Joshua 2:1-24 - 6:22-24

1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy

secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went,

and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there. 2

And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came

men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the

country. 3 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring

forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine

house: for they be come to search out all the country. 4 And the

woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came

men unto me, but I wist not whence they [were]: 5 And it came to

pass [about the time] of shutting of the gate, when it was dark,

that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue

after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them. 6 But she had

brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the

stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. 7 And

the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and

as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut

the gate. 8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them

upon the roof; 9 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD

hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us,

and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. 10

For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea

for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two

kings of the Amorites, that [were] on the other side Jordan, Sihon

and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. 11 And as soon as we had heard

[these things], our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any

more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he

[is] God in heaven above, and in earth beneath. 12 Now therefore,

I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you

kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house,

and give me a true token: 13 And [that] ye will save alive my

father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all

that they have, and deliver our lives from death. 14 And the men

answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our

business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land,

that we will deal kindly and truly with thee. 15 Then she let

them down by a cord through the window: for her house [was] upon

the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall. 16 And she said unto

them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and

hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned:

and afterward may ye go your way. 17 And the men said unto her,

We [will be] blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us

swear. 18 Behold, [when] we come into the land, thou shalt bind

this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us

down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy

brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee. 19 And

it shall be, [that] whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy

house into the street, his blood [shall be] upon his head, and we

[will be] guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the

house, his blood [shall be] on our head, if [any] hand be upon

him. 20 And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit

of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear. 21 And she said,

According unto your words, so [be] it. And she sent them away, and

they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window. 22

And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three

days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought

[them] throughout all the way, but found [them] not. 23 So the

two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed

over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all [things]

that befell them: 24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD

hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the

inhabitants of the country do faint because of us. 6:22 But

Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country,

Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and

all that she hath, as ye sware unto her. 23 And the young men

that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father,

and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they

brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of

Israel. 24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that [was]

therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass

and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD._

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