Rahab Shelters Spies
1 Then Joshua° the son° of Nun° sent° two° men° as spies° secretly° from aShittim°, saying°, “Go°, view° the land°, especially° Jericho°.” So they went° and came° into the house° of ba harlot°° whose name° was Rahab°, and Ilodged° there°. 2 It was told° the king° of Jericho°, saying°, “Behold°, men° from the sons° of Israel° have come° here° tonight° to search° out the land°.” 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°.” 4 But the awoman° 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. 5 It came° about 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 will overtake° them.” 6 But ashe had brought° them up to the roof° and hidden° them in the stalks° of flax° which she had laid° in order° on the roof°. 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°.
8 ¶ Now before° they lay° down°, Ishe came° up to them on the roof°, 9 and said° to the men°, “aI know° that the LORD° has given° you the land°, and that the bterror° of you has fallen° on us, and that all° the inhabitants° of the land° have Imelted° away° before°° you. 10 aFor we have heard° how° the LORD° dried° up the water° of the IRed°° Sea° before°° you when you came° out of Egypt°, and bwhat° you did° to the two° kings° of the Amorites° who° were beyond° the Jordan°, to Sihon° and Og°, whom° you IIutterly° destroyed°. 11 When we heard° [it], aour hearts° melted° and no° Icourage° remained° in any° man° any° longer° because°° of you; for the bLORD° your God°, He is God° in heaven° above°° and on earth° beneath°°. 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° household°, and give° me a apledge° of Itruth°, 13 and Ispare° my father° and my mother° and my brothers° and my sisters°, with all° who° belong to them, and deliver° our IIlives° from death°.” 14 So the men° said° to her, “Our Ilife° IIfor yours if° you do not tell° this° business° of ours; and it shall come° about when the LORD° gives° us the land° that we will adeal° kindly° and IIIfaithfully° with you.”
 ILit then she
 IOr become demoralized aNu 20:24; Jsh 9:24 bEx 23:27; Dt 2:25; Jsh 9:9, 10
 ILit Sea of Reeds IIOr put under the ban aEx 14:21; Nu 23:22; 24:8 bNu 21:21-35
 ILit spirit arose aJsh 5:1; 7:5; Ps 22:14; Is 13:7; 19:1 bDt 4:39
 IOr faithfulness aJsh 2:18, 19
 ILit let live IILit souls
 ILit soul IILit instead of you to die IIIOr truly aGn 24:49
The Promise to Rahab
15 ¶ 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°. 16 She said° to them, “aGo° to the hill° country°, so° that the pursuers° will not happen° upon you, and hide° yourselves there° for three° days° until° the pursuers° return°. Then afterward° you may go° on your way°.” 17 The men° said° to her, “aWe [shall be] free° from this° oath° Ito you which° you have made us swear°, 18 Iunless°, when we come° into the land°, you tie° this° cord° of scarlet° thread° in the window° through which° you let° us down°, and agather° to yourself into the house° your father° and your mother° and your brothers° and all° your father’s° household°. 19 It shall come° about 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°, ahis blood° [shall be] on our head° if° a hand° is [laid] on him. 20 But if° you tell° this° business° of ours, then we shall be free° from the oath° which° you have made us swear°.” 21 She said°, “According to your words°, so° be it.” So she sent° them away°, and they departed°; and she tied° the scarlet° cord° in the window°.
22 ¶ They departed° and came° to the hill° country°, and remained° there° for three° days° until° the pursuers° returned°. Now the pursuers° had sought° [them] Iall° along the road°, but had not found° [them]. 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 related° to him all° that had happened° to them. 24 They said° to Joshua°, “Surely° the LORD° has given° all° the land° into our hands°; moreover°, aall° the inhabitants° of the land° have Imelted° away° before°° us.”
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Rahab receiveth and concealeth the two spies sent from Shittim.
