The priests who bore the ark remained standing in the middle of the Jordan, until everything was finished that the Lord commanded Joshua to tell the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua. The people crossed over in haste.
As soon as all the people had finished crossing over, the ark of the Lord, and the priests, crossed over in front of the people.
The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over armed before the Israelites, as Moses had ordered them.
About forty thousand armed for war crossed over before the Lord to the plains of Jericho for battle.
On that day the Lord exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they stood in awe of him, as they had stood in awe of Moses, all the days of his life.
The Lord said to Joshua,
"Command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, a to come up out of the Jordan."
Joshua therefore commanded the priests, "Come up out of the Jordan."
When the priests bearing the ark of the covenant of the Lord came up from the middle of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests' feet touched dry ground, the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and overflowed all its banks, as before.
The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they camped in Gilgal on the east border of Jericho.
Those twelve stones, which they had taken out of the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal,
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