Joshua 5:15

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the captaine of the Lords hoste said vnto Ioshua, Loose thy shooe from off thy foote, for the place whereon thou standest, is holy: And Ioshua did so.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua, "Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy. And Joshua did so."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the prince of Jehovah's host said unto Joshua, Put off thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the captain of the Lord's army said to Joshua, Take off your shoes from your feet, for the place where you are is holy. And Joshua did so.
- Basic English Bible

And the captain of Jehovah's army said to Joshua, Loose thy sandal from off thy foot: for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
- Darby Bible

And the captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot, for the place on which thou standest is holy: and Joshua did so.
- Webster's Bible

The prince of Yahweh's army said to Joshua, "Take your shoes off of your feet; for the place on which you stand is holy." Joshua did so.
- World English Bible

And the Prince of Jehovah's host saith unto Joshua, `Cast off thy shoe from off thy foot, for the place on which thou art standing is holy;' and Joshua doth so;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua: 'Put off thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy.' And Joshua did so.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 5:15


5:15 From thy foot - In token of reverence and subjection. Holy - Consecrated by my presence. The very same orders which God gave to Moses at the bush, when he was sending him to bring Israel out of Egypt, he here gives to Joshua, for the confirming his faith, that as he had been with Moses, so he would be with him.


Discussion for Joshua 5

  • Joyce Joseph
    As Captain of the Lord's host am I come. The presence of God was always with the children of Israel throughout their whole journey but at this point the Almighty God had to show Joshua that the Captain who was Jesus Christ himself was with with them.
  • Isaac
    just like the israelites,we do also in Salvation,we go through the waters of baptism,and we are circumsised from the heart with the infilling of the Holy Ghost and the Lord Jesus Christ becomes our Captain and our finisher of our faith,thats why we stand in holiness in Jesus Christ ,thats why we go from victory to victory,thank you Jesus !!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Now the battle for conquering Canaan is about to begin and the Lord is preparing His people (Israelites) to take the land He promised their forefathers. An angel who is one of the captains of the hosts of heaven has appeared (last verse) to lead the battle. He is a covenant-keeping God and One that fights our battles for us. We will win only if we obey His commandments and love Him wholeheartedly.
  • Irene123
    To Bekezela Dube on Pro. 6:16 says (KJV) - seven ARE an abomination unto Him .....; the word 'are' is inclusive, meaning ALL 7 are abomination unto Him. The word 'hate' here is the same meaning as abomination. The word abomination used at the end stresses the reality of the hate. God wants to make sure they understand that He's serious.
  • Bekezela Dube
    The first step to take is to sanctify yourself. God says in the book of Isaiah " Your sins have separated you from me." In 2 Tim 2 he says " The sanctified are destined for his glory". The Glory of God is his fullness. Read also Proverbs 6v16, you will find 6 things that God hate and the 7th is an abomination. Fear God by obeying his WORD and you will become his friend like Father Abraham.
  • John Paradise
    I love this, more grace be unto you. pls send me tips on how to get more closer to God.

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