Joshua 3:3
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English Standard Version
and commanded the people, “As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from your place and follow it.

King James Bible
And 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.

American Standard Version
and they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of Jehovah your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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:

English Revised Version
and 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And 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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Rahab had accepted all these conditions, she let the men go, and bound the red cord in the window. It is not to be supposed that she did this at once, but merely as soon as it was necessary. It is mentioned here for the purpose of bringing the subject to a close.

Joshua 3:3 Parallel Commentaries

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When ye see

Joshua 3:11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the LORD of all the earth passes over before you into Jordan.

Numbers 10:33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey...

the priests

Joshua 3:6,8,14-17 And Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people...

Joshua 4:10 For the priests which bore the ark stood in the middle of Jordan...

Joshua 6:6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said to them, Take up the ark of the covenant...

Numbers 4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary...

Deuteronomy 31:9,25 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, which bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD...

2 Samuel 6:3,13 And they set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio...

1 Chronicles 15:11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel...

1 Chronicles 15:12 And said to them, You are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers...

ye shall remove

Exodus 13:21,22 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light...

Matthew 8:19 And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow you wherever you go.

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 31:9
Then Moses wrote this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel.

Joshua 3:4
Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubits in length. Do not come near it, in order that you may know the way you shall go, for you have not passed this way before."

1 Samuel 6:15
And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD and the box that was beside it, in which were the golden figures, and set them upon the great stone. And the men of Beth-shemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed sacrifices on that day to the LORD.

2 Samuel 6:13
And when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal.

1 Kings 8:3
And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.

Jeremiah 33:18
and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man in my presence to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings, and to make sacrifices forever."

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