Joshua 9:4
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New Living Translation
they resorted to deception to save themselves. They sent ambassadors to Joshua, loading their donkeys with weathered saddlebags and old, patched wineskins.

King James Bible
They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;

Darby Bible Translation
then they also acted with craft, and they went prepared as on a journey, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine-flasks, old and rent and tied up;

World English Bible
they also resorted to a ruse, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks on their donkeys, and wineskins, old and torn and bound up,

Young's Literal Translation
and they work, even they, with subtilty, and go, and feign to be ambassadors, and take old sacks for their asses, and wine-bottles, old, and rent, and bound up,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:4 Been ambassadors - Sent from a far country.

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Matthew 9:17
"And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved."

Joshua 9:3
But when the people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai,

Joshua 9:5
They put on worn-out, patched sandals and ragged clothes. And the bread they took with them was dry and moldy.

Joshua 9:13
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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