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Brit Milah am Yisrael 1-10
an outward sign of inward reality a covenant relationship with Hashem
5:1 And it came to pass, when all the Melekhim of the Emori, which [were] on the side of Yarden westward, and all the Melekhim of the Kenaanites, which [were] by the sea, heard that ADONAI (יהוה) had dried up the mayim of Yarden from before Benai Yisrael, until we were crossed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of Benai Yisrael.
5:2 At that time ADONAI (יהוה) said to Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע), Make thee sharp flints, and Brit Milah again Benai Yisrael the second time.
5:3 And Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) made him sharp flints, and Brit Milah Benai Yisrael at the Givat (hill גבעת) ha Aralot (foreskin, ערלה).
5:4 And this [is] the cause why Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) did Brit Milah: All the people that came out of Mitzrayim, [that were] males, [even] all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Mitzrayim.
5:5 Now all the people that came out were Mulim (circumcised): but all the people [that were] born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Mitzrayim, [them] they had not Brit Milah.
5:6 For Benai Yisrael walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people [that were] men of war, which came out of Mitzrayim, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of ADONAI (יהוה): to whom ADONAI (יהוה) sware that he would not shew them the Eretz, which ADONAI (יהוה) sware to their fathers that he would give us, a Eretz that flows with milk and honey.
5:7 And their children, [whom] he raised up in their stead, them Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) Brit Milah: for they were arelim (uncircumcised), because they had not mulim them by the way.
5:8 And it came to pass, when they had done mulim all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole.
5:9 And ADONAI said to Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע)
This day have I rolled away the reproach of Mitzrayim from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.
Pesach to be observed
5:10 And Benai Yisrael encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Pesach on the fourteenth day of the month (14th Aviv) at even in the plains of Yericho (יריחה).
5:11 And they did eat of the old corn of the Eretz on the morrow after the Pesach, Matzot, and roasted grain in the selfsame day.
5:12 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the Eretz; neither had Benai Yisrael manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the Eretz of Kenaan that year.
5:13 And it came to pass, when Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) was by Yericho (יריחה), that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, Hinei, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) went to him, and said to him, [Art] you for us, or for our adversaries?
5:14 And he said, Nay; but [as] Sar Tze'va ADONAI (יהוה) am I now come. And Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) fell on his face to the earth, and did shachah (prostrate), and said to him, What saith my adon to his eved?
5:15 And Sar Tze'va ADONAI (יהוה) said to Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע), Loose your shoe from off your foot; for the place whereon you stand [is] kadosh. And Yehoshua (יהושׁוּע) did so.
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