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Joshua 2 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Rahab Hides the Spies

(Heb 11:31 )
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Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, “Go, see the land, especially Jericho.” So they went and came into the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab and [fn]lodged there.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:2 - And it was told to the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:3 - And the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:4 - But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:5 - “Now it happened when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you may overtake them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:6 - But she had brought them up to the roof and concealed them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:7 - So the men pursued them on the road to the Jordan to the fords; and as soon as those who were pursuing them had gone out, they shut the gate.
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Now before they lay down, [fn]she came up to them on the roof

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:9 - and said to the men, “I know that Yahweh has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have [fn]melted away before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:10 - “For we have heard how Yahweh dried up the water of the [fn]Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you [fn]devoted to destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:11 - “Indeed we heard it, and our hearts melted, and a courageous spirit no longer rose up in any man because of you; for Yahweh your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:12 - “So now, please swear to me by Yahweh, since I have shown lovingkindness to you, that you also will show lovingkindness to my father’s household and give me a pledge of [fn]truth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:13 - and preserve my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters alive, with all who belong to them, and deliver our [fn]lives from death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:14 - So the men said to her, “Our [fn]life [fn]for yours if you do not tell this business of ours; and it will be when Yahweh gives us the land that we will show lovingkindness and truth to you.”

The Oath to Rahab

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Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall, so that she was living on the wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:16 - And she said to them, “Go to the hill country, lest the pursuers reach you. And hide yourselves there for three days until the pursuers return. Then afterward you may go on your way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:17 - And the men said to her, “We shall be free from this oath [fn]to you which you have made us swear,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:18 - [fn]unless, when we come into the land, you tie this cord of scarlet thread in the window through which you let us down, and gather to yourself into the house your father and your mother and your brothers and all your father’s household.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:19 - “And it will be that anyone who goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head, and we shall be free; but anyone who is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head if a hand is laid on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:20 - “But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be free from the oath which you have made us swear.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:21 - And she said, “According to your words, so be it.” So she sent them away, and they went; and she tied the scarlet cord in the window.
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And they went and came to the hill country and remained there for three days until the pursuers returned. The pursuers had sought them [fn]all along the road but had not found them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:23 - Then the two men returned and came down from the hill country and crossed over and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and they recounted to him all that had happened to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:24 - And they said to Joshua, “Surely Yahweh has given all the land into our hands; moreover, all the inhabitants of the land have [fn]melted away before us.”
LSB Footnotes
Lit lay down
Lit then she
Or become demoralized
Lit Sea of Reeds
Or put under the ban
Or faithfulness
Lit souls
Lit soul
Lit instead of you to die
Lit of yours
Lit behold
Lit through all the road
Or become demoralized

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