SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:4 Esta es la causa por la cual Josué los circuncidó: Todo el pueblo que había salido de Egipto, es a saber los varones, todos los hombres de guerra, habían muerto en el desierto por el camino, después que salieron de Egipto.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 5:4 Verse 4. This is the cause why Joshua did circumcise] The text here explains itself. Before the Israelites left Egypt all the males were circumcised; and some learned men think that all those who were born during their encampment at Sinai were circumcised also, because there they celebrated the passover; but after that time, during the whole of their stay in the wilderness, there were none circumcised till they entered into the promised land. Owing to their unsettled state, God appears to have dispensed, for the time being, with this rite; but as they were about to celebrate another passover, it was necessary that all the males should be circumcised; for without this they could not be considered within the covenant, and could not keep the passover, which was the seal of that covenant. As baptism is generally understood to have succeeded to circumcision, and the holy eucharist to the passover, hence, in the Church of England, and probably in most others, no person is permitted to receive the sacrament of the Lord's Supper till he has been baptized.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 4. And this [is] the cause why Joshua did circumcise , etc.] Or the reason of the command given him to circumcise the children of Israel at this time, namely, what follows: all the people that came out of Egypt [that were] males, [even] all the men of war ; meaning such that were twenty years old, and upwards: died in the wilderness, by the way, after they came out of Egypt ; not directly, but in a course of forty years, as they journeyed through the wilderness; this is to be understood with an exception of Joshua, Caleb, Eleazar, etc. but then there was a large number who were under twenty years of age, that came out of Egypt, and were now living.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-9 - How dreadful is their case, who see the wrath of God advancing toward 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 anguis of their feelings, or the greatness of their terror. Oh that they woul now take warning, and before it be too late, flee for refuge to la hold upon that hope set before them in the gospel! God impressed thes 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 roll back their reproaches upon themselves.
Original Hebrew וזה 2088 הדבר 1697 אשׁר 834 מל 4135 יהושׁע 3091 כל 3605 העם 5971 היצא 3318 ממצרים 4714 הזכרים 2145 כל 3605 אנשׁי 582 המלחמה 4421 מתו 4191 במדבר 4057 בדרך 1870 בצאתם 3318 ממצרים׃ 4714