Joshua 2:19
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New International Version
If any of them go outside your house into the street, their blood will be on their own heads; we will not be responsible. As for those who are in the house with you, their blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on them.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
and it shall be, that whoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, -- his blood shall be upon his head, and we shall be innocent; but every one who shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be upon our head, if any hand be upon him.

World English Bible
It shall be that whoever goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood will be on his head, and we will be guiltless. Whoever is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand is on him.

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath been, any one who goeth out from the doors of thy house without, his blood is on his head, and we are innocent; and any one who is with thee in the house, his blood is on our head, if a hand is on him;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

This line of scarlet thread - תקות חוט השני tikvath chut hashshani. Probably this may mean, this piece of scarlet cloth, or, this cloth (made) of scarlet thread. When the Israelites took the city this piece of red cloth seems to have been hung out of the window by way of flag; and this was the sign on which she and the spies had agreed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Exodus 12:13,23 And the blood shall be to you for a token on the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you...

Numbers 35:26-28 But if the slayer shall at any time come without the border of the city of his refuge, where he was fled...

1 Kings 2:36-42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said to him, Build you an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there...

Matthew 24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Acts 27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, you cannot be saved.

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God...

1 John 2:27,28 But the anointing which you have received of him stays in you, and you need not that any man teach you...

street, his blood

Leviticus 20:8,11 And you shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you...

2 Samuel 1:16 And David said to him, Your blood be on your head; for your mouth has testified against you, saying, I have slain the LORD's anointed.

2 Samuel 3:28,29 And afterward when David heard it, he said...

Ezekiel 33:4,5 Then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet, and takes not warning; if the sword come, and take him away...

Matthew 27:24,25 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water...

Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said to them, Your blood be on your own heads; I am clean...

Acts 20:26 Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

house, his blood

Joshua 2:14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if you utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD has given us the land...

2 Samuel 4:11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed?...

1 Kings 2:32 And the LORD shall return his blood on his own head, who fell on two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword...

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

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The Country of Jericho, and the Situation of the City.
Here we will borrow Josephus' pencil, "Jericho is seated in a plain, yet a certain barren mountain hangs over it, narrow, indeed, but long; for it runs out northward to the country of Scythopolis,--and southward, to the country of Sodom, and the utmost coast of the Asphaltites." Of this mountain mention is made, Joshua 2:22, where the two spies, sent by Joshua, and received by Rahab, are said to "conceal themselves." "Opposite against this, lies a mountain on the other side Jordan, beginning from
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Hope for the Heathen
Throughout his ministry Isaiah bore a plain testimony concerning God's purpose for the heathen. Other prophets had made mention of the divine plan, but their language was not always understood. To Isaiah it was given to make very plain to Judah the truth that among the Israel of God were to be numbered many who were not descendants of Abraham after the flesh. This teaching was not in harmony with the theology of his age, yet he fearlessly proclaimed the messages given him of God and brought hope
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Matthew 27:25
All the people answered, "His blood is on us and on our children!"

Joshua 2:12
"Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign

Joshua 2:20
But if you tell what we are doing, we will be released from the oath you made us swear."

1 Kings 2:37
The day you leave and cross the Kidron Valley, you can be sure you will die; your blood will be on your own head."

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