3 Nephi 20:2 Textual Variants

Royal Skousen
and he commanded them that they should arise and stand [𝓢① NULL > 𝓢② up 1|up ABCDEFGIJLMNOQRT| HKPS] upon their feet

Here the adverb up has been lost at two different times, in 𝓟 by scribe 2 and later in the 1874 RLDS edition. The RLDS text has maintained the shorter reading. Oliver Cowdery, when he proofed 𝓟 against 𝓞, restored the up. The critical text will maintain the up after the verb stand. For further discussion regarding the loss of up before upon, see under Alma 2:15.

Summary: Maintain in 3 Nephi 20:2 the adverb up in the conjoined predicate “and stand up upon their feet”, the reading of the earliest textual sources (the 1830 edition and the corrected reading in 𝓟).

Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part. 6