1 H1471 It happened, when all the nation H8552 had completely H5674 passed over H3383 the Jordan, H3068 that Yahweh H559 spoke H3091 to Joshua, H559 saying,
2 H3947 "Take H8147 twelve H582 men H5971 out of the people, H259 out of every H7626 tribe H376 a man,
3 H6680 and command H559 them, saying, H5375 ‘Take H8432 from out of the middle 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 you will lodge H3915 tonight.'"
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 Joshua H559 said H5674 to them, "Pass over H6440 before H727 the ark H3068 of Yahweh H430 your God H8432 into the middle H3383 of the Jordan, H259 and each H376 of you H7311 pick up H68 a stone H7926 and put it on your shoulder, H4557 according to 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 do you mean by these stones?'
7 H559 then you shall tell H4325 them, ‘Because the waters H3383 of the Jordan H3772 were cut off H6440 before H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of Yahweh. H5674 When it passed over H3383 the Jordan, H4325 the waters H3383 of the Jordan H3772 were cut off. H68 These stones H2146 shall be for a memorial H1121 to the children H3478 of Israel H5769 forever.'"
8 H1121 The children H3478 of Israel H6213 did H3091 as Joshua H6680 commanded, H5375 and took up H8147 twelve H68 stones H8432 out of the middle H3383 of the Jordan, H3068 as Yahweh H1696 spoke H3091 to 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 to the place where they lodged, H3240 and laid them down there.
9 H3091 Joshua H6965 set up H8147 twelve H68 stones H8432 in the middle H3383 of the Jordan, H7272 in the place where the feet H3548 of the priests H5375 who bore H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H4673 stood; H3117 and they are there to this day.
10 H3548 For the priests H5375 who bore H727 the ark H5975 stood H8432 in the middle H3383 of the Jordan, H1697 until everything H8552 was finished H3068 that Yahweh H6680 commanded H3091 Joshua H1696 to speak H5971 to the people, H4872 according to all that Moses H6680 commanded H3091 Joshua; H5971 and the people H4116 hurried H5674 and passed over.
11 H5971 It happened, when all the people H8552 had completely H5674 passed over, H727 that the ark H3068 of Yahweh H5674 passed over, H3548 with the priests, H6440 in the presence H5971 of the people.
12 H1121 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 spoke to them.
13 H705 About forty H505 thousand H2502 men, ready H6635 and armed for war H5674 passed over H6440 before H3068 Yahweh H4421 to battle, H6160 to the plains H3405 of Jericho.
14 H3117 On that day, H3068 Yahweh 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 who 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 up H3383 out of the Jordan!"
18 H3548 It happened, when the priests H5375 who bore H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of Yahweh H5927 had come up H8432 out of the middle H3383 of the Jordan, H3709 and the soles H3548 of the priests' H7272 feet H5423 were lifted up H2724 to the dry ground, H4325 that the waters H3383 of the Jordan H7725 returned H4725 to their place, H3212 and went over H1415 all its banks, H8543 as H8032 before.
19 H5971 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 H3091 Joshua H6965 set H8147 up those twelve H68 stones, H3947 which they took out H3383 of the Jordan, H1537 in Gilgal.
21 H559 He spoke H1121 to the children H3478 of Israel, H559 saying, H1121 "When your children H7592 ask H1 their fathers H4279 in time to come, H559 saying, H68 ‘What do these stones mean?'
22 H1121 Then you shall let your children H3045 know, H559 saying, H3478 ‘Israel H5674 came over H3383 this Jordan H3004 on dry land.
23 H3068 For Yahweh H430 your God H3001 dried up H4325 the waters H3383 of the Jordan H6440 from before H5674 you, until you had passed over, H3068 as Yahweh H430 your God H6213 did H5488 to the Red H3220 Sea, H3001 which he dried up H6440 from before H5674 us, until we had passed over;