The twelve stones of Jordan
4:1 And it came to pass, when all the people
were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake to Yeshua,
4:2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a
4:3 And command ya'll them, saying, Take you from here out of the midst
of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm,
twelve stones, and ya'll shall carry them over with you, and leave
them in the lodging place, where ya'll shall lodge this night.
4:4 Then Yeshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of
the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man
4:5 And Yeshua said to them, Pass over before the ark of the
LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take ya'll up every man
of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of
the tribes of the children of Israel
4:6 That this may be a sign among you, [that] when your children
ask [their fathers] in time to come, saying, What [mean] ya'll by
these stones ?
4:7 Then ya'll shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut
off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD ; when it passed
over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off and these stones
shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel for ever.
4:8 And the children of Israel did so as Yeshua commanded, and
took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD
spake to Yeshua, according to the number of the tribes of the
children of Israel, and carried them over with them to the
place where they lodged, and laid them down there.
4:9 And Yeshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in
the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the
covenant stood and they are there to this day.
Jordan crossing of the people
4:10 For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of
Jordan, until every thing was finished that the LORD commanded Yeshua to speak to the people, according to all that Moses
commanded Yeshua and the people hasted and passed over.
4:11 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed
over, that the ark of the LORD passed over, and the priests, in
the presence of the people.
4:12 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and
half the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children
of Israel, as Moses spake to them
4:13 About forty thousandprepared for war passed over before the
LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.
4:14 On that day the LORD magnified Yeshua in the sight of all
Israel ; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days
of his life.
4:15 And the LORD spake to Yeshua, saying,
4:16 Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that
they come up out of Jordan.
4:17 Yeshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ya'll up
out of Jordan.
4:18 And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of
the covenant of the LORD were come up out of the midst of Jordan,
[and] the soles of the priests' feet were lifted up to the dry
land, that the waters of Jordan returned to their place, and
flowed over all his banks, as [they did] before.
4:19 And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth [day] of
the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of
Camp at Gilgal
4:20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Yeshua pitch in Gilgal.
4:21 And he spake to the children of Israel, saying, When your
children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What
[mean] these stones ?
4:22 Then ya'll shall let your children know, saying, Israel came
over this Jordan on dry land.
4:23 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from
before you, until ya'll were passed over, as the LORD your God did
to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were
4:24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the
LORD, that it [is] mighty that ya'll might fear the LORD your God
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