And they said unto Joshua, We are your servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are you? and from where do you come?
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George Leo Haydock
Servants. They did not mean to submit to servitude, but to make a league; otherwise they would not have needed to have recourse to such artifices. (Calmet)
But finding that no other terms could be procured, they were willing, at any rate, to save their lives. (Haydock)