New Living Translation
So the Israelites examined their food, but they did not consult the LORD.
King James Bible
And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And the men took of their victuals, but they did not inquire at the mouth of Jehovah.
World English Bible
The men sampled their provisions, and didn't ask counsel from the mouth of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And the men take of their provision, and the mouth of Jehovah have not asked;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:14 The men - That is, the princes. Their victuals - That they might examine the truth of what they said. The mouth of the Lord - As they ought to have done upon all such weighty occasions. So they are accused of rashness and neglect of their duty. For though it is probable, if God had been consulted, he would have consented to the sparing of the Gibeonites; yet it should have been done with more caution, and an obligation upon them to embrace the true religion. In every business of importance, we should stay to take God along with us, and by the word and prayer consult him. Many a time our affairs miscarry, because we asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord. Did we acknowledge him in all our ways, they would be more safe, easy and successful.
When direction from the LORD is needed, Joshua will stand before Eleazar the priest, who will use the Urim--one of the sacred lots cast before the LORD--to determine his will. This is how Joshua and the rest of the community of Israel will determine everything they should do."
These wineskins were new when we filled them, but now they are old and split open. And our clothing and sandals are worn out from our very long journey."
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