|New International Version (© 2011)|
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
King James Bible
By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
American Standard Version
By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with them that were disobedient, having received the spies with peace.
Young's Literal Translation
by faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with those who disbelieved, having received the spies with peace.
Hebrews 11:31 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The harlot Rahab perished not - See this account Joshua 2:1, Joshua 2:9, Joshua 2:11, and Joshua 6:23, where it is rendered exceedingly probable that the word זונה zonah in Hebrew, and πορνη in Greek, which we translate harlot, should be rendered innkeeper or tavernkeeper, as there is no proper evidence that the person in question was such a woman as our translation represents her. As to her having been a harlot before and converted afterwards, it is a figment of an idle fancy. She was afterwards married to Salmon, a Jewish prince; see Matthew 1:5. And it is extremely incredible that, had she been what we represent her, he would have sought for such an alliance.
Received the spies with peace - Μετ' ειρηνης· The same as בשלום beshalom, giving them a kind welcome, good fare, and protection. After these words the Slavonic adds: Και ἑτερᾳ ὁδῳ εκβαλουσα, and sent them out another way.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Joshua 2:1-22 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...
Joshua 6:22-25 But Joshua had said to the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out there the woman...
Matthew 1:1,5 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham...
James 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
believed not. or, were disobedient.
Hebrews 3:18 And to whom swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient...
1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing...
Joshua 1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister...
Joshua 2:4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men to me, but I knew not from where they were:
Hebrews 11:31 Parallel CommentariesBelieved Death Disbelieved Disobedient Faith Friendly God's Harlot House Killed Loose Notorious Orders Peace Perish Perished Prostitute Rahab Received Sheltered Sinner Spies Unbelieving WelcomedBelieved Death Disbelieved Disobedient Faith Friendly God's Harlot House Killed Loose Notorious Orders Peace Perish Perished Prostitute Rahab Received Sheltered Sinner Spies Unbelieving WelcomedTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Joshua 2:1 Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. "Go, look over the land," he said, "especially Jericho." So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.
Joshua 2:9 and said to them, "I know that the LORD has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you.
Joshua 6:23 So the young men who had done the spying went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother, her brothers and sisters and all who belonged to her. They brought out her entire family and put them in a place outside the camp of Israel.
Joshua 6:25 But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho--and she lives among the Israelites to this day.
Acts 15:33 After spending some time there, they were sent off by the believers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent them.
James 2:25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?