Joshua 9:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Joshua 9:4, NIV: they resorted to a ruse: They went as a delegation whose donkeys were loaded with worn-out sacks and old wineskins, cracked and mended.
Joshua 9:4, ESV: they on their part acted with cunning and went and made ready provisions and took worn-out sacks for their donkeys, and wineskins, worn-out and torn and mended,
Joshua 9:4, KJV: 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;
Joshua 9:4, NASB: but they on their part acted craftily and went and took provisions for a journey, and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys, and wineskins that were worn out, split open, and patched,
Joshua 9:4, NLT: they resorted to deception to save themselves. They sent ambassadors to Joshua, loading their donkeys with weathered saddlebags and old, patched wineskins.
Joshua 9:4, CSB: they acted deceptively. They gathered provisions and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys and old wineskins, cracked and mended.