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Chapter 50: The Jaredites Leave Babel
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“Chapter 50: The Jaredites Leave Babel,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 143–44

“Chapter 50,” Book of Mormon Stories, 143–44

Chapter 50

The Jaredites Leave Babel

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Jared and his brother were righteous men who lived in a city called Babel. They lived hundreds of years before the Nephites.

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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.

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Jared asked his brother to pray and ask the Lord not to change the language of their families and friends.

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The brother of Jared prayed, and the Lord answered his prayer. Jared, his brother, and their families and friends could still understand one another.

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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.

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The Lord said he would lead the Jaredites to a promised land.

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The Jaredites caught birds and fish to take with them.

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They took swarms of honeybees.

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The Jaredites traveled in the wilderness. The Lord spoke to them from a cloud and told them which way to go.

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The Lord said the people who live in the promised land must serve God or they will be destroyed.

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When the Jaredites got to the seashore, they put up their tents. They stayed by the sea for four years.