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Joshua 9:15

15 Then Joshua made a treaty of peace with them to let them live, and the leaders of the assembly ratified it by oath.

Read Joshua 9:15 Using Other Translations

And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.
And Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live, and the leaders of the congregation swore to them.
Then Joshua made a peace treaty with them and guaranteed their safety, and the leaders of the community ratified their agreement with a binding oath.

What does Joshua 9:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 9:15

And Joshua made peace with them
Upon the report the princes made of having examined what they had said, and which they found to be true, particularly concerning their victuals:

and made a league with them, to let them live;
and not destroy them as he did the Canaanites, and was ordered to do; they being supposed not to belong to them by the representation of things they had made:

and the princes of the congregation sware unto them;
that they would keep the league and covenant they had made with them inviolable; they ratified it by an oath, which was a sacred solemn thing.

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