THE BOOK OF
Joshua 5 ©
All the kings of the Amorites and of the Canaanites are sorely affrighted, hearing of the drying up of Jordan, and of the Israelites’ passage through it, v. 1, etc. The males of the Israelites born in the wilderness are circumcised by the command of God 2. Where they likewise celebrate the Passover, 10. The manna ceases after they had eaten of the corn of the land, 12. CHRIST, the Prince of His people appears unto Joshua in the form or shape of a man of war, 13.
AND it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan 1westward, 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, 2that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.
¶At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make theea3sharp knives, and 4circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
And Joshua made him sharp knives, and 5circumcised the children of Israel at the 6hill of the foreskins.
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.
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 7they had not circumcised.
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 thatb 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.
And their children, whom 8he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way.
And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, 9till they were whole.
And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away 10the reproach of Egypt 11from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called 12Gilgal 13unto this day.
¶And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and 14kept the passover onc the fourteenth day 15of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.
And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrowd after the passover, unleavenede cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day.
¶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.
¶And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, theref stood 16a man over against him with his 17sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
And he said, 18Nay; but as 19captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and 20did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
And the captain of the LORD's host said unto Joshua, 21Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is 22holy. And Joshua did so.