Joshua 2


Rahab Houses the Spies

1And [4sent 1Joshua 2son 3of Nun] from out of Shittin two men to spy, saying, Ascend and behold the land and Jericho! And going, they entered into a house of a woman harlot, whose name was Rahab, and they rested up there. 2And it was reported to the king of Jericho, saying, [2have entered 3here 1Men] of the sons of Israel to spy out the land. 3And [4sent 1the 2king 3of Jericho], and said to Rahab, saying, Lead out the men! the ones entering into your house in the night, [3to spy out 1for 4the 5land 2they have come]. 4And [3taking 1the 2woman] the two men hid them. And she said to them, saying, [3entered 4to 5me 1The 2men], and I know not from where they were. 5But as the gate was locked in the darkness, and the men went forth, I do not know where they went. You pursue after them! and you shall overtake them. 6But she brought them upon the roof, and hid them in the stalk of flax having been piled by her upon the roof. 7And the men pursued after them on the way unto the Jordan near the ford, and the gate was locked. 8And it came to pass as [5went forth 1the ones 2pursuing 3after 4them], and before their going to sleep, that she ascended upon the roof to them. 9And she said to them, I know that [2gave 5to you 1the  lord 3the 4land]; [5has fallen 1for 2the 3fear 4of you] upon us, and [6are struck with awe 1all 2the ones 3dwelling 4the 5land] of you. 10For we have heard that [3totally dried up 1the  lord 2God] the [2sea 1red] before your face, when you went forth from out of Egypt, and as much as you did to the two kings of the Amorites, the ones who were on the other side of the Jordan, to Sihon and to Og, of which you utterly destroyed them. 11And having heard, we were amazed in our heart, and there was no [3established 1longer 2a spirit] in any one because of your presence; for the  lord your God is the God in heaven upward, and upon the earth below. 12And now, swear by an oath to me by the  lord God! for I performed an act of mercy to you, and you shall also perform yourself an act of mercy in the house of my father, And you shall give to me [2sign 1a true]. 13Take alive the house of my father, and my mother, and my brothers, and my sisters, and all of my house, and all as much as is theirs! And you shall rescue our life from death. 14And [3said 4to her 1the 2men], Our life for yours, even unto death. And she said, Whenever the  lord should deliver up [3to you 1the 2city], you shall perform for me an act of mercy and truth. 15And she let them down through the window, for her house was in the wall, and in the wall she dwelt. 16And she said to them, [2into 3the 4mountainous area 1Go forth], lest there should meet up with you the ones pursuing! And you shall be hidden there three days until whenever [5should return 1the ones 2pursuing 3after 4you]; and after this you shall go forth into your way. 17And [3said 4to 5her 1the 2men], We are innocent [2your oath 1in this]. 18Behold, as we enter into a part of the city, then you shall place a sign -- [3string 2this scarlet 1you shall suspend] in the window through which you let us down through it. And your father, and your mother, and your brothers, and all the house of your father, you shall bring together to yourself into your house. 19And it will be any which ever should come forth by the door of your house unto outside, [2liable 3to himself 1shall be], and we will be innocent [2your oath 1in this]. And as many as should be with you in your house, we will be liable if a hand should have touched him. 20But if anyone should wrong us, and should uncover [2our words 1these], we will be innocent [2your oath 1in this], which we bound you by. 21And she said to them, According to your word thus let it be! And she sent them out, and they went. And she tied the [2sign 1scarlet] in the window. 22And they went, and they came unto the mountainous area, and they stayed there three days, until [3returned 1the ones 2following]. And [3sought after them 1the 2ones pursuing] in all the ways, and did not find. 23And [4returned 1the 2two 3young men], and they went down from out of the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua son of Nun. And they described to him all the things coming to pass to them. 24And they said to Joshua that, The  lord has delivered all the land in our hand, and [4are struck with awe 1all 2dwelling 3in that land] at us.
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