Difficulty Engraving


Jacob 4:1, the Book of Mormon: 1

1 Now behold, it came to pass that I, Jacob, having ministered much unto my people in word, (and I cannot write but a little of my words, because of the difficulty of engraving our words upon plates) and we know that the things which we write upon plates must remain;

4 Nephi 1:6, the Book of Mormon: 2

6 And thus did the thirty and eighth year pass away, and also the thirty and ninth, and forty and first, and the forty and second, yea, even until forty and nine years had passed away, and also the fifty and first, and the fifty and second; yea, and even until fifty and nine years had passed away.


1 Jacob 4, the Book of Mormon – https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/jacob/4.1
2 4 Nephi 1, the Book of Mormon – https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/4-ne/1?lang=eng