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Inspired Version, 1908 Book of Mormon, DC 1-144

2 Nephi 1:34 - 2 Nephi 1:44

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34 But behold, his will be done: for his ways are righteousness for ever; and he hath said that, Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; but inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presence.

35 And now that my soul might have joy in you, and that my heart might leave this world with gladness because of you; that I might not be brought down with grief and sorrow to the grave,

36 Arise from the dust, my sons, and be men, and be determined in one mind, and in one heart united in all things, that ye may not come down into captivity; that ye may not be cursed with a sore cursing;

37 And also, that ye may not incur the displeasure of a just God upon you, unto the destruction, yea, the eternal destruction of both soul and body.

38 Awake, my sons: put on the armor of righteousness.

39 Shake off the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust.

40 Rebel no more against your brother, whose views have been glorious, and who hath kept the commandments from the time that we left Jerusalem, and who hath been an instrument in the hands of God in bringing us forth into the land of promise;

41 For were it not for him we must have perished with hunger in the wilderness;

42 Nevertheless, ye sought to take away his life; yea, and he hath suffered much sorrow because of you.

43 And I exceedingly fear and tremble because of you, lest he shall suffer again;

44 For behold, ye have accused him that he sought power and authority over you;

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