It came to pass, when the people moved from their encampment to cross over the Jordan, the priests who carried the ark of the covenant were before the people, Bible see other translations

“moved from their encampment.” Although the Hebrew might be more literally, “moved from their tents,” that makes it sound like they left their tents behind on the east side of the Jordan, which is not what they did. They moved from where they had been tenting to across the Jordan.

Commentary for: Joshua 3:14