King James VersionJoshua5


1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amor­ites, which were on the side of Jor­dan west­ward, and all the kings of the Canaan­ites, which were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the wa­ters of Jor­dan from be­fore the chil­dren of Is­rael, un­til we were passed over, that their heart melt­ed, nei­ther was there spir­it in them any more, be­cause of the chil­dren of Is­rael. 2 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and cir­cum­cise again the chil­dren of Is­rael the sec­ond time. 3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and cir­cum­cised the chil­dren of Is­rael at the hill of the fore­skins. 4 And this is the cause why Joshua did cir­cum­cise: All the peo­ple that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilder­ness by the way, af­ter they came out of Egypt. 5 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. 6 For the chil­dren of Is­rael walked forty years in the wilder­ness, till all the peo­ple that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were con­sumed, be­cause they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fa­thers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and hon­ey. 7 And their chil­dren, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua cir­cum­cised: for they were un­cir­cum­cised, be­cause they had not cir­cum­cised them by the way. 8 And it came to pass, when they had done cir­cum­cis­ing all the peo­ple, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole. 9 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. 10 And the chil­dren of Is­rael en­camped in Gil­gal, and kept the passover on the four­teenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jeri­cho. 11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the mor­row af­ter the passover, un­leav­ened cakes, and parched corn in the self­same day. 12 And the man­na ceased on the mor­row af­ter they had eat­en of the old corn of the land; nei­ther had the chil­dren of Is­rael man­na any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year. 13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jeri­cho, that he lift­ed up his eyes and looked, and, be­hold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our ad­ver­saries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as cap­tain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did wor­ship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his ser­vant? 15 And the cap­tain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place where­on thou stand­est is holy. And Joshua did so.