The Holy Bible - The Book of Joshua, Chapter 3 (Latin)
1And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.
2And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host;
3And 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.
4Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.
5And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.
6And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.
7And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.
8And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.
9And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.
10And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
11Behold, the ark of the covenant of the LORD of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan.
12Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.
13And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the LORD of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
14And 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;
15And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)
16That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
17And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.
1igitur Iosue de nocte consurgens movit castra egredientesque de Setthim venerunt ad Iordanem ipse et omnes filii Israhel et morati sunt ibi per tres dies
2quibus evolutis transierunt praecones per castrorum medium
3et clamare coeperunt quando videritis arcam foederis Domini Dei vestri et sacerdotes stirpis leviticae portantes eam vos quoque consurgite et sequimini praecedentes
4sitque inter vos et arcam spatium cubitorum duum milium ut procul videre possitis et nosse per quam viam ingrediamini quia prius non ambulastis per eam et cavete ne adpropinquetis ad arcam
5dixitque Iosue ad populum sanctificamini cras enim faciet Dominus inter vos mirabilia
6et ait ad sacerdotes tollite arcam foederis et praecedite populum qui iussa conplentes tulerunt et ambulaverunt ante eos
7dixitque Dominus ad Iosue hodie incipiam exaltare te coram omni Israhel ut sciant quod sicut cum Mosi fui ita et tecum sim
8tu autem praecipe sacerdotibus qui portant arcam foederis et dic eis cum ingressi fueritis partem aquae Iordanis state in ea
9dixitque Iosue ad filios Israhel accedite huc et audite verba Domini Dei vestri
10et rursum in hoc inquit scietis quod Dominus Deus vivens in medio vestri est et disperdat in conspectu vestro Chananeum Hettheum Eveum et Ferezeum Gergeseum quoque et Amorreum et Iebuseum
11ecce arca foederis Domini omnis terrae antecedet vos per Iordanem
12parate duodecim viros de tribubus Israhel singulos per singulas tribus
13et cum posuerint vestigia pedum suorum sacerdotes qui portant arcam Domini Dei universae terrae in aquis Iordanis aquae quae inferiores sunt decurrent atque deficient quae autem desuper veniunt in una mole consistent
14igitur egressus est populus de tabernaculis suis ut transirent Iordanem et sacerdotes qui portabant arcam foederis pergebant ante eum
15ingressisque eis Iordanem et pedibus eorum tinctis in parte aquae cum Iordanis autem ripas alvei sui tempore messis impleret
16steterunt aquae descendentes in uno loco et 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
17populus autem incedebat contra Iordanem et sacerdotes qui portabant arcam foederis Domini stabant super siccam humum in medio Iordanis accincti omnisque populus per arentem alveum transiebat