Joshua 9:20

“This we will do to them; we will even let them live, lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 9:20

This we will doe to them; wee will euen let them liue, lest wrath be vpon vs, because of the oath which wee sware vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This we will do to them, even let them live, so that wrath will not be upon us for the oath which we swore to them."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is what we will do to them: we will not put them to death, for fear that wrath may come on us because of our oath to them.
- Basic English Bible

This we will do to them, and let them live, lest wrath come upon us, because of the oath which we swore unto them.
- Darby Bible

This we will do to them; we will even let them live, lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we swore to them.
- Webster's Bible

This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be on us, because of the oath which we swore to them."
- World English Bible

this we do to them, and have kept them alive, and wrath is not upon us, because of the oath which we have sworn to them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we swore unto them.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 9:20

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 9:20


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.

9:22 Called for them - Probably not only the messengers, but the elders of Gibeon were now present.


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