New Living Translation
Three days after making the treaty, they learned that these people actually lived nearby!
King James Bible
And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a league with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt among them.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt in their midst.
World English Bible
It happened at the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were their neighbors, and that they lived among them.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the end of three days after that they have made with them a covenant, that they hear that they are their neighbours -- that in their midst they are dwelling.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:16 Three days - That is, at the last of them, or upon the third day, as it is said, ver.17.
They answered, "Your servants have come from a very distant country. We have heard of the might of the LORD your God and of all he did in Egypt.
Then Joshua made a peace treaty with them and guaranteed their safety, and the leaders of the community ratified their agreement with a binding oath.
The Israelites set out at once to investigate and reached their towns in three days. The names of these towns were Gibeon, Kephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim.
Joshua called together the Gibeonites and said, "Why did you lie to us? Why did you say that you live in a distant land when you live right here among us?
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