New International Version
However, when the people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai,
King James Bible
And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai,
Darby Bible Translation
And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,
World English Bible
But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,
Young's Literal Translation
And the inhabitants of Gibeon have heard that which Joshua hath done to Jericho and to Ai,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The inhabitants of Gibeon heard - These alone did not join the confederation. Gibeon is supposed to have been the capital of the Hivites. In the division of the land it fell to the lot of Benjamin, Joshua 18:25, and was afterwards given to the priests, Joshua 21:17. See the note on Joshua 10:2.
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So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout the land.
they resorted to a ruse: They went as a delegation whose donkeys were loaded with worn-out sacks and old wineskins, cracked and mended.
So the Israelites set out and on the third day came to their cities: Gibeon, Kephirah, Beeroth and Kiriath Jearim.
Then Joshua summoned the Gibeonites and said, "Why did you deceive us by saying, 'We live a long way from you,' while actually you live near us?
He and his people were very much alarmed at this, because Gibeon was an important city, like one of the royal cities; it was larger than Ai, and all its men were good fighters.
Except for the Hivites living in Gibeon, not one city made a treaty of peace with the Israelites, who took them all in battle.
And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba,
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