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.
Main Index || Joshua Index
1|| Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23