Owing to recent false claims made by opportunistic and unscrupulous men to deceive others about our work, we offer the following:
One of the empirical evidences that we will provide the world of our purpose—of the marvel and wonder of our work—is a handwritten copy of the first original Greek manuscript from which the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) was translated into other languages, more particularly into the English language.
The following is the description of how we made this copy. (The following procedure was also used to create the “gold plates” that were given to both Joseph and Christopher.)
First, we made the tablet forms from wood. We filled the tablets with beeswax. The wax was liquified by heat and poured into a tablet frame, similar to the one in this photo of an ancient Roman wax tablet.
Once the thin layer of wax hardened, it was very easy to engrave characters upon the wax with a sharp stylus.
After the characters were engraved in wax, a special epoxy mixture of clay (which we will not reveal at this time) was gently pressed into the engraved wax characters. The clay hardened quickly. Once hardened, the special mixture of clay was impervious to high heat.
The engraved clay was heated to remove the wax. Once the wax was removed, a unique mixture of gold and a few other metals (a mixture we will not reveal at this time) was gently poured into the clay mold. Once the metal hardened, it was easily removed from its clay foundation.
We will one day show these plates to the world.
However, the metal we used in producing these plates cannot be dated by modern scientific means (because elements do not leave a carbon footprint). Therefore, there would remain some doubt as to the date these plates were constructed. For this purpose, we have encased an example of the wood frames, beeswax, and one stylus in a hardened amber-like mixture to preserve their original state. (This amber-like mixture was also used to encase the ancient computer technology that created what is known as the Urim and Thummim.)
Consider what science has collected of a similar ancient amber-like mixture:
These plates are not of value outside of the metals from which they were produced, as anyone using the same technique can reproduce these plates.
Further, since the writing that we used to copy the original Greek text of the Bible and create our own “plates” is unknown during this Sixth Dispensation of Human Time, one could easily opine that the engravings are a modern invention using a made up language.
Nevertheless, once we have presented these things to the world for evaluation and experimentation, future science will not be able to deny the manner in which the beeswax, tablet forms, and stylus were encased in amber.
If we were to allow Christopher, at this time, to show the world this empirical evidence of our work—the value of which would be priceless—this evidence would be destroyed to protect the world’s current religious and scientific theories and postulations, those which diametrically oppose this Marvelous Work and a Wonder®.
Again, we have an original copy of the first written Old Testament and New Testament, both written in the ancient Greek language adroitly specialized to storytelling (consider the Iliad and Odyssey).
It is important to note that the ancient Greeks specialized in storytelling. Many of their stories were later written down and preserved with more modern techniques.
We created our copy of the Greek stories and sparse writings pertaining to the Hebrew culture around 600 b.c.e. It was at this time that we also worked with our True Messenger of that time to produce the book of Isaiah, which was also first written in Greek.
It is also very important to note that we are responsible for all the books of the prophets that were included in the Old Testament. Similar to the modern Book of Mormon‘s intent of introducing Ancient American prophets, these biblical “books of the prophets” were meant to counter the Hebrew culture and the religion that resulted from the stories of Abraham and Moses.
We have shown these plates, which are many, to both Joseph and Christopher. Both were counseled not to mention them, especially not their whereabouts. We instructed both to claim that any “retranslation” of the Bible came through the Urim and Thummim, which for all intents and purposes, a “retranslation” did.
When we instructed either Messenger to reveal a more correct translation of a particular passage, we would “text” the information to each as we reviewed it from the copy we had made and engraved on the plates upon which we had copied the original Greek.
The copy of the original Greek of the Old Testament was produced circa 600 b.c.e.
The copy of the original Greek of the New Testament was produced circa 400 c.e.
(These copies correspond with the timeline of our Book of Mormon, except for the book of Ether: 600 b.c.e. to 400 c.e.)
We produced the “gold plates” from which the Book of Mormon was “translated” between September 1823 through 1827. This was accomplished while the young Joseph was maturing and preparing to publish the Book of Mormon in 1830.
These plates did not contain the full Book of Mormon story, but were used as a guideline and motivational prop for both Joseph and Christopher. Logic should prevail in understanding that we could not view the plates which we had made, and from them “text” Joseph and Christopher the words they were to publish, because the plates were in their possession. We “texted” the words that we wanted published as both the Book of Mormon and The Sealed Portion.
