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12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands,(A) 13 and among the lampstands(B) was someone like a son of man,[a](C) dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet(D) and with a golden sash around his chest.(E) 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.(F) 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace,(G) and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.(H) 16 In his right hand he held seven stars,(I) and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword.(J) His face was like the sun(K) shining in all its brilliance.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet(L) as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me(M) and said: “Do not be afraid.(N) I am the First and the Last.(O) 18 I am the Living One; I was dead,(P) and now look, I am alive for ever and ever!(Q) And I hold the keys of death and Hades.(R)
19 “Write, therefore, what you have seen,(S) what is now and what will take place later. 20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand(T) and of the seven golden lampstands(U) is this: The seven stars are the angels[b] of the seven churches,(V) and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.(W)Read full chapter
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5 Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast(A) heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they[a] had crossed over, their hearts melted in fear(B) and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites.
Circumcision and Passover at Gilgal
4 Now this is why he did so: All those who came out of Egypt—all the men of military age(E)—died in the wilderness on the way after leaving Egypt.(F) 5 All the people that came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness during the journey from Egypt had not. 6 The Israelites had moved about in the wilderness(G) forty years(H) until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt had died, since they had not obeyed the Lord. For the Lord had sworn to them that they would not see the land he had solemnly promised their ancestors to give us,(I) a land flowing with milk and honey.(J) 7 So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way. 8 And after the whole nation had been circumcised, they remained where they were in camp until they were healed.(K)
10 On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month,(M) while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover.(N) 11 The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land:(O) unleavened bread(P) and roasted grain.(Q) 12 The manna stopped the day after[d] they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate the produce of Canaan.(R)
The Fall of Jericho
14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown(U) to the ground(V) in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord[e] have for his servant?”
15 The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.”(W) And Joshua did so.