Joshua 9:23
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
6258 [e]וְעַתָּ֖ה
wə-‘at-tāh
Now thereforeConj-w | Adv
779 [e]אֲרוּרִ֣ים
’ă-rū-rîm
[are] cursedV-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-mp
859 [e]אַתֶּ֑ם
’at-tem;
youPro-2mp
3808 [e]וְלֹֽא־
wə-lō-
and noneConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
3772 [e]יִכָּרֵ֨ת
yik-kā-rêṯ
shall be freedV-Nifal-Imperf-3ms
4480 [e]מִכֶּ֜ם
mik-kem
of youPrep | 2mp
5650 [e]עֶ֗בֶד
‘e-ḇeḏ,
from being slavesN-ms
2404 [e]וְחֹטְבֵ֥י
wə-ḥō-ṭə-ḇê
andConj-w | V-Qal-Prtcpl-mpc
6086 [e]עֵצִ֛ים
‘ê-ṣîm
woodcuttersN-mp
7579 [e]וְשֹֽׁאֲבֵי־
wə-šō-’ă-ḇê-
andConj-w | V-Qal-Prtcpl-mpc
4325 [e]מַ֖יִם
ma-yim
water carriersN-mp
1004 [e]לְבֵ֥ית
lə-ḇêṯ
for the housePrep-l | N-msc
430 [e]אֱלֹהָֽי׃
’ĕ-lō-hāy.
of my GodN-mpc | 1cs









Hebrew Texts
יהושע 9:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְעַתָּ֖ה אֲרוּרִ֣ים אַתֶּ֑ם וְלֹֽא־יִכָּרֵ֨ת מִכֶּ֜ם עֶ֗בֶד וְחֹטְבֵ֥י עֵצִ֛ים וְשֹֽׁאֲבֵי־מַ֖יִם לְבֵ֥ית אֱלֹהָֽי׃

יהושע 9:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ועתה ארורים אתם ולא־יכרת מכם עבד וחטבי עצים ושאבי־מים לבית אלהי׃

יהושע 9:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ועתה ארורים אתם ולא־יכרת מכם עבד וחטבי עצים ושאבי־מים לבית אלהי׃

יהושע 9:23 Hebrew Bible
ועתה ארורים אתם ולא יכרת מכם עבד וחטבי עצים ושאבי מים לבית אלהי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Now therefore, you are cursed, and you shall never cease being slaves, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God."

King James Bible
Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore you are cursed and will always be slaves--woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

cursed This may refer to the original curse pronounced against the descendants of Canaan: both of them seem to have implied nothing else than perpetual slavery. The gibeonites were brought, no doubt, under tribute; performed the meanest offices for the israelites; being in the same condition as the servile class of the Hindoos, called the Chetrees; had their national importance annihilated, and yet were never permitted to incorporate themselves with the Israelites.

Genesis 9:25,26 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be …

Leviticus 27:28,29 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote to the …

none of you be freed [heb] not be cut off from you
hewers In the East, collecting wood for fuel, and carrying water, are the peculiar employment of females. The Arab women of Barbary, and the daughters of the Turcomans, are thus employed. Hence Mr.Harmer concludes, that the bitterness of the doom of the Gibeonites does not seem to have consisted in the labouriousness of the service enjoined them, but its disgracing them from the characteristic employment of men, that of bearing arms, and condemning them and their posterity for ever to the employment of females.

Joshua 9:21,27 And the princes said to them, Let them live; but let them be hewers …

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