Treasury of Scripture
They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks on their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;
Genesis 34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
1 Kings 20:31-33 And his servants said to him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray you...
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely...
ambassadors the word tzier, an ambassador, properly denotes a hinge; because an ambassador is a person upon whom the business turns as upon a hinge. So the Latin Cardinalis, from cardo, a hinge, was the title of the prime minister of the emperor Theodosius, though now applied only to the Pope's electors and counsellors.
wine bottles These bottle being made of skin, were consequently liable to be rent, and capable of being mended; which is done, according to Chardin, by putting in a piece, or by gathering up the wounded piece in the manner of a purse; and sometimes by inserting a flat piece of wood.
Psalm 119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes.
Matthew 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runs out, and the bottles perish...
Mark 2:22 And no man puts new wine into old bottles: else the new wine does burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled...
Luke 5:37,38 And no man puts new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish...
Strong's ConcordanceThey did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;
Topical BibleActed Acting Ambassadors Asses Bottles Bound Cord Cracked Craft Craftily Cunning Deceit Delegation Donkeys Embassadors Envoys Feign Food-bags Got Journey Kept Loaded Mended Patched Prepared Provisions Ready Rent Resorted Ruse Sacks Skins Subtilty Tied Torn Wilily Wine Wine-bottles Wine-flasks Wineskins Wine-skins Worn Worn-out
Joshua Chapter 9 Verse 4
Alphabetical: a acted also and as cracked craftily delegation donkeys envoys loaded mended old on out resorted ruse sacks set their they to took torn went were whose wineskins with worn-out
OT History: Joshua 9:4 They also resorted to a ruse (Josh. Jos)