Joshua 3 ©
Joshua cometh to Jordan. The officers instruct the people concerning their passage. Joshua giveth directions relating thereto. God encourageth and instructeth Joshua. Joshua encourageth and directeth the people. The waters of Jordan are divided.
And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see dthe ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and ethe priests the Levites bearing it, fthen ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.
And Joshua said, oHereby ye shall know that pthe living God is qamong you, and that he will without fail rdrive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
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 wthe waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they xshall stand upon an heap.
That the waters which came down from above stood and crose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside dZaretan: and those that came down toward ethe sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and fwere cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD gstood 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.