Joshua 3:14
New International Version
So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them.

New Living Translation
So the people left their camp to cross the Jordan, and the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant went ahead of them.

English Standard Version
So when the people set out from their tents to pass over the Jordan with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people,

Berean Study Bible
So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carried the ark of the covenant ahead of them.

New American Standard Bible
So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people,

King James Bible
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;

Christian Standard Bible
When the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carried the ark of the covenant ahead of the people.

Contemporary English Version
The Israelites packed up and left camp. The priests carrying the chest walked in front,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carried the ark of the covenant ahead of the people.

International Standard Version
So the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan River, with the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant in full view of the people.

NET Bible
So when the people left their tents to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when the people moved from their tents to pass over the Jordan, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant being before the people,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they broke camp to cross the Jordan River. The priests who carried the ark of the promise went ahead of the people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over the Jordan, the priests that bore the ark of the covenant being before the people;

New American Standard 1977
So it came about when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass when the people removed from their tents to pass the Jordan and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people,

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when the people set out from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;

American King James Version
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;

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over the Jordan, the priests that bare the ark of the covenant being before the people;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the people removed from their tents to cross over Jordan, and the priests bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord before the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the people went out of their tents, to pass over the Jordan: and the priests that carried the ark of the covenant. went on before them.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the people removed from their tents, to pass over the Jordan, that the priests bearing the ark of the covenant were before the people;

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, the priests that bare the ark of the covenant being before the people;

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

World English Bible
It happened, when the people moved from their tents to pass over the Jordan, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant being before the people,

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in the journeying of the people from their tents to pass over the Jordan, and of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people,
Study Bible
Crossing the Jordan
13When the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD—the Lord of all the earth—touch down in the waters of the Jordan, its flowing waters will be cut off and stand up in a heap.” 14So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carried the ark of the covenant ahead of them. 15Now the Jordan overflows its banks throughout the harvest season. But as soon as the priests carrying the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge,…
Cross References
Acts 7:44
Our fathers had the tabernacle of the testimony with them in the wilderness. It was constructed exactly as God had directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen.

Acts 7:45
And our fathers who received it brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations God drove out before them. It remained until the time of David,

Joshua 24:11
After this, you crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho. The people of Jericho fought against you, as did the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites, and Jebusites, and I delivered them into your hands.

Psalm 132:8
Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.

Treasury of Scripture

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;

bearing the ark

Joshua 3:3,5
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 6:6
And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 31:26
Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.







Lexicon
So
וַיְהִ֗י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

when the people
הָעָם֙ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

broke camp
בִּנְסֹ֤עַ (bin·sō·a‘)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey

to cross
לַעֲבֹ֖ר (la·‘ă·ḇōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

the Jordan,
הַיַּרְדֵּ֑ן (hay·yar·dên)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3383: Jordan -- the principal river of Palestine

the priests
וְהַכֹּהֲנִ֗ים (wə·hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

carried
נֹֽשְׂאֵ֛י (nō·śə·’ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

the ark
הָאָר֥וֹן (hā·’ā·rō·wn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 727: A chest, ark

of the covenant
הַבְּרִ֖ית (hab·bə·rîṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

ahead of
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

[them].
הָעָֽם׃ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
Verse 14. - Removed from their tents. The word used for "removed" in this chapter is the same as is used of Abraham's removing. It is appropriate to the nature of the removal, for it signifies originally to pull up stakes or tent-pins, and has reference, there. fore, to the removal of a people who dwelt in tents. 3:14-17 Jordan overflowed all its banks. This magnified the power of God, and his kindness to Israel. Although those who oppose the salvation of God's people have all advantages, yet God can and will conquer. This passage over Jordan, as an entrance to Canaan, after their long, weary wanderings in the wilderness, shadowed out the believer's passage through death to heaven, after he has finished his wanderings in this sinful world. Jesus, typified by the ark, hath gone before, and he crossed the river when it most flooded the country around. Let us treasure up experiences of His faithful and tender care, that they may help our faith and hope in the last conflict.
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