Joshua 5:15

Overview - Joshua 5
The Canaanites are afraid.
Joshua renews circumcision.
10 The passover is kept at Gilgal
12 They eat the corn of the land and the manna ceases.
13 An angel appears to Joshua.
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Joshua 5:15  (King James Version)
And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

Exodus 3:5 ; Acts 7:32 Acts 7:33 ; 2 Peter 1:18

And Joshua
Many persons have been puzzled to know what was intended by this extraordinary appearance of the angel to Joshua, because they supposed that the whole business ends with the chapter; whereas it is continued in the succeeding one, the first verse of which is a mere parenthesis, simply relating to the state of Jericho at the time when Joshua was favoured with this encouraging vision; by which he was shewn that their help came from God alone, and that it was not by human might or power, but by the Lord of hosts they were to obtain the victory.