Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Joshua 9:15

    Joshua 9:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore to them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Joshua made peace with them, and made an agreement with them that they were not to be put to death: and the chiefs of the people took an oath to them.

    Webster's Revision

    And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

    World English Bible

    Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live. The princes of the congregation swore to them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

    Definitions for Joshua 9:15

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 9:15

    Joshua made peace with them - Joshua agreed to receive them into a friendly connection with the Israelites, and to respect their lives and properties; and the elders of Israel bound themselves to the observance of it, and confirmed it with an oath. As the same words are used here as in Joshua 9:6, we may suppose that the covenant was made in the ordinary way, a sacrifice being offered on the occasion, and its blood poured out before the Lord. See on Genesis 15:10 (note), etc.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 9:15

    9:15 To let them live - That is, they should not destroy them. That this league was lawful and obliging, appears, Because Joshua and all the princes, upon the review concluded it so to be, and spared them accordingly. Because God punished the violation of it long after, 2Sam 21:1. Because God is said to have hardened the hearts of all other cities, not to seek peace with Israel, that so he might utterly destroy them, Jos 11:19,20, which seems to imply that their utter destruction did not necessarily come upon them by virtue of any peremptory command of God, but by their own obstinate hardness, whereby they refused to make peace with the Israelites.