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 place1 and ran at flood stage2 as before.
On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal3 on the eastern border of Jericho.
And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones4 they had taken out of the Jordan.
He said to the Israelites, "In the future when your descendants ask their fathers, 'What do these stones mean?'522
tell them, 'Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.'623
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 Seaa when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over.724
He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know8 that the hand of the LORD is powerful9 and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.10"