He said to the Israelites,
“In the future when your descendants ask their parents,
‘What do these stones mean?’
tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’
For the LORD your God dried up the Jordan
before you until you had crossed over.
The LORD your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea
when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over.
He did this so that all the peoples of the earth
might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful
and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.”