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Joshua 3:4-6 New English Translation (NET Bible)

But stay about 3,000 feet behind it.[a] Keep your distance[b] so you can see[c] which way you should go, for you have not traveled this way before.”

Joshua told the people, “Ritually consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will perform miraculous deeds among you.” Joshua told the priests, “Pick up the ark of the covenant and pass on ahead of the people.” So they picked up the ark of the covenant and went ahead of the people.


  1. Joshua 3:4 tn Heb “But there should be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubits in measurement.”sn The precise distance is uncertain, but the measurement designated אַמָּה (ʾammah, “cubit”) was probably equivalent to approximately 18 inches, or 45 cm) in length.
  2. Joshua 3:4 tn Heb “do not approach it.”
  3. Joshua 3:4 tn Heb “know.”
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