Joshua 5:7-15 (New Living Translation)

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7 So Joshua circumcised their sons who had not been circumcised on the way to the Promised Land -- those who had grown up to take their fathers' places. 8 After all the males had been circumcised, they rested in the camp until they were healed. 9 Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the shame of your slavery in Egypt." So that place has been called Gilgal a to this day. 10 While the Israelites were camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, they celebrated Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month -- the month that marked their exodus from Egypt. b 11 The very next day they began to eat unleavened bread and roasted grain harvested from the land. 12 No manna appeared that day, and it was never seen again. So from that time on the Israelites ate from the crops of Canaan. 13 As Joshua approached the city of Jericho, he looked up and saw a man facing him with sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, "Are you friend or foe?" 14 "Neither one," he replied. "I am commander of the LORD's army."At this, Joshua fell with his face to the ground in reverence. "I am at your command," Joshua said. "What do you want your servant to do?" 15 The commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for this is holy ground." And Joshua did as he was told.
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