World English Bible
Joshua 9 (WEBP)
 When all the kings who were beyond the Jordan, in the hill country, and in the lowland, and on all the shore of the great sea in front of Lebanon, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard of it
 they gathered themselves together to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one accord.
 But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,
 they also resorted to a ruse, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks on their donkeys, and old, torn-up and bound up wine skins,
 and old and patched sandals on their feet, and wore old garments. All the bread of their food supply was dry and moldy.
 They went to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal, and said to him and to the men of Israel, “We have come from a far country. Now therefore make a covenant with us.”
 The men of Israel said to the Hivites, “What if you live among us? How could we make a covenant with you?”
 They said to Joshua, “We are your servants.” Joshua said to them, “Who are you? Where do you come from?”
 They said to him, “Your servants have come from a very far country because of the name of Yahweh your God; for we have heard of his fame, all that he did in Egypt,
 and all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon and to Og king of Bashan, who was at Ashtaroth.
 Our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spoke to us, saying, ‘Take supplies in your hand for the journey, and go to meet them. Tell them, “We are your servants. Now make a covenant with us.” ’
 This our bread we took hot for our supplies out of our houses on the day we went out to go to you; but now, behold, it is dry, and has become moldy.
 These wine skins, which we filled, were new; and behold, they are torn. These our garments and our sandals have become old because of the very long journey.”
 The men sampled their provisions, and didn’t ask counsel from Yahweh’s mouth.
 Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live. The princes of the congregation swore to them.
 At the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, they heard that they were their neighbors, and that they lived among them.
 The children of Israel traveled and came to their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath Jearim.
 The children of Israel didn’t strike them, because the princes of the congregation had sworn to them by Yahweh, the God of Israel. All the congregation murmured against the princes.
 But all the princes said to all the congregation, “We have sworn to them by Yahweh, the God of Israel. Now therefore we may not touch them.
 We will do this to them, and let them live; lest wrath be on us, because of the oath which we swore to them.”
 The princes said to them, “Let them live.” So they became wood cutters and drawers of water for all the congregation, as the princes had spoken to them.
 Joshua called for them, and he spoke to them, saying, “Why have you deceived us, saying, ‘We are very far from you,’ when you live among us?
 Now therefore you are cursed, and some of you will never fail to be slaves, both wood cutters and drawers of water for the house of my God.”
 They answered Joshua, and said, “Because your servants were certainly told how Yahweh your God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you. Therefore we were very afraid for our lives because of you, and have done this thing.
 Now, behold, we are in your hand. Do to us as it seems good and right to you to do.”
 He did so to them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of Israel, so that they didn’t kill them.
 That day Joshua made them wood cutters and drawers of water for the congregation and for Yahweh’s altar to this day, in the place which he should choose.
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Joshua 9 (KJVS)
 And it came to pass, when all the kings H4428 which [were] on this side H5676 Jordan H3383, in the hills H2022, and in the valleys H8219, and in all the coasts H2348 of the great H1419 sea H3220 over against H4136 Lebanon H3844, the Hittite H2850, and the Amorite H567, the Canaanite H3669, the Perizzite H6522, the Hivite H2340, and the Jebusite H2983, heard H8085 (8800) [thereof];
 That they gathered H6908 (8691) themselves together H3162, to fight H3898 (8736) with Joshua H3091 and with Israel H3478, with one H259 accord H6310.
 And when the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Gibeon H1391 heard H8085 (8804) what Joshua H3091 had done H6213 (8804) unto Jericho H3405 and to Ai H5857,
 They did work H6213 (8799) wilily H6195, and went H3212 (8799) and made as if they had been ambassadors H6737 (8691), and took H3947 (8799) old H1087 sacks H8242 upon their asses H2543, and wine H3196 bottles H4997, old H1087, and rent H1234 (8794), and bound up H6887 (8794);
 And old H1087 shoes H5275 and clouted H2921 (8794) upon their feet H7272, and old H1087 garments H8008 upon them; and all the bread H3899 of their provision H6718 was dry H3001 (8804) [and] mouldy H5350.
 And they went H3212 (8799) to Joshua H3091 unto the camp H4264 at Gilgal H1537, and said H559 (8799) unto him, and to the men H376 of Israel H3478, We be come H935 (8804) from a far H7350 country H776: now therefore make H3772 (8798) ye a league H1285 with us.
