“Choose twelve men(A) from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones(B) from the middle of the Jordan,(C) from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight.(D)

So Joshua called together the twelve men(E) he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, and said to them, “Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan.(F) Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign(G) among you. In the future, when your children(H) ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’(I) tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off(J) before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial(K) to the people of Israel forever.”

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