22 And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them, saying, Wherefore have ye beguiled us, saying, vWe are very far from you; when xye dwell among us? 23 Now therefore ye are ycursed, and there shall †none of you be freed from being ybondmen, and zhewers 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 the Lord thy God acommanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore bwe were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this thing. 25 And now, behold, we are cin thine hand: as it seemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do. 26 And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of Israel, that they slew them not. 27 And Joshua †made them that day dhewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of the Lord, even unto this day, ein the place which he should choose.