Saturday, June 28, 2014

(33) Crossing the Jordan River

Now Joshua and all the Israelites had to cross the Jordan River
to get to the land God had given them.
When they arrived at the banks of the Jordan River,
they camped there for 3 days.
At the end of 3rd day,
Joshua told the people,
"Purify yourselves,
God will do great wonders among you.
Lift up the Ark of the Covenant and
lead the people across the river."
Then God told Joshua,
"Today I will make you great in the eyes of Israelites,
they will see that I am with you as I was with Moses.
Instruct your priests, who are carrying the Ark, 
to take a few steps into the river and stop."
Now it was the harvest season,
the Jordan river was overflowing.
But as soon as the priest had set his foot into the river,
the water began piling up, and
the water below flowed on to the Dead Sea.
Then all the people crossed over near the city of Jericho.

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