 And the men H376 of Israel H3478 said H559 (8799) unto the Hivites H2340, Peradventure H194 ye dwell H3427 (8802) among H7130 us; and how shall we make H3772 (8799) a league H1285 with you?
 And they said H559 (8799) unto Joshua H3091, We [are] thy servants H5650. And Joshua H3091 said H559 (8799) unto them, Who [are] ye? and from whence H370 come H935 (8799) ye?
 And they said H559 (8799) unto him, From a very H3966 far H7350 country H776 thy servants H5650 are come H935 (8804) because of the name H8034 of the LORD H3068 thy God H430: for we have heard H8085 (8804) the fame H8089 of him, and all that he did H6213 (8804) in Egypt H4714,
 And all that he did H6213 (8804) to the two H8147 kings H4428 of the Amorites H567, that [were] beyond H5676 Jordan H3383, to Sihon H5511 king H4428 of Heshbon H2809, and to Og H5747 king H4428 of Bashan H1316, which [was] at Ashtaroth H6252.
 Wherefore our elders H2205 and all the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of our country H776 spake H559 (8799) to us, saying H559 (8800), Take H3947 (8798) victuals H6720 with you H3027 for the journey H1870, and go H3212 (8798) to meet H7125 (8800) them, and say H559 (8804) unto them, We [are] your servants H5650: therefore now make H3772 (8798) ye a league H1285 with us.
 This our bread H3899 we took hot H2525 [for] our provision H6679 (8694) out of our houses H1004 on the day H3117 we came forth H3318 (8800) to go H3212 (8800) unto you; but now, behold, it is dry H3001 (8804), and it is mouldy H5350:
 And these bottles H4997 of wine H3196, which we filled H4390 (8765), [were] new H2319; and, behold, they be rent H1234 (8694): and these our garments H8008 and our shoes H5275 are become old H1086 (8804) by reason of the very H3966 long H7230 journey H1870.
 And the men H582 took H3947 (8799) of their victuals H6718, and asked H7592 (8804) not [counsel] at the mouth H6310 of the LORD H3068.
 And Joshua H3091 made H6213 (8799) peace H7965 with them, and made H3772 (8799) a league H1285 with them, to let them live H2421 (8763): and the princes H5387 of the congregation H5712 sware H7650 (8735) unto them.
 And it came to pass at the end H7097 of three H7969 days H3117 after H310 they had made H3772 (8804) a league H1285 with them, that they heard H8085 (8799) that they [were] their neighbours H7138, and [that] they dwelt H3427 (8802) among H7130 them.
 And the children H1121 of Israel H3478 journeyed H5265 (8799), and came H935 (8799) unto their cities H5892 on the third H7992 day H3117. Now their cities H5892 [were] Gibeon H1391, and Chephirah H3716, and Beeroth H881, and Kirjathjearim H7157.
 And the children H1121 of Israel H3478 smote H5221 (8689) them not, because the princes H5387 of the congregation H5712 had sworn H7650 (8738) unto them by the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478. And all the congregation H5712 murmured H3885 (8735) against the princes H5387.
 But all the princes H5387 said H559 (8799) unto all the congregation H5712, We have sworn H7650 (8738) unto them by the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478: now therefore we may H3201 (8799) not touch H5060 (8800) them.
 This we will do H6213 (8799) to them; we will even let them live H2421 (8687), lest wrath H7110 be upon us, because of the oath H7621 which we sware H7650 (8738) unto them.
 And the princes H5387 said H559 (8799) unto them, Let them live H2421 (8799); but let them be hewers H2404 (8802) of wood H6086 and drawers H7579 (8802) of water H4325 unto all the congregation H5712; as the princes H5387 had promised H1696 (8765) them.
 And Joshua H3091 called H7121 (8799) for them, and he spake H1696 (8762) unto them, saying H559 (8800), Wherefore have ye beguiled H7411 (8765) us, saying H559 (8800), We [are] very H3966 far H7350 from you; when ye dwell H3427 (8802) among H7130 us?
 Now therefore ye [are] cursed H779 (8803), and there shall none of you be freed H3772 (8735) from being bondmen H5650, and hewers H2404 (8802) of wood H6086 and drawers H7579 (8802) of water H4325 for the house H1004 of my God H430.
