And it came to pass afterthreedays, that the officerswentthrough the host;3
And they commanded the people,saying , When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levitesbearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and goafter it.
Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousandcubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go : for ye have not passed this wayheretofore .a5
And Joshuasaid unto the people,Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will dowondersamong you.
And Joshuaspake unto the priests,saying , Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass overbefore the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and wentbefore the people.7
And the LORDsaid unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.
And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant,saying , When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.9
And Joshuasaid unto the children of Israel, Come hither , and hear the words of the LORD your God.10
And Joshuasaid , Hereby ye shall know that the livingGod is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.11
Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth overbefore you into Jordan.12
Now therefore take you twelvemen out of the tribes of Israel, out of everytribe a man.