Joseph Smith
“The Hill Cumorah” by George Anderson, colorized by Katie Payne
KnoWhy #489
“Therefore I made this record out of the plates of Nephi, and hid up in the hill Cumorah all the records which had been entrusted to me by the hand of the Lord, save it were these few plates which I gave unto my son Moroni.”
Mormon 6:6
“Mormon Abridging the Plates” via LDS Media Library
KnoWhy #480
“Did I not declare my words unto you, which were written by this man, like as one crying from the dead, yea, even as one speaking out of the dust?”
Moroni 10:27
Etching of Joseph Smith Climbing Fence from The Smith Family Farm
KnoWhy #460
“The light of everlasting life was lit up in his soul, yea, ... this had overcome his natural frame, and he was carried away in God.”
Alma 19:6
Illustration of the Kinderhook plates and the Nauvoo Neighbor broadside. Image via Book of Mormon Central
KnoWhy #454
“Knowest thou of any one that can translate? For I am desirous that these records should be translated into our language; for, perhaps, they will give us a knowledge of a remnant of the people who have been destroyed …. Now Ammon said unto him: I can assuredly tell thee, O king, of a man that can translate the records; for he has wherewith that he can look, and translate all records that are of ancient date; and it is a gift from God.”
Mosiah 8:12-13
“The Hill Cumorah” by George Anderson via history.lds.org
KnoWhy #453
“I made this record out of the plates of Nephi, and hid up in the hill Cumorah all the records which had been entrusted to me by the hand of the Lord, save it were these few plates which I gave unto my son Moroni.”
Mormon 6:6
Still Image from Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold
KnoWhy #452
“Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me to make these plates for a wise purpose in him, which purpose I know not.”
1 Nephi 9:5
Compilation of Brother Joseph by David Lindsley and Moses and the Tablets by Jerry Harston
KnoWhy #418
“I will give unto him that he shall write the writing of the fruit of thy loins, unto the fruit of thy loins; and the spokesman of thy loins shall declare it.”
2 Nephi 3:18
Replica made by Brian Westover, photo by Daniel Smith
KnoWhy #417
“And now, my son, these interpreters were prepared that the word of God might be fulfilled.”
Alma 37:24
The Prophet Joseph Smith, by Alvin Gittins via lds.org
KnoWhy #413
“And there was not any man who could do a miracle in the name of Jesus save he were cleansed every whit from his iniquity.”
3 Nephi 8:1
Replica made by David A. Baird, photo by Daniel Smith
KnoWhy #409
“Wherefore I have sealed up the interpreters, according to the commandment of the Lord.”
Ether 4:5

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