Joshua 9:21 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Joshua 9:21, NIV: They continued, 'Let them live, but let them be woodcutters and water carriers in the service of the whole assembly.' So the leaders' promise to them was kept.

Joshua 9:21, ESV: And the leaders said to them, “Let them live.” So they became cutters of wood and drawers of water for all the congregation, just as the leaders had said of them.

Joshua 9:21, KJV: And the princes said unto them, Let them live; but let them be hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation; as the princes had promised them.

Joshua 9:21, NASB: So the leaders said to them, 'Let them live.' And they became gatherers of firewood and labor to draw water for the whole congregation, just as the leaders had spoken to them.

Joshua 9:21, NLT: Let them live.' So they made them woodcutters and water carriers for the entire community, as the Israelite leaders directed.

Joshua 9:21, CSB: They also said, "Let them live." So the Gibeonites became woodcutters and water carriers for the whole community, as the leaders had promised them.

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