New Living Translation
This is what we must do. We must let them live, for divine anger would come upon us if we broke our oath.
King James Bible
This we will do to them; we will even let them live, lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
This we will do to them, and let them live, lest wrath come upon us, because of the oath which we swore unto them.
World English Bible
This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be on us, because of the oath which we swore to them."
Young's Literal Translation
this we do to them, and have kept them alive, and wrath is not upon us, because of the oath which we have sworn to them.'
Joshua 9:20 Parallel
CommentaryJoshua 9:20 Parallel Commentaries
But the leaders replied, "Since we have sworn an oath in the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel, we cannot touch them.
Let them live." So they made them woodcutters and water carriers for the entire community, as the Israelite leaders directed.
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