“Chapter 50: The Jaredites Leave Babel,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 143–44
Jared and his brother were righteous men who lived in a city called Babel. They lived hundreds of years before the Nephites.
Ether 1:33; Genesis 11:9
Most of the people in Babel were wicked. They built a tower to try to get to heaven. The Lord became angry and changed their language.
Genesis 11:4, 7
Jared asked his brother to pray and ask the Lord not to change the language of their families and friends.
The brother of Jared prayed, and the Lord answered his prayer. Jared, his brother, and their families and friends could still understand one another.
The Lord told the brother of Jared to gather his family and friends and leave the land. They took their animals and all kinds of seeds with them.
The Lord said he would lead the Jaredites to a promised land.
The Jaredites caught birds and fish to take with them.
They took swarms of honeybees.
The Jaredites traveled to the wilderness. The Lord spoke to them from a cloud and told them which way to go.
The Lord said the people who live in the promised land must serve God or they will be destroyed.
When the Jaredites got to the seashore, they put up their tents. They stayed by the sea for four years.