14 And it happened, when the people set out from their tents to cross over the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant were ⌊ahead of the people⌋.n 15 When those carrying the ark came up to the Jordan, and the priests carrying the ark dipped their feet in the edge of the water (the Jordan was flowing over its banks during all the days of harvest), 16 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,o ⌊were completely cut off⌋;p and the people crossed over opposite Jericho. 17 And the priests carrying the ark of the covenant of Yahweh stood firmly on the dry land in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation finished crossing the Jordan.
Literally “before the presence of the people”
That is, the Dead Sea
Literally “they were completed they were cut off”