26 Even so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the [a]hand of the children of Israel, that they slew them not.

27 And Joshua appointed them that same day to be hewers of wood, and drawers of water for the Congregation, and for the [b]altar of the Lord unto this day, in the place which he should choose.

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  1. Joshua 9:26 Who were minded to put them to death for fear of God’s wrath.
  2. Joshua 9:27 That is, for the service of the Temple, as verse 23.

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