Joshua 9:3-6 NIV

3 However, when the people of Gibeon1 heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai,2

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4 they resorted to a ruse: They went as a delegation whose donkeys were loadeda with worn-out sacks and old wineskins, cracked and mended.

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    • b 9:4 - Most Hebrew manuscripts; some Hebrew manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint) "They prepared provisions and loaded their donkeys"
      5 The men put worn and patched sandals on their feet and wore old clothes. All the bread of their food supply was dry and moldy.
      6 Then they went to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal3 and said to him and the men of Israel, "We have come from a distant country;4 make a treaty5 with us."

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