JuliaSmith(i) 1 And it shall be as all the people finished passing over Jordan, and Jehovah will say to Joshua, 2 Take to you from the people twelve men, one man, one man from a tribe; 3 And command ye them, saying, Take up to you from hence out of the midst of Jordan from the firm standing of the feet of the priests, twelve stones, and pass them over with you, and deposit them in the lodging place where ye shall remain in it the night. 4 And Joshua will call to the twelve men whom he prepared from the sons of Israel, one man, one man from a tribe: 5 And Joshua will say to them, Pass ye over before the ark of Jehovah your God into the midst of Jordan, and lift up to you each one stone upon his shoulder according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel: 6 So that this shall be a sign in the midst of you, when your sons shall ask to-morrow, saying, What these stones to you? 7 And say ye to them that the waters of Jordan were cut off from before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah; in its passing through Jordan the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones were for a remembrance to the sons of Israel even to forever. 8 And the sons of Israel will do so as Joshua commanded, and they will lift up the twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as Jehovah spake to Joshua according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel, and they will pass them over with them to the lodging place, and they will deposit them there. 9 And Joshua raised up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place of the standing of the feet of the priest lifting up the ark of the covenant: and they shall be there till this day. 10 And the priests lifting up the ark standing in the midst of Jordan, till all was finished which Jehovah commanded Joshua to speak to the people, according to all which Moses commanded Joshua: and the people will haste and will pass through. 11 And it will be as all the people finished passing over, and the ark of Jehovah will pass through, and the priests before the people. 12 And the sons of Reuben will pass through, and the sons of Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh, brave in battle, before the sons of Israel, as Moses spake to them. 13 About forty thousand drawn out for war, passed over before Jehovah to war, to the desert of Jericho. 14 In that day Jehovah made Joshua great in the eyes of all Israel, and they will fear him as they feared Moses all the days of his life. 15 And Jehovah will say to Joshua, saying, 16 Command the priests lifting up the ark of the testimony, and they shall come up out of Jordan. 17 And Joshua will command the priests, saying, Come up out of Jordan. 18 And it will be in the priests lifting up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah coming up from the midst of Jordan, the soles of the feet of the priests were plucked up to the dry land, and the waters of Jordan will turn back to their place and will go as yesterday the third day, over all its banks. 19 And the people came up out of Jordan in the tenth to the first month, and they will encamp in Gilgal, in the extremity of the sunrising of Jericho. 20 And these twelve stones which they took out of Jordan, Joshua set in Gilgal. 21 And he will say to the sons of Israel, saying, When your sons shall ask their fathers to-morrow, saying, What these stones? 22 And make ye known to your sons, saying, Upon dry land Israel passed through this Jordan. 23 That Jehovah your God dried up the water of Jordan from before you till your passing through as Jehovah your God did to the sea of sedge which he dried up from before us till our passing through: 24 So that all the people of the earth knew the hand of Jehovah that it is strong: so that ye shall fear Jehovah your God all the days.