Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall never fail to be bondmen of you, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.

New American Standard Bible

Now therefore, you are cursed, and you shall never cease being slaves, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.”

King James Version

Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.

Holman Bible

Therefore you are cursed and will always be slaves—woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God.”

International Standard Version

Now therefore you are under a curse. Some of you will always be slaves, wood cutters, and water carriers for the house of my God."

American Standard Version

Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall never fail to be of you bondmen, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.

Amplified

Now therefore, you are cursed, and you shall always be slaves, both cutters and gatherers of firewood and water carriers for the house of my God.”

Bible in Basic English

Now because of this you are cursed, and you will for ever be our servants, cutting wood and getting water for the house of my God.

Darby Translation

And now ye are cursed, and ye shall never cease to be bondmen, and hewers of wood, and drawers of water for the house of my God.

Julia Smith Translation

And now ye are cursed, and there shall not be cut off from you to serve, and hewing wood and drawing water for the house of my God.

King James 2000

Now therefore you are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being slaves, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore you [are] cursed; some of you will always be slaves as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God."

Modern King James verseion

And now you are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being slaves and woodcutters and drawers of water for the house of my God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And now therefore cursed be you, and there shall not cease to be of you, bondmen and hewers of wood and drawers of water unto the house of my God."

NET Bible

Now you are condemned to perpetual servitude as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God."

New Heart English Bible

Now therefore you are cursed, and some of you will never fail to be bondservants, both wood cutters and drawers of water for the house of my God."

The Emphasized Bible

Now, therefore, accursed, ye are, - and ye shall not cease to be in bond-service as hewers of wood and drawers of water, for the house of my God.

Webster

Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bond-men, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.

World English Bible

Now therefore you are cursed, and some of you will never fail to be bondservants, both wood cutters and drawers of water for the house of my God."

Youngs Literal Translation

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.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארר 
'arar 
Usage: 63

and there shall none of you be freed
כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

and hewers
חטב 
Chatab 
Usage: 9

of wood
עץ 
`ets 
Usage: 329

and drawers
שׁאב 
Sha'ab 
Usage: 19

for the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

Context Readings

Gibeon's Deception Discovered

22 And Joshua called for them, and he spoke to them, saying, Why have ye beguiled us, saying, We are very far from you, when ye dwell among us? 23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall never fail to be bondmen of you, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God. 24 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you. Therefore w



Cross References

Joshua 9:21

And the rulers said to them, Let them live. So they became hewers of wood and drawers of water to all the congregation, as the rulers had spoken to them.

Joshua 9:27

And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of LORD to this day in the place which he should choose.

Genesis 9:25-26

And he said, Cursed be Canaan. He shall be a servant of servants to his brothers.

Leviticus 27:28-29

Notwithstanding, nothing set apart, that a man shall set apart to LORD of all that he has, whether of man or beast, or of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed; everything set apart is most holy to LORD.

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