Joshua 9:23
Good News Translation
Because you did this, God has condemned you. Your people will always be slaves, cutting wood and carrying water for the sanctuary of my God."

Contemporary English Version
So now you are under a curse, and from now on your people will have to send workers to cut wood and carry water for the place of worship."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore you shall be under a curse, and your race shall always be hewers of wood, and carriers of water, into the house of my God.

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Therefore you shall be under a curse, and your race shall always be hewers of wood, and carriers of water, into the house of my God.

Genesis 9:25,26 He said: Cursed be Chanaan, a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. . . .

Leviticus 27:28,29 Any thing that is devoted to the Lord, whether it be man, or beast, or field, shall not be sold: neither may it be redeemed. Whatsoever is once consecrated shall be holy of holies to the Lord. . . .

Joshua 9:21,27 But so let them live, as to serve the whole multitude in hewing wood, and bringing in water. As they were speaking these things, . . .

Context
The Deceit of the Gibeonites
22Josue called the Gabaonites and said to them: Why would you impose upon us, saying: We dwell far off from you, whereas you are in the midst of us? 23Therefore you shall be under a curse, and your race shall always be hewers of wood, and carriers of water, into the house of my God.24They answered: It was told us, thy servants, that the Lord thy God had promised his servant Moses, to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants thereof. Therefore we feared exceedingly and provided for our lives, compelled by the dread we had of you, and we took this counsel.…
Cross References
Genesis 9:25
He said: Cursed be Chanaan, a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

Deuteronomy 29:11
Your children and your wives, and the stranger that abideth with thee in the camp, besides the hewers of wood, and them that bring water:

Joshua 9:21
But so let them live, as to serve the whole multitude in hewing wood, and bringing in water. As they were speaking these things,

Additional Translations
Now therefore you are under a curse and will perpetually serve as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God.”Now therefore you are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being slaves, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.

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.

And now ye are cursed: there shall not fail of you a slave, or a hewer of wood, or a drawer of water to me and my God.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.'
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