken; [30] for, as I, the Lord God, liveth, even so my word<s> [104] cannot [105] return void, for, as they go forth out of my mouth, they must be fulfilled. [31] so I drove out the man, and I placed at the east of the garden of Eden, Cherubims [106] and a flaming Sword, which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. [32] <(> [107] and these [108] are the words which I spake

unto

my servant Moses and they are true even as I will and I have spoken them unto you see thou show [109] them unto no man until I command you except they [110] that believe \ [111] amen <)> [112]

Notes

[1] 1902 inserts “here am”, followed by 1921, 1981

[2] (1851) “me”

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

[4] (1851) “for ever”

[5] (1851), 1878 insert “(“, followed by 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[6] (1851), CM “drawn”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[7] (1851), 1878 insert “)”, followed by 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[8] OT1 “thought”

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

[10] (1851), 1878 insert “(“, followed by 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[11] (1851), 1878 insert “)”, followed by 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

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

[13] (1851) “taste”

[14] 1878 “shalt”, followed by 1888 / 1902 “shall”, followed by 1921, 1981

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

[16] (1851) “eye”

[17] “gave also” : 1888 “also gave”, followed by 1902, 921, 1981

[18] “fig leaves” : 1921 “fig-leaves”, followed by 1981

[19] (1851) omits “and they sewed . . . themselves aprons”

[20] (1851) omits “sewed fig leaves . . . and they”

[21] SR / OT1 “<as they were>“ : probably JS, followed by (LF), (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981. Some small insertions in OT1, page 7, appear to be in the handwriting of Joseph Smith. They were made sometime after March–April 1831 (when OT2 was transcribed) and most likely before July 1832 (when work resumed on Genesis after the completion of the New Testament). These inscriptions were probably made before the Prophet decided that OT2 would be the manuscript on which further changes in the Genesis translation would be made.

[22] OT1 “of of”

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

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

[25] (LF), (1851) “among”

[26] (LF), (1851) omit “I”

[27] “goest thou” : (LF), (1851) “are you going”

[28] (LF), (1851) “your”

[29] (LF), (1851) omit “I”

[30] (LF), (1851) “you”

[31] 1878 omits “that”, followed by 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[32] (LF), (1851) “you”

[33] (LF), (1851) “were”

[34] (LF), (1851) “have”

[35] (LF), (1851) “you”

[36] (LF), (1851) “told”

[37] (LF), (1851) “you”

[38] (LF), (1851) “you”

[39] OT1 “shouldst”, followed by CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981 / (LF), (1851) “should”

[40] (LF), (1851) “you”

[41] Scribe undetermined / OT1 “shouldst”, followed by CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981 / (LF), (1851) “should”

[42] 1888 omits “whom”, followed by 1902, 1921, 1981

[43] (LF), (1851) “you”

[44] (LF), (1851) “gave”

[45] Scribe undetermined / OT1 saidest <commanded that She Should>“ : probably JS, followed by (LF), (1851), CM, IV / 1878 “commandest . . . “, followed by 1888, 1902, 1921 / 1981 “commandest . . . “

[46] OT1thee <me>“ : probably JS, followed by (LF), (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[47] (LF), (1851) omit “she”

[48] OT1 “<fruit of the>“ : probably JS, followed by (LF), (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[49] (LF), (1851) omit “I”

[50] (LF), (1851) omit “thing”

[51] (LF), (1851) “you”

[52] (LF), (1851) “have”

[53] Not in OT1

[54] (1851) omits verses 20–21

[55] OT1 “the”

[56] SR corrects to OT1: CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[57] Not in OT1

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

[59] (LF), (1851) insert “And again, the Lord said”

[60] “the Lord God” / not in OT1

[61] (LF), (1851) omit “I the Lord God said”

[62] (LF), (1851) “your”

[63] (LF), (1851) “your”

[64] (LF), (1851) “you”

[65] (LF), (1851) “shall”

[66] (LF), (1851) “your”

[67] (LF), (1851) “your”

[68] (LF), (1851) “you”

[69] (LF), (1851) insert “the Lord God said”

[70] (LF), (1851) omit “I, the Lord God, said”

[71] (LF), (1851) “you”

[72] (LF), (1851) “have”

[73] (LF), (1851) “your”

[74] (LF), (1851) “have”

[75] OT1 “<fruit of the>“ : probably JS, followed by (LF), (1851) CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[76] OT1 “of”, followed by (LF), (1851) CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[77] (LF), (1851), “you”

[78] (LF), (1851) “you”

[79] (LF), (1851) “shall”

[80] (LF), (1851) “your”

[81] “shalt thou” : (LF), (1851) “you shall”

[82] (LF), (1851) “your”

[83] (LF), (1851) “you”

[84] (LF), (1851) “you”

[85] (LF), (1851) “shall”

[86] OT1 “by”, followed by (LF), (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[87] (LF), (1851) “your”

[88] (LF), (1851) “shall”

[89] (LF), (1851) “you”

[90] (LF), (1851) “you”

[91] (LF), (1851) “shall”

[92] (LF), (1851) “you”

[93] (LF), (1851) “shall”

[94] “wast thou” : (LF), (1851) “you shall”

[95] (LF), (1851) “you”

[96] (LF), (1851) “were”

[97] “shalt thou” : (LF), (1851) “you shall”

[98] (1851) omits verses 26–32

[99] OT1 “And”

[100] “also, and to” : CM “and also unto”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[101] CM “skins”, followed by IV, 1878 / 1888 “skin” / 1902 “skins”, followed by 1921, 1981

[102] SR : CM (with modifications), IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

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

[104] Scribe undetermined : CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[105] CM “can not” / IV “cannot”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[106] Scribe undetermined / CM “cherubims” / IV “cherubim”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[107] Scribe undetermined : CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[108] OT1 “those”

[109] 1878 “showest”, followed by 1888 / 1902 “show”, followed by 1921, 1981

[110] 1878 “to them”, followed by 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[111] IV inserts “)”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902 / 1921 omits “)”, followed by 1981

[112] Scribe undetermined : CM / IV omits “)”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902 / 1921 inserts “)”, followed by 1981