New Living Translation
It was by faith that Rahab the prostitute was not destroyed with the people in her city who refused to obey God. For she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.
King James Bible
By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
Darby Bible Translation
By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with the unbelieving, having received the spies in peace.
World English Bible
By faith, Rahab the prostitute, didn't perish with those who were disobedient, having received the spies in peace.
Young's Literal Translation
by faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with those who disbelieved, having received the spies with peace.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:31 Rahab - Though formerly one not of the fairest character.
I do think this triumph of faith over sin is not the least here recorded, but that if there be any superiority ascribable to any one of faith's exploits, this is, in some sense, the greatest of all. What! faith, didst thou fight with hideous lust? What! wouldst thou struggle with the fiery passion which sendeth forth flame from human breasts? What! wouldst thou touch with thy hallowed fingers foul and bestial debauchery? "Yea," says faith, "I did encounter this abomination of iniquity; I delivered …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Noah's Faith, Fear, Obedience, and Salvation
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Then Joshua secretly sent out two spies from the Israelite camp at Acacia Grove. He instructed them, "Scout out the land on the other side of the Jordan River, especially around Jericho." So the two men set out and came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there that night.
"I know the LORD has given you this land," she told them. "We are all afraid of you. Everyone in the land is living in terror.
The men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, mother, brothers, and all the other relatives who were with her. They moved her whole family to a safe place near the camp of Israel.
So Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute and her relatives who were with her in the house, because she had hidden the spies Joshua sent to Jericho. And she lives among the Israelites to this day.
They stayed for a while, and then the believers sent them back to the church in Jerusalem with a blessing of peace.
Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road.
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