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ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old,
and rent, and bound up;
JOS 9:5 And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments
upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.
JOS 9:6 And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto
him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now
therefore make ye a league with us.
JOS 9:7 And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye
dwell among us; and how shall we make a league with you?
JOS 9:8 And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said
unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?
King James Bible