Joshua 5:2
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New International Version
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again."

New Living Translation
At that time the LORD told Joshua, "Make flint knives and circumcise this second generation of Israelites."

English Standard Version
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time.”

New American Standard Bible
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time."

King James Bible
At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelite men again."

International Standard Version
At that time the LORD told Joshua, "Make for yourselves some flint knives and circumcise the Israelis who haven't been circumcised yet."

NET Bible
At that time the LORD told Joshua, "Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites once again."

New Heart English Bible
At that time, the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives, and sit and circumcise the sons of Israel."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At that time the LORD spoke to Joshua, "Make flint knives, and circumcise the men of Israel."

JPS Tanakh 1917
At that time the LORD said unto Joshua: 'Make thee knives of flint, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.'

New American Standard 1977
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, “Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time.

King James 2000 Bible
At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make you sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

American King James Version
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, Make you sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

American Standard Version
At that time Jehovah said unto Joshua, Make thee knives of flint, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
At that time the Lord said to Josue: Make thee knives of stone, and circumcise the second time the children of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
At that time Jehovah said to Joshua, Make thee stone-knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

English Revised Version
At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee knives of flint, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

Webster's Bible Translation
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

World English Bible
At that time, Yahweh said to Joshua, "Make flint knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time."

Young's Literal Translation
At that time said Jehovah unto Joshua, 'Make for thee knives of flint, and turn back, circumcise the sons of Israel a second time;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-9 How dreadful is their case, who see the wrath of God advancing towards them, without being able to turn it aside, or escape it! Such will be the horrible situation of the wicked; nor can words express the anguish of their feelings, or the greatness of their terror. Oh that they would now take warning, and before it be too late, flee for refuge to lay hold upon that hope set before them in the gospel! God impressed these fears on the Canaanites, and dispirited them. This gave a short rest to the Israelites, and circumcision rolled away the reproach of Egypt. They were hereby owned to be the free-born children of God, having the seal of the covenant. When God glorifies himself in perfecting the salvation of his people, he not only silences all enemies, but rolls back their reproaches upon themselves.
Study Bible
The Circumcision at Gilgal
1Now it came about when all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard how the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the sons of Israel until they had crossed, that their hearts melted, and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the sons of Israel. 2At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time." 3So Joshua made himself flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.…
Cross References
Exodus 4:25
Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and threw it at Moses' feet, and she said, "You are indeed a bridegroom of blood to me."

Joshua 5:3
So Joshua made himself flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.
Treasury of Scripture

At that time the LORD said to Joshua, Make you sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

sharp knife. or, knife of flints. Before the use of iron was common, all the nations of the earth had their edge tools made of stones, flints, etc. Our ancestors had their arrows and spearheads made of flint; which are frequently turned up by the plough. And even when iron became more common, stone knives seem to have been preferred for making incisions in the human body. The Egyptians used such to open the bodies for embalming; and the tribe of Alnajab in Ethiopia, who follow the Mosaic institution, perform the rite of circumcision, according to Ludolf, cultris lapidibus, with knives made of stone.

circumcise

Genesis 17:10-14 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and …

Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff necked.

Deuteronomy 30:6 And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of …

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that …

Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness …

Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands…

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