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For 151 years, a significant portion of a verse from the Book of Mormon remained missing.

During the initial printing of the Book of Mormon in 1830, an oversight by the typesetter resulted in the omission of 35 words from what would later be recognized as Alma 32:30.

What adds to the peculiarity of this situation is that the missing text, highlighted in red, remained uncorrected in subsequent editions of the Book of Mormon until it was quietly added in the 1981 edition.

Both the “Original Manuscript” and the “Printer’s Manuscript” contained this omitted text.

Was it a matter of oversight or perhaps reluctance to acknowledge the error that allowed the church to inadvertently prioritize the typesetter’s version over that of the prophet’s for 151 years?