Joshua 2

1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent aout of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and bcame into an harlot's house, named cRahab, and lodged there. 2 And dit 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 eAnd 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 fshe 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 gterror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. 10 For we have heard how the LORD hdried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and iwhat 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 lheard these things, kour hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for jthe LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath. 12 Now therefore, I pray you, mswear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto nmy 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 owe will deal kindly and truly with thee.

15 Then she plet 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 qblameless 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: rand 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 sout 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, this 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 uthe LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.

Cross Ref
1aNum 25:1
bHeb 11:31
Jam 2:25
cMat 1:5
2dPsa 127:1
Pro 21:30
4e2 Sam 17:19
6fExo 1:17
9gDeu 2:25
Exo 15:15
Gen 35:5
10hJos 4:23
iNum 21:24
Num 21:34-35
11jZec 8:23
Zec 8:20
Dan 4:34-35
Psa 83:18
1 Kin 8:60
Deu 4:39
kIsa 13:7
Jos 7:5
Jos 5:1
lExo 15:14-15
12m1 Sam 20:14-15
1 Sam 20:17
nEph 6:1-2
1 Tim 5:8
14oMat 5:7
15pAct 9:25
Heb 11:31
17qExo 20:7
18rGen 7:1
Gen 19:12
Gen 19:17
Jos 6:23
Est 8:6
Act 11:14
2 Tim 1:16
19sNum 35:26-27
tMat 27:25
24uExo 23:31
Jos 6:2
Jos 21:44