Joshua 9:5
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New International Version
They put worn and patched sandals on their feet and wore old clothes. All the bread of their food supply was dry and moldy.

New Living Translation
They put on worn-out, patched sandals and ragged clothes. And the bread they took with them was dry and moldy.

English Standard Version
with worn-out, patched sandals on their feet, and worn-out clothes. And all their provisions were dry and crumbly.

New American Standard Bible
and worn-out and patched sandals on their feet, and worn-out clothes on themselves; and all the bread of their provision was dry and had become crumbled.

King James Bible
And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They wore old, patched sandals on their feet and threadbare clothing on their bodies. Their entire provision of bread was dry and crumbly.

International Standard Version
worn-out, patched sandals for their feet, and worn-out clothes. All of their food was dried out and covered in mold.

NET Bible
They had worn-out, patched sandals on their feet and dressed in worn-out clothes. All their bread was dry and hard.

New Heart English Bible
and old and patched shoes on their feet, and wore old garments. All the bread of their provision was dry and moldy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their sandals were worn-out and repaired, and their clothes were tattered. All their bread was dried out and crumbling.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and worn shoes and clouted upon their feet, and worn garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and was become crumbs.

New American Standard 1977
and worn-out and patched sandals on their feet, and worn-out clothes on themselves; and all the bread of their provision was dry and had become crumbled.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and old patched shoes upon their feet, and old garments upon them, and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.

King James 2000 Bible
And old patched shoes upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and moldy.

American King James Version
And old shoes and clouted on their feet, and old garments on them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and moldy.

American Standard Version
and old and patched shoes upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and was become mouldy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And very old shoes, which for a show of age were clouted with patches, and old garments upon them: the leaves also, which they carried for provisions by the way, were hard, and broken into pieces:

Darby Bible Translation
and old and patched sandals upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry [and] mouldy.

English Revised Version
and old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and was become mouldy.

Webster's Bible Translation
And old shoes and patched upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and moldy.

World English Bible
and old and patched shoes on their feet, and wore old garments. All the bread of their provision was dry and moldy.

Young's Literal Translation
and sandals, old and patched, on their feet, and old garments upon them, and all the bread of their provision is dry -- it was crumbs.
Study Bible
The Deceit of the Gibeonites
4they also acted craftily and set out as envoys, and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys, and wineskins worn-out and torn and mended, 5and worn-out and patched sandals on their feet, and worn-out clothes on themselves; and all the bread of their provision was dry and had become crumbled. 6They went to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal and said to him and to the men of Israel, "We have come from a far country; now therefore, make a covenant with us."…
Cross References
Joshua 9:4
they also acted craftily and set out as envoys, and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys, and wineskins worn-out and torn and mended,

Joshua 9:6
They went to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal and said to him and to the men of Israel, "We have come from a far country; now therefore, make a covenant with us."

Joshua 9:12
"This our bread was warm when we took it for our provisions out of our houses on the day that we left to come to you; but now behold, it is dry and has become crumbled.
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And old shoes and clouted on their feet, and old garments on them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and moldy.

old shoes

Joshua 9:13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, …

Deuteronomy 29:5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are …

Deuteronomy 33:25 Your shoes shall be iron and brass; and as your days, so shall your strength be.

Luke 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and …

clouted The word clouted signifies here patched, from the Anglo-Saxon clut a clout or rag; and not nailed from the French clou, a nail.

(5) Clouted--i.e., patched.

Verse 5. - Shoes. Literally, things tied on; i.e., sandals, attached with straps to the sole of the foot. Clouted, i.e., patched. The intensive Pual suggests that they were very much patched. The participle Kal is translated "spotted" in Genesis 30:32, 33, 35. Mouldy. נִקֻּדִים literally, marked with points, i.e., mildewed, Provision צֵידָם. "Proprie vendtionem" (Vatablus). "Panis enim mucidus punctis respersus est albis viridibus et nigris" (Rabbi David, in libro Radicum). So the LXX., Theodotion, and Luther. This gives a better sense and more according to the derivation than the interpretation crumbs of bread, given by Gesenius and Keil, after Aquila, Symmachus, and the Vulgate, which has "in fustra comminuti." The cracknels (the same word in Hebrew as here) in 1 Kings 14:3 were probably biscuits marked with points by a sharp pointed instrument, in the same way as the Jewish passover cakes are at the present day. And old shoes and clouted upon their feet,.... Which being worn out, were patched with various pieces of leather:

and old garments upon them; full of holes and rents, ragged and patched:

and the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy; having been kept a long time, and unfit for use; or like cakes over baked and burnt, as the Targum and Jarchi: the word for "mouldy" signifies pricked, pointed, spotted, as mouldy bread has in it spots of different colours, as white, red, green, and black, as Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it; or it signifies bread so dry, as Ben Gersom notes, that it crumbles into pieces easily, with which the Vulgate Latin version agrees; or rather through being long kept, it was become dry and hard like crusts, so Noldius (i); or very hard, like bread twice baked, as Castell (k).

(i) P. 379. No. 1218. (k) Lex. col. 2395. 5. old shoes and clouted—Those who have but one ass or mule for themselves and baggage frequently dismount and walk—a circumstance which may account for the worn shoes of the pretended travellers.

bread … dry and mouldy—This must have been that commonly used by travellers—a sort of biscuit made in the form of large rings, about an inch thick, and four or five inches in diameter. Not being so well baked as our biscuits, it becomes hard and mouldy from the moisture left in the dough. It is usually soaked in water previous to being used.9:3-13 Other people heard these tidings, and were driven thereby to make war upon Israel; but the Gibeonites were led to make peace with them. Thus the discovery of the glory and the grace of God in the gospel, is to some a savour of life unto life, but to others a savour of death unto death, 2Co 2:16. The same sun softens wax and hardens clay. The falsehood of the Gibeonites cannot be justified. We must not do evil that good may themselves to the God of Israel, we have reason to think Joshua would have been directed by the oracle of God to spare their lives. But when they had once said, We are come from a far country, they were led to say it made of skins, and their clothes: one lie brings on another, and that a third, and so on. The way of that sin is especially down-hill. Yet their faith and prudence are to be commended. In submitting to Israel they submitted to the God of Israel, which implied forsaking their idolatries. And how can we do better than cast ourselves upon the mercy of a God of all goodness? The way to avoid judgment is to meet it by repentance. Let us do like these Gibeonites, seek peace with God in the rags of abasement, and godly sorrow; so our sin shall not be our ruin. Let us be servants to Jesus, our blessed Joshua, and we shall live.
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