Yahoshua Chapter 5: The Second Generation Circumcised
1 So it was, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the west side of the Yordan and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard Yah had dried up the waters of the Yordan from before the children of Ysrayl until we had crossed over, that their heart melted and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the children of Ysrayl. 2 At that time Yah said to Yahoshua, “Make flint knives for yourself and circumcise the sons of Ysrayl again the second time. 3 So Yahoshua made flint knives for himself and circumcised the sons of Ysrayl at the hill of the foreskins (Hebrew Gibeath Haaraloth). 4 And this is the reason why Yahoshua circumcised them. All the people who came out of Egypt who were males, all the men of war had died in the wilderness on the way, after they had come out of Egypt. 5 For all the people who came out had been circumcised but all the people born in the wilderness, on the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised. 6 For the children of Ysrayl walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people who were men of war, who came out of Egypt, were consumed because they did not obey the voice of Yah–to whom Yah swore that He would not show them the land which Yah had sworn to their fathers that He would give us, a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3:8)”. 7 Then Yahoshua circumcised their sons whom He raised up in their place, for they were uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way. 8 So it was, when they had finished circumcising all the people, that they stayed in their places in the camp till they were healed. 9 Then Yah said to Yahoshua, “This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you”. Therefore, the name of the place is called Gilgal (Literally rolling) to this day.
The Children of Ysrayl Camp in Gilgal and Keep Passover
10 Now the children of Ysrayl camped in Gilgal and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight on the plains of Yericho. 11 And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched grain, on the very same day. 12 Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land and the children of Ysrayl no longer had manna but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year.
The Commander of the Army of Yah: Yahoshua Ben Nun Meets MichaYah
13 And it came to pass, when Yahoshua was by Yericho that he lifted his eyes and looked and behold, a man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Yahoshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries”? 14 So He said, “No but as commander of the army of Yah I have now come”. And Yahoshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to Him, “What does my Master say to His servant”? 15 Then the commander of Yah’s army said to Yahoshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is qodesh”. And Yahoshua did so.
Yahoshua Chapter 6: The Destruction of Yericho
1 Now Yericho was securely shut up because of the children of Ysrayl. None went out and none came in. 2 And Yah said to Yahoshua: “See! I have given Yericho into your hand, its king and the mighty men of valor. 3 You shall march around the city, all the men of war. You shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of ram’s horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout. Then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him”.
6 Then Yahoshua the Ben of Nun called the priest and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of ram’s horns before the ark of Yah. 7 And he said to the people, “Proceed and march around the city and let him who is armed advance before the ark of Yah”.
8 “So it was, when Yahoshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of ram’s horns before Yah advanced and blew the trumpets and the ark of the covenant of Yah followed them. 9 The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets”. 10 Now Yahoshua had commanded the people saying: “You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, ‘Shout’! Then you shall shout”. 11 So he had the ark of Yah circle the city going around it once. Then they came into the camp and lodged in the camp.
12 And Yahoshua rose early in the morning and the priests took up the ark of Yah. 13 Then seven priests bearing seven trumpets of ram’s horns before the ark of Yah went on continually and blew with the trumpets. And the armed men went before them. But the rear guard came after the ark of Yah, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets. 14 And the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. so they did six days.
15 But it came to pass on the seventh day that they rose early, about the dawning of the day and marched around the city seven times in the same manner. On that day only they marched around the city seven times. 16 And the seventh time it happened, when the priests blew the trumpets, that Yahoshua said to the people, “Shout, for Yah has given you the city”! 17 Now the city shall be doomed by Yah to destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in her house because she hid the messengers that we sent. 18 And you, by all means abstain from the accursed things, lest you become accursed when you take of the accursed things and make the camp of Ysrayl a curse and trouble it. 19 But all the silver and gold and vessels of bronze and iron are consecrated to Yah. They shall come into the treasury of Yah. 20 So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him and they took the city. 21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, ox and sheep and donkey with the edge of the sword.
22 But Yahoshua had said to the two men who had spied out the country. “Go into the harlot’s house and from there bring out the woman and all that she has, as you swore to her”. 23 And the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, her mother, her brothers and all that she had. So they brought out all her relatives and left them outside the camp of Ysrayl. 24 But they burned the city and all that was in it with fire. Only the silver and gold and the vessels of bronze and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of Yah. 25 And Yahoshua spared Rahab the harlot, her father’s household and all that she had. So she dwells in Ysrayl to this day because she hid the messengers whom Yahoshua sent to spy out Yericho.
26 Then Yahoshua charged them at that time saying: “Cursed be the man before Yah who rises up and builds this city Yericho. He shall lay its foundation with his firstborn and with his youngest he shall set up its gates”. 27 So Yah was with Yahoshua and his fame spread throughout all the country.