Joshua 9:23

“Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 9:23

Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you bee freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood, and drawers of water, for the house of my God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now therefore, you are cursed, and you shall never cease being slaves, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall never fail to be of you bondmen, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now because of this you are cursed, and you will for ever be our servants, cutting wood and getting water for the house of my God.
- Basic English Bible

And now ye are cursed, and ye shall never cease to be bondmen, and hewers of wood, and drawers of water for the house of my God.
- Darby Bible

Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bond-men, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.
- Webster's Bible

Now therefore you are cursed, and some of you will never fail to be bondservants, both wood cutters and drawers of water for the house of my God."
- World English Bible

and now, cursed are ye, and none of you is cut off [from being] a servant, even hewers of wood and drawers of water, for the house of my God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall never fail to be of you bondmen, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 9:23

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 9:23


9:23 Ye are cursed - You shall not escape the curse of God which by divine sentence belongs to all the Canaanites; but only change the quality of it, you shall feel that curse of bondage, which is proper to your race by virtue of that ancient decree, #Gen 9:25|. Bond - men - The slavery, which is upon you shall be entailed on your posterity. The house of my God - This only service they mention here, because it was their durable servitude, being first in the tabernacle, and then in the temple, whence they were called Nethinim, #1Chr 9:2 Ezra 2:43|, whereas their servitude to the whole congregation in a great measure ceased when the Israelites were dispersed to their several habitations.


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