Joshua 5:9
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New International Version
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." So the place has been called Gilgal to this day.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. And the name of the place was called Gilgal to this day.

World English Bible
Yahweh 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.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah saith unto Joshua, 'To-day I have rolled the reproach of Egypt from off you;' and one calleth the name of that place Gilgal unto this day.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The reproach of Egypt - Their being uncircumcised made them like the uncircumcised Egyptians; and the Hebrews ever considered all those who were uncircumcised as being in a state of the grossest impurity. Being now circumcised, the reproach of uncircumcision was rolled away. This is another proof that the Israelites did not receive circumcision from the Egyptians; for they could not have considered those in a state of abomination, from whom they received that rite by which they conceived themselves to be made pure. The Israelites had this rite from Abraham; and Abraham had it from the express order of God himself. See Genesis 17:10 (note), and the note there.

The place is called Gilgal - A rolling away or rolling off. See the note on Joshua 4:19, where the word is largely explained.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I rolled away

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth...

Genesis 34:14 And they said to them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach to us:

Leviticus 24:14 Bring forth him that has cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands on his head...

1 Samuel 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised...

1 Samuel 17:26,36 And David spoke to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that kills this Philistine...

Psalm 119:39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments are good.

Jeremiah 9:25 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;

Ezekiel 20:7,8 Then said I to them, Cast you away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt...

Ezekiel 23:3,8 And they committed prostitutions in Egypt; they committed prostitutions in their youth: there were their breasts pressed...

Ephesians 2:11,12 Why remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh...

Gilgal: That is, rolling

Joshua 4:19 And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.

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The Captain of the Lord's Host
And he said, Nay, but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. JOSHUA v. 14. The army of Israel was just beginning a hard conflict under an untried leader. Behind them the Jordan barred their retreat, in front of them Jericho forbade their advance. Most of them had never seen a fortified city, and had no experience nor engines for a siege. So we may well suppose that many doubts and fears shook the courage of the host, as it drew around the doomed city. Their chief had his own heavy burden.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Stones Crying Out
'For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished that the Lord commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over. 11. And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of the Lord passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people. 12. And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Joshua 5:8
And after the whole nation had been circumcised, they remained where they were in camp until they were healed.

1 Samuel 7:16
From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah, judging Israel in all those places.

2 Samuel 19:15
Then the king returned and went as far as the Jordan. Now the men of Judah had come to Gilgal to go out and meet the king and bring him across the Jordan.

Micah 6:5
My people, remember what Balak king of Moab plotted and what Balaam son of Beor answered. Remember your journey from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the righteous acts of the LORD."

Zephaniah 2:8
"I have heard the insults of Moab and the taunts of the Ammonites, who insulted my people and made threats against their land.

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