Joshua 9:14

“And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 9:14

And the men tooke of their victuals, and asked not counsell at the mouth of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the men {of Israel} took some of their provisions, and did not ask for the counsel of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the men took of their provision, and asked not counsel at the mouth of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the men took some of their food, without requesting directions from the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And the men took of their victuals, but they did not inquire at the mouth of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

And the men took of their provisions, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

The men sampled their provisions, and didn't ask counsel from the mouth of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

And the men take of their provision, and the mouth of Jehovah have not asked;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the men took of their provision, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 9:14

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 9:14


9:14 The men - That is, the princes. Their victuals - That they might examine the truth of what they said. The mouth of the Lord - As they ought to have done upon all such weighty occasions. So they are accused of rashness and neglect of their duty. For though it is probable, if God had been consulted, he would have consented to the sparing of the Gibeonites; yet it should have been done with more caution, and an obligation upon them to embrace the true religion. In every business of importance, we should stay to take God along with us, and by the word and prayer consult him. Many a time our affairs miscarry, because we asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord. Did we acknowledge him in all our ways, they would be more safe, easy and successful.


Discussion for Joshua 9:14

  • Rich on Joshua 9:14
    Given what Moses in Deuteronomy 33:8 calls "thy Thummim and thy Urim" is called in Joshua 9:14, "the mouth of the Lord", can help us to read Exodus 15-16, "15And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.

    16And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God." The way of the Seer that is established with the burning bush anointing is comfirmed in Exodus 7:1," 1And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet." Note: "Maimonides writes that the Urim and Thumim, although present in the Second Holy Temple, did not perform their intended function because in order for one to receive a message through the Urim and Tumim, one must posses the "holy spirit", Ruach HaKodesh[3], which no one possessed during that time period. "


 

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