So our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spoke to us, saying, ‘Take provision in your hand for the journey and go to meet them, and say to them, “We are your servants. Now then, cut a covenant with us.”’ Bible see other translations

“Now then, cut a covenant with us.” These Gibeonites seemed to know that if Israel would cut a covenant with them, then they would keep it, which turned out to be correct.

Commentary for: Joshua 9:11