Joshua 5

The New Generation Circumcised

1 As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites o who were by the sea, p heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts q melted and r there was no longer any spirit in them because of the people of Israel.

2 At that time the Lord said to Joshua, "Make s flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel a second time." 3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth. 1 4 And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: t all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they had come out of Egypt. 5 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. 6 For the people of Israel walked u forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lord v swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, w a land flowing with milk and honey. 7 So it was x their children, whom he raised up in their place, that Joshua circumcised. For they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way.

8 When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed. 9 And the Lord said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the y reproach of Egypt from you." And so the name of that place is called z Gilgal 2 to this day.

First Passover in Canaan

10 While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover a on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho. 11 And the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. 12 And b the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

The Commander of the Lord's Army

13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, c a man was standing before him d with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?" 14 And he said, "No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come." And Joshua e fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, "What does my lord say to his servant?" 15 And the commander of the Lord's army said to Joshua, f "Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 13:29
    The Amalekites dwell in the land of the Negeb. The Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the hill country. And the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and along the Jordan.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 15:14
    The peoples have heard; they tremble; pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
  3. Cross References
    Joshua 2:11
    And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the Lord your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.
  4. Cross References
    1 Kings 10:5
    The food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, their clothing, his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the Lord, there was no more breath in her.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 4:25
    Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!
  6. Cross References
    Numbers 14:29
    Your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness,...
    Numbers 26:64 - 65
    But among these there was not one of those list...
    Deuteronomy 2:16
    So as soon as all the men of war had perished a...
    Psalms 106:26
    Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them ...
    1 Corinthians 10:5
    Nevertheless, with most of them God was not ple...
    Hebrews 3:17
    And with whom was he provoked for forty years? ...
  7. Cross References
    Numbers 14:33
    And your children shall be shepherds in the wil...
    Deuteronomy 1:3
    In the fortieth year, on the first day of the e...
    Deuteronomy 2:7
    For the Lord your God has blessed you in all th...
    Deuteronomy 2:14
    And the time from our leaving Kadesh-barnea unt...
    Deuteronomy 8:4
    Your clothing did not wear out on you and your ...
    Psalms 95:10
    For forty years I loathed that generation and s...
  8. Cross References
    Numbers 14:23
    Shall see the land that I swore to give to their fathers. And none of those who despised me shall see it.
    Psalms 95:11
    Therefore I swore in my wrath, "They shall not enter my rest.
    Hebrews 3:11
    As I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter my rest.'
  9. Cross References
    Exodus 3:8
    And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
  10. Cross References
    Numbers 14:31
    But your little ones, who you said would become a prey, I will bring in, and they shall know the land that you have rejected.
    Deuteronomy 1:39
    And as for your little ones, who you said would become a prey, and your children, who today have no knowledge of good or evil, they shall go in there. And to them I will give it, and they shall possess it.
  11. Cross References
    Genesis 34:14
    They said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.
  12. Cross References
    Joshua 4:19
    The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal on the east border of Jericho.
  13. Cross References
    Exodus 12:6
    And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight.
    Numbers 9:5
    And they kept the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so the people of Israel did.
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 16:35
    The people of Israel ate the manna forty years, till they came to a habitable land. They ate the manna till they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 18:2
    He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth
    Genesis 32:24
    And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
    Acts 1:10
    And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes.
    Exodus 23:20
    Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.
    Exodus 23:23
    When my angel goes before you and brings you to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, and I blot them out.
  16. Cross References
    Numbers 22:23
    And the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road, with a drawn sword in his hand. And the donkey turned aside out of the road and went into the field. And Balaam struck the donkey, to turn her into the road.
    Numbers 22:31
    Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, with his drawn sword in his hand. And he bowed down and fell on his face.
  17. Cross References
    Genesis 17:3
    Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him.
  18. Cross References
    Exodus 3:5
    Then he said, "Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.
    Acts 7:33
    Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.
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