New 1908 Edition

For the past year a small group of Restoration Saints has been working on the "Three in One Project" to produce the Inspired Version of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants in book and electronic formats.

The Book of Mormon has been the first objective of the Scripture Committee. We discovered a variety of editions and printings of the "1908 Edition" presently in use by the Saints. Some have flaws which have existed throughout the printing history of the Book of Mormon, and some printings introduced new problems.

We want to produce Scriptures that are as correct as possible. Therefore, we offer a New 1908 Edition with limited editorial corrections—which include spelling, capitalization, grammar, and punctuation. It has been compared with the Original Manuscript, the Printer’s Manuscript, the 1830 First Edition, and subsequent editions published by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

This book preserves the record and the doctrine of the familiar 1908 Edition but eliminates many of the flaws of earlier printings. Therefore, it will not exactly match any printed book.

We invite your assistance to read, review, and respond by telling us of any problems you encounter in the text and any suggestions you care to make. We want to catch any problems before publishing in book form.

Please respond to, giving your name and your choice of the following:
First Book of Nephi
Second Book of Nephi
Books of Jacob, Enos, Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon
Book of Mosiah
Book of Alma Chapters 1-12
Book of Alma Chapters 13-20
Book of Alma Chapters 21-30
Book of Helaman
Third Book of Nephi
Fourth Book of Nephi
Book of Mormon
Book of Ether
Book of Moroni
(Or if you want a surprise, say so!)

The book will be e-mailed to you in Rich Text Format so you can put it into your word processor and print it or read on-screen. Some instructions will be included with the text. We would like your response within 2 weeks of receiving the text.

Thank you for your assistance.
Paul V. Ludy and fellow Scripture Committee members
August, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013


The Book of Mormon

Translated by

Joseph Smith, Jr.



Compared with the Original Manuscript,
the Printer’s Manuscript, the 1830 First Edition,
and Subsequent Editions published by the
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

1908 Edition
with Limited
Editorial Corrections




An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon
upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi

Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites; written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel, and also to Jew and Gentile; written by way of commandment and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation. Written, and sealed up, and hid unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed; to come forth by the gift and power of God unto the interpretation thereof; sealed by the hand of Moroni and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by the way of Gentile; the interpretation thereof by the gift of God.

An abridgment taken from the Book of Ether also, which is a record of the people of Jared; who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven; which is to show unto the remnant of the house of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever; and also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations. And now, if there are faults, they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment seat of Christ.

The Testimony of Three Witnesses

Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people unto whom this work shall come, that we, through the grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, have seen the plates which contain this record, which is a record of the people of Nephi and also of the Lamanites, their brethren, and also of the people of Jared, who came from the tower of which hath been spoken; and we also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God, for his voice hath declared it unto us; wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true. And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates; and they have been shown unto us by the power of God, and not of man. And we declare with words of soberness that an angel of God came down from heaven, and he brought and laid before our eyes, that we beheld and saw the plates and the engravings thereon; and we know that it is by the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ that we beheld and bear record that these things are true; and it is marvelous in our eyes; nevertheless, the voice of the Lord commanded us that we should bear record of it; wherefore, to be obedient unto the commandments of God, we bear testimony of these things. And we know that if we are faithful in Christ, we shall rid our garments of the blood of all men, and be found spotless before the judgment seat of Christ, and shall dwell with him eternally in the heavens. And the honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God. Amen.

Oliver Cowdery
David Whitmer
Martin Harris

And also the Testimony of Eight Witnesses

Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people unto whom this work shall come, that Joseph Smith, Jr., the translator of this work, has shown unto us the plates of which hath been spoken, which have the appearance of gold; and as many of the leaves as the said Smith has translated we did handle with our hands; and we also saw the engravings thereon, all of which has the appearance of ancient work and of curious workmanship. And this we bear record with words of soberness, that the said Smith has shown unto us, for we have seen and hefted and know of a surety that the said Smith has got the plates of which we have spoken. And we give our names unto the world to witness unto the world that which we have seen; and we lie not, God bearing witness of it.

Christian Whitmer
Jacob Whitmer
Peter Whitmer, Jr.
John Whitmer
Hiram Page
Joseph Smith, Sen.
Hyrum Smith
Samuel H. Smith