14 So it was when the people set out from their camp
to cross over the Jordan, with the priests bearing
the ark of the covenant before the people,
15 and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan,
and the feet of the priests who bore the ark
dipped in the edge of the water
(for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest),
16 that the waters which came down from upstream stood still,
and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan.
So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah,
the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off; and the
people crossed over opposite Jericho.
17 Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant
of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan,
and all Israel crossed over on dry ground until
all the people had crossed completely
over the Jordan.