Joshua 5:3
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New International Version
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth.

New Living Translation
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the entire male population of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.

English Standard Version
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.

New American Standard Bible
So Joshua made himself flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.

King James Bible
And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelite men at Gibeath-haaraloth.

International Standard Version
So Joshua made some flint knives and circumcised the Israelis at Gibeath-haaraloth.

NET Bible
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites on the Hill of the Foreskins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the men of Israel at the Hill of Circumcision.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Joshua made himself sharp knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

King James 2000 Bible
And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

American King James Version
And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

American Standard Version
And Joshua made him knives of lint, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He did what the Lord had commanded, and he circumcised the children of Israel in the hill of the foreskins.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua made him stone-knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of Araloth.

English Revised Version
And Joshua made him knives of flint, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

World English Bible
Joshua made himself flint knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

Young's Literal Translation
and Joshua maketh for him knives of flint, and circumciseth the sons of Israel at the height of the foreskins.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - The hill of the foreskins. The name given to the hill where the circumcision took place.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel,.... Not that Joshua circumcised them himself, any more than he made the knives himself, but he ordered both to be done, and took care that they were done. And as any that had skill might make the knives, so might any circumcise; circumcision was not restrained to any order of men, not to the priests and Levites, but any might perform it; so that though the number to be circumcised was great, it might soon be finished: and this was done

at the hill of the foreskins; as the place was afterward called from hence; these being heaped up one upon another, made a hill of them, as the Jews say (y), being covered with dust. This circumcision performed by Joshua, or his orders, was typical of the spiritual circumcision without hands, which those that believe in Jesus, the antitype of Joshua, partake of.

(y) Pirke Eliezer, ut supra. (c. 29.) Jarchi in loc.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. at the hill—probably one of the argillaceous hills that form the highest terrace of the Jordan, on a rising ground at the palm forest.

Joshua 5:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Circumcision at Gilgal
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. 4This is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: all the people who came out of Egypt who were males, all the men of war, died in the wilderness along the way after they came out of Egypt.…
Cross References
Exodus 4:25
But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it. "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me," she said.

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

Joshua 5:4
Now this is why he did so: All those who came out of Egypt--all the men of military age--died in the wilderness on the way after leaving Egypt.
Treasury of Scripture

And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

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Genesis 17:23-27 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, …

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, …

the hill of the foreskins. or. Gibeah haaraloth

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