Joshua 5:1-3 NIV

Circumcision at Gilgal

1 Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast1 heard how the LORD had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until we had crossed over, their hearts melted2 and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites.

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2 At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives3 and circumcise4 the Israelites again."

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3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth.a

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    • a 5:3 - "Gibeath Haaraloth" means "hill of foreskins."