21 They continued, “Let them live,(A) but let them be woodcutters and water carriers(B) in the service of the whole assembly.” So the leaders’ promise to them was kept.

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23 You are now under a curse:(A) You will never be released from service as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God.”

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27 That day he made the Gibeonites(A) woodcutters and water carriers(B) for the assembly, to provide for the needs of the altar of the Lord at the place the Lord would choose.(C) And that is what they are to this day.

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and brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labor with saws and with iron picks and axes.(A) David did this to all the Ammonite towns. Then David and his entire army returned to Jerusalem.

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