Joshua set up the twelve stones1 that had beena 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.210
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,
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.
The men of Reuben,3 Gad4 and the half-tribe of Manasseh5 crossed over, armed, in front of the Israelites,6 as Moses had directed them.713
About forty thousand armed for battle8 crossed over9 before the LORD to the plains of Jericho for war.
That day the LORD exalted10 Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they revered him all the days of his life, just as they had revered Moses.
Then the LORD said to Joshua,
"Command the priests carrying the ark of the Testimony11 to come up out of the Jordan."
So Joshua commanded the priests, "Come up out of the Jordan."
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 place12 and ran at flood stage13 as before.
On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal14 on the eastern border of Jericho.