Moses 8

Kent P. Jackson, The Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005), 137–142.

Moses 8

[1] \ [1][2] [2] and it came to pass, that Methuselah,

the son of Enoch, was not taken, that the covenants of the

Lord might be fulfilled which he made to Enoch; for he

truly covenanted with Enoch, that Noah should come by <be of> [3] the fruit

of his loins. [3] And it came to pass, that Methuselah Prophesi-

ed, that from his loins should Spring all the kingdoms

of the Earth, (from <through> [4] Noah.) And he took glory unto himself;

[4] and there came forth a great famine into the land, And the

Lord cursed the Earth with a sore curse, And many of the

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inhabitants thereof died. [5] And it came to pass, that Methuselah

lived one hundred Eighty and seven years [5] and begat Lamech; [6] and

Methuselah lived, after he begat Lamech, seven hundred \ [6]

eighty and [7] two years and begat sons and Daughters. [7] and all the days

of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty and nine years [8]; and he

died. [8] and Lamech lived an [9] hundred \ [10] eighty and [11] two years And

begat

a son, [9] and he called his name Noah, saying, This son shall

comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because

of the ground which the Lord hath cursed. [10] and Lamech lived

after he begat Noah, five hundred and [12] ninety and [13] five years, and

begat sons and daughters. [11] and all the days of Lamech were seven

hundred \ [14] seventy and [15] seven years; and he died. [12] And <it came to

pass that when[16] Noah was five

hundred years old And Noah <he[17] begat Shem Ham and Japheth. <And

Noah was four Hundred and fifty years old and begat

Japheth, and forty two years afterward [18], he begat shem

of her who was the Mother of Japheth, and

when he was five hundred years old, he begat Ham.> [19]

[13] And it came to pass that [20] Noah and his Sons hearkened unto

the Lord and gave heed and they were called the sons of God [14] and

when these men began to multiply on the face of the earth

and daughters were born unto them that [21] the sons of men saw

that their [22] daughters were fair \ [23] they took them wives even

as they chose. [15] and the Lord said unto Noah the daughters of thy

sons have sold themselves For Behold mine anger is kindled

against the sons of men for they will not hearken to my

voice. [16] And it [24] came to pass that Noah prophesied and taught

the things of God even as it was in the beginning [17] and the

Lord said unto Noah my spirit shall not always strive

with man for he shall know that all flesh shall die Yet his

days shall be an hundred and twenty years and if men do not

repent I will send in the [25] floods upon them. [18] And in those days

there were giants on the Earth And they sought Noah to take

away his life but the Lord was with Noah and the power of the Lord

was upon him [19] and the Lord ordained Noah after his own [26] order and

com-

manded him that he should go forth and declare his Gospel uno

the children of men even as it was given unto Enoch. [20] And

it came to pass that Noah called upon the children of [27] men that they

should repent but they hearkened not unto his words [21] and also

after that they had heard him they came up before him Saying

Behold we are the Sons of God have we not taken unto ourse-

lves \ [28] daughters of men and are we not eating and drinking

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and marrying and given [29] in marriage and [30] our wives bear unto us chil-

dren and the same are mighty men which are like unto them [31] of

old men of great renown and they hearkened not unto [32] the words of

Noah. [22] and

God saw that the wickedness of man [33] had become great in the Earth

And every man was lifted up in the imagination of the though-

ts of his heart being only evil continually. [23] And it came to

pass that Noah continued his preaching unto the people

saying hearken and give heed unto my words [24] Believe and repent of

your

sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ the son [34] of God

even as our fathers did [35] and ye shall receive the \ [36] Holy Ghost that

ye may have all things made manifest and if you [37] do not \ [38] this

the floods will come in upon you. Nevertheless they heark-

ened not. [25] And it repented Noah and his heart was pained that

the Lord \ [39] made man on the Earth and it grieved him at the [40]

heart [26] And the Lord said I will destroy man whom I have created

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from the face of the Earth, both men [41] and beasts [42] and the creeping

things And the fowls of the air for it repenteth Noah that I

have created them and that I have made them and he hath called upon

me and <for> [43] they have sought his life. [27] but <and thus> [44] Noah

found grace in the

eyes of the Lord and <for> [45] Noah was a Just man and perfect in his genera-

tion [46] and Noah <he> [47] walked with God and [48] also his three sons Shem

Ham \ [49]

Japheth. [28] <but> [50] the Earth was corrupt before God and the Earth [51]

<it> [52] was filled

with violence [29] and God looked upon the Earth <it> [53] and Behold it was

corrupt for all flesh had corrupted his <its> [54] way upon the Earth [30] and

God said unto Noah the end of all flesh is come before me

for the Earth is filled with violence through them [55] and behold

I will destroy them <all flesh> [56] from off the Earth.

Notes

[1] (1851) omits verses 1–12

[2] OT1 “<And all the days of Enoch were four hundred thirty years.>“ : OC, followed by CM / IV “ . . . four hundred and thirty years”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

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

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

[5] “one hundred Eighty and seven years” : OT1an hundred eighty and seven years <two hundred eighteen years>“ : OC /CM “one hundred and eighty seven years”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[6] CM inserts “and”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[7] CM omits “and”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[8] “nine hundred and sixty and nine years” : OT1 “nine Hundred Sixty and nine years <one thousand>“ : OC / CM “nine hundred and sixty nine years”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[9] CM “one”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[10] CM inserts “and”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[11] CM omits “and”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[12] Not in OT1

[13] CM omits “and”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[14] CM inserts “and”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[15] CM omits “and”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[16] SR

[17] SR

[18] CM “afterwards”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888 / 1902 “afterward”, followed by 1921, 1981

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

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

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

[22] 1902 “those”, followed by 1921, 1981

[23] IV inserts “and”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[24] OT1 “it it”

[25] (1851) “my”

[26] (1851) omits “own”

[27] “the children of” not in OT1, (EMS), (1851)

[28] OT1 “the”, followed by (EMS), (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[29] (1851), 1878 “giving”, followed by 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[30] Not in (EMS), (1851)

[31] 1888 “men”, followed by 1902, 1921, 1981

[32] (EMS), (1851) “to”

[33] (EMS), (1851), 1878 “men, “followed by 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[34] OT1 “Son”

[35] 1902 omits “did”, followed by 1921, 1981

[36] OT1 “gift of the”, followed by (EMS), (1851)

[37] (1851), 1878 “ye”, followed by 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[38] OT1 “do”, followed by (EMS)

[39] OT1 “had”, followed by (EMS), (1851) / 1902 inserts “had”, followed by 1921, 1981

[40] OT1 “his”, followed by (EMS), (1851)

[41] OT1 “man”, followed by (EMS), (1851) / IV “man”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902,1921, 1981

[42] OT1 “beast”, followed by (EMS), (1851) / IV “beast”, followed by 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

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

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

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

[46] OT1 “generations”, followed by (EMS), (1851)

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

[48] 1902 “as did”, followed by 1921, 1981

[49] OT1 “and”, followed by (EMS), (1851) CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[50] SR : not in (EMS), (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[51] Deletion not in (EMS), (1851)

[52] SR : CM “and it”, followed by IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[53] SR : not in (EMS), (1851), CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981

[54] SR : CM, IV, 1878, 1888, 1902, 1921, 1981 / (1851) “their”

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

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