Joshua 9:19

“But all the princes said unto all the congregation, We have sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 9:19

But all the Princes said vnto all the Congregation, We haue sworne vnto them by the Lord God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But all the leaders said to the whole congregation, "We have sworn to them by the LORD, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But all the princes said unto all the congregation, We have sworn unto them by Jehovah, the God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But all the chiefs said to the people, We have taken an oath to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, and so we may not put our hands on them.
- Basic English Bible

And all the princes said to all the assembly, We have sworn unto them by Jehovah the God of Israel, and now we may not touch them.
- Darby Bible

But all the princes said to all the congregation, We have sworn to them by the LORD God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.
- Webster's Bible

But all the princes said to all the congregation, "We have sworn to them by Yahweh, the God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.
- World English Bible

And all the princes say unto all the company, `We -- we have sworn to them by Jehovah, God of Israel; and now, we are not able to come against them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But all the princes said unto all the congregation: 'We have sworn unto them by the LORD, the God of Israel; now therefore we may not touch them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 9:19

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 9:19


9:17 And Kirjath - jearim - Which cities were subject to Gibeon, the royal city, chap.#10:2|.

9:18 Against the princes - Both from that proneness which is in people to censure the actions of their rulers; and from their desire of the spoil of these cities.

9:21 Unto all the congregation - That is, Let them be public servants, and employed in the meanest offices, (one kind being put for all the rest) for the use of the congregation; to do this partly for the sacrifices and services of the house of God, which otherwise the Israelites themselves must have done; partly for the service of the camp or body of the people; and sometimes, even to particular Israelites.


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