Joshua 9:20
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English Standard Version
This we will do to them: let them live, lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath that we swore to them.”

King James Bible
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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But this we mill do to them: Let their lives be saved, lest the wrath of the Lord be stirred up against us, if we should be forsworn.

English Revised Version
This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Israelites suffered themselves to be taken in by this pretence. "The men (the elders of Israel) took of their provisions; but they did not ask the mouth of the Lord." Instead of inquiring the will of the Lord in this matter through the Urim and Thummim of the high priest (Numbers 27:21), they contented themselves with taking some of the bread that was shown them, and tasting it; as if the dry mouldy bread furnished a safe guarantee of the truth of the words of these foreign ambassadors. Some commentators regard their taking of their provisions as a sign of mutual friendship, or of the league which they made; but in that case their eating with them would at any rate have been mentioned. Among the Arabs, simply eating bread and salt with a guest is considered a sign of peace and friendship.

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2 Samuel 21:1-6 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered...

2 Chronicles 36:13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck...

Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare to the man who devours that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

Ezekiel 17:12-21 Say now to the rebellious house, Know you not what these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem...

Zechariah 5:3,4 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth...

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

1 Timothy 1:10 For fornicators, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for enslavers, for liars, for perjured persons...

Cross References
Joshua 9:19
But all the leaders said to all the congregation, "We have sworn to them by the LORD, the God of Israel, and now we may not touch them.

Joshua 9:21
And the leaders said to them, "Let them live." So they became cutters of wood and drawers of water for all the congregation, just as the leaders had said of them.

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