Joshua 5:5
New International Version
All the people that came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness during the journey from Egypt had not.

New Living Translation
Those who left Egypt had all been circumcised, but none of those born after the Exodus, during the years in the wilderness, had been circumcised.

English Standard Version
Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised.

Berean Study Bible
Though all who had come out were circumcised, none of those born in the wilderness on the journey from Egypt had been circumcised.

King James Bible
Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised.

New King James Version
For all the people who came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness, on the way as they came out of Egypt, had not been circumcised.

New American Standard Bible
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.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
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.

Amplified Bible
All the males who came out were circumcised, but all the males who were born in the wilderness on the way as they left Egypt had not been circumcised.

Christian Standard Bible
Though all the people who came out were circumcised, none of the people born in the wilderness along the way were circumcised after they had come out of Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though all the people who came out were circumcised, none of the people born in the wilderness along the way were circumcised after they had come out of Egypt.

American Standard Version
For all the people that came out were circumcised; but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, they had not circumcised.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
all these Joshua circumcised; for forty and two years Israel wondered in the wilderness of Mabdaris -

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now these were all circumcised. But the people that were born in the desert,

English Revised Version
For all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, they had not circumcised.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men who left Egypt had been circumcised. However, the men born later, on the way through the desert, were not circumcised.

International Standard Version
Although everyone who had left Egypt had been circumcised, nevertheless all the people born during the journey after their departure from Egypt had not been circumcised.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For all the people that came out were circumcised; but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, had not been circumcised.

Literal Standard Version
for all the people who are coming out were circumcised, and all the people who [are] born in the wilderness, in the way, in their coming out from Egypt, they have not circumcised;

NET Bible
Now all the men who left were circumcised, but all the sons born on the journey through the desert after they left Egypt were uncircumcised.

New Heart English Bible
For all the people who came out were circumcised; but all the people who were born in the wilderness by the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised.

World English Bible
For all the people who came out were circumcised; but all the people who were born in the wilderness by the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised.

Young's Literal Translation
for all the people who are coming out were circumcised, and all the people who are born in the wilderness, in the way, in their coming out from Egypt, they have not circumcised;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Circumcision at Gilgal
4Now this is why Joshua circumcised them: All those who came out of Egypt—all the men of war—had died on the journey in the wilderness after they had left Egypt. 5Though all who had come out were circumcised, none of those born in the wilderness on the journey from Egypt had been circumcised. 6For the Israelites had wandered in the wilderness forty years, until all the nation’s men of war who had come out of Egypt had died, since they did not obey the LORD. So the LORD vowed never to let them see the land He had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.…

Cross References
Joshua 5:4
Now this is why Joshua circumcised them: All those who came out of Egypt--all the men of war--had died on the journey in the wilderness after they had left Egypt.

Joshua 5:6
For the Israelites had wandered in the wilderness forty years, until all the nation's men of war who had come out of Egypt had died, since they did not obey the LORD. So the LORD vowed never to let them see the land He had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.


Treasury of Scripture

Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised.

they had not

Deuteronomy 12:8,9
Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes…

Hosea 6:6,7
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings…

Matthew 12:7
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.









Verse 5. - Now all the people that came out were circumcised. The Hebrew of this passage (which runs literally thus - "Now circumcised had they been, all the people who were going forth") is sufficient to refute the idea that there was a great circumcision of the people under Moses, on account of the neglect of the rite in Egypt. For, before the exodus, Moses was not in a position to perform any general act of this kind, as the history plainly shows, while after it such a rite could not have taken place, since the Hebrew הָיוּ denotes a state of things which was completed at the time spoken of, and therefore must here be rendered (as above) by the pluperfect. Them they had not circumcised. Here again the Hebrew is used of the perfected action, and is therefore rightly rendered by our version, giving the idea that the Israelites who were born in the wilderness had not been circumcised up to the point which our history has now reached. See also ver. 7, where the same construction is found.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Though
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who had come out
הַיֹּֽצְאִ֑ים (hay·yō·ṣə·’îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

were
הָי֔וּ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

circumcised,
מֻלִ֣ים (mu·lîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4135: To cut short, curtail, to blunt, to destroy

none
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of those
הָ֠עָם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

born
הַיִּלֹּדִ֨ים (hay·yil·lō·ḏîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3209: Born

in the wilderness
בַּמִּדְבָּ֥ר (bam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

on the journey
בַּדֶּ֛רֶךְ (bad·de·reḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

from Egypt
מִמִּצְרַ֖יִם (mim·miṣ·ra·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

had been circumcised.
מָֽלוּ׃ (mā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4135: To cut short, curtail, to blunt, to destroy


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