The Canaanites are afraid.
Joshua 5:1 And when al þe kinges of þe Amorites which are on thys syde Iordan to þe seaward, & al þe kinges of the Cananites which lye on þe sea hearde, howe the Lorde had dryed vp the water of Iordan before the chyldren of Israel, vntyl they were ouer, theyr hertes faynted in them. And there was no sprete in them any more, for feare of the commynge of the chyldren of Israel.
Joshua reneweth circumcision.
Joshua 5:2 That same tyme the Lorde sayde vnto Iosua. Make the knyues of stone, & go to agayne and circumcyse the chyldren of Israell the seconde tyme. Joshua 5:3 And Iosua made hym knyues of stone & circumcysed the chyldren of Israel in the hyll of fore skynnes. Joshua 5:4 And thys is the cause why Iosua cyrcumcysed. All the people that came out of Egypte that were males, all that were men of warre, dyed in the wyldernes by the waye after they came oute of Egypte. Joshua 5:5 Nowe al the people that came out were circumcysed. But all the people þt were borne in the wildernesse by the way after thei came out of Egypt, they circumcised not. Joshua 5:6 For the chyldren of Israell walked fourthye yeares in the wildernesse, till all þe people of men of warre þt came out of Egypt were consumed which harkened not vnto þe voyce of God, so that the Lorde sware, þt he wold not shew them the lande whiche the Lorde sware vnto theyr fathers, þt he wolde geue vs, euen a lande that floweth wyth mylke & honye. Joshua 5:7 And theyr chyldren he set vp in theyr steade: them Iosua circumcysed: for they were vncircumcised, because they cyrcumcysed them not by the waye. Joshua 5:8 And when al the people were ful circumcysed, they abode styll in theyr places in the hoste tyll they were whole. Joshua 5:9 And the Lorde sayde vnto Iosua, thys daye I haue taken awaye the shame of Egypt from you, and called þe name of the same place Galgal vnto thys daye.
The Passover is kept at Gilgal.
Joshua 5:10 And the chyldren of Israel pytched theyr tentes in Galgall, and helde the feast of passe ouer the fourtene daye of the moneth at euen in the fieldes of Iericho. Joshua 5:11 And they ate of the corne of the lande on the morowe after passeouer, swete cakes and parched corne in þe selfe same daye.
Joshua 5:12 And Manna ceased on the morowe, after they had eaten of the corne of the lande, neyther had the chyldren of Israel Manna any more, but dyd eate of the frutes of the lande of Canaan that yeare.
An angel appeareth to Joshua.
Joshua 5:13 And when Iosua was come to Iericho, he lyfte vp his eyes and loked: and behold there stode a man before him with his swerd drawen in his hande. And Iosua went vnto hym, and sayde vnto hym: arte thou on our syde, or on our aduersaries. Joshua 5:14 And he answered: Naye, but I am the captayne of the hoste of the Lorde, & am nowe come. And Iosua fell on hys face to the earth and dyd reuerence, and sayd vnto hym, what sayth my Lorde vnto hys seruaunt. Joshua 5:15 And the captayne of the Lordes hoste sayde vnto Iosua: do thy shoes of thy feete, for the place wheron thou standest, is holye. And Iosua dyd so.