New International Version
"We are your servants," they said to Joshua. But Joshua asked, "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?
Darby Bible Translation
And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said to them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?
World English Bible
They said to Joshua, "We are your servants." Joshua said to them, "Who are you? Where do you come from?"
Young's Literal Translation
and they say unto Joshua, 'Thy servants we are.' And Joshua saith unto them, 'Who are ye? and whence come ye?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We are thy servants - This appears to have been the only answer they gave to the question of the Israelitish elders, and this they gave to Joshua, not to them, as they saw that Joshua was commander-in-chief of the host.
Who are ye? and from whence come ye? - To these questions, from such an authority, they felt themselves obliged to give an explicit answer; and they do it very artfully by a mixture of truth, falsehood, and hypocrisy.
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