Joshua 5:2

“At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

At that time the Lord said vnto Ioshua, Make thee sharpe kniues, and circumcise againe the children of Israel the second time.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

At that time Jehovah said unto Joshua, Make thee knives of flint, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
- American Standard Version (1901)

At that time the Lord said to Joshua, Make yourself stone knives and give the children of Israel circumcision a second time.
- Basic English Bible

At that time Jehovah said to Joshua, Make thee stone-knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
- Darby Bible

At that time the LORD said to Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
- Webster's Bible

At that time, Yahweh said to Joshua, "Make flint knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time."
- World English Bible

At that time said Jehovah unto Joshua, `Make for thee knives of flint, and turn back, circumcise the sons of Israel a second time;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

At that time the LORD said unto Joshua: 'Make thee knives of flint, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 5:2


5:2 At that time - As soon as ever they were come to Gilgal, which was on the tenth day; and so this might be executed the eleventh day, and that in the morning: on the thirteenth day they were sore of their wounds, and on the fourteenth day they recovered, and at the even of that day kept the passover. Make - Or, prepare, or make ready, as this word sometimes used. As it was not necessary for those who had such knives already to make others for that use; so it is not probable that such were commanded to do so, but only to make them sharp and fit for that work. The second time - He calleth this a second circumcision, not as if these same persons had been circumcised before, but with respect to the body of the people, where of one part had been circumcised before, and the other at this time, which is called a second time, in relation to some former time wherein they were circumcised, either, in Egypt, when many of the people, who possibly for fear or favour of the Egyptians, had neglected this duty, were by the command of Moses circumcised. Or at Sinai, when they received the passover, #Numb 9:5|, which no uncircumcised person might do.


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