New Living Translation
So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the entire male population of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.
King James Bible
And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua made him stone-knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of Araloth.
World English Bible
Joshua made himself flint knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
Young's Literal Translation
and Joshua maketh for him knives of flint, and circumciseth the sons of Israel at the height of the foreskins.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:3 And circumcised - That is, he caused this to be done; and, because it was to be done speedily, the passover approaching, it was necessary to use many hands in it. Children of Israel - That is, such of them as were uncircumcised. And, though it be not mentioned, it is more than probable, that the Israelites beyond Jordan were circumcised at the same time.
That a Christian ought necessarily to prepare himself before he presume to be a partaker of the holy communion, may evidently appear by five reasons:-- First, Because it is God's commandment; for if he commanded, under the pain of death, that none uncircumcised should eat the paschal lamb (Exod. xii. 48), nor any circumcised under four days preparation, how much greater preparation does he require of him that comes to receive the sacrament of his body and blood? which, as it succeeds, so doth it …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Peaceable Principles and True: Or, a Brief Answer to Mr. D'Anver's and Mr. Paul's Books against My Confession of Faith, and Differences in Judgment About Baptism no Bar to Communion.
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
But Moses' wife, Zipporah, took a flint knife and circumcised her son. She touched his feet with the foreskin and said, "Now you are a bridegroom of blood to me."
At that time the LORD told Joshua, "Make flint knives and circumcise this second generation of Israelites."
Joshua had to circumcise them because all the men who were old enough to fight in battle when they left Egypt had died in the wilderness.
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