Joshua 5

The New Generation Circumcised

1 So it was, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the west side of the Jordan, and all the kings of the Canaanites a who were by the sea, b heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the children of Israel until 1 we had crossed over, that 2 their heart melted; c and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the children of Israel.

2 At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make d flint knives for yourself, and circumcise the sons of Israel again the second time." 3 So Joshua made flint knives for himself, and circumcised the sons of Israel at 3 the hill of the foreskins. 4 And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: e All the people who came out of Egypt who were males, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way, after they had come out of Egypt. 5 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. 6 For the children of Israel walked f forty years in the wilderness, till all the people who were men of war, who came out of Egypt, were 4 consumed, because they did not obey the voice of the LORD - to whom the LORD swore that g He would not show them the land which the LORD had sworn to their fathers that He would give us, h "a land flowing with milk and honey." 5 7 Then Joshua circumcised i their sons whom He raised up in their place; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way.

8 So it was, when they had finished circumcising all the people, that they stayed in their places in the camp j till they were healed. 9 Then the LORD said to Joshua, "This day I have rolled away k the reproach of Egypt from you." Therefore the name of the place is called l Gilgal 6 7 to this day.

First Passover in Canaan

10 Now the children of Israel camped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover m on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight on the plains of Jericho. 11 And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and 8 parched grain, on the very same day. 12 Then n the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year.

The Commander of the Lord's Army

13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, o a Man stood opposite him p with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, "Are You for us or for our adversaries?" 14 So He said, "No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." And Joshua q fell on his face to the earth and r worshiped, and said to Him, "What does my Lord say to His servant?" 15 Then the Commander of the LORD's army said to Joshua, s "Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy." And Joshua did so.

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 13:29
    "The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan."
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 15:14
    The people will hear and be afraid; Sorrow will take hold of the inhabitants of Philistia.
    Exodus 15:15
    Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed; The mighty men of Moab, Trembling will take hold of them; All the inhabitants of Canaan will melt away.
  3. Cross References
    Joshua 2:10
    For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
    Joshua 2:11
    And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.
    Joshua 9:9
    So they said to him: "From a very far country your servants have come, because of the name of the LORD your God; for we have heard of His fame, and all that He did in Egypt.
    1 Kings 10:5
    The food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 4:25
    Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses ' feet, and said, "Surely you are a husband of blood to me!
  5. Cross References
    Numbers 14:29
    The carcasses of you who have complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above.
    Numbers 26:64
    But among these there was not a man of those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest when they numbered the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Sinai.
    Numbers 26:65
    For the LORD had said of them, "They shall surely die in the wilderness." So there was not left a man of them, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
    Deuteronomy 2:14 - 16
    And the time we took to come from Kadesh Barnea until we crossed over the Valley of the Zered was thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war was consumed from the midst of the camp, just as the LORD had sworn to them.
  6. Cross References
    Numbers 14:33
    And your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness.
    Deuteronomy 1:3
    Now it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel according to all that the LORD had given him as commandments to them.
    Deuteronomy 29:5
    And I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet.
  7. Cross References
    Numbers 14:23
    They certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it.
    Numbers 14:29 - 35
    The carcasses of you who have complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above.
    Numbers 26:23 - 65
    The sons of Issachar according to their families were: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Puah, the family of the Punites.
    Hebrews 3:11
    So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest.'
  8. Cross References
    Exodus 3:8
    So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
  9. Cross References
    Numbers 14:31
    But your little ones, whom you said would be victims, I will bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised.
    Deuteronomy 1:39
    Moreover your little ones and your children, who you say will be victims, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they shall go in there; to them I will give it, and they shall possess it.
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 34:25
    Now it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came boldly upon the city and killed all the males.
  11. Cross References
    Genesis 34:14
    And they said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach to us.
  12. Cross References
    Joshua 4:19
    Now the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they camped in Gilgal on the east border of Jericho.
  13. Cross References
    Exodus 12:6
    Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.
    Numbers 9:5
    And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month, at twilight, in the Wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did.
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 16:35
    And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 18:1
    Then the LORD appeared to him by the terebinth ...
    Genesis 18:2
    So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, t...
    Genesis 32:24
    Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled w...
    Genesis 32:30
    So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: "...
    Exodus 23:23
    For My Angel will go before you and bring you i...
    Numbers 22:31
    Then the LORD opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw ...
    Zechariah 1:8
    I saw by night, and behold, a man riding on a r...
    Acts 1:10
    And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven...
  16. Cross References
    Numbers 22:23
    Now the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road.
    1 Chronicles 21:16
    Then David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and heaven, having in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. So David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell on their faces.
  17. Cross References
    Genesis 17:3
    Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:
    Numbers 20:6
    So Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and they fell on their faces. And the glory of the LORD appeared to them.
  18. Cross References
    Exodus 34:8
    So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped.
  19. Cross References
    Exodus 3:5
    Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.
    Acts 7:33
    Then the LORD said to him, "Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.
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