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Joshua 3:14-17 (New International Version)

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14 So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant1 went ahead2 of them. 15 Now the Jordan3 is at flood stage4 all during harvest.5 Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing.6 It piled up in a heap7 a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan,8 while the water flowing down9 to the Sea of the Arabah10 (the Salt Seaa11) was completely cut off.12 So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.13 17 The priests14 who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan,15 while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.16
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