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 Joshua 4:1 - 5:1
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   Book of Joshua
   Chapter 4
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD said to Joshua,
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe,
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan from right where the priests stood and to carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight."
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe,
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and said to them, "Go over before the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites,
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, 'What do these stones mean?'
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever."
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the Israelites did as Joshua commanded them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the LORD had told Joshua; and they carried them over with them to their camp, where they put them down.
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joshua set up the twelve stones that had been F7 in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day.
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now the priests who carried the ark remained standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything the LORD had commanded Joshua was done by the people, just as Moses had directed Joshua. The people hurried over,
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and as soon as all of them had crossed, the ark of the LORD and the priests came to the other side while the people watched.
 
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The men of Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over, armed, in front of the Israelites, as Moses had directed them.
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
About forty thousand armed for battle crossed over before the LORD to the plains of Jericho for war.
 
4:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
That day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they revered him all the days of his life, just as they had revered Moses.
 
4:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD said to Joshua,
 
4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Command the priests carrying the ark of the Testimony to come up out of the Jordan."
 
4:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Joshua commanded the priests, "Come up out of the Jordan."
 
4:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the priests came up out of the river carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD. No sooner had they set their feet on the dry ground than the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and ran at flood stage as before.
 
4:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho.
 
4:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan.
 
4:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He said to the Israelites, "In the future when your descendants ask their fathers, 'What do these stones mean?'
 
4:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
tell them, 'Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.'
 
4:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For the LORD your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The LORD your God did to the Jordan just what he had done to the Red Sea F8 when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over.
 
4:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God."
 
   Chapter 5
5:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the LORD had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until we had crossed over, their hearts melted and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F7 Or Joshua also set up twelve stones
F8 Hebrew Yam Suph; that is, Sea of Reeds

 
 

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