It was these plates that were shown to the “Three Witnesses” to the Book of Mormon. It would be exactly 15 years later that Joseph’s life would be taken because of these plates. None of these “Witnesses” stayed faithful to Joseph, in spite of what they saw with their eyes and touched with their hands. Each added to the persecution that Joseph received— each becoming an enemy to our work.
It would have done no good for Christopher, if we would have allowed him to show the plates to others as a witness. Christopher showed the plates to his wife. He allowed her to hold them, to feel them. Eventually, his wife left him and our work. It is our prayer that her witness of these things, and her personal witness of many years at Christopher’s side, does not add to his persecution.
Here we offer proof of the existence of the aforementioned copies we have in our possession. Below are a few, however very important retranslations (restorations) of the original Greek into the English language.
Anyone who falsely makes claim to possession of our plates and/or the Urim and Thummim, if asked, would be able to restore the correct Greek to English translation.
None can do what we have allowed Christopher to do.
If it becomes advantageous to our work, one day we will allow Christopher to complete a restoration of the book of Isaiah to its original Greek form. Isaiah is a masterpiece of unprecedented significance and importance to the purpose of our work. For this reason, a large portion of the important parts of Isaiah was included in our Book of Mormon.
(NOTE: The changes to the King James Bible are presented in bold italic.”
Matthew, chapter 22:
1 And the Pharisees and high priests were wont to show the people their authority. And they questioned Jesus, saying, Are we not those who have been chosen by God to receive his kingdom? And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, who made a marriage for his son who would rule over the people in his stead. And he prepared for the day of the wedding, inviting those who were of the same household as his son.
3 And when the day of the wedding cometh, he sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding of his son. And because they were of the same household, they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner for those who are kindred and most familiar to my son; and they shall come first before those who shall be bidden last. Behold, my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready at the table; come, therefore, unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, because they were familiar with the son and used to his ways. And they made each an excuse and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise, excusing themselves because of their own business.
6 And the remnant, who were not familiar with his son, and were the last to be bidden, took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them, because they saw that the kindred who knew the son did not go up to the wedding, thus making a mockery themselves, saying, Behold, there is no wedding, for even those of his own household do not go.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth with those who killed his servants; and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden, both the first and the last, were not worthy.
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, tell them of my son and bid them come to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good, even all those who knew not of his son; and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment; for the servants provided all those bidden with a garment for the wedding, but this man choose not to wear the wedding garment, casting it aside on the highway from whence he came.
12 And the king saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? Did not my servants provide thee with one? And the man was speechless, not being able to make excuse, because the servants stood close by to testify that they had given him a robe to wear as the king had commanded them.
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into prison, where he shall weep and gnash his teeth.
14 For many are called, but few have chosen to wear the wedding garment which hath been provided for them. And ye leaders of the Jews are those who have been called to the wedding, but come forth naked, having no garment for yourselves or for those who follow you.
15 And seeing that the people accepted Jesus as a prophet, the Pharisees met in secret and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples who presented themselves as believers and who came with the Herodians, who believed in the law of the land and the king. And these Pharisees mixed with the Herodians that they be not discovered as Pharisees by the people who followed Jesus. And they tempted Jesus that they might find a cause to have him arrested, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and that thou teachest the way of God in truth to us; neither carest thou for any man, for thou hast said that God is no respecter of persons, therefore, thou regardest not the person of any man above another.
17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? For that which thou shalt command us, that we will do. Is it lawful, therefore, to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Though this people may be deceived by you, I am not.
19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. For behold, I have not come into the world to destroy the kingdoms of this earth, but I have come to bring the kingdom of God to you. And when he was demanded of them where the kingdom of God should come, tempting him to speak against Caesar, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not by observing the works of men. Neither shall any say, Lo the kingdom of God is here! or, Lo it is there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
22 And when they had heard these words, the Herodians marvelled, and left him, and went their way. But the Pharisees were angered, and went forth to meet in secret with others who hated him.
23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother according to the law.
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
27 And last of all the woman died also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures in which ye make claim, nor know ye the mysteries of God.
