Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

the water flowing downstream from above stood still in a single location, a great distance away at Adam, a city near Zarethan. The water that flowed south toward the sea in the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.

New American Standard Bible

the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.

King James Version

That 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.

Holman Bible

and the water flowing downstream stood still, rising up in a mass that extended as far as Adam, a city next to Zarethan. The water flowing downstream into the Sea of the Arabah (the Dead Sea) was completely cut off, and the people crossed opposite Jericho.

A Conservative Version

that the waters which came down from above, stood, and rose up in one heap a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off. A

American Standard Version

that the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up in one heap, a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.

Amplified

Then the waters which came down from above stood and rose up in a heap far off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt [Dead] Sea, were wholly cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho.

Bible in Basic English

Then the waters flowing down from higher up were stopped and came together in a mass a long way back at Adam, a town near Zarethan; and the waters flowing down to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were cut off: and the people went across opposite Jericho.

Darby Translation

the waters which flowed down from above stood and rose up in a heap, very far, by Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan; and those that flowed down towards the sea of the plain, the salt sea, were completely cut off. And the people went over opposite to Jericho.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that the waters which came down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far from the city of 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.

Julia Smith Translation

And the waters coming down from above will stand, they rose up one heap very far off in Adam, the city which is by the side of Zaretan; and coming down upon the sea of the desert, the salt sea, they ceased, they were cut off: and the people passed through over against Jericho.

King James 2000

That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far at the city Adam, that is beside Zarethan: 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 opposite Jericho.

Lexham Expanded Bible

the waters flowing down from above stood [still]; they stood up [in] one heap very far from Adam, the city that [is] beside Zarethan, while [the waters] flowing down to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, {were completely cut off}; and the people crossed [over] opposite Jericho.

Modern King James verseion

that the waters which came down from above stopped and rose up all in a heap, very far from the city Adam that is beside Zaretan. And those that came down toward the sea of the plain, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over across from Jericho.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

the water that came down from above did stop; and stood upon a heap, a great way from Adam, a city beside Zarethan. And the water that went down vanished into the sea of the wilderness called the salt sea as soon as it was divided: and the people went right over against Jericho.

NET Bible

the water coming downstream toward them stopped flowing. It piled up far upstream at Adam (the city near Zarethan); there was no water at all flowing to the sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea). The people crossed the river opposite Jericho.

New Heart English Bible

that the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up in one heap, a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off. Then the people passed over right against Jericho.

The Emphasized Bible

that the waters which were coming down from above, stood - rose up in one mound, a great way off, by the city Adam, which is beside Zarethan, and, they which were going down to the sea of the waste plain, the salt sea, failed - were cut off, - and, the people, passed over, right against Jericho.

Webster

That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan; and those that came down towards the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.

World English Bible

that the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up in one heap, a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off. Then the people passed over right against Jericho.

Youngs Literal Translation

that the waters stand; those coming down from above have risen -- one heap, very far above Adam the city, which is at the side of Zaretan; and those going down by the sea of the plain, the Salt Sea, have been completely cut off; and the people have passed through over-against Jericho;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

and rose up
קוּם 
Quwm 
Usage: 629

upon an
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

נד 
Ned 
Usage: 6

far
רחק 
Rachaq 
...far, ...off, ...away, remove, good way
Usage: 57

from the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

אדם 
'Adam 
Usage: 22

צד 
Tsad 
Usage: 33

צרתן 
Tsar@than 
Usage: 3

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

toward the sea
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

of the plain
ערבה 
`arabah 
Usage: 61

even the salt
מלח 
melach 
Usage: 28

sea
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

תּמם 
Tamam 
Usage: 63

and were cut off
כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

and the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

Context Readings

Israel Crosses The Jordan

15 When the priests who carried the ark entered the Jordan River, as their feet touched the water's edge (The Jordan River overflows all of its banks daily during the harvest season.), 16 the water flowing downstream from above stood still in a single location, a great distance away at Adam, a city near Zarethan. The water that flowed south toward the sea in the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho. 17 The priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan River, while all Israel crossed on dry ground until the entire nation had finished crossing the Jordan River.


Cross References

Genesis 14:3

All of this latter group of kings allied together in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

Joshua 3:13

When the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD, the Lord of the whole earth, touch the water in the Jordan River, the water that feeds the Jordan will be cut off from above and they'll stand still in a single location."

1 Kings 4:12

Ahilud's son Baana served Taanach, Megiddo, and all of Beth-shean near Zarethan below Jezreel, including from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah as far as the other side of Jokmeam;

1 Kings 7:46

The king had them cast in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan in the Jordan plain.

Numbers 34:3

""To your south is the Wilderness of Zin, bordering Edom. Your southern border is to extend east toward the far end of the Dead Sea,

Deuteronomy 1:1

These are the words that Moses spoke to the assembly of Israel east of the Jordan River, in the Arabah desert, opposite Suph between Paran, Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di-zahab.

Psalm 114:3

The sea saw this and fled, the Jordan River ran backwards,

Deuteronomy 3:17

The Arabah and the Jordan River are also a boundary from Chinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Salt Sea), below the slopes of Pisgah on the east."

Joshua 15:2

then from the southern end of the Dead Sea, that is, from the bay that orients toward the Negev,

Psalm 29:10

The LORD sat enthroned over the flood, and the LORD sits as king forever.

Psalm 66:6

He turned the sea into dry land. Israel crossed the river on foot; let us rejoice in him.

Psalm 74:15

You opened both the spring and the river; you dried up flowing rivers.

Psalm 77:19

Your way was through the sea, and your path through mighty waters, but your footprints cannot be traced.

Matthew 8:26-27

He asked them, "Why are you afraid, you who have little faith?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

Matthew 14:24-33

By this time the boat was in the middle of the sea and was being battered by the waves, because the wind was against them.

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