We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more
Select Bible Use this Lookup to open a specific Bible and passage. Start here to select a Bible.
Make selected Bible the default for Lookup tool.
Book: Ch.V. Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
:
OR
  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result

The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Chapter 5

Previous
Jump to: Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
Next

Rites at Gilgal. 1When all the kings of the Amorites to the west of the Jordan and all the kings of the Canaanites by the sea heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the Israelites until they crossed over, they were disheartened and lost courage at their approach.

2On this occasion the LORD said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelite nation for the second time.” 3So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath‐haaraloth,* 4under these circumstances: Of all the people who came out of Egypt, every man of military age had died in the desert z Nm 14, 29; 26, 64f; Dt 2, 16; Ps 106, 26; 1 Cor 10,5 . during the journey after they left Egypt. 5Though all the men who came out were circumcised, none of those born in the desert during the journey after the departure from Egypt were circumcised. 6Now the Israelites had wandered forty years in the desert, until all the warriors among the people that came forth from Egypt died off because they had not obeyed the command of the LORD. a Nm 14, 29 . For the LORD swore b Heb 3, 11.17 . that he would not let them see the land flowing with milk and honey which he had promised their fathers he would give us. 7 c Dt 1, 39 . It was the children whom he raised up in their stead whom Joshua circumcised, for these were yet with foreskins, not having been circumcised on the journey. 8When the rite had been performed, the whole nation remained in camp where they were, until they recovered. 9Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have removed the reproach of Egypt from you.” d Jos 4, 19 . Therefore the place is called Gilgal* to the present day.

10 e Ex 12, 6; Lv 23, 5; Nm 9, 3–5 . While the Israelites were encamped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, they celebrated the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth of the month.* 11On the day after the Passover they ate of the produce of the land in the form of unleavened cakes and parched grain. On that same day 12after the Passover on which they ate of the produce of the land, the manna ceased. No longer was there manna for the Israelites, who that year ate of the yield of the land of Canaan. f Ex 16, 35 .

Siege at Jericho. 13 *While Joshua was near Jericho, he raised his eyes and saw one who stood facing him, drawn sword in hand. g Ex 23, 20 . Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you one of us or of our enemies?” 14He replied, “Neither. I am the captain of the host of the LORD and I have just arrived.” Then Joshua fell prostrate to the ground in worship, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the host of the LORD replied to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy.” h Ex 3, 5; Acts 7, 33 . And Joshua obeyed.

Notes:

z: Nm 14, 29; 26, 64f; Dt 2, 16; Ps 106, 26; 1 Cor 10,5 .

a: Nm 14, 29 .

b: Heb 3, 11.17 .

c: Dt 1, 39 .

d: Jos 4, 19 .

e: Ex 12, 6; Lv 23, 5; Nm 9, 3–5 .

f: Ex 16, 35 .

g: Ex 23, 20 .

h: Ex 3, 5; Acts 7, 33 .

  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result
Oxford University Press

© 2020. All Rights Reserved. Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy | Legal Notice