Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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.

New American Standard Bible

But all the leaders said to the whole congregation, “We have sworn to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them.

King James Version

But all the princes said unto all the congregation, We have sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.

Holman Bible

All the leaders answered them, “We have sworn an oath to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them.

International Standard Version

Then all of the leaders spoke to the entire congregation, "We have sworn to them in the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, and we cannot touch them.

A Conservative Version

But all the rulers said to all the congregation, We have sworn to them by LORD, the God of Israel, now therefore we may not touch them.

American Standard Version

But all the princes said unto all the congregation, We have sworn unto them by Jehovah, the God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.

Amplified

But all the leaders said to the whole congregation, “We have sworn to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, so now we cannot touch them.

Bible in Basic English

But all the chiefs said to the people, We have taken an oath to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, and so we may not put our hands on them.

Darby Translation

And all the princes said to all the assembly, We have sworn unto them by Jehovah the God of Israel, and now we may not touch them.

Julia Smith Translation

And all the chiefs will say to all the assembly, We sware to them by Jehovah the God of Israel: and now we shall not be able to touch upon them.

King James 2000

But all the leaders said unto all the congregation, We have sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But all the leaders of the congregation said, "We have sworn to them by Yahweh the God of Israel, and so we cannot touch them.

Modern King James verseion

But all the rulers said to the congregation, We have sworn to them by Jehovah, the God of Israel. Now, therefore, we may not touch them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But all the lords said unto all the congregation, "We have sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel, and therefore we may not hurt them.

NET Bible

but all the leaders told the whole community, "We swore an oath to them in the name of the Lord God of Israel. So now we can't hurt them!

New Heart English Bible

But all the leaders said to all the congregation, "We have sworn to them by the LORD, the God of Israel; and now therefore we may not touch them.

The Emphasized Bible

And all the princes said unto all the assembly, We, have sworn unto them, by Yahweh, God of Israel, - now, therefore, we may not touch them.

Webster

But all the princes said to all the congregation, We have sworn to them by the LORD God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.

Youngs Literal Translation

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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נשׂא נשׂיא 
Nasiy' 
Usage: 134

We have sworn
שׁבע 
 
Usage: 186

unto them by the Lord

Usage: 0

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

not touch
נגע 
Naga` 
Usage: 150

Context Readings

Gibeon's Deception Discovered

18 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. 19 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. 20 This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be on us, because of the oath which we swore to them."



Cross References

Joshua 9:20

This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be on us, because of the oath which we swore to them."

Ecclesiastes 8:2

I say, "Keep the king's command!" because of the oath to God.

Ecclesiastes 9:2

All things come alike to all. There is one event to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good, to the clean, to the unclean, to him who sacrifices, and to him who doesn't sacrifice. As is the good, so is the sinner; he who takes an oath, as he who fears an oath.

Jeremiah 4:2

and you shall swear, 'As Yahweh lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness. The nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory."

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