Joshua 9:20
New International Version
This is what we will do to them: We will let them live, so that God's wrath will not fall on us for breaking the oath we swore to them."

New Living Translation
This is what we must do. We must let them live, for divine anger would come upon us if we broke our oath.

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.”

Berean Study Bible
This is how we will treat them: We will let them live, so that no wrath will fall on us because of the oath 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.

New King James Version
This we will do to them: We will let them live, lest wrath be upon us because of the oath which we swore to them.”

New American Standard Bible
This we will do to them, even let them live, so that wrath will not be on us because of the oath which we swore to them.”

NASB 1995
"This we will do to them, even let them live, so that wrath will not be upon us for the oath which we swore to them."

NASB 1977
“This we will do to them, even let them live, lest wrath be upon us for the oath which we swore to them.”

Amplified Bible
This [is what] we will do to them: we will let them live, so that the wrath [of God] does not come upon us for [violating] the oath which we have sworn to them.”

Christian Standard Bible
This is how we will treat them: we will let them live, so that no wrath will fall on us because of the oath we swore to them.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is how we will treat them: we will let them live, so that no wrath will fall on us because of the oath we swore to 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But thus we do and we let them live so that wrath will not be upon us, because of the oath that we swore to them”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
This we will do; take them alive, and we will preserve them: so there shall not be wrath against us by reason of the oath which we swore to 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.

Good News Translation
We must let them live because of our promise; if we don't, God will punish us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We must let them live to avoid [the LORD's] anger because of the oath we swore."

International Standard Version
So this is what we'll do to them: we'll let them live, so that wrath won't come upon us because of the oath that we swore to them."

JPS Tanakh 1917
This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we swore unto them.'

Literal Standard Version
we do this to them, and have kept them alive, and wrath is not on us, because of the oath which we have sworn to them.”

NET Bible
We must let them live so we can escape the curse attached to the oath we swore to them."

New Heart English Bible
This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be on us, because of the oath which we swore to them."

World English Bible
This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be on us, because of the oath which we swore to them."

Young's Literal Translation
this we do to them, and have kept them alive, and wrath is not upon us, because of the oath which we have sworn to them.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Deceit of the Gibeonites
19All the leaders answered, “We have sworn an oath to them by the LORD, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them. 20This is how we will treat them: We will let them live, so that no wrath will fall on us because of the oath we swore to them.” 21They continued, “Let them live, but let them be woodcutters and water carriers for the whole congregation.” So the leaders kept their promise.…

Cross References
Joshua 9:19
All the leaders answered, "We have sworn an oath to them by the LORD, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them.

Joshua 9:21
They continued, "Let them live, but let them be woodcutters and water carriers for the whole congregation." So the leaders kept their promise.


Treasury of Scripture

This we will do to them; we will even let them live, lest wrath be on us, because of the oath which we swore to them.

lest wrath

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, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites…

2 Chronicles 36:13
And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.

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









Verse 20. - Lest wrath be upon us. The original is not quite so strong: "and wrath will not be upon us (καὶ οὐκ ἔσται καθ ἡμῶν ὀργή, LXX.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This
זֹ֛את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

is how we will treat them:
נַעֲשֶׂ֥ה (na·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

We will let them live,
וְהַחֲיֵ֣ה (wə·ha·ḥă·yêh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

so that no
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

wrath
קֶ֔צֶף (qe·ṣep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7110: A splinter, rage, strife

will fall
יִֽהְיֶ֤ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

on
עָלֵ֙ינוּ֙ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

us because of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the oath
הַשְּׁבוּעָ֖ה (haš·šə·ḇū·‘āh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7621: Something sworn, an oath

we swore
נִשְׁבַּ֥עְנוּ (niš·ba‘·nū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

to them.”
לָהֶֽם׃ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew


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