19 On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal(A) on the eastern border of Jericho.

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Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” So the place has been called Gilgal[a](A) to this day.

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 5:9 Gilgal sounds like the Hebrew for roll.
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Then they went to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal(A) and said to him and the Israelites, “We have come from a distant country;(B) make a treaty(C) with us.”

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The Gibeonites then sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal:(A) “Do not abandon your servants. Come up to us quickly and save us! Help us, because all the Amorite kings from the hill country have joined forces against us.”

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Allotment for Caleb

Now the people of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal,(A) and Caleb son of Jephunneh(B) the Kenizzite said to him, “You know what the Lord said to Moses the man of God(C) at Kadesh Barnea(D) about you and me.(E)

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The boundary then went up to Debir(A) from the Valley of Achor(B) and turned north to Gilgal,(C) which faces the Pass of Adummim south of the gorge. It continued along to the waters of En Shemesh(D) and came out at En Rogel.(E)

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The Angel of the Lord at Bokim

The angel of the Lord(A) went up from Gilgal(B) to Bokim(C) and said, “I brought you up out of Egypt(D) and led you into the land I swore to give to your ancestors.(E) I said, ‘I will never break my covenant with you,(F)

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Elijah Taken Up to Heaven

When the Lord was about to take(A) Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind,(B) Elijah and Elisha(C) were on their way from Gilgal.(D)

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My people, remember
    what Balak(A) king of Moab plotted
    and what Balaam son of Beor answered.
Remember your journey from Shittim(B) to Gilgal,(C)
    that you may know the righteous acts(D) of the Lord.”

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