Chapter 3

At the Jordan

3:1 And Yeshua rose early in the morning ; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.
3:2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host ;

Directions for crossing Jordan

3:3 And they commanded the people, saying, When ya'll see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ya'll shall remove from your place, and go after it.
3:4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure come not near to it, that ya'll may know the way by which ya'll must go for ya'll have not passed [this] way heretofore.
3:5 And Yeshua said to the people, Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.
3:6 And Yeshua spake to the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.
3:7 And the LORD said to Yeshua, This day will I begin to magnify ya'll in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, [so] I will be with ya'll .
3:8 And you will command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When ya'll are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ya'll shall stand still in Jordan.
3:9 And Yeshua said to the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.
3:10 And Yeshua said, Hereby ya'll shall know that the living God [is] among you, and [that] he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
3:11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passed over before you into Jordan.
3:12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.
3:13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, [that] the waters of Jordan shall be cut off [from] the waters that come down from above ; and they shall stand upon an heap.

The Jordan waters divided

3:14 And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people ;
3:15 And as they that bare the ark were come to Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water,(for Jordan overflows all his banks all the time of harvest,)
3:16 That the waters which came down from above stood [and] rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that [is] beside Zaretan and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, [even] the salt sea, failed, [and] were cut off and the people passed over right against Jericho.

The crossing of Jordan

3:17 And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.

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