In the current edition of the published Book of Mormon is a “Title Page,” translated by Joseph Smith from the record, and placed at the beginning of the book like we typically see for a title page. But this is not where Moroni placed it:
“I wish also to mention here, that the Title Page of the Book of Mormon is a literal translation, taken from the very last leaf, on the left hand side of the collection or book of plates, which contained the record which has been translated; the language of the whole running same as all Hebrew writing in general; and that, said Title Page is not by any means a modern composition either of mine or of any other man’s who has lived or does live in this generation” – Joseph Smith (The Joseph Smith Papers, History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]).
This is the last notes left by Moroni after writing chapter 10 of his own writings. He felt prompted to write one last thing, to fill the space on the plates to emphasize who the record was made for. As with the rest of the record, there was no punctuation or chapters.
The Book of Mormon, [the actual title given from Moroni] an account written by the hand of Mormon upon plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi; wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites [the words of two great peoples]—written to the Lamanites [Native American peoples who are decedents of these people], who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile—written by way of commandment [revelation from God], and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation [ Prophecy is to say what the Lord directs, revelation is to do as the Lord directs and to understand His ways.]—written and sealed up [Closed from the world], and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed—to come forth by the gift and power of God [the gift of Translation] unto the interpretation thereof—sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by way of the Gentile [They were hid more than once until they had their final resting place in the Hill Cummorah.]—the interpretation thereof by the gift of God. An abridgment taken from the Book of Ether also, which is a record of the people of Jared, who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven [Tower of Babel]—which is to show unto the remnant of the house of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord [The fullness of the Everlasting Covenant, which shall be unsealed at the great day when the Lamanites shall be converted.], that they are not cast off forever—and also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ [And this event shall lead the way to the final conversion of the House of Israel.], the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations [Through His servants, the Anointed 144k, the Saviors on Mount Zion, the Just Men and Women Made Perfect, the Fourth Estate]—and now, if there are faults [in the translation] they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment-seat of Christ. [These mistakes are not to be laid upon Mormon or Moroni, or even Joseph Smith. They are the misunderstood false traditions that have given meaning to certain words that allow their true meaning to be veiled.]
“Behold, it is finished.” [Moroni’s last words regarding the writings.]