Joshua 3

CHAPTER 3

Israel Crosses the Jordan

And Joshua rose early in the morning. And they departed from Shittin, and they came unto the Jordan, he and all the sons of Israel. And they rested up there before passing over. And it came to pass after three days, [3went 1that the 2scribes] through the camp. And they gave charge to the people, saying, Whenever you should behold the ark of the covenant of the  lord our God, and the priests, and the Levites lifting it, that you shall depart from your place and go after it! But let there be a far space between you and that ark, as much as two thousand cubits! You shall stand -- you should not draw near it, that you should know the way which you go by it. [3not 1For 2you have] gone the way either yesterday or the third day before. And Joshua said to the people, Be sanctified by the morrow! for tomorrow the  lord shall do [2among 3you 1wonders]. And Joshua said to the priests, saying, Lift the ark of the covenant of the  lord, and go before in front of the people! And [3lifted 1the 2priests] the ark of the covenant of the  lord, and they went in front of the people. And the  lord said to Joshua, On this day I begin to raise you up high in front of all the sons of Israel, that they should know in so far as I was with Moses, so shall I also be with you. And now give charge to the priests lifting the ark of the covenant! saying, As soon as you should enter upon a part of the water of the Jordan, then in the Jordan you shall stand. And Joshua said to the sons of Israel, Lead forward here and hearken to the word of the  lord your God! 10 And Joshua said, In this you shall know that God is living among you, and by annihilating he will annihilate from our face the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Hivite, and the Perizzite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite. 11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the  lord of all the earth passes over [3before 4you 1the 2Jordan]. 12 And now handpick for yourselves twelve men from the sons of Israel, one from each tribe! 13 And it will be as whenever [5shall rest 1the 2feet 3of the 4priests], of the ones lifting the ark of the covenant of the  lord of all the earth in the water of the Jordan, the water of the Jordan shall fail, and the water going down shall stand from above as a heap. 14 And it happened as [3departed 1the 2people] from out of their tents, to pass over the Jordan, that the priests lifted the ark of the covenant of the  lord in front of the people. 15 And as [3entered 1the 2priests] lifting the ark of the covenant unto the Jordan, that the feet of the priests lifting the ark were dipped into a part of the water of the Jordan, and the Jordan filled up [2entire 3bank 1its] as in days of harvest, 16 and [3stood 1the 2waters] going down from above, it stood as a bank of water in abstaining far off, very vehemently unto Adam the city, unto the part of Kirjath Jearim. And the part going down went down into the sea of Araba, the sea of salts, unto the end were it ceased. And the people stood before Jericho. 17 And [3stood 1the 2priests], the ones lifting the ark of the covenant of the  lord, upon dry land in the midst of the Jordan ready. And all the sons of Israel passed over through dry land, until of which time [4completed 1all 2the 3people] passing over the Jordan.
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