30 For in the resurrection there is none given in marriage, but all are as the angels of God in heaven who are neither man nor woman; thus how can they be given in marriage? Behold, marriage is of your law, but it is not a law of God, but suffered by Moses to be given to you for your own sakes, ye being wicked because of the flesh. Therefore, marriage was given that ye might not sin.
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, in which ye do not believe, have ye not read in the law of Moses from which ye have also proclaimed marriage a righteous thing, that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? But ye preach to this people that God is not the God of the dead, but of the living, and that the people should not concern themselves for any that are dead. How, therefore, can ye say your God be of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob when these men are dead?
33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine, because the Sadducees preached that their God was only a God of the living, yet they preached the law of Moses.
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they gathered together to make a plan of how they could catch him in a lie that would condemn him in front of the people.
35 Then they sent one of them, which was a lawyer, who asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Now, hear this, O Israel, for thy sins bear witness of thee because of the law which thou receivest. But in me hath this law been fulfilled every wit, that thou mightest know that the Lord our God is one Lord, and there are no other gods before Him. Therefore, if thou wouldst obey all the law, then there is one great commandment that thou shalt do. And thou shalt love thyself with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And if ye would keep this commandment, then would ye also keep the second great commandment which is like unto it in every way, even that thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself;
40 For this reason our God hath given thee the law and the prophets, even that thou shouldst do unto thy neighbor that which thou wouldst have him do unto thee, on this great commandment hang all the law and the prophets.
41 And while the Pharisees were gathered together to see if the lawyer could catch Jesus, he asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of the Christ who the prophets testified should come and save the people? Whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David being dead and in spirit call his son Lord, saying,
44 The Lord said unto Christ, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David in the spirit then call him Christ, how is he his son, he being dead and not able to have a son that can save you?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
(End of restoration of Matthew, chapter 22 from the original Greek.)
(Beginning of James, chapter 1.)
1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into many afflictions and divers temptations of this flesh;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith through afflictions and temptations worketh patience on the soul.
4 But let patience perform her perfect work in leading your soul to good works, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally according to their ability to receive Him; for He is no respecter of persons; and it shall be given him according to the desires of his heart. And if a man asks without patience that he might consume it upon the lusts of his heart, then in vain he asketh.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine.
7 Now here is the patience of the soul: that ye ask in faith expecting nothing of God, but that His will be done; For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways because he asketh of God to please himself instead of asking in faith with patience.
9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted by the wisdom that he hath received through the word of God that hath been given to us in the flesh.
10 But the rich in wisdom, in that he is made low by the same word; because even as the flower of the grass shall pass away, so shall his wisdom if not received in patience from God.
11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his wisdom before the Lord, when he cometh in his glory.
12 Blessed is the man that resisteth temptation and endureth affliction; for when he is tried, he shall overcome and receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him and keep his commandments.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God by my afflictions; for God cannot tempt with evil, neither tempteth He any man, but He leadeth a man away from temptation.
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away after his own lust, and enticed to ask of God that which he shouldn’t.
15 Then when the lust that he hath conceived in his heart bringeth forth its fruit, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren, in that which ye ask of God. But ask only that His will be done, and not that ye shall receive the gifts of God, but that ye shall obtain them through righteous works.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father, who giveth light to His children, and with whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning, for His course is one eternal round and the way prepared from the beginning, that all gifts should come unto us through His Only Begotten Son, who is the father of lights.
18 Of his own Son will He begat us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creations, having been called by Him through His Son and given these gifts.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear the word of God and slow to speak of his own wisdom and understanding, and slow to wrath against those who have received the gifts from above.
20 For the wrath of man worketh against the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of unrighteous words which ye speak in lust through the pride of your hearts, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves by hearing and not doing that which ye are commanded.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a mirror that reflecteth the image of the man that he desireth to become without having done the works;
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way thinking that he is that man, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was, believing that he is the man that he desireth to be because of the word that he heareth.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, which is the word given unto us by the Son of God, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious because he hath heard the word of God, and bridleth not his tongue in that which he speaketh of his own wisdom, but deceiveth his own heart by his wisdom, this man’s religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and relieve them thereof, and to keep himself unspotted from the vices of the world.
