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Joshua 2 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Rahab Shelters Spies

(Heb 11:31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:1 - Yehoshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men as spies secretly, saying, Go, view the land, and Yericho. They went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rachav, and lay there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:2 - It was told the king of Yericho, saying, Behold, there came men in here tonight of the children of Yisra'el to search out the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:3 - The king of Yericho sent to Rachav, saying, Bring forth the men who are come to you, who have entered into your house; for they have come to search out all the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:4 - The woman took the two men, and hid them; and she said, Yes, the men came to me, but I didn't know whence they were:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:5 - and it happened about the time of the shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out; where the men went I don't know: pursue after them quickly; for you will overtake them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:6 - But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:7 - The men pursued after them the way to the Yarden to the fords: and as soon as those who pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:8 - Before they were laid down, she came up to them on the roof;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:9 - and she said to the men, I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the fear of you is fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:10 - For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Sea of Suf before you, when you came out of Mitzrayim; and what you did to the two kings of the Amori, who were beyond the Yarden, to Sichon and to `Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:11 - As soon as we had heard it, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more spirit in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and on eretz beneath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:12 - Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a true token;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:13 - and that you will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brothers, and my sisters, and all that they have, and will deliver our lives from death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:14 - The men said to her, Our life for yours, if you don't utter this our business; and it shall be, when the LORD gives us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with you.

The Promise to Rahab

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:15 - Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was on the side of the wall, and she lived on the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:16 - She said to them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers light on you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may you go your way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:17 - The men said to her, We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:18 - Behold, when we come into the land, you shall bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which you did let us down by: and you shall gather to you into the house your father, and your mother, and your brothers, and all your father's household.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:19 - It shall be, that whoever shall go out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his head, and we shall be guiltless: and whoever shall be with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:20 - But if you utter this our business, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:21 - She said, According to your words, so be it. She sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:22 - They went, and came to the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but didn't find them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:23 - Then the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Yehoshua the son of Nun; and they told him all that had happened to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:24 - They said to Yehoshua, Truly the LORD has delivered into our hands all the land; and moreover all the inhabitants of the land do melt away before us.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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