The river Jordan is miraculously dried up for the passage of the children of Israel.
1 And Josue rose before daylight, and removed the camp: and they departed from Setim, and came to the Jordan, he, and all the children of Israel, and they abode there for three days.
Igitur Josue de nocte consurgens movit castra : egredientesque de Setim, venerunt ad Jordanem ipse et omnes filii Israel, et morati sunt ibi tres dies.
2 After which, the heralds went through the midst of the camp,
Quibus evolutis transierunt praecones per castrorum medium,
3 And began to proclaim: When you shall see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests of the race of Levi carrying it, rise you up also, and follow them as they go before:
et clamare coeperunt : Quando videritis arcam foederis Domini Dei vestri, et sacerdotes stirpis Leviticae portantes eam, vos quoque consurgite, et sequimini praecedentes :
4 And let there be between you and the ark the space of two thousand cubits: that you may see it afar off, and know which way you must go: for you have not gone this way before: and take care you come not near the ark.
sitque inter vos et arcam spatium cubitorum duum millium : ut procul videre possitis, et nosse per quam viam ingrediamini : quia prius non ambulastis per eam : et cavete ne appropinquetis ad arcam.
5 And Josue said to the people: Be ye sanctified: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.
Dixitque Josue ad populum : Sanctificamini : cras enim faciet Dominus inter vos mirabilia.
6 And he said to the priests: Take up the ark of the covenant, and go before the people. And they obeyed his commands, and took it up and walked before them.
Et ait ad sacerdotes : Tollite arcam foederis, et praecedite populum. Qui jussa complentes, tulerunt, et ambulaverunt ante eos.
7 And the Lord said to Josue: This day will I begin to exalt thee before Israel: that they may know that as I was with Moses, so I am with thee also.
Dixitque Dominus ad Josue : Hodie incipiam exaltare te coram omni Israel : ut sciant quod sicut cum Moyse fui, ita et tecum sim.
8 And do thou command the priests that carry the ark of the covenant, and say to them: When you shall have entered into part of the water of the Jordan, stand in it.
Tu autem praecipe sacerdotibus, qui portant arcam foederis, et dic eis : Cum ingressi fueritis partem aquae Jordanis, state in ea.
9 And Josue said to the children of Israel: Come hither and hear the word of the Lord your God.
Dixitque Josue ad filios Israel : Accedite huc, et audite verbum Domini Dei vestri.
10 And again he said: By this you shall know that the Lord the living God is in the midst of you, and that he shall destroy before your sight the Chanaanite and the Hethite, the Hevite and the Pherezite, the Gergesite also and the Jebusite, and the Amorrhite.
Et rursum : In hoc, inquit, scietis quod Dominus Deus vivens in medio vestri est, et disperdet in conspectu vestro Chananaeum et Hethaeum, Hevaeum et Pherezaeum, Gergesaeum quoque et Jebusaeum, et Amorrhaeum.
11 Behold the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth shall go before you into the Jordan.
Ecce arca foederis Domini omnis terrae antecedet vos per Jordanem.
12 Prepare ye twelve men of the tribes of Israel, one of every tribe.
Parate duodecim viros de tribubus Israel, singulos per singulas tribus.
13 And when the priests, that carry the ark of the Lord the God of the whole earth, shall set the soles of their feet in the waters of the Jordan, the waters that are beneath shall run down and go off: and those that come from above, shall stand together upon a heap.
Et cum posuerint vestigia pedum suorum sacerdotes qui portant arcam Domini Dei universae terrae in aquis Jordanis, aquae quae inferiores sunt, decurrent atque deficient : quae autem desuper veniunt, in una mole consistent.
14 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.
Igitur egressus est populus de tabernaculis suis, ut transiret Jordanem : et sacerdotes, qui portabant arcam foederis, pergebant ante eum.
15 And as soon as they came into the Jordan, and their feet were dipped in part of the water, (now the Jordan, it being harvest time, had filled the banks of its channel,)
Ingressisque eis Jordanem, et pedibus eorum in parte aquae tinctis ( Jordanis autem ripas alvei sui tempore messis impleverat),
16 The waters that came down from above stood in one place, and swelling up like a mountain, were seen afar off from the city that is called Adom, to the place of Sarthan: but those that were beneath, ran down into the sea of the wilderness (which now is called the Dead Sea) until they wholly failed.
steterunt aquae descendentes in loco uno, et ad instar montis intumescentes apparebant procul, ab urbe quae vocatur Adom usque ad locum Sarthan : quae autem inferiores erant, in mare Solitudinis ( quod nunc vocatur Mortuum) descenderunt, usquequo omnino deficerent.
17 And the people marched over against Jericho: and the priests that carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, stood girded upon the dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, and all the people passed over through the channel that was dried up.
Populus autem incedebat contra Jericho : et sacerdotes, qui portabant arcam foederis Domini, stabant super siccam humum in medio Jordanis accincti, omnisque populus per arentem alveum transibat.