And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the placewhere the priests’feetstoodfirm, twelvestones, and ye shallcarrythemoverwith you, and leavethem in the lodgingplace, where ye shalllodgethisnight.
And Joshuasaiduntothem, Passoverbefore the ark of the LORDyour God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stoneupon his shoulder, accordingunto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel:
Then ye shallanswerthem, That the waters of Jordanwere cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passedoverJordan, the waters of Jordanwere cut off: and thesestonesshall be for a memorialunto the children of Israel for ever.
And the children of Israel did so as Joshuacommanded, and took up twelvestones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORDspakeuntoJoshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carriedthemoverwiththemunto the placewheretheylodged, and laidthemdownthere.
For the priestswhichbare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, untileverything was finishedthat the LORDcommandedJoshua to speakunto the people, according to all thatMosescommandedJoshua: and the peoplehasted and passedover.
And it came to pass, when the prieststhatbare the ark of the covenant of the LORDwerecome up out of the midst of Jordan, and the soles of the priests’feetwerelifted up unto the dry land, that the waters of Jordanreturneduntotheirplace, and flowedover all his banks, as they did before.