Joshua 9:15
New International Version
Then Joshua made a treaty of peace with them to let them live, and the leaders of the assembly ratified it by oath.

New Living Translation
Then Joshua made a peace treaty with them and guaranteed their safety, and the leaders of the community ratified their agreement with a binding oath.

English Standard Version
And Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live, and the leaders of the congregation swore to them.

Berean Study Bible
And Joshua made a treaty of peace with them to let them live, and the leaders of the congregation swore an oath to them.

New American Standard Bible
Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the leaders of the congregation swore an oath to them.

King James Bible
And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

Christian Standard Bible
So Joshua established peace with them and made a treaty to let them live, and the leaders of the community swore an oath to them.

Contemporary English Version
So Joshua made a peace treaty with the messengers and promised that Israel would not kill their people. Israel's leaders swore that Israel would keep this promise.

Good News Translation
Joshua made a treaty of friendship with the people of Gibeon and allowed them to live. The leaders of the community of Israel gave their solemn promise to keep the treaty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Joshua established peace with them and made a treaty to let them live, and the leaders of the community swore an oath to them.

International Standard Version
They made a treaty with them, guaranteeing their lives with a covenant, and the leaders of the congregation confirmed it with an oath to them.

NET Bible
Joshua made a peace treaty with them and agreed to let them live. The leaders of the community sealed it with an oath.

New Heart English Bible
Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live. The leaders of the congregation swore to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Joshua made peace with them by making a treaty which allowed them to live. The leaders of the congregation swore to it with an oath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the princes of the congregation swore unto them.

New American Standard 1977
And Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the leaders of the congregation swore an oath to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live; also the princes of the congregation swore unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live: and the leaders of the congregation swore to them.

American King James Version
And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore to them.

American Standard Version
And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joshua made peace with them, and they made a covenant with them to preserve them; and the princes of the congregation sware to them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Josue made peace with them, and entering into a league promised that they should not be slain: the princes also of the multitude swore to them.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the princes of the assembly swore unto them.

English Revised Version
And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore to them.

World English Bible
Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live. The princes of the congregation swore to them.

Young's Literal Translation
and Joshua maketh with them peace, and maketh with them a covenant, to keep them alive; and swear to them do the princes of the company.
Study Bible
The Deceit of the Gibeonites
14Then the men of Israel sampled their provisions, but did not seek the counsel of the LORD. 15And Joshua made a treaty of peace with them to let them live, and the leaders of the congregation swore an oath to them. 16Three days after they had made the treaty with the Gibeonites, the Israelites learned that they were neighbors, living among them.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:32
You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods.

Joshua 9:16
Three days after they had made the treaty with the Gibeonites, the Israelites learned that they were neighbors, living among them.

Joshua 10:1
Now Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had captured Ai and devoted it to destruction--doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king--and that the people of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were living near them.

Joshua 10:4
"Come up and help me. We will attack Gibeon, because they have made peace with Joshua and the Israelites."

2 Samuel 21:2
At this, David summoned the Gibeonites and spoke to them. (Now the Gibeonites were not Israelites, but a remnant of the Amorites. The Israelites had taken an oath concerning them, but in his zeal for Israel and Judah, Saul had sought to kill them.)

Treasury of Scripture

And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore to them.

made peace

Joshua 2:12-19
Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token: …

Joshua 6:22-25
But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her…

Joshua 11:19
There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all other they took in battle.

and the

2 Samuel 21:2
And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)







Lexicon
And Joshua
יְהוֹשֻׁ֙עַ֙ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites

made
וַיַּ֨עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a treaty
בְּרִ֖ית (bə·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

of peace
שָׁל֔וֹם (šā·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

with them
לָהֶ֛ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

to let them live,
לְחַיּוֹתָ֑ם (lə·ḥay·yō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

and the leaders
נְשִׂיאֵ֖י (nə·śî·’ê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5387: An exalted one, a king, sheik, a rising mist

of the congregation
הָעֵדָֽה׃ (hā·‘ê·ḏāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5712: A stated assemblage

swore an oath to them.
וַיִּשָּׁבְע֣וּ (way·yiš·šā·ḇə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear
Verse 15. - The princes of the congregation. Literally, the exalted ones, נְשִׂיאֵי of the congregation, "Die obersten der gemeine" (Luther); that is, the heads of the various tribes (see Numbers 1:44; and note on Joshua 7:14). 9:14-21 The Israelites, having examined the provisions of the Gibeonites, hastily concluded that they confirmed their account. We make more haste than good speed, when we stay not to take God with us, and do not consult him by the word and prayer. The fraud was soon found out. A lying tongue is but for a moment. Had the oath been in itself unlawful, it would not have been binding; for no obligation can render it our duty to commit a sin. But it was not unlawful to spare the Canaanites who submitted, and left idolatry, desiring only that their lives might be spared. A citizen of Zion swears to his own hurt, and changes not, Ps 15:4. Joshua and the princes, when they found that they had been deceived, did not apply to Eleazar the high priest to be freed from their engagement, much less did they pretend that no faith is to be kept with those to whom they had sworn. Let this convince us how we ought to keep our promises, and make good our bargains; and what conscience we ought to make of our words.
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