And it cameH1961 to pass, when allH3605 the kingsH4428 whichH834 were on this sideH5676 Jordan,H3383 in the hills,H2022 and in the valleys,H8219 and in allH3605 the coastsH2348 of the greatH1419 seaH3220 overH413 H4136 againstH4136 Lebanon,H3844 the Hittite,H2850 and the Amorite,H567 the Canaanite,H3669 the Perizzite,H6522 the Hivite,H2340 and the Jebusite,H2983 heardH8085 thereof;
That they gatheredH6908 themselves together,H3162 to fightH3898 with JoshuaH3091 and with Israel,H3478 with oneH259 accord.H6310
And when the inhabitantsH3427 of GibeonH1391 heardH8085 whatH853 H834 JoshuaH3091 had doneH6213 to JerichoH3405 and to Ai,H5857
They didH6213 workH6213 wilily,H6195 and wentH3212 and made as if they had been ambassadors,H6735 and tookH3947 oldH1087 sacksH8242 on their asses,H2543 and wineH3196 bottles,H4997 old,H1087 and rent,H1234 and boundH6887 up;
And oldH1087 shoesH5275 and cloutedH2921 on their feet,H7272 and oldH1087 garmentsH8008 on them; and allH3605 the breadH3899 of their provisionH6718 was dryH3001 and moldy.H5350
And they wentH3212 to JoshuaH3091 to the campH4264 at Gilgal,H1537 and saidH559 to him, and to the menH376 of Israel,H3478 We be comeH935 from a farH7350 country:H776 nowH6258 therefore makeH3772 you a leagueH1285 with us.
And the menH376 of IsraelH3478 saidH559 to the Hivites,H2340 PeradventureH194 you dwellH3427 amongH7130 us; and howH349 shall we makeH3772 a leagueH1285 with you?
And they saidH559 to Joshua,H3091 We are your servants.H5650 And JoshuaH3091 saidH559 to them, WhoH4310 are you? and from from whereH370 comeH935 you?
And they saidH559 to him, From a veryH3966 farH7350 countryH776 your servantsH5650 are comeH935 because of the nameH8034 of the LORDH3068 your God:H430 for we have heardH8085 the fameH8089 of him, and allH3605 that he didH6213 in Egypt,H4714
And allH3605 that he didH6213 to the twoH8147 kingsH4428 of the Amorites,H567 that were beyondH5676 Jordan,H3383 to SihonH5511 kingH4428 of Heshbon,H2809 and to OgH5747 kingH4428 of Bashan,H1316 whichH834 was at Ashtaroth.H6252
Why our eldersH2205 and allH3605 the inhabitantsH3427 of our countryH776 spokeH559 to us, saying,H559 TakeH3947 victualsH6720 with you for the journey,H1870 and goH3212 to meetH7125 them, and sayH559 to them, We are your servants:H5650 therefore nowH6258 makeH3772 you a leagueH1285 with us.
ThisH2088 our breadH3899 we took hotH2525 for our provisionH6679 out of our housesH1004 on the dayH3117 we cameH3318 forthH3318 to goH3212 to you; but now,H6258 behold,H2009 it is dry,H3001 and it is moldy:H5350
And theseH428 bottlesH4997 of wine,H3196 whichH834 we filled,H4390 were new;H2319 and, behold,H2009 they be rent:H1234 and theseH428 our garmentsH8008 and our shoesH5275 are becomeH1086 oldH1086 by reason of the veryH3966 longH7230 journey.H1870
And the menH582 tookH3947 of their victuals,H6718 and askedH7592 not counsel at the mouthH6310 of the LORD.H3068
And JoshuaH3091 madeH6213 peaceH7965 with them, and madeH6213 a leagueH1285 with them, to let them live:H2421 and the princesH5387 of the congregationH5712 sworeH7650 to them.
And it cameH1961 to pass at the endH7097 of threeH7969 daysH3117 afterH310 they had madeH3772 a leagueH1285 with them, that they heardH8085 that they were their neighbors,H7138 and that they dwelledH3427 amongH7130 them.
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 journeyed,H5265 and cameH935 to their citiesH5892 on the thirdH7992 day.H3117 Now their citiesH5892 were Gibeon,H1391 and Chephirah,H3716 and Beeroth,H881 and Kirjathjearim.H7157
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 smoteH5221 them not, becauseH3588 the princesH5387 of the congregationH5712 had swornH7650 to them by the LORDH3068 GodH430 of Israel.H3478 And allH3605 the congregationH5712 murmuredH3885 againstH5921 the princes.H5387
But allH3605 the princesH5387 saidH559 to allH3605 the congregation,H5712 We have swornH7650 to them by the LORDH3068 GodH430 of Israel:H3478 nowH6258 therefore we mayH3201 not touchH5060 them.
ThisH2063 we will doH6213 to them; we will even let them live,H2421 lestH3808 wrathH7110 be on us, becauseH5921 of the oathH7621 whichH834 we sworeH7650 to them.
And the princesH5387 saidH559 to them, Let them live;H2421 but let them be hewersH2404 of woodH6086 and drawersH7579 of waterH4325 to allH3605 the congregation;H5712 as the princesH5387 had promisedH1696 them.
And JoshuaH3091 calledH7121 for them, and he spokeH1696 to them, saying,H559 WhyH4100 have you beguiledH7411 us, saying,H559 We are veryH3966 farH7350 from you; when you dwellH3427 amongH7130 us?
NowH6258 therefore you are cursed,H779 and there shall noneH3808 of you be freedH3772 from being slaves,H5650 and hewersH2404 of woodH6086 and drawersH7579 of waterH4325 for the houseH1004 of my God.H430
And they answeredH6030 Joshua,H3091 and said,H559 BecauseH3588 it was certainly toldH5046 your servants,H5650 how that the LORDH3068 your GodH430 commandedH6680 his servantH5650 MosesH4872 to giveH5414 you allH3605 the land,H776 and to destroyH8045 allH3605 the inhabitantsH3427 of the landH776 from beforeH6440 you, therefore we were soreH3966 afraidH3372 of our livesH5315 becauseH6440 of you, and have doneH6213 thisH2088 thing.H1697
And now,H6258 behold,H2005 we are in your hand:H3027 as it seemsH5869 goodH2896 and rightH3477 to you to doH6213 to us, do.H6213
And soH3651 didH6213 he to them, and deliveredH5337 them out of the handH3027 of the childrenH1121 of Israel,H3478 that they slewH2026 them not.
And JoshuaH3091 madeH5414 them that dayH3117 hewersH2404 of woodH6086 and drawersH7579 of waterH4325 for the congregation,H5712 and for the altarH4196 of the LORD,H3068 even to thisH2088 day,H3117 in the placeH4725 whichH834 he should choose.H977