3:11 the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth. Lit. “the ark of the covenant, the Lord of all the earth.” Not only the symbol of the covenant, but the Lord Himself will go ahead of His people. The reminder that He is Lord of all the earth suggests that the events that follow will have a purpose which reaches beyond Israel (4:24; cf. 2:11; Gen. 12:3; Ex. 19:5, 6).