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Joshua 5:3

    Joshua 5:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Joshua made him knives of lint, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Joshua made stone knives and gave the children of Israel circumcision at Gibeath-ha-araloth.

    Webster's Revision

    And Joshua made him knives of lint, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

    World English Bible

    Joshua made himself flint knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Joshua made him knives of flint, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 5:3

    The hill of the foreskins - i. e. the hill where the foreskins, the emblem of all worldly and carnal affections, were buried. (Compare Colossians 2:11-13; Colossians 3:1-6.)

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 5:3

    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.