(End of James, chapter 1.)
(Beginning of Isaiah, chapter 8.)
(It’s important to note here that Isaiah was writing about his own son, not of any Messiah. Christian authors changed the words slightly to deceive the world into believing that Isaiah was writing about a Messiah. Isaiah was writing about his own son.)
1 Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen concerning those things which shall shortly come to pass against the house of Jacob. And these things ye shall prophesy unto them, offering up thy own son as the sign, even Immanuel, who thou shalt call Mahershalalhashbaz.
2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record that which the Lord revealed unto me, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. And they bore witness of all that the Lord hath spoken.
3 And I went unto the prophetess, who before had known no man; and she conceived, and bare a son, and I called his name Mahershalalhashbaz according to the commandment of the Lord.
4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away by the king of Assyria.
5 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, which are my words, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah’s son, who give unto them that which is forbidden by my word;
7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord in his wrath bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory shall reign over them in their wickedness; for he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks;
8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land. And ye shall give the people your son as a sign of this thing which shall come to pass. And they shall call out for thy son, O Immanuel, but I will hide mine eyes from them and will not hear them, for they have associated themselves with the kings of this world, and have sought them out, rejecting for themselves the waters I have given them.
9 Thus shall thou prophesy against them, saying, Associate yourselves with these kings of the world, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and if ye give ear to their sayings, ye shall be overcome. And if ye choose them of far countries and gird yourselves with the garments which they wear, ye shall be broken in pieces; yea, again I say unto you, Gird yourselves therewith, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
10 Take counsel together with them, and it shall come to nought; speak the word that they speak, and it shall not stand; for God is with us, not with them.
11 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
12 Make no confederacy or association with them to whom this people shall make a confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid; for I am the LORD thy God, and thou shalt have no other gods before me as I have commanded thee.
13 Go to this people and command them, saying, Sanctify yourselves before the LORD of hosts; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. Listen to his words and keep his commandments in all things;
14 And to those who shall do these things he shall be for a sanctuary; but to those who reject him he shall become a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence as he hath become to both the houses of Israel, and for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem who follow after the kings of the earth and listen not to the Lord, their God.
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken because they listen not to his voice, neither do they hear the voice of his servant.
16 And I commanded Uriah and Zechariah to bind up the testimony that I have given, and seal the law of God in the hearts of my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob because of its wickedness, and I will look to him and trust in the things which he hath given unto me.
18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders from the LORD of hosts, who shall dwell in mount Zion, even signs and portends of those things that shall come to pass in Israel.
19 And when they who follow after Rezin and Pekah shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter, who are dead. Should not a people seek unto their God from his servants who are among the living rather than from a God who is dead, and who speaketh as a spirit who is dead?
20 The LORD hath given us the law and the testimony of his servants; and if the kings of the earth speak not according to the word he hath given us, it is because there is no light in them.
21 And when they have lived under these kings of the earth with whom they have made a confederacy, they shall pass through it, hardly satisfied, and they shall be hungry; and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and the god they have chosen for themselves. And then shall they look upward to the LORD, but he shall not hear them, nor shall he allow their sufferings before his eyes.
22 And they shall look again unto the kings of the earth; and shall behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
(End of Isaiah, chapter 8.)
(Beginning of excerpt from Daniel, chapter 2.)
25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation.
26 The king answered and said to Daniel, who was named in the king’s tongue, Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof?
27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot be known by the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, or the soothsayers, nor can they show unto the king what he desireth, because they know not that these things come from God; for they do not believe that there is a God.
28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth all secrets unto those whom he hath chosen to reveal these things; and only unto them shall all things be revealed which have been hidden from the foundation of the earth, and all things that shall come to pass until the time that God himself shall rule over us. And I am his servant and have been chosen to make it known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. For thy dream, and the visions of thy head that thou received upon thy bed, are these;
29 And these things were not meant for thee in thy day, O king, for the thoughts that came into thy mind upon thy bed concern what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh these things known unto me who hath been chosen to know of those things which shall come to pass.
