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Joshua 3 (WEBP)

[1] Joshua got up early in the morning; and they moved from Shittim and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel. They camped there before they crossed over.
[2] After three days, the officers went through the middle of the camp;
[3] and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of Yahweh your God’s covenant, and the Levitical priests bearing it, then leave your place and follow it.
[4] Yet there shall be a space between you and it of about two thousand cubits° by measure—don’t come closer to it—that you may know the way by which you must go; for you have not passed this way before.”
[5] Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves; for tomorrow Yahweh will do wonders among you.”
[6] Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, “Take up the ark of the covenant, and cross over before the people.” They took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.
[7] Yahweh said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.
[8] You shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, saying, ‘When you come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.’ ”
[9] Joshua said to the children of Israel, “Come here, and hear the words of Yahweh your God.”
[10] Joshua said, “By this you shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Hivite, the Perizzite, the Girgashite, the Amorite, and the Jebusite out from before you.
[11] Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord§ of all the earth passes over before you into the Jordan.
[12] Now therefore take twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, for every tribe a man.
[13] It shall be that when the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of Yahweh, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, that the waters of the Jordan will be cut off. The waters that come down from above shall stand in one heap.”
[14] When the people moved from their tents to pass over the Jordan, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant being before the people,
[15] and when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark had dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the time of harvest),
[16] the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up in one heap a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off. Then the people passed over near Jericho.
[17] The priests who bore the ark of Yahweh’s covenant stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the nation had passed completely over the Jordan.

Joshua 3:4 A cubit is the length from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow on a man’s arm, or about 18 inches or 46 centimeters, so 2,000 cubits is about 920 meters.
Joshua 3:11 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Joshua 3 (KJVS)

[1] And Joshua H3091 rose early H7925 (8686) in the morning H1242; and they removed H5265 (8799) from Shittim H7851, and came H935 (8799) to Jordan H3383, he and all the children H1121 of Israel H3478, and lodged H3885 (8799) there before they passed over H5674 (8799).
[2] And it came to pass after H7097 three H7969 days H3117, that the officers H7860 (8802) went H5674 (8799) through H7130 the host H4264;
[3] And they commanded H6680 (8762) the people H5971, saying H559 (8800), When ye see H7200 (8800) the ark H727 of the covenant H1285 of the LORD H3068 your God H430, and the priests H3548 the Levites H3881 bearing H5375 (8802) it, then ye shall remove H5265 (8799) from your place H4725, and go H1980 (8804) after H310 it.
[4] Yet there shall be a space H7350 between you and it, about two thousand H505 cubits H520 by measure H4060: come not near H7126 (8799) unto it, that ye may know H3045 (8799) the way H1870 by which ye must go H3212 (8799): for ye have not passed H5674 (8804) [this] way H1870 heretofore H8543 H8032.
[5] And Joshua H3091 said H559 (8799) unto the people H5971, Sanctify H6942 (8690) yourselves: for to morrow H4279 the LORD H3068 will do H6213 (8799) wonders H6381 (8737) among H7130 you.
[6] And Joshua H3091 spake H559 (8799) unto the priests H3548, saying H559 (8800), Take up H5375 (8798) the ark H727 of the covenant H1285, and pass over H5674 (8798) before H6440 the people H5971. And they took up H5375 (8799) the ark H727 of the covenant H1285, and went H3212 (8799) before H6440 the people H5971.
[7] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto Joshua H3091, This day H3117 will I begin H2490 (8686) to magnify H1431 (8763) thee in the sight H5869 of all Israel H3478, that they may know H3045 (8799) that, as I was with Moses H4872, [so] I will be with thee.
[8] And thou shalt command H6680 (8762) the priests H3548 that bear H5375 (8802) the ark H727 of the covenant H1285, saying H559 (8800), When ye are come H935 (8800) to the brink H7097 of the water H4325 of Jordan H3383, ye shall stand still H5975 (8799) in Jordan H3383.
[9] And Joshua H3091 said H559 (8799) unto the children H1121 of Israel H3478, Come hither H5066 (8798), and hear H8085 (8798) the words H1697 of the LORD H3068 your God H430.
[10] And Joshua H3091 said H559 (8799), Hereby ye shall know H3045 (8799) that the living H2416 God H410 [is] among H7130 you, and [that] he will without fail H3423 (8687) drive out H3423 (8686) from before H6440 you the Canaanites H3669, and the Hittites H2850, and the Hivites H2340, and the Perizzites H6522, and the Girgashites H1622, and the Amorites H567, and the Jebusites H2983.
[11] Behold, the ark H727 of the covenant H1285 of the Lord H113 of all the earth H776 passeth over H5674 (8802) before H6440 you into Jordan H3383.
[12] Now therefore take H3947 (8798) you twelve H8147 H6240 men H376 out of the tribes H7626 of Israel H3478, out of every H259 tribe H7626 a man H376.
[13] And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles H3709 of the feet H7272 of the priests H3548 that bear H5375 (8802) the ark H727 of the LORD H3068, the Lord H113 of all the earth H776, shall rest H5117 (8800) in the waters H4325 of Jordan H3383, [that] the waters H4325 of Jordan H3383 shall be cut off H3772 (8735) [from] the waters H4325 that come down H3381 (8802) from above H4605; and they shall stand H5975 (8799) upon an H259 heap H5067.
[14] And it came to pass, when the people H5971 removed H5265 (8800) from their tents H168, to pass over H5674 (8800) Jordan H3383, and the priests H3548 bearing H5375 (8802) the ark H727 of the covenant H1285 before H6440 the people H5971;
[15] And as they that bare H5375 (8802) the ark H727 were come H935 (8800) unto Jordan H3383, and the feet H7272 of the priests H3548 that bare H5375 (8802) the ark H727 were dipped H2881 (8738) in the brim H7097 of the water H4325, (for Jordan H3383 overfloweth H4390 (8804) all his banks H1415 all the time H3117 of harvest H7105,)
[16] That the waters H4325 which came down H3381 (8802) from above H4605 stood H5975 (8799) [and] rose up H6965 (8804) upon an H259 heap H5067 very H3966 far H7368 (8687) from the city H5892 Adam H121, that [is] beside H6654 Zaretan H6891: and those that came down H3381 (8802) toward the sea H3220 of the plain H6160, [even] the salt H4417 sea H3220, failed H8552 (8804), [and] were cut off H3772 (8738): and the people H5971 passed over H5674 (8804) right against Jericho H3405.
[17] And the priests H3548 that bare H5375 (8802) the ark H727 of the covenant H1285 of the LORD H3068 stood H5975 (8799) firm H3559 (8687) on dry ground H2724 in the midst H8432 of Jordan H3383, and all the Israelites H3478 passed over H5674 (8802) on dry ground H2724, until all the people H1471 were passed H5674 clean H8552 (8804) over H5674 (8800) Jordan H3383.

