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16 But three days after they had made the treaty with them, they learned that they were their neighbors and were living in their midst. 17 So the Israelis set out for their cities and three days later they reached their cities of Gibeon, Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim. 18 The Israelis did not attack them, because the leaders of the congregation had made an oath with them in the name of[a] the Lord, the God of Israel. Nevertheless, the entire congregation grumbled against their leaders.

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  1. Joshua 9:18 Lit. them by