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Joshua 2:1–14

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And Joshua the son of Nun ||sent aout of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an bharlot’s house, named cRahab, and lodged there. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country. And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country. dAnd the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were: And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them. But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate. And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof; And she said unto the men, I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and that eyour terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. 10 For we have heard how the Lord fdried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and gwhat ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom hye utterly destroyed. 11 And ias soon as we had heard these things, kour hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more lcourage in any man, because of you: for mthe Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath. 12 Now therefore, I pray you, nswear unto me by the Lord, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father’s house, and ogive me a true token: 13 And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death. 14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the Lord hath given us the land, that pwe will deal kindly and truly with thee.

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[Or, had sent]. Comp. ch. 1:11. & 3:2.

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c

Heb. lay. So ver. 8.

d

Comp. 2 Sam. 17:19, 20.

e

Ex. 15:16. & 23:27 (Heb.).

Heb. melt. ver. 24. Ex. 15:15.

f

ch. 4:23. Comp. Ex. 14:21.

g
h

See Deut. 7:2.

i
k

Heb. rose up.

l

ch. 5:1 (Heb.).

m
n
o

ver. 18.

Heb. instead of you to die.

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