3:13 When the feet 1 of the priests carrying the ark of the Lord, the Ruler 2 of the whole earth, touch 3 the water of the Jordan, the water coming downstream toward you will stop flowing and pile up.” 4
3:16 the water coming downstream toward them stopped flowing. 5 It piled up far upstream 6 at Adam (the city near Zarethan); there was no water at all flowing to the sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea). 7 The people crossed the river opposite Jericho. 8
1 tn Heb “the soles of the feet.”
2 tn Or “Lord”; or “Master.”
3 tn Or “rest in.”
4 tn Heb “the waters of the Jordan, the waters descending from above, will be cut off so that they will stand in one pile.”
5 tn Heb “the waters descending from above stood still.”
6 tn Heb “they stood in one pile very far away.”
7 tn Heb “the [waters] descending toward the sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) were completely cut off.”
sn The Salt Sea is an ancient name for the Dead Sea.
8 map For the location of Jericho see Map5 B2; Map6 E1; Map7 E1; Map8 E3; Map10 A2; Map11 A1.