So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour.
So Joshua ascended from Gilgal,.... Which lay low in the plains of Jericho:
he and all the men of war with him; which must not be understood of the whole camp of Israel, which consisted of five hundred thousand fighting men at least; since such a number was unnecessary for this expedition, and could not have proceeded with that haste the case required; nor would it have been prudent and advisable to have left the unarmed people, old men, women, and children, defenceless; but these were a select company of able men, fit for travel as well as war:
and all the mighty men of valour; or "even all", as many as were picked out for the purpose, being men of strength, activity, and courage.