7 The LordA said to Joshua,B “This day I will beginC to exaltD you
in the sightE of all Israel,F so that they may knowG that I will be with you as I was with Moses.H
8 You are the one who shall commandI the priests who bearJ the arkK of the covenant,L ‘When you come to the edge of the waters of the Jordan,M you shall stand stillN in the Jordan.’”
9 Joshua then said to the Israelites,O “DrawP nearQ and hearR the wordsS of the Lord your God.”T
10 Joshua said, “By this you shall know that amongU you is the livingV GodW who without fail will drive outX from beforeY you
the Canaanites,Z Hittites,AA Hivites,BB Perizzites,CC
Girgashites,DD Amorites,EE and Jebusites:FF
11 GG the ark of the covenant of the LordHH of all the earthII is going to passJJ before you into the Jordan.
12 So now select twelve menKK from the tribesLL of Israel, one from each tribe. 13 When the solesMM of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of the Lord, the LordNN of all the earth,
restOO in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan flowingPP from above shall be cut off;QQ they shall stand in a single heap.”RR
14 When the peopleSS set outTT from their tentsUU to cross over the Jordan, the priests bearing the ark of the covenant were in front of the people. 15 Now the Jordan overflowsVV all its banks throughout the time of harvest.WW So when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the edge of the water,
16 the waters flowing from above stood still, rising upXX in a single heap far off at Adam,YY the cityZZ that is besideAAA Zarethan,BBB
while those flowing toward the seaCCC of the Arabah,DDD the DeadEEE Sea, were whollyFFF cut off. Then the people crossed over opposite Jericho.GGG
17 While all Israel were crossing over on dry ground,HHH the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood on dry ground in the middleIII of the Jordan, until the entire nationJJJ finished crossing over the Jordan.
Image credit: “Joshua Passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant” by Benjamin West, 1800.