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16 And it happened that at the end of three days, after they made a covenant with them, they heard that they were their neighbors[a] and living among them. 17 And the Israelites[b] set out and went to their cities on the third day (their cities were Gibeon, Kephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath Jearim). 18 But the Israelites[c] did not attack them, because the leaders of the congregation had sworn to them by Yahweh the God of Israel. And all the congregation murmured against their leaders.[d]

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  1. Joshua 9:16 Literally “they were near them”
  2. Joshua 9:17 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  3. Joshua 9:18 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  4. Joshua 9:18 Literally “against the leaders of the congregation”