5:1 When all the Amorite kings on the west side of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the seacoast heard how the Lord had dried up the water of the Jordan before the Israelites while they 1 crossed, they lost their courage and could not even breathe for fear of the Israelites. 2
A New Generation is Circumcised
5:2 At that time the Lord told Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites once again.” 3 5:3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites on the Hill of the Foreskins. 4 5:4 This is why Joshua had to circumcise them: All the men old enough to fight when they left Egypt died on the journey through the desert after they left Egypt. 5 5:5 Now 6 all the men 7 who left were circumcised, but all the sons 8 born on the journey through the desert after they left Egypt were uncircumcised.