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.”

New American Standard Bible
"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."

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.

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."

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

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."

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."

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."

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

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.'

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
This we will do to them; we will let them live lest wrath come upon us because of the oath which we swore unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
This we will do to them; we will even let them live, lest wrath come upon us, because of the oath which we swore to them.

American King James Version
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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
This we will do to them, and let them live, lest wrath come upon us, because of the oath which we swore unto them.

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.

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.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
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

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Lexicon
This
זֹ֛את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 6213: To do, make

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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