Joshua 9:4
Text Analysis
6213 [e]וַיַּעֲשׂ֤וּ
and workedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
1571 [e]גַם־
1992 [e]הֵ֙מָּה֙
6195 [e]בְּעָרְמָ֔ה
craftilyPrep-b | N-fs
1980 [e]וַיֵּלְכ֖וּ
and wentConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
6737 [e]וַיִּצְטַיָּ֑רוּ
and pretended to be ambassadorsConj-w | V-Hitpael-ConsecImperf-3mp
3947 [e]וַיִּקְח֞וּ
and they tookConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
8242 [e]שַׂקִּ֤ים
1087 [e]בָּלִים֙
2543 [e]לַחֲמ֣וֹרֵיהֶ֔ם
on their donkeysPrep-l | N-mpc | 3mp
4997 [e]וְנֹאד֥וֹת
andConj-w | N-mpc
3196 [e]יַ֙יִן֙
1087 [e]בָּלִ֔ים
1234 [e]וּמְבֻקָּעִ֖ים
and tornConj-w | V-Pual-Prtcpl-mp
6887 [e]וּמְצֹרָרִֽים׃
and mendedConj-w | V-Pual-Prtcpl-mp

Hebrew Texts
יהושע 9:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיַּעֲשׂ֤וּ גַם־הֵ֙מָּה֙ בְּעָרְמָ֔ה וַיֵּלְכ֖וּ וַיִּצְטַיָּ֑רוּ וַיִּקְח֞וּ שַׂקִּ֤ים בָּלִים֙ לַחֲמֹ֣ורֵיהֶ֔ם וְנֹאדֹ֥ות יַ֙יִן֙ בָּלִ֔ים וּמְבֻקָּעִ֖ים וּמְצֹרָרִֽים׃

יהושע 9:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויעשו גם־המה בערמה וילכו ויצטירו ויקחו שקים בלים לחמוריהם ונאדות יין בלים ומבקעים ומצררים׃

יהושע 9:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויעשו גם־המה בערמה וילכו ויצטירו ויקחו שקים בלים לחמוריהם ונאדות יין בלים ומבקעים ומצררים׃

יהושע 9:4 Hebrew Bible
ויעשו גם המה בערמה וילכו ויצטירו ויקחו שקים בלים לחמוריהם ונאדות יין בלים ומבקעים ומצררים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
they also acted craftily and set out as envoys, and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys, and wineskins worn-out and torn and mended,

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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
they acted deceptively. They gathered provisions and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys and old wineskins, cracked and mended.
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