On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month,1 while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover.211
The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land:3 unleavened bread4 and roasted grain.512
The manna stopped the day aftera they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate of the produce of Canaan.6
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man7 standing in front of him with a drawn sword8 in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, "Are you for us or for our enemies?"
"Neither," he replied, "but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." Then Joshua fell facedown9 to the ground10 in reverence, and asked him, "What message does my Lord b have for his servant?"
The commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy."11 And Joshua did so.