Joshua 9:8
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English Standard Version
They said to Joshua, “We are your servants.” And Joshua said to them, “Who are you? And where do you come from?”

King James Bible
And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

American Standard Version
And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said to Josue: We are thy servants. Josue said to them: Who are you? and whence came you?

English Revised Version
And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said to Joshua, we are thy servants. And Joshua said to them, Who are ye? and whence come ye?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Joshua 9:1, Joshua 9:2 form the introduction to chs. 9-11, and correspond to the introduction in Joshua 5:1. The news of the miraculous passage of the Israelites through the Jordan had thrown all the kings of Canaan into such despair, that they did not venture to make any attack upon Israel. But they gradually recovered from their first panic, partly, no doubt, in consequence of the failure of the first attack of the Israelites upon Ai, and resolved to join together in making war upon the foreign invaders. The kings of Canaan did this when they heard, sc., what Israel had hitherto undertaken and accomplished, not merely "what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai" (Knobel): that is to say, all the kings across the Jordan, i.e., in the country to the west of the Jordan (היּרדּן עבר, as in Joshua 5:1), viz., "upon the mountains" (not only the mountains of Judah, as in Joshua 10:40; Joshua 11:16, etc., but all the mountains which run throughout the whole length of Canaan, as in Deuteronomy 1:7 and Numbers 13:17 : see the explanation of the latter passage); "in the lowlands" (shephelah, the low-lying country between the mountains and the sea-coast, which is simply intersected by small ranges of hills; see at Deuteronomy 1:7); "and on all the coast of the Great Sea towards Lebanon," i.e., the narrow coast of the Mediterranean Sea from Joppa up to the Ladder of Tyre (see at Deuteronomy 1:7). The different tribes of the Canaanites are also mentioned by name, as in Joshua 3:10, except that the Girgashites are omitted. These gathered themselves together to fight with Joshua and Israel with one mouth, or with one accord (1 Kings 22:13).

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Joshua 8:11,23,25,27 And all the people, even the people of war that were with him, went up, and drew near, and came before the city...

Genesis 9:25,26 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers...

Deuteronomy 20:11 And it shall be, if it make you answer of peace, and open to you, then it shall be...

1 Kings 9:20,21 And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites...

2 Kings 10:5 And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, the elders also, and the bringers up of the children, sent to Jehu...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:11
And if it responds to you peaceably and it opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall do forced labor for you and shall serve you.

Joshua 9:11
So our elders and all the inhabitants of our country said to us, 'Take provisions in your hand for the journey and go to meet them and say to them, "We are your servants. Come now, make a covenant with us."'

2 Kings 10:5
So he who was over the palace, and he who was over the city, together with the elders and the guardians, sent to Jehu, saying, "We are your servants, and we will do all that you tell us. We will not make anyone king. Do whatever is good in your eyes."

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