20 When the trumpets sounded,l the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout,m the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.n 21 They devotedo the city to the Lord and destroyedp with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.
22 Joshua said to the two menq who had spied outr the land, “Go into the prostitute’s house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her.s” 23 So the young men who had done the spying went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother, her brothers and sisters and all who belonged to her.t They brought out her entire family and put them in a place outside the camp of Israel.
24 Then they burned the whole cityu and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and ironv into the treasury of the Lord’s house.w 25 But Joshua sparedx Rahab the prostitute,y with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jerichoz—and she lives among the Israelites to this day.
“At the cost of his firstborn son
he will lay its foundations;
at the cost of his youngest
he will set up its gates.”c
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