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16 Three days after they made the treaty with them, the Israelites found out they were from the local area and lived nearby.[a] 17 So the Israelites set out and on the third day arrived at their cities—Gibeon, Kephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath Jearim. 18 The Israelites did not attack them because the leaders of the community had sworn an oath to them in the name of the Lord God of Israel.[b] The whole community criticized[c] the leaders,

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  1. Joshua 9:16 tn Heb “At the end of three days, after they made the treaty with them, they heard that they were neighbors to them and in their midst they were living.”
  2. Joshua 9:18 tn Heb “by the Lord God of Israel.”
  3. Joshua 9:18 tn Or “grumbled against.”

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