New Living Translation
But when the people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai,
King James Bible
And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai,
Darby Bible Translation
And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,
World English Bible
But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,
Young's Literal Translation
And the inhabitants of Gibeon have heard that which Joshua hath done to Jericho and to Ai,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:3 Gibeon - A great and royal city of the Hivites.
So the LORD was with Joshua, and his reputation spread throughout the land.
they resorted to deception to save themselves. They sent ambassadors to Joshua, loading their donkeys with weathered saddlebags and old, patched wineskins.
The Israelites set out at once to investigate and reached their towns in three days. The names of these towns were Gibeon, Kephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim.
Joshua called together the Gibeonites and said, "Why did you lie to us? Why did you say that you live in a distant land when you live right here among us?
He and his people became very afraid when they heard all this because Gibeon was a large town--as large as the royal cities and larger than Ai. And the Gibeonite men were strong warriors.
No one in this region made peace with the Israelites except the Hivites of Gibeon. All the others were defeated.
From the tribe of Benjamin the priests were given the following towns with their pasturelands: Gibeon, Geba,
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