Chapter 51: The Jaredites Travel to the Promised Land

Book of Mormon Stories, (1997), 145–48


brother of Jared and cloud

While the Jaredites camped by the sea, the brother of Jared forgot to pray. The Lord came in a cloud to tell him to repent.

brother of Jared praying

The brother of Jared repented and prayed. The Lord forgave the brother of Jared but said he should not sin anymore.

brother of Jared praying

The Lord told the brother of Jared to build barges to take his people to the promised land.

brother of Jared talking with the Lord

The Lord told the brother of Jared how to build the barges.

Jaredites building boats

The barges were made airtight so no water could get inside.

brother of Jared talking to the Lord

The brother of Jared wondered how the people would have air to breathe in the barges. He asked the Lord what he should do.

brother of Jared covering hole

The Lord told him to make a hole in the top and bottom of each barge. The hole could be opened to let air in and closed to keep water out.

brother of Jared talking to the Lord

The brother of Jared told the Lord that the barges were dark inside. The Lord asked him to think of a way to have light inside the barges.

brother of Jared listening to the Lord

The light for the barges could not come from fire or from windows because they would break.

brother of Jared making glass stones

The brother of Jared went to a mountain and formed 16 small stones from a rock. The stones looked like clear glass. He made two stones for each of the eight barges.

brother of Jared climbing mountain

The brother of Jared carried the stones to the top of a mountain. There he prayed to the Lord.

brother of Jared praying

The brother of Jared asked the Lord to touch the stones so they would give light inside the barges.

Christ touching each stone

The Lord touched each stone with his finger.

brother of Jared

Because the brother of Jared had great faith, he saw the finger of the Lord. It looked like a human finger.

Christ with brother of Jared

Then the Lord showed himself to the brother of Jared.

Jesus Christ

Jesus said those people who believe in him will have eternal life.

Jesus teaching brother of Jared

Jesus taught and showed the brother of Jared many things. Jesus told him to write what he had seen and heard.

brother of Jared walking down mountain

The brother of Jared carried the stones down the mountain. He put one stone in each end of each barge. They gave light inside the barges.

barges in water

The Jaredites went into the barges with their animals and food. The Lord made a strong wind blow the barges toward the promised land.

brother of Jared

The Lord protected them in the rough sea. They thanked the Lord and sang praises to him.

barges arriving in promised land

After 344 days on the water, the barges landed on the shore of the promised land.

Jaredites praying

When the Jaredites came out of the barges, they knelt down and cried tears of joy.

woman carrying wheat

The Jaredites built homes and planted crops in the promised land. They taught their children to listen to the Lord and obey his words.