 And they answered H6030 (8799) Joshua H3091, and said H559 (8799), Because it was certainly H5046 (8715) told H5046 (8717) thy servants H5650, how that the LORD H3068 thy God H430 commanded H6680 (8765) his servant H5650 Moses H4872 to give H5414 (8800) you all the land H776, and to destroy H8045 (8687) all the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the land H776 from before H6440 you, therefore we were sore H3966 afraid H3372 (8799) of our lives H5315 because H6440 of you, and have done H6213 (8799) this thing H1697.
 And now, behold, we H2009 [are] in thine hand H3027: as it seemeth H5869 good H2896 and right H3477 unto thee to do H6213 (8800) unto us, do H6213 (8798).
 And so did H6213 (8799) he unto them, and delivered H5337 (8686) them out of the hand H3027 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478, that they slew H2026 (8804) them not.
 And Joshua H3091 made H5414 (8799) them that day H3117 hewers H2404 (8802) of wood H6086 and drawers H7579 (8802) of water H4325 for the congregation H5712, and for the altar H4196 of the LORD H3068, even unto this day H3117, in the place H4725 which he should choose H977 (8799).
Young’s Literal Translation
Joshua 9 (YLT)
 And it cometh to pass, when all the kings who are beyond the Jordan, in the hill-country, and in the low-country, and in every haven of the great sea, over-against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, hear-
 that they gather themselves together to fight with Joshua, and with Israel-one mouth.
 And the inhabitants of Gibeon have heard that which Joshua hath done to Jericho and to Ai,
 and they work, even they, with subtilty, and go, and feign to be ambassadors, and take old sacks for their asses, and wine-bottles, old, and rent, and bound up,
 and sandals, old and patched, on their feet, and old garments upon them, and all the bread of their provision is dry-it was crumbs.
 And they go unto Joshua, unto the camp at Gilgal, and say unto him, and unto the men of Israel, ‘From a land far off we have come, and now, make with us a covenant;’
 and the men of Israel say unto the Hivite, ‘It may be in our midst ye are dwelling, and how do we make with thee a covenant?’
 and they say unto Joshua, ‘Thy servants we are.’ And Joshua saith unto them, ‘Who are ye? and whence come ye?’
 And they say unto him, ‘From a land very far off have thy servants come, for the name of Jehovah thy God, for we have heard His fame, and all that He hath done in Egypt,
 and all that He hath done to the two kings of the Amorite who are beyond the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, who is in Ashtaroth.
 ‘And our elders, and all the inhabitants of our land speak unto us, saying, Take in your hand provision for the way, and go to meet them, and ye have said unto them, Your servants we are, and now, make with us a covenant;
 this our bread-hot we provided ourselves with it out of our houses, on the day of our coming out to go unto you, and now, lo, it is dry, and hath been crumbs;
 and these are the wine-bottles which we filled, new, and lo, they have rent; and these, our garments and our sandals, have become old, from the exceeding greatness of the way.’
 And the men take of their provision, and the mouth of Jehovah have not asked;
 and Joshua maketh with them peace, and maketh with them a covenant, to keep them alive; and swear to them do the princes of the company.
 And it cometh to pass, at the end of three days after that they have made with them a covenant, that they hear that they are their neighbours-that in their midst they are dwelling.
 And the sons of Israel journey and come in unto their cities on the third day-and their cities are Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjath-Jearim-
 and the sons of Israel have not smitten them, for sworn to them have the princes of the company by Jehovah God of Israel, and all the company murmur against the princes.
 And all the princes say unto all the company, ‘We-we have sworn to them by Jehovah, God of Israel; and now, we are not able to come against them;
 this we do to them, and have kept them alive, and wrath is not upon us, because of the oath which we have sworn to them.’
 And the princes say unto them, ‘They live, and are hewers of wood and drawers of water for all the company, as the princes spake to them.’
 And Joshua calleth for them, and speaketh unto them, saying, ‘Why have ye deceived us, saying, We are very far from you, and ye in our midst dwelling?
 and now, cursed are ye, and none of you is cut off from being a servant, even hewers of wood and drawers of water, for the house of my God.’
 And they answer Joshua and say, ‘Because it was certainly declared to thy servants, that Jehovah thy God commanded Moses His servant to give to you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you; and we fear greatly for ourselves because of you, and we do this thing;
 and now, lo, we are in thy hand, as it is good, and as it is right in thine eyes to do to us-do.’
 And he doth to them so, and delivereth them from the hand of the sons of Israel, and they have not slain them;
 and Joshua maketh them on that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the company, and for the altar of Jehovah, unto this day, at the place which He doth choose.