Moroni Finalizes the Book of Mormon

Moroni’s Additional Comments

Moroni 1:1

Moroni finishes his abridgment of the plates of Ether, and feels lucky that the Lamanites have not yet found him.

Now I, Moroni, after having made an end of abridging the account of the people of Jared, I had supposed not to have written more, but I have not as yet perished; and I make not myself known to the Lamanites lest they should destroy me.

Moroni 1:2

The Lamanites are putting to death all those who will not who will not deny Christ.

For behold, their wars are exceedingly fierce among themselves; and because of their hatred they put to death every Nephite that will not deny the Christ.

Moroni 1:3

Moroni, unwilling to deny Christ, wanders around, avoiding the Lamanites.

And I, Moroni, will not deny the Christ; wherefore, I wander whitherso ever I can for the safety of mine own life.

Moroni 1:4

Moroni decides to write a few more things that might be useful for whoever finds the record.

Wherefore, I write a few more things, contrary to that which I had supposed; for I had supposed not to have written any more; but I write a few more things, that perhaps they may be of worth unto my brethren, the Lamanites, in some future day, according to the will of the Lord.