Twelve stones are taken out of the river to be set up for a monument of the miracle; and other twelve are placed in the midst of the river.
1 And when they were passed over, the Lord said to Josue:
Quibus transgressis, dixit Dominus ad Josue :
2 Choose twelve men, one of every tribe:
Elige duodecim viros singulos per singulas tribus :
3 And command them to take out of the midst of the Jordan, where the feet of the priests stood, twelve very hard stones, which you shall set in the place of the camp, where you shall pitch your tents this night.
et praecipe eis ut tollant de medio Jordanis alveo, ubi steterunt pedes sacerdotum, duodecim durissimos lapides, quos ponetis in loco castrorum, ubi fixeritis hac nocte tentoria.
4 And Josue called twelve men, whom he had chosen out of the children of Israel, one out of every tribe,
Vocavitque Josue duodecim viros, quos elegerat de filiis Israel, singulos de singulis tribubus,
5 And he said to them: Go before the ark of the Lord your God to the midst of the Jordan, and carry from thence every man a stone on your shoulders, according to the number of the children of Israel,
et ait ad eos : Ite ante arcam Domini Dei vestri ad Jordanis medium, et portate inde singuli singulos lapides in humeris vestris, juxta numerum filiorum Israel,
6 That it may be a sign among you and when your children shall ask you tomorrow, saying: What mean these stones?
ut sit signum inter vos : et quando interrogaverint vos filii vestri cras, dicentes : Quid sibi volunt isti lapides?
7 You shall answer them: The waters of the Jordan ran off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, when it passed over the same: therefore were these stones set for a monument of the children of Israel for ever.
respondebitis eis : Defecerunt aquae Jordanis ante arcam foederis Domini, cum transiret eum : idcirco positi sunt lapides isti in monimentum filiorum Israel usque in aeternum.
8 The children of Israel therefore did as Josue commanded them, carrying out of the channel of the Jordan twelve stones, as the Lord had commanded him, according to the number of the children of Israel, unto the place wherein they camped, and there they set them.
Fecerunt ergo filii Israel sicut praecepit eis Josue, portantes de medio Jordanis alveo duodecim lapides, ut Dominus ei imperarat, juxta numerum filiorum Israel, usque ad locum in quo castrametati sunt, ibique posuerunt eos.
9 And Josue put other twelve stones in the midst of the channel of the Jordan, where the priests stood that carried the ark of the covenant: and they are there until this present day.
Alios quoque duodecim lapides posuit Josue in medio Jordanis alveo, ubi steterunt sacerdotes, qui portabant arcam foederis : et sunt ibi usque in praesentem diem.
10 Now the priests that carried the ark, stood in the midst of the Jordan till all things were accomplished which the Lord had commanded Josue to speak to the people, and Moses had said to him. And the people made haste and passed over.
Sacerdotes autem qui portabant arcam, stabant in Jordanis medio, donec omnia complerentur, quae Josue, ut loqueretur ad populum, praeceperat Dominus, et dixerat ei Moyses. Festinavitque populus, et transiit.
11 And when they had all passed over, the ark also of the Lord passed over, and the priests went before the people.
Cumque transissent omnes, transivit et arca Domini, sacerdotesque pergebant ante populum.
12 The children of Ruben also and Gad, and half the tribe of Manasses, went armed before the children of Israel as Moses had commanded them.
Filii quoque Ruben, et Gad, et dimidia tribus Manasse, armati praecedebant filios Israel, sicut eis praeceperat Moyses :
13 And forty thousand fighting men by their troops, and bands, marched through the plains and fields of the city of Jericho.
et quadraginta pugnatorum millia per turmas, et cuneos, incedebant per plana atque campestria urbis Jericho.
14 In that day the Lord magnified Josue in the sight of all Israel, that they should fear him, as they had feared Moses, while he lived.
In die illo magnificavit Dominus Josue coram omni Israel, ut timerent eum, sicut timuerant Moysen, dum adviveret.
15 And he said to him:
Dixitque ad eum :
16 Command the priests, that carry the ark of the covenant, to come up out of the Jordan.
Praecipe sacerdotibus, qui portant arcam foederis, ut ascendant de Jordane.
17 And he commanded them, saying: Come ye up out of the Jordan.
Qui praecepit eis, dicens : Ascendite de Jordane.
18 And when they that carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, were come up, and began to tread on the dry ground, the waters returned into the channel, and ran as they were wont before.
Cumque ascendissent portantes arcam foederis Domini, et siccam humum calcare coepissent, reversae sunt aquae in alveum suum, et fluebant sicut ante consueverant.
19 And the people came up out of the Jordan, the tenth day of the first month, and camped in Galgal, over against the east side of the city of Jericho.
Populus autem ascendit de Jordane decimo die mensis primi, et castrametati sunt in Galgalis contra orientalem plagam urbis Jericho.
20 And the twelve stones which they had taken out of the channel of the Jordan, Josue pitched in Galgal,
Duodecim quoque lapides, quos de Jordanis alveo sumpserant, posuit Josue in Galgalis,
21 And said to the children of Israel: When your children shall ask their fathers, tomorrow, and shall say to them: What mean these stones?
et dixit ad filios Israel : Quando interrogaverint filii vestri cras patres suos, et dixerint eis : Quid sibi volunt lapides isti?
22 You shall teach them and say: Israel passed over this Jordan through the dry channel.
docebitis eos, atque dicetis : Per arentem alveum transivit Israel Jordanem istum,
23 The Lord your God drying up the waters thereof in your sight, until you passed over:
siccante Domino Deo vestro aquas ejus in conspectu vestro, donec transiretis :
24 As he had done before in the Red Sea, which he dried up till we passed through:
sicut fecerat prius in mari Rubro, quod siccavit donec transiremus :
25 That all the people of the earth may learn the most mighty hand of the Lord, that you also may fear the Lord your God for ever.
ut discant omnes terrarum populi fortissimam Domini manum, ut et vos timeatis Dominum Deum vestrum omni tempore.