J O S H U A
Here is in this chapter, I. The impolite
confederacy of the kings of Canaan against Israel, ver. 1, 2. II. The polite
confederacy of the inhabitants of Gibeon with Israel, 1. How it was
subtly proposed and petitioned for by the Gibeonites pretending to
come from a far country, ver.
3-13. 2. How it was unwarily consented to by Joshua and
the Israelites, to the disgust of the congregation when the fraud
was discovered, ver.
14-18. 3. How the matter was adjusted to the
satisfaction of all sides, by giving these Gibeonites their lives
because they had covenanted with them, yet depriving them of their
liberties because the covenant was not fairly obtained, ver. 19-27.