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.
2At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise
again the children of Israel the second time.
Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
4And 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.
5Now 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.
6For 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.
children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised
them by the way.
8And 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.
9And 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.
10And 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.
they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame
12And 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.
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?
14And 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?
15And 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