Joshua 9:15

“And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 9:15

And Ioshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them liue: and the princes of the Congregation sware vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the leaders of the congregation swore {an oath} to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Joshua made peace with them, and made an agreement with them that they were not to be put to death: and the chiefs of the people took an oath to them.
- Basic English Bible

And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the princes of the assembly swore unto them.
- Darby Bible

And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore to them.
- Webster's Bible

Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live. The princes of the congregation swore to them.
- World English Bible

and Joshua maketh with them peace, and maketh with them a covenant, to keep them alive; and swear to them do the princes of the company.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the princes of the congregation swore unto them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 9:15

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 9:15


9:15 To let them live - That is, they should not destroy them. That this league was lawful and obliging, appears, Because Joshua and all the princes, upon the review concluded it so to be, and spared them accordingly. Because God punished the violation of it long after, #2Sam 21:1|. Because God is said to have hardened the hearts of all other cities, not to seek peace with Israel, that so he might utterly destroy them, #Jos 11:19|,20, which seems to imply that their utter destruction did not necessarily come upon them by virtue of any peremptory command of God, but by their own obstinate hardness, whereby they refused to make peace with the Israelites.


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