Joshua 5
New Heart English Bible
1And it happened, when all the kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, who were by the sea, heard how that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the sons of Israel, until they had passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the sons of Israel.

2At that time, the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives, and sit and circumcise the sons of Israel." 3So Joshua made himself flint knives, and circumcised the sons of Israel at the Hill of the Foreskins. 4And this is the reason Joshua circumcised the sons of Israel: 5as many as were born on the way and as many as were uncircumcised after they had come out of Egypt, all these Joshua circumcised. 6For Israel walked forty years in the wilderness. Therefore many of them were uncircumcised, even the men of war who came out of Egypt, who did not listen to the voice of the LORD. The LORD swore to them that he wouldn't let them see the land which the LORD swore to their fathers that he would give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. 7And their children, whom he raised up in their place, were circumcised by Joshua; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them on the way.

8And it happened, when they were done circumcising all the nation, that they stayed in their places in the camp until they were healed. 9And the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you." Therefore the name of that place was called Gilgal, to this day.

10The children of Israel camped in Gilgal. They kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening in the plains of Jericho. 11They ate unleavened cakes and parched grain of the produce of the land on the next day after the Passover, in the same day. 12The manna ceased on the next day, after they had eaten of the produce of the land. The children of Israel did not have manna any more; but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

13It happened, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man stood in front of him with his sword drawn in his hand. Joshua went to him, and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?" 14And he said to him, "Truly I am the commander of the army of the LORD. Now I have come." And Joshua fell facedown to the ground and worshipped, and said to him, "What does my lord say to his servant?" 15The commander of the army of the LORD said to Joshua, "Take your shoes off of your feet; for the place on which you stand is holy." Joshua did so.

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2016


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