Young’s Literal Translation

Joshua 3 (YLT)

[1] And Joshua riseth early in the morning, and they journey from Shittim, and come in unto the Jordan, he and all the sons of Israel, and they lodge there before they pass over.
[2] And it cometh to pass, at the end of three days, that the authorities pass over into the midst of the camp,
[3] and command the people, saying, ‘When ye see the ark of the covenant of Jehovah your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then ye journey from your place, and have gone after it;
[4] only, a distance is between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure; ye do not come near unto it, so that ye know the way in which ye go, for ye have not passed over in the way heretofore.’
[5] And Joshua saith unto the people, ‘Sanctify yourselves, for to-morrow doth Jehovah do in your midst wonders.’
[6] And Joshua speaketh unto the priests, saying, ‘Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people;’ and they take up the ark of the covenant, and go before the people.
[7] And Jehovah saith unto Joshua, ‘This day I begin to make thee great in the eyes of all Israel, so that they know that as I was with Moses I am with thee;
[8] and thou, thou dost command the priests bearing the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye come unto the extremity of the waters of the Jordan-in the Jordan ye stand.’
[9] And Joshua saith unto the sons of Israel, ‘Come nigh hither, and hear the words of Jehovah your God;
[10] and Joshua saith, ‘By this ye know that the living God is in your midst, and He doth certainly dispossess from before you the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Hivite, and the Perizzite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Jebusite:
[11] lo, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is passing over before you into Jordan;
[12] and now, take for you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, one man-one man for a tribe;
[13] and it hath been, at the resting of the soles of the feet of the priests bearing the ark of Jehovah, Lord of all the earth, in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan are cut off-the waters which are coming down from above-and they stand-one heap.’
[14] And it cometh to pass, in the journeying of the people from their tents to pass over the Jordan, and of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people,
[15] and at those bearing the ark coming in unto the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark have been dipped in the extremity of the waters (and the Jordan is full over all its banks all the days of harvest)-
[16] that the waters stand; those coming down from above have risen-one heap, very far above Adam the city, which is at the side of Zaretan; and those going down by the sea of the plain, the Salt Sea, have been completely cut off; and the people have passed through over-against Jericho;
[17] and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of Jehovah stand on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan-established, and all Israel are passing over on dry ground till that all the nation hath completed to pass over the Jordan.