Joshua 9:14-15

14 The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the LORD.
15 Then Joshua made a treaty of peace with them to let them live, and the leaders of the assembly ratified it by oath.

Joshua 9:14-15 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter gives an account of the combination of the several kings of Canaan against Israel, Jos 9:1,2; and of the craftiness of the Gibeonites, pretending they were ambassadors from a far country, and desired to enter into a league with Israel, which they obtained, Jos 9:3-15; but when it was discovered who they were, it occasioned a murmuring among the people, Jos 9:16-18; which the princes quelled by proposing to make them hewers of wood, and drawers of water, Jos 9:19-21; in order to which Joshua summoned them before him, and chided them for beguiling them; and after they had made their excuse, he ordered them to the service the princes proposed, and so peace in the congregation of Israel was preserved, Jos 9:21-27.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Exodus 16:28; S Numbers 27:21
  • 2. S ver 3,7; Exodus 23:32; Joshua 10:1,4; Joshua 11:19; 2 Samuel 21:2; 2 Samuel 24:1
  • 3. ver 21; Judges 1:21; Psalms 106:34
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