1 Postquam ergo audierunt om nes reges Amorraeorum, qui ha bitabant trans Iordanem ad occidentalem plagam, et cuncti reges Chanaan, qui propinqua possidebant Magno mari loca, quod siccasset Dominus fluenta Iordanis coram filiis Israel, donec transirent, dissolutum est cor eorum, et non remansit in eis spiritus coram filiis Israel.
2 Eo tempore ait Dominus ad Iosue: "Fac tibi cultros lapideos et circumcide iterum secundo filios Israel"
3 Fecit, quod iusserat Dominus, et circumcidit filios Israel in colle Praeputiorum.
4 Haec autem causa est secundae circumcisionis: omnis populus, qui egressus est ex Aegypto, generis masculini, universi bellatores viri mortui sunt in deserto in via;
5 qui omnes circumcisi erant. Populus autem, qui natus est in deserto, incircumcisus fuit.
6 Per quadraginta enim annos ambulabant filii Israel, donec consumerentur omnes homines bellatores, qui non audierant vocem Domini, et quibus iuraverat, ut non ostenderet eis terram, super qua iuraverat patribus eorum, ut daret illis terram lacte et melle manantem.
7 Horum filii in locum successerunt patrum et circumcisi sunt a Iosue, quia, sicut nati fuerant, in praeputio erant, nec eos in via aliquis circumciderat.
8 Postquam autem omnes circumcisi sunt, manserunt in eodem castrorum loco, donec sanarentur.
9 Dixitque Dominus ad Iosue: "Hodie abstuli opprobrium Aegypti a vobis" Vocatumque est nomen loci illius Galgala usque in praesentem diem.
10 Manseruntque filii Israel in Galgalis et fecerunt Pascha quarta decima die mensis ad vesperum in campestribus Iericho;
11 et comederunt de frugibus terrae a die altero, azymos panes et polentam hoc ipso die.
12 Defecitque manna a die sequenti, postquam comederunt de frugibus terrae, nec usi sunt ultra cibo illo filii Israel, sed comederunt de frugibus terrae Chanaan in anno illo.
13 Cum autem esset Iosue in agro urbis Iericho, levavit oculos et vidit virum stantem contra se et evaginatum tenentem gladium; perrexitque ad eum et ait: "Noster es an adversariorum?"
14 Qui respondit: "Nequaquam, sed sum princeps exercitus Domini et nunc veni"
15 Cecidit Iosue pronus in terram et adorans ait: "Quid Dominus meus loquitur ad servum suum?"
16 Et dixit princeps exercitus Domini ad Iosue: "Solve calceamentum de pedibus tuis; locus enim, in quo stas, sanctus est" Fecitque Iosue, ut sibi fuerat imperatum.
King James Version
1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.
2 ¶ At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
4 And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All the people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt.
5 Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised.
6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
7 And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way.
8 And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole.
9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.
10 ¶ And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.
11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day.
12 ¶ And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
13 ¶ And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
15 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.