3 And Joshua made him sharp  knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth.
3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.
3 So Joshua made stone knives and circumcised the People of Israel at Foreskins Hill.
3 So Joshua made flint knives for himself, and circumcised the sons of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the entire male population of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Joshua 5:3
Commentary on Joshua 5:1-9
(Read Joshua 5:1-9)
How dreadful is their case, who see the wrath of God advancing towards them, without being able to turn it aside, or escape it! Such will be the horrible situation of the wicked; nor can words express the anguish of their feelings, or the greatness of their terror. Oh that they would now take warning, and before it be too late, flee for refuge to lay hold upon that hope set before them in the gospel! God impressed these fears on the Canaanites, and dispirited them. This gave a short rest to the Israelites, and circumcision rolled away the reproach of Egypt. They were hereby owned to be the free-born children of God, having the seal of the covenant. When God glorifies himself in perfecting the salvation of his people, he not only silences all enemies, but rolls back their reproaches upon themselves.