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Joshua 9:8

    Joshua 9:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they said to Joshua, We are your servants. And Joshua said to them, Who are you? and from from where come you?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they said to Joshua, We are your servants. Then Joshua said to them, Who are you and where do you come from?

    Webster's Revision

    And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

    World English Bible

    They said to Joshua, "We are your servants." Joshua said to them, "Who are you? Where do you come from?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

    Definitions for Joshua 9:8

    Whence - From where.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 9:8

    We are thy servants - This appears to have been the only answer they gave to the question of the Israelitish elders, and this they gave to Joshua, not to them, as they saw that Joshua was commander-in-chief of the host.

    Who are ye? and from whence come ye? - To these questions, from such an authority, they felt themselves obliged to give an explicit answer; and they do it very artfully by a mixture of truth, falsehood, and hypocrisy.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 9:8

    9:8 Thy servants - We desire a league with you upon your own terms; we are ready to accept of any conditions. From whence came ye - For this free and general concession gave Joshua cause to suspect that they were Canaanites.