1 H1471 And it came to pass, when all the nation H8552 were clean H5674 passed over H3383 the Jordan, H3068 that Jehovah H559 spake H3091 unto Joshua, H559 saying,
2 H3947 Take H8147 you twelve H582 men H5971 out of the people, H259 out of every H7626 tribe H376 a man,
3 H6680 and command H559 ye them, saying, H5375 Take H8432 you hence out of the midst H3383 of the Jordan, H3548 out of the place where the priests' H7272 feet H4673 stood H3559 firm, H8147 twelve H68 stones, H5674 and carry them over H3240 with you, and lay H4411 them down in the lodging-place, H3885 where ye shall lodge H3915 this night.
4 H3091 Then Joshua H7121 called H8147 the twelve H376 men, H3559 whom he had prepared H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel, H259 out of every H7626 tribe H376 a man:
5 H3091 and Joshua H559 said H5674 unto them, Pass over H6440 before H727 the ark H3068 of Jehovah H430 your God H8432 into the midst H3383 of the Jordan, H7311 and take you up H259 every H376 man H68 of you a stone H7926 upon his shoulder, H4557 according unto the number H7626 of the tribes H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel;
6 H226 that this may be a sign H7130 among H1121 you, that, when your children H7592 ask H4279 in time to come, H559 saying, H68 What mean ye by these stones?
7 H559 then ye shall say H4325 unto them, Because the waters H3383 of the Jordan H3772 were cut off H6440 before H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of Jehovah; H5674 when it passed over H3383 the Jordan, H4325 the waters H3383 of the Jordan H3772 were cut off: H68 and these stones H2146 shall be for a memorial H1121 unto the children H3478 of Israel H5704 for H5769 ever.
8 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H6213 did H3091 so as Joshua H6680 commanded, H5375 and took up H8147 twelve H68 stones H8432 out of the midst H3383 of the Jordan, H3068 as Jehovah H1696 spake H3091 unto Joshua, H4557 according to the number H7626 of the tribes H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel; H5674 and they carried them over H4411 with them unto the place where they lodged, H3240 and laid them down there.
9 H3091 And Joshua H6965 set up H8147 twelve H68 stones H8432 in the midst H3383 of the Jordan, H7272 in the place where the feet H3548 of the priests H5375 that bare H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H4673 stood: H3117 and they are there unto this day.
10 H3548 For the priests H5375 that bare H727 the ark H5975 stood H8432 in the midst H3383 of the Jordan, H1697 until everything H8552 was finished H3068 that Jehovah H6680 commanded H3091 Joshua H1696 to speak H5971 unto the people, H4872 according to all that Moses H6680 commanded H3091 Joshua: H5971 and the people H4116 hasted H5674 and passed over.
11 H5971 And it came to pass, when all the people H8552 were clean H5674 passed over, H727 that the ark H3068 of Jehovah H5674 passed over, H3548 and the priests, H6440 in the presence H5971 of the people.
12 H1121 And the children H7205 of Reuben, H1121 and the children H1410 of Gad, H2677 and the half - H7626 tribe H4519 of Manasseh, H5674 passed over H2571 armed H6440 before H1121 the children H3478 of Israel, H4872 as Moses H1696 spake unto them:
13 H705 about forty H505 thousand H2502 ready H6635 armed for war H5674 passed over H6440 before H3068 Jehovah H4421 unto battle, H6160 to the plains H3405 of Jericho.
14 H3117 On that day H3068 Jehovah H1431 magnified H3091 Joshua H5869 in the sight H3478 of all Israel; H3372 and they feared H3372 him, as they feared H4872 Moses, H3117 all the days H2416 of his life.
16 H6680 Command H3548 the priests H5375 that bear H727 the ark H5715 of the testimony, H5927 that they come up H3383 out of the Jordan.
17 H3091 Joshua H6680 therefore commanded H3548 the priests, H559 saying, H5927 Come ye up H3383 out of the Jordan.
18 H3548 And it came to pass, when the priests H5375 that bare H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of Jehovah H5927 were come up H8432 out of the midst H3383 of the Jordan, H3709 and the soles H3548 of the priests' H7272 feet H5423 were lifted up H2724 unto the dry ground, H4325 that the waters H3383 of the Jordan H7725 returned H4725 unto their place, H3212 and went over H1415 all its banks, H8543 as H8032 aforetime.
19 H5971 And the people H5927 came up H3383 out of the Jordan H6218 on the tenth H7223 day of the first H2320 month, H2583 and encamped H1537 in Gilgal, H4217 on the east H7097 border H3405 of Jericho.
20 H8147 And those twelve H68 stones, H3947 which they took out H3383 of the Jordan, H3091 did Joshua H6965 set H1537 up in Gilgal.
21 H559 And he spake H1121 unto the children H3478 of Israel, H559 saying, H1121 When your children H7592 shall ask H1 their fathers H4279 in time to come, H559 saying, H68 What mean these stones?
22 H1121 Then ye shall let your children H3045 know, H559 saying, H3478 Israel H5674 came over H3383 this Jordan H3004 on dry land.
23 H3068 For Jehovah H430 your God H3001 dried up H4325 the waters H3383 of the Jordan H6440 from before H5674 you, until ye were passed over, H3068 as Jehovah H430 your God H6213 did H5488 to the Red H3220 Sea, H3001 which he dried up H6440 from before H5674 us, until we were passed over;