Jaredite Era

Jaredite Civil War and Reunification

Ether 7:10–11

Kib bestows the kingdom on his son, Shule, who reigns righteously.

And now because of the thing which Shule had done, his father bestowed upon him the kingdom; therefore he began to reign in the stead of his father. And it came to pass that he did execute judgment in righteousness; and he did spread his kingdom upon all the face of the land, for the people had become exceedingly numerous.

Ether 7:12–14

Shule has many children, Corihor repents, and also has many children, one of whom is named Noah.

And it came to pass that Shule also begat many sons and daughters. and Corihor repented of the many evils which he had done; wherefore Shule gave him power in his kingdom. And it came to pass that Corihor had many sons and daughters. And among the sons of Corihor there was one whose name was Noah.

Ether 7:15–16

Noah rebels against his father Corihor and uncle Shule, assembles many people including his brother Cohor, and gains control over the original Jaredite landing area.

And it came to pass that Noah rebelled against Shule, the king, and also his father Corihor, and drew away Cohor his brother, and also all his brethren and many of the people. And he gave battle unto Shule the king, in which he did obtain the land of their first inheritance; and he became a king over that part of the land.

Ether 7:17

Noah again attacks his uncle, Shule, carries him away to Moron, and sentences him to death.

And it came to pass that he gave battle again unto Shule, the king; and he took Shule, the king, and carried him away captive into Moron.

Ether 7:18

Soon before his execution, however, Shule’s sons break in, kill Noah, and free Shule.

And it came to pass as he was about to put him to death, the sons of Shule crept into the house of Noah by night and slew him, and broke down the door of the prison and brought out their father, and placed him upon his throne in his own kingdom.

Ether 7:19

Noah’s son, also named Cohor, takes Noah’s kingdom, but does not continue the siege against Shule.

Wherefore, the son of Noah did build up his kingdom in his stead; nevertheless they did not gain power any more over Shule the king, and the people who were under the reign of Shule the king did prosper exceedingly and wax great.

Ether 7:20–21

The two Jaredite kingdoms of Shule and Cohor go to battle—Shule’s kingdom wins, and kills Cohor.

And the country was divided; and there were two kingdoms, the kingdom of Shule, and the kingdom of Cohor, the son of Noah. And Cohor, the son of Noah, caused that his people should give battle unto Shule, in which Shule did beat them and did slay Cohor.

Ether 7:22

Cohor’s son, Nimrod, surrenders the kingdom to Shule, and the nation is unified.

And now Cohor had a son who was called Nimrod; and Nimrod gave up the kingdom of Cohor unto Shule, and he did gain favor in the eyes of Shule; wherefore Shule did bestow great favors upon him, and he did do in the kingdom of Shule according to his desires.

Ether 7:23

During Shule’s days, many prophets come and preach to the people, admonishing them to repent or be destroyed.

And also in the reign of Shule there came prophets among the people, who were sent from the Lord, prophesying that the wickedness and idolatry of the people was bringing a curse upon the land, and they should be destroyed if they did not repent.

Ether 7:24–26

Many people reject the prophets, but Shule enacts laws to prevent persecution; people repent and begin to prosper.

And it came to pass that the people did revile against the prophets, and did mock them. And it came to pass that king Shule did execute judgment against all those who did revile against the prophets. And he did execute a law throughout all the land, which gave power unto the prophets that they should go whithersoever they would; and by this cause the people were brought unto repentance. And because the people did repent of their iniquities and idolatries the Lord did spare them, and they began to prosper again in the land. And it came to pass that Shule begat sons and daughters in his old age.

Ether 7:27

Shule’s reign continues in peace and righteousness.

And there were no more wars in the days of Shule; and he remembered the great things that the Lord had done for his fathers in bringing them across the great deep into the promised land; wherefore he did execute judgment in righteousness all his days.