Joshua 2:6
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New International Version
(But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid out on the roof.)

New Living Translation
(Actually, she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them beneath bundles of flax she had laid out.)

English Standard Version
But she had brought them up to the roof and hid them with the stalks of flax that she had laid in order on the roof.

New American Standard Bible
But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them among the stalks of flax that she had arranged on the roof.

International Standard Version
But she had taken them up to the roof and had hidden them among stalks of flax that she had laid out in order on the roof.

NET Bible
(Now she had taken them up to the roof and had hidden them in the stalks of flax she had spread out on the roof.)

New Heart English Bible
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(She had taken them up to the roof and covered them with the flax which she had laid up there.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had spread out upon the roof.

New American Standard 1977
But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But she had brought them up to the roof of the house and hid them among the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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 on the roof.

American Standard Version
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But she made the men go up to the top of her house, and covered them with the stalks of flax, which was there.

Darby Bible Translation
But she had taken them up to the roof, and secreted them under the stalks of flax, which she had laid out on the roof.

English Revised Version
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.

Young's Literal Translation
and she hath caused them to go up on the roof, and hideth them with the flax wood, which is arranged for her on the roof.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-7 Faith in God's promises ought not to do away, but to encourage our diligence in the use of proper means. The providence of God directed the spies to the house of Rahab. God knew where there was one that would be true to them, though they did not. Rahab appears to have been an innkeeper; and if she had formerly been one of bad life, which is doubtful, she had left her evil courses. That which seems to us most accidental, is often overruled by the Divine providence to serve great ends. It was by faith that Rahab received those with peace, against whom her king and country had war. We are sure this was a good work; it is so spoken of by the apostle, Jas 2:25; and she did it by faith, such a faith as set her above the fear of man. Those only are true believers, who find in their hearts to venture for God; they take his people for their people, and cast in their lot among them. The spies were led by the special providence of God, and Rahab entertained them out of regard to Israel and Israel's God, and not for lucre or for any evil purpose. Though excuses may be offered for the guilt of Rahab's falsehood, it seems best to admit nothing which tends to explain it away. Her views of the Divine law must have been very dim: a falsehood like this, told by those who enjoy the light of revelation, whatever the motive, would deserve heavy censure.
Study Bible
Rahab Welcomes the Spies
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." 6But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof. 7So 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.…
Cross References
James 2:25
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute justified by her actions when she welcomed the messengers and sent them off on another route?

Joshua 2:5
"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."

Joshua 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.

Joshua 6:25
However, Rahab the harlot and her father's household and all she had, Joshua spared; and she has lived in the midst of Israel to this day, for she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
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