Joshua 5:7-15 (New International Version)

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7 So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way. 8 And after the whole nation had been circumcised, they remained where they were in camp until they were healed.1 9 Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." So the place has been called Gilgala2 to this day. 10 On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month,3 while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover.4 11 The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land:5 unleavened bread6 and roasted grain.7 12 The manna stopped the day afterb 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.8

The Fall of Jericho

13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man9 standing in front of him with a drawn sword10 in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, "Are you for us or for our enemies?" 14 "Neither," he replied, "but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." Then Joshua fell facedown11 to the ground12 in reverence, and asked him, "What message does my Lordc have for his servant?" 15 The commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy."13 And Joshua did so.
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