New American Standard Bible
So the men of Israel took some of their provisions, and did not ask for the counsel of the LORD.
King James Bible
And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And the men took of their victuals, but they did not inquire at the mouth of Jehovah.
World English Bible
The men sampled their provisions, and didn't ask counsel from the mouth of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And the men take of their provision, and the mouth of Jehovah have not asked;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The elders of Israel Joshua 9:18, tasting what was offered them by the Gibeonites, pledged themselves according to the usage of Eastern nations to peace and friendship with them. They credited the story at once, instead of seeking the direction of God in the matter. The rendering of the margin is not to be preferred to that of the text.
At the mouth of the Lord - i. e. by the Urim and Thummim Exodus 28:30.
LibraryConflicts with Giant Mistake
CONFLICTS WITH GIANT MISTAKE I make so many mistakes, it seems I am just a bundle of contradictions. I try to do good; but at times my efforts are so crude that I seem to do more harm than good. What shall I do? And though all the time I try hard not to make mistakes, yet I still make them. It seems to me that surely I am not sanctified, or else I should be more perfect. Do not the Scriptures command us to be perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect? I am not perfect; far from it. Really I …
Robert Lee Berry—Adventures in the Land of Canaan
"Moreover, he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the LORD. At his command they shall go out and at his command they shall come in, both he and the sons of Israel with him, even all the congregation."
"These wineskins which we filled were new, and behold, they are torn; and these our clothes and our sandals are worn out because of the very long journey."
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