30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for my sake or for thine, because I have no more wisdom than any other living; and those for whom these things are given are not present among the living, but they shall live during latter times. But for their sakes I have been commanded to make known the interpretation to the king, so that those who record all of the doings of the king shall make record of these things also, that they may be known by those who shall live in the latter times. And because I tell unto thee the things which thou sawest, thou shalt know the power of God that is in me. For only God can know the thoughts of thy heart. Therefore, by thy grace, command these in thy presence to write these things. And the king commanded his scribes to write all things whatsoever Daniel spoke.
31 And Daniel spoke saying: O king, thou sawest, and beheld a great image. And this great image stood before thee, and its brightness appeared excellent to thee, but the form thereof was terrible.
32 This image’s head was made of fine gold, and his breast and his arms of silver. But his belly and his thighs were made of brass,
33 His legs of iron, and his feet were made part of iron and part of clay.
34 Thou sawest this image standing before thee until a stone appeared. And this stone was cut out of the mountains of the earth, but not by the hands of man. And the stone rolled forth and smote the image upon his feet that were made of iron and clay, and it brake them to pieces.
35 And the image fell, and great was the fall thereof. And the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold were broken to pieces all together. And they became like the chaff made of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them anymore upon the earth. And the stone that smote the image rolled forth and became greater than the mountain from whence it was cut; and it filled the whole earth.
36 This was the dream that thou hast been given of God. And an angel sent from God stood before me and told me of thy dream and the interpretation thereof; and now, we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king that it might be written.
37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings. For all the children of men are kings before the God of heaven. And he hath given unto the children of men this earth which shall be unto them a kingdom, where they will rule and reign in power, and strength, and glory.
38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell upon the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into their hand, and hath made them ruler over them all. And with this power and dominion, the children of men have lusted after the things of the earth, even the gold and silver thereof, that they might have power one over another. And the children of men who have used their dominion to set up this kingdom of gold are this head of gold.
39 And this head shall cause all the children of men to support this kingdom; and the feelings of their hearts that arise within their breast shall cause their arms to do those works which support their desire for gold and silver and the things of the earth. And the appetites of their belly and the strength of their thighs shall bear rule over all the earth.
40 And their legs that carry them forth shall be strong as iron; and they shall support the desires of their hearts and the works of their hands. And as they walk throughout the earth they shall break into pieces and subdue all other kingdoms upon the earth. And there shall be those kingdoms that do not desire the things of the world; and these are made of potter’s clay, which men form according to their needs. And they are the poor of the earth. But the kingdom set up by the children of men that desireth gold and silver and the things of the earth shall break all of these, and they shall be left in pieces and bruised.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, which were part of potters’ clay and part of iron, the kingdoms of the earth shall be thus divided. And the poor shall also desire gold and silver and the things of the earth and depend upon the strength of the iron. And the clay by which they were formed shall no longer be pure; forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so shall all the kingdoms of men be partly strong with those who are rich, and partly broken with those who are poor.
43 And whereas thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay, the seed of men shall mingle themselves, both them that are poor with them that are rich: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And because those who are made of potter’s clay are no longer pure, but are miry, they shall not stand on their own, but will need the iron to support them. And all the children of men shall be part of this great kingdom, which was given in thy dream as an image with a head of gold—wherein the thoughts of men are formed—with desires and works—the breast and arms of silver—supported by the strength of their appetites that are never satisfied—the brass belly and the thighs. But they shall be steadfast in their desires; and their determination to have the things of the world shall be their yoke of iron, and they shall be carried forth by this yoke. But their feet shall cause them to stumble because they allow the clay to mix with the iron.
44 And in the final days of these kingdoms shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed. And this kingdom shall not be left for people to build with their own hands. For the Lord God will show the children of men that he can do his own work without them. And God himself shall come down among the people and be the king of all the earth; and he shall break in pieces and consume the image which thou sawest, which are all the kingdoms set up by the children of men. And the kingdom that he shall establish throughout the earth shall stand for ever upon it.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
(End of excerpt from Daniel, chapter 2.)
(The 29th chapter of Isaiah and the book of Malachi are of such importance to our work that we opted to include the original publication of the revisions published by Christopher many years ago. The revisionary parts are given in red text in Isaiah 29, and in bold italic for Malachi:)
(End of Isaiah, chapter 29.)