1 ¶ And Joshuaº the sonº of Nunº sentºª out of² Shittimº twoº men¹² to spyºª secretly,º saying,ºª Go¹ª² viewºª² the land,º even Jericho.º And they went,¹ª² and came¹ª into² an harlot'sºª² house,º¹ namedº Rahab,º and lodgedºª there.² 2 And it was toldºª the kingº of Jericho,º saying,ºª Behold,² there cameºª men¹² in hither² to nightº of the childrenº² of Israelº to search outºª² the country.º 3 And the kingº of Jerichoº sentºª unto² Rahab,º saying,ºª Bring forthºª the men¹² that are comeºª to² thee, which² are enteredºª into thine house:º for² they be comeºª to search outºª² all² the country.º 4 And the womanº tookºª² the twoº men,¹² and hidºª them, and saidºª thus,² There cameºª men¹² unto² me, but I wistºª not² whenceº² they² [were]: 5 And it came to pass² [about the time] of shuttingºª of the gate,º when it was dark,º that the men¹² went out:ºª whither² the men¹² wentºª I wotºª not:² pursueºª afterº them quickly;º for² ye shall overtakeºª them. 6 But she² had brought them upºª to the roofº of the house, and hidºª them with the stalksº of flax,º which she had laid in orderºª upon² the roof.º 7 And the men¹² pursuedºª afterº them the wayº to Jordanº unto² the fords:º and as soon as²² they which pursuedºª afterº them were gone out,ºª they shutºª the gate.º
 Nu 13:2, 17; 25:1; 33:49; Jsh 5:10; 6:1, 17, 25; 21:31; Jg 18:2, 14, 17; Mt 1:5; 10:16; Ep 5:5; He 11:31; Jm 2:25.
 Ps 127:1; Pv 21:30; Is 43:13; Dn 4:35.
 Gn 38:24; 42:9, 31; Lv 24:14; Jsh 10:23; 2S 10:3; 1Ch 19:3; Jb 21:30; Jn 19:4; Ac 12:4, 6.
 Ex 1:19; 2S 16:18; 17:19; 2K 6:19.
 Jsh 2:7; Ne 13:19; Is 60:11; Jr 50:20; Ezk 47:1, 12; Ro 3:7; Rv 21:25.
 Ex 1:15; 2:2; Dt 22:8; Jsh 2:8; 2S 11:2; 17:19; 1K 18:4, 13; 2K 11:2; Jr 36:26; Mt 24:17; Col 3:3; He 11:23.
 Jsh 2:5; Jg 3:28; 12:5; Ac 5:23.
The covenant between her and them.
8 ¶ And before² they² were laid down,ºª she² came upºª unto² them upon² the roof;º 9 And she saidºª unto² the men,¹² I knowºª that² the LORDº hath givenºª you² the land,º and that² your terrorº is fallenºª upon² us, and that² all² the inhabitantsºª of the landº faintºª because¹ of²² you. 10 For² we have heardºª² how² the LORDº dried upºª² the waterº of the Redº seaº for²² you,¹ when ye came outºª of Egypt;º² and what² ye didºª unto the twoº kingsº of the Amorites,º that² [were] on the other sideº Jordan,º Sihonº and Og,º whom² ye utterly destroyed.ºª² 11 And as soon as we had heardºª [these things], our heartsº did melt,ºª neither² did there remainºª any more² courageº in any man,º because¹ of²² you: for² the LORDº your God,º he² [is] Godº in heavenº above,º² and in² earthº beneath.²² 12 Now² therefore, I pray² you, swearºª unto me by the LORD,º sinceº I have shewed¹ª you kindness,º²² that ye² will also² shewºª kindnessº unto² my father'sº house,º and giveºª me a trueº token:º 13 And [that] ye will save aliveºª² my father,º and my mother,º and my brethren,º and my sisters,º and all² that² they have, and deliverºª² our livesº from death.º² 14 And the men¹² answeredºª her, Our lifeº for² yours,¹ª if² ye utterºª not²² this² our business.