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History, circa 1841, fair copy

he might destroy this work for he has put it into their hearts to do this that by lying they may say they have caught you in the words which you have pretended to translate 2 Verily I say unto you that I will not suffer that satan shall accomplish his design in this thing for behold he has put it into their hearts to get thee to tempt the Lord thy God in asking to translate it over again and then behold they say and think in their hearts we will see if God has given him power to translate if so he will give him power again or if he translate again or in other words if he bringeth forth the same words behold we have altered the them therefore they will not agree and we will say that he has lied in his words and that he has no gift and that he has no power therefore we will destroy him and also the work and we will do this that we may not be ashamed in the end and that we may get glory of the world 3 Verily verily I say unto you that satan has great hold upon their hearts he stireth them up to iniquity against that which is good and their hearts are corrupt and full of wickedness and abominations and they love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil Therefore they will not ask of me Satan stireth them up that they may lead their souls to distruction and thus he has laid a cunning plan thinking to destroy the work of God But I will require this at their hands and it shall turn to their shame and condemnation in the day of judgement Yea he stireth up their hearts to anger against this work yea he saith unto them decieve and lie in wait and catch that ye may destroy: behold this is no harm and thus he flattereth them and telleth them that it is no sin to lie that they may catch a man in a lie that they may distroy him and thus he flattereth them and leadeth them along until he drageth their souls down to hell and thus he causeth them to catch themselves in their own Snare and thus he goeth up and down to and fro in the earth seeking to destroy the souls of men [p. 18]
he might destroy this work for he has put it into their  hearts to do this thing that by lying they may say they  have caught you in the words which you have pretended  to translate 2 2 Verily I say unto you that I will  not suffer that satan shall accomplish his design in  this thing for behold he has put it into their hearts  to get thee to tempt the Lord thy God in asking to  translate it over again and then behold they say and  think in their hearts we will see if God has given him  power to translate if so he will give him power again  or if he translate again or in other words if he bringeth  forth the same words behold we have altered the words  them therefore they will not agree and we will say that  he has lied in his words and that he has no gift and  that he has no power therefore we will destroy him and  also the work and we will do this that we may not be  ashamed in the end and that we may get glory of the  world 3 Verily verily I say unto you that satan has great hold  upon their hearts he stireth them up to iniquity against that which  is good and their hearts are corrupt and full of wickedness and  abominations and they love darkness rather than light because  their deeds are evil Therefore they will not ask of me Satan stireth  them up that they may lead their souls to distruction and thus  he has laid a cunning plan thinking to destroy the work of God  But I will require this at their hands and it shall turn to their shame  and condemnation in the day of judgement Yea he stireth up their  hearts to anger against this work yea he saith unto them decieve and  lie in wait and catch that ye may destroy: behold this is no harm  and thus he flattereth them and telleth them that it is no sin to  lie that they may catch a man in a lie that they may distroy him  and thus he flattereth them and leadeth them along until he  drageth their souls down to hell and thus he causeth them to catch them selves in their own Snare and thus he goeth up and down to and fro  in the earth seeking to destroy the souls of men [p. 18]
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JS, History, [ca. 1841], fair copy; handwriting of Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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See also source note for JS History, circa 1841, draft.

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