Old Testament Stories
Old Testament Stories
Chapter 01: Before the Old Testament
We lived in heaven with Heavenly Father before this life. We had spirit bodies. We came to this earth to be tested in order to return to live with Him again. It is only through Jesus Christ's Atonement that we can return to live with God.
Chapter 02: Jesus Makes the Earth
Under the direction of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ makes the earth.
Chapter 03: Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. God tells them that they cannot eat of the tree of good and evil and remain in the garden. Satan tempts them to eat the fruit. God casts them out of the garden.
Chapter 04: Adam and His Family
Adam and Eve have many children. Cain kills Abel, and God punishes him for this sin.
Chapter 05: Enoch
The Lord takes up Enoch and his righteous people. Enoch sees many great things in a vision.
Chapter 06: Noah
Noah warns the people of their wickedness. He prophesies of a flood. They reject his words. Noah and his family are spared in the ark.
Chapter 07: The Tower of Babel
People build the tower of Babel to try to reach God in heaven. God changes their languages. God spares Jared and his family.
Chapter 08: Abraham
Abraham and Sarah are led to the promised land. Abraham pays his tithing to Melchizedek. They are promised a son.
Chapter 09: Abraham and the Sacrifice of Isaac
God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Abraham shows his obedience to the Lord, but an angel tells him to stop. The Lord provides a ram for the sacrifice.
Chapter 10: Jacob and Esau
Isaac and Rebekah have twin boys, Jacob and Esau. Esau gives his birthright blessing to Jacob in exchange for some pottage.
Chapter 11: Jacob and His Family
Jacob finds Rachel and Leah, and they have numerous children in Canaan, the promised land.
Chapter 12: Joseph
Joseph is his father's favorite son. His brothers become very jealous. They sell him as a slave into Egypt.
Chapter 13: Joseph in Egypt
Joseph is sold as a slave in Egypt. He becomes an adviser to the king because of his righteousness.
Chapter 14: Joseph’s Brothers in Egypt
Joseph reunites with his father and brothers and provides food and land for them.
Chapter 15: The Baby Moses
The king of Egypt orders all Israelite baby boys to be put to death. The baby Moses is spared by the daughter of the king.
Chapter 16: The Prophet Moses
Moses leaves Egypt. He sees the burning bush, and he hears the voice of Jesus Christ. He gives the king in Egypt many warnings to release the Israelites.
Chapter 17: The Passover
The Israelites put lamb's blood over their doors, and their children are spared from a terrible sickness. The Lord helps Moses and the Israelites flee Egypt by parting the Red Sea.
Chapter 18: The Israelites in the Wilderness
God provides manna and water for the Israelites in the wilderness.
Chapter 19: The Ten Commandments
Jesus Christ declares the Ten Commandments to the people on Mount Sinai.
Chapter 20: The Golden Calf
The Israelites worship idols instead of Jesus Christ. Moses receives the Ten Commandments and prophesies that the wicked will be destroyed.
Chapter 21: The Tabernacle
Moses tells the Israelites to build a tabernacle according to Jesus Christ's instructions. Jesus Christ promises to visit the tabernacle.
Chapter 22: Forty Years in the Wilderness
The Israelites travel for 40 years in the wilderness in search of the promised land.
Chapter 23: Joshua
Joshua becomes the prophet after Moses. Joshua parts the water so the Israelites can travel on dry ground. He leads the Israelites and marches around the walls of Jericho.
Chapter 24: Ruth and Naomi
Ruth takes care of Naomi, her mother-in-law, after Ruth's husband dies. Ruth is blessed with a righteous husband because of her love for and care of Naomi.
Chapter 25: Samuel
Samuel learns from the priest Eli. Although very young, Samuel is called as a prophet.
Chapter 26: King Saul
Saul becomes the king of Israel. Saul disobeys God by performing sacrifices without the prophet Samuel.
Chapter 27: Young David
Samuel goes to Bethlehem to find the next king of Israel. God chooses the young David to be the future king.
Chapter 28: David and Goliath
Young David defeats Goliath with God's help.
Chapter 29: King David
God blesses David and gives him success in many battles. David becomes king of Israel. He is a good king and obeys God's commandments. He lusts after Bathsheba and sins.
Chapter 30: King Solomon
God blesses King Solomon with wisdom. Solomon gives many people wise counsel. He advises two women who are arguing over a baby.
Chapter 31: The Temple
God tells King Solomon to build a temple. It is made out of the best material. The temple is the house of God.
Chapter 32: The Divided Kingdom
Solomon makes sacrifices to idols, and Israel is punished for wickedness. After Solomon dies, the twelve tribes of Israel are divided.
Chapter 33: The Prophet Elijah
Elijah hides from wicked King Ahab and Jezebel. He goes to the home of a poor woman and child. The woman prepares bread with their only supplies. The Lord blesses them with food and water during the famine and heals her dead son.
Chapter 34: Elijah and the Priests of Baal
Elijah shows the priests of Baal that idols have no power.
Chapter 35: Elijah Talks with Jesus
Elijah sees and talks with Jesus Christ. God tells Elijah that Elisha will be the new prophet.
Chapter 36: Elijah and Elisha
Elijah parts the Jordan River with his coat. Elijah is taken up into heaven. Elisha becomes the new prophet. He parts the river with Elijah's coat, and they recognize him as a prophet.
Chapter 37: The Prophet Elisha: Three Miracles
Elisha performs the miracle of the oil, raises a boy from the dead, and heals Naaman of leprosy.
Chapter 38: Jonah
Jonah refuses to warn the people according to the Lord's directions. He is swallowed by a large fish. He repents and declares repentance unto the people of Nineveh.
Chapter 39: The Israelites Are Captured
Wicked kings rule in Jerusalem. Prophets warn the people, but they do not listen. Babylon conquers them.
Chapter 40: Daniel and His Friends
Daniel and his friends obey God and request healthy food instead of meat and wine.
Chapter 41: Daniel and the King’s Dream
Daniel interprets the king's dream. The dream means the gospel will be preached all over the world. Daniel becomes leader over all the land.
Chapter 42: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego refuse to pray to an idol. The king throws them into a hot furnace, and God saves them.
Chapter 43: Daniel and the Lions’ Den
King Darius issues a law to kill all those who pray to God. Daniel continues to pray and is thrown into the lions' den. God saves him from injury.
Chapter 44: Return to Jerusalem
The Jews return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. Some wicked men try to stop them. The prophets Ezra and Nehemiah give them instructions.
Chapter 45: Esther
Esther, a Jew, is chosen as the new queen. Esther saves her people by revealing wicked Haman's plan.
Chapter 46: Job
Job is a very righteous man. God knew that Job would remain righteous even if he was tried in all things. Satan could not destroy Job's faith.
Chapter 47: The Prophets Tell about Jesus
The prophets preach about Jesus Christ. They tell of His birth, life, death, and resurrection.
Chapter 48: After the Old Testament
Many Jews disobey God. Armies from other lands take them captive. Herod becomes the king over the Jews.