º And it shall be,² when the LORDº hath givenºª us² the land,º that we will dealºª kindlyº and trulyº with² thee. 15 Then she let them downºª by a cordº throughº the window:º for² her houseº [was] upon the town¹² wall,¹² and she² dweltºª upon the wall.º 16 And she saidºª unto them, Get¹ª² you to the mountain,º lest² the pursuersºª meetºª you; and hide¹ª yourselves² there² threeº days,º until² the pursuersºª be returned:ºª and afterwardº may ye go¹ª² your way.º 17 And the men¹² saidºª unto² her, We² [will be] blamelessº of this thine oathº²² which² thou hast made us swear.ºª 18 Behold,² [when] we² comeºª into the land,º thou shalt bindºª² this² lineº of scarletº threadº in the windowº which² thou didst let us down² by:¹ª and thou shalt bringºª thy father,º and thy mother,º and thy brethren,º and all² thy father'sº household,º homeº unto² thee. 19 And it shall be,² [that] whosoeverº² shall go outºª of the doorsº² of thy houseº into the street,º his bloodº [shall be] upon his head,º and we² [will be] guiltless:º and whosoever²² shall be² with² thee in the house,º his bloodº [shall be] on our head,º if² [any] handº be² upon him. 20 And if² thou utterºª² this² our business,º then we will be² quitº of thine oathº² which² thou hast made us to swear.ºª 21 And she said,ºª According unto your words,º so² [be] it.² And she sent them away,ºª and they departed:¹ª² and she boundºª² the scarletº lineº in the window.º 22 And they went,¹ª² and cameºª unto the mountain,º and abodeºª there² threeº days,º until² the pursuersºª were returned:ºª and the pursuersºª soughtºª [them] throughout all² the way,º but foundºª [them] not.²
 Gn 13:14; 15:18; 35:5; Ex 3:6; 15:15; 18:11; 23:27; Dt 2:25; 11:25; 28:10; 32:8; Jsh 2:11; Jg 7:14; 1S 14:15, 16; 2S 17:10; 2K 5:15; 7:6; Jb 19:25; Ps 112:10; 115:16; Ec 8:12; Is 19:1; Jr 27:5; Na 2:10; Mt 20:15; He 11:1.
 Ex 14:21; 15:14; Nu 21:21; Dt 2:30; 3:1; Jsh 4:24.
 Dt 1:28; 4:39; 20:8; Jsh 5:1; 7:5; 14:8; 1K 8:60; Ps 83:18; 102:15; Is 13:7; Jr 16:19; Dn 4:34; 6:25; Na 2:10; Zc 8:20; Rv 6:16.
 Gn 24:3, 9; Ex 12:13; Jsh 2:13, 18; 9:15, 18; 1S 20:14, 17; 24:21; 30:15; 2Ch 36:13; Es 8:6; Jr 12:16; Ezk 9:4; Mk 14:44; Ro 1:31; 1Ti 5:8; 2Ti 1:16; Jm 2:13.
 Jsh 2:13.
 Gn 24:49; Nu 10:29; Jsh 6:17, 25; Jg 1:24; 1S 20:8; 2S 9:1; 1K 20:39; Pv 18:24; Mt 5:7.
 Jsh 6:20; 1S 19:12; Ac 9:25; 2Co 11:33.
 Jsh 2:22; 1S 23:14, 29; Ps 11:1.
 Gn 24:3; Ex 20:7; Lv 19:11; Nu 30:2; Jsh 2:20; 2S 21:1, 7.
 Gn 7:1; 12:2; 19:12; Lv 14:4; Nu 4:8; 19:6; Jsh 2:13, 21; 6:23; Es 8:6; Lk 19:9; Ac 10:27, 33; 11:14; 2Ti 1:16; He 9:19.
 Ex 12:13, 23; Lv 20:9, 11; Nu 35:26; Jsh 2:14; 2S 1:16; 3:28; 4:11; 1K 2:32, 36; Ezk 33:4; Mt 24:17; 27:24, 25; Ac 18:6; 20:26; 27:31; Php 3:9; He 10:29; 1Jn 2:27.
 Jsh 2:17; Pv 11:13.
 Jsh 2:18; Mt 7:24; Jn 2:5.
 1S 19:10; 2S 17:20; Ps 32:6.
Their return and relation.
23 ¶ So the twoº men¹² returned,ºª and descendedºª from the mountain,º² and passed over,ºª and cameºª to² Joshuaº the sonº of Nun,º and toldºª him² all² [things] that befellºª them: 24 And they saidºª unto² Joshua,º Trulyº the LORDº hath deliveredºª into our handsº² all² the land;º for even² all² the inhabitantsºª of the countryº do faintºª because¹ of²² us.
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