Bible: Joshua 5:2-12

A New Generation is Circumcised

5:2 At that time the Lord told Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites once again.” 1  5:3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites on the Hill of the Foreskins. 2  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. 3  5:5 Now 4  all the men 5  who left were circumcised, but all the sons 6  born on the journey through the desert after they left Egypt were uncircumcised. 5:6 Indeed, for forty years the Israelites traveled through the desert until all the men old enough to fight when they left Egypt, the ones who had disobeyed the Lord, died off. 7  For the Lord had sworn a solemn oath to them that he would not let them see the land he had sworn on oath to give them, 8  a land rich in 9  milk and honey. 5:7 He replaced them with their sons, 10  whom Joshua circumcised. They were uncircumcised; their fathers had not circumcised them along the way. 5:8 When all the men 11  had been circumcised, they stayed there in the camp until they had healed. 5:9 The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have taken away 12  the disgrace 13  of Egypt from you.” So that place is called Gilgal 14  even to this day.

5:10 So the Israelites camped in Gilgal and celebrated the Passover in the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the plains of Jericho. 15  5:11 They ate some of the produce of the land the day after the Passover, including unleavened bread and roasted grain. 16  5:12 The manna stopped appearing the day they ate 17  some of the produce of the land; the Israelites never ate manna again. 18 

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