|Joshua 5 |
1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, who were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, who were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted; neither was there any spirit left in them because of the children of Israel.
2 At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make yourself sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time."
3 And Joshua made himself sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
4 And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: All the people that came out of Egypt, who were males, including all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they had come out of Egypt.
5 Now all the people who had come out of Egypt had already been circumcised, but all the people who were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, had not been circumcised.
6 For the children of Israel walked for forty years in the wilderness, until all the people that were men of war, who had come out of Egypt were consumed with death because they had not obeyed the voice of the LORD; to these men the LORD swore that he would not show them the land, which the LORD had sworn to their fathers that he would give us, a land that flows with milk and honey.
7 And their children, whom the Lord raised up in their place, were now circumcised by Joshua for they were uncircumcised, having not been circumcised on their journey.
8 And it came to pass, when they had finished circumcising all the people, that they stayed in their places in the camp until they were healed.
9 And the LORD said to Joshua, "This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you." Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.
10 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.
11 And they ate of the old grain of the land on the morning after the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched grain in the same day.
12 And the manna ceased on the morning after they had eaten of the old grain of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand; and Joshua went to him, and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?"
14 And he said, "No, but as captain of the host of the LORD I have now come." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said to him, "What does my Lord say to his servant?"
15 And the captain of the LORD's host said to Joshua, "Take your shoes from off your feet for the place upon which you stand is holy." And so Joshua did.
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