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3:1 And Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Yarden, he and all Benai Yisrael, and lodged there before they crossed over.
3:2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host;
3:3 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see ha ARON BRIT ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheichem, and the Kohenim the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.
3:4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed [this] way heretofore.
3:5 And Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow ADONAI (יהוה) will do wonders among you.
3:6 And Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) spake unto the Kohenim, saying, Take up ha ARON BRIT, and pass over before the people. And they took up ha ARON BRIT, and went before the people.
3:7 And ADONAI (יהוה) said unto Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע), This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Yisrael, that they may know that, as I was with Mosheh, [so] I will be with thee.
3:8 And thou shalt command the Kohenim that bear ha ARON BRIT, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the mayim of Yarden, ye shall stand still in Yarden.
3:9 And Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) said unto Benai Yisrael, Come hither, and SHEMA the Divrei ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheichem.
3:10 And Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) said, Hereby ye shall know that EL Chai [is] among you, and [that] he will without fail drive out from before you the Kenaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Emori, and the Yebusites.
3:11 Hinei, ha ARON BRIT Adon of all the earth passeth over before you into Yarden.
3:12 Now therefore take you Shnei Asar men out of the Shivtei Yisra'el, out of every tribe a man.
3:13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the Kohenim that bear the ARON ADONAI (יהוה), Adon of all the earth, shall rest in the mayim of Yarden, [that] the mayim of Yarden shall be cut off [from] the mayim that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
The process in entering Kenaan (14-17)
3:14 And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to cross over Yarden, and the Kohenim bearing ha ARON BRIT before the people;
3:15 And as they that bare the Aron were come unto Yarden, and the feet of the Kohenim that bare the Aron were dipped in the brim of the mayim, (for Yarden overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)
3:16 That the mayim which came down from above stood [and] rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that [is] beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, [even] the salt sea, failed, [and] were cut off: and the people crossed over right against Yericho (יריחה).
3:17 And the Kohenim that bare ha ARON BRIT ADONAI (יהוה) stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Yarden, and all the Yisraelites crossed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Yarden.
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