8 And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole.
8 And after the whole nation had been circumcised, they remained where they were in camp until they were healed.
8 When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed.
8 When they had completed the circumcising of the whole nation, they stayed where they were in camp until they were healed.
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.
8 After all the males had been circumcised, they rested in the camp until they were healed.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Joshua 5:8
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.