The Canaanites are afraid.
Joshua 5:1 And it fortuned þt when all þe kinges of þe Amorites which are beyond Iordan west warde, & all þe kinges of the Cananites which were by the see, hearde, how the Lorde had dryed vp the waters of Iordan before the children of Israel, vntill they wer gone ouer theyr hertes fainted for feare. And ther was no sprete in them any moare, for the presence of the children of Israel.
Joshua reneweth circumcision.
Joshua 5:2 That same tyme þe Lorde sayde vnto Iosua: Make the sharpe knyues (of stone) & goo to agayne and circumcise the children of Israel þe seconde tyme. Joshua 5:3 And Iosua made him sharpe knyues (of stone) & circuncised the children of Israel in the place called þe hille of þe foreskynnes. Joshua 5:4 And this is þe cause why Iosua circucised all the people þt came out of Egipte: Namely such as were males because þt all the men of warre, died in the wildernes by þe waye, after they came out of Egypte. Joshua 5:5 For all the people þt came out were circumcised. But all þe people that were borne in the wildernesse by the waye after they came out of Egypte, were not circumcised. Joshua 5:6 For the children of Israel walked fourty yeres in the wildernesse, tyll all þe people of the men of warre þt came out of Egipte were consumed, because they harkened not vnto the voyce of the Lorde. Wherfore the Lorde sware, that he wolde not shewe them the land which the Lord sware vnto theyr fathers, that he wolde geue vs, euen a lande that floweth wyth milke & honye. Joshua 5:7 And their children whom he sett vp in their stead: them Iosua circumcised: for they were vncircumcised, because they circumcised them not by the waye. Joshua 5:8 And when they had circumcised all the people, they abode styll together in the hoste till they were whole. Joshua 5:9 And the Lorde sayde vnto Iosua: this daye I haue taken awaye þe shame of Egipte from you: wherfore the name of the same place is called Gilgal vnto this daye.
The Passover is kept at Gilgal.
Joshua 5:10 And þe children of Israel abode in Gilgall and helde the feast of passeouer the fourtene daye of þe moneth at euen in the playne of Ierico. Joshua 5:11 And they did eat of þe corne of þe land on the morowe after passeouer swete cakes & parched corne in þe selfe same daye.
Joshua 5:12 For the Manna ceased on the morowe, after they had begonne to eat of þe corne of the lande, nether had the children of Israel Manna any moare, but dyd eat of the corne of the lande of Canaan that yere.
An angel appeareth to Joshua.
Joshua 5:13 And it fortuned that when Iosua was nye to Iericho, he lyfte vp his eyes & loked: and behold, there stode a man against him, hauyng a swerde drawen in his hande. And Iosua went vnto him, and sayde vnto him: arte thou on oure syde or on oure aduersaries. Joshua 5:14 And he sayde, Naye, but as a captayne of the hoste of the lord am I now come. And Iosua fell on his face to the erth, and dyd reuerence, & sayde vnto hym, what sayth my Lorde vnto hys seruaunt? Joshua 5:15 And þe captayne of the Lordes hoste sayde vnto Iosua: do thy shoo of thy fote, for the place wheron thou standest, is holy. And Iosua did so.