Crossing the Jordan

Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites set out from Shittim(A) and went to the Jordan,(B) where they camped before crossing over. After three days(C) the officers(D) went throughout the camp,(E) giving orders to the people: “When you see the ark of the covenant(F) of the Lord your God, and the Levitical(G) priests(H) carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of about two thousand cubits[a](I) between you and the ark; do not go near it.”

Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves,(J) for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things(K) among you.”

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  1. Joshua 3:4 That is, about 3,000 feet or about 900 meters


约书亚清早起来,和以色列众人都离开什亭,来到约旦河,就住在那里,等候过河。 过了三天,官长走遍营中, 吩咐百姓说:“你们看见耶和华你们神的约柜,又见祭司利未人抬着,就要离开所住的地方,跟着约柜去。 只是你们和约柜相离要量二千肘,不可与约柜相近,使你们知道所当走的路,因为这条路你们向来没有走过。” 约书亚吩咐百姓说:“你们要自洁,因为明天耶和华必在你们中间行奇事。”

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