Joshua 5:13-15 NIV

The Fall of Jericho

13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man1 standing in front of him with a drawn sword2 in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, "Are you for us or for our enemies?"

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14 "Neither," he replied, "but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." Then Joshua fell facedown3 to the ground4 in reverence, and asked him, "What message does my Lord a have for his servant?"

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    • d 5:14 - Or "lord"
      15 The commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy."5 And Joshua did so.

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