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Joshua 3:13

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 

Joshua 3:16

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.

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