The Ark of Covenant - Joshua 3

Joshua 3:1 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they  removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the  children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. 

Joshua 3:2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers  went through the host; 

Joshua 3:3 And they commanded the  people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the  LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then  ye shall remove from your place, and go after it. 

Joshua 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. 

Joshua 3:5 And Joshua said unto  the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD  will do wonders among you. 

Joshua 3:6 And Joshua spake unto  the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and  pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the  covenant, and went before the people.  

Joshua 3:7 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I  begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may  know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.  

Joshua 3:8 And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark  of the covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of  the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.  

Joshua 3:9 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come  hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God. 


Joshua 3:10  And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God  is among you, and that he will without fail drive out  from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the  Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the  Amorites, and the Jebusites. 

Joshua 3:11 Behold, the ark of the  covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you  into Jordan. 

Joshua 3:12 Now therefore take you twelve men out  of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man. 

Joshua 3:13 And  it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the  priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the  earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of  Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down  from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.  

Joshua 3:14 And it came to pass, when the people removed  from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing  the ark of the covenant before the people; 

Joshua 3:15 And as  they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet  of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of  the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time  of harvest,) 

Joshua 3:16 That the waters 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 passed over right 
against  Jericho. 

Joshua 3:17 And the priests that bare the ark of the  covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the  midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry  ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.  KJV