At that time the LORD
said to Joshua, Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time. 3
So Joshua made himself flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth. 4
This 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. 5
For all the people who came out were circumcised, but all the people who were born in the wilderness along the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised. 6
For the sons of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, that is,
the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished because they did not listen to the voice of the LORD
, to whom the LORD
had sworn that He would not let them see the land which the LORD
had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. 7
Their children whom He raised up in their place, Joshua circumcised; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them along the way.
8Now when they had finished circumcising all the nation, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. 9Then the LORD said to Joshua, Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you. So the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.
10While the sons of Israel camped at Gilgal they observed the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the desert plains of Jericho. 11On the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. 12The manna ceased on the day after they had eaten some of the produce of the land, so that the sons of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate some of the yield of the land of Canaan during that year.
13Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite 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? 14He said, No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, What has my lord to say to his servant? 15The captain of the LORDS host said to Joshua, Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy. And Joshua did so.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
At that time Jehovah said unto Joshua, Make thee knives of flint, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
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;'
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Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
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John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
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Charles Hadden Spurgeon—Till He Come
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John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
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