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Chapter 51: The Jaredites Travel to the Promised Land
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“Chapter 51: The Jaredites Travel to the Promised Land,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 145–48

“Chapter 51,” Book of Mormon Stories, 145–48

Chapter 51

The Jaredites Travel to the Promised Land

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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The Lord touched each stone with his finger.

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

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Then the Lord showed himself to the brother of Jared.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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