And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordanwestward, 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 heartmelted , neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.2
At that time the LORDsaid unto Joshua,Make thee sharpaknives, and circumciseagain the children of Israel the second time.3
And Joshuamade him sharpbknives, 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.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 .
For the children of Israelwalkedfortyyears 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 LORDsware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORDsware 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 Joshuacircumcised : for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way.8
And it came to pass, when they had donecircumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole .
And the LORDsaid unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is calledGilgalc unto this day.10
And the children of Israelencamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenthday 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 selfsameday.12
And the mannaceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israelmanna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.