New American Standard Bible
Now when they had finished circumcising all the nation, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the whole nation had finished being circumcised, that they abode in their place in the camp, till they were whole.
World English Bible
It happened, when they were done circumcising all the nation, that they stayed in their places in the camp until they were healed.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass when all the nation have completed to be circumcised, that they abide in their places in the camp till their recovering;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The circumcision must have taken place on the day after the passage of Jordan, i. e. the 11th Nisan, and the Passover was kept on the 14th of the same month. For so long at least, they who had been circumcised would be disabled from war (compare the marginal reference), though they would not necessarily be debarred from keeping the feast. The submission of the people to the rite was a proof of faith, even though we remember that the panic of the Canaanites Joshua 5:1 would render any immediate attack from them unlikely, and that there must have been a large number of "men of war" who would not need to be circumcised at all (see the note at Joshua 5:4).
LibraryWhether Circumcision Bestowed Sanctifying Grace?
Objection 1: It seems that circumcision did not bestow sanctifying grace. For the Apostle says (Gal. 2:21): "If justice be by the Law, then Christ died in vain," i.e. without cause. But circumcision was an obligation imposed by the Law, according to Gal. 5:3: "I testify . . . to every man circumcising himself, that ne is a debtor to do the whole law." Therefore, if justice be by circumcision, "Christ died in vain," i.e. without cause. But this cannot be allowed. Therefore circumcision did not confer …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Gilgal, in Deuteronomy 11:30 what the Place Was.
Their children whom He raised up in their place, Joshua circumcised; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them along the way.
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." So the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.
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