Joshua 2:12
Good News Translation
Now swear by him that you will treat my family as kindly as I have treated you, and give me some sign that I can trust you.

Contemporary English Version
Please promise me in the LORD's name that you will be as kind to my family as I have been to you. Do something to show

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now, therefore, swear ye to me by the Lord, that as I have shewed mercy to you, so you also will shew mercy to my father's house: and give me a true token.

New American Bible
Now then, swear to me by the LORD that, since I am showing kindness to you, you in turn will show kindness to my family. Give me a reliable sign

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now, therefore, swear ye to me by the Lord, that as I have shewed mercy to you, so you also will shew mercy to my father's house: and give me a true token.

swear

Joshua 9:15,18-20 And Joshua made peace with them, and entering into a league, promised that they should not be slain: the princes also of the multitude swore to them. . . .

1 Samuel 20:14,15,17 And if I live, thou shalt shew me the kindness of the Lord: but if I die, . . .

1 Samuel 30:15 And David said to him: Canst thou bring me to this company? and he said: Swear to me by God, that thou wilt not kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee to this company. And David swore to him.

2 Chronicles 36:13 He also revolted from king Nabuchodonosor, who had made him swear by God: and he hardened his neck and his heart, from returning to the Lord the God of Israel.

Jeremiah 12:16 And it shall come to pass, if they will be taught, and will learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name: The Lord liveth, as they have taught my people to swear by Baal: that they shall be built up in the midst of my people.

that ye will

1 Samuel 20:14-17 And if I live, thou shalt shew me the kindness of the Lord: but if I die, . . .

1 Samuel 24:21,22 Swear to me by the Lord, that thou wilt not destroy my seed after me, nor take away my name from the house of my father. . . .

Esther 8:6 For how can I endure the murdering and slaughter of my people?

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus: because he hath often refreshed me and hath not been ashamed of my chain: . . .

James 2:13 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.

my father's

Joshua 2:13 That you will save my father and mother, my brethren and sisters, and all things that are theirs, and deliver our souls from death.

Genesis 24:3,9 That I may make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that thou take not a wife for my son, of the daughters of the Chanaanites, among whom I dwell: . . .

Romans 1:31 Foolish, dissolute: without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any man have not care of his own and especially of those of his house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.

give me

Joshua 2:18 If, when we come into the land, this scarlet cord be a sign, and thou tie it in the window, by which thou hast let us down: and gather together thy father and mother, and brethren, and all thy kindred into thy house.

Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be unto you for a sign in the houses where you shall be; and I shall see the blood, and shall pass over you; and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I shall strike the land of Egypt.

Ezekiel 9:4-6 And the Lord said to him: Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem: and mark Thau upon the foreheads of the men that sigh, and mourn for all the abominations that are committed in the midst thereof. . . .

Mark 14:44 And he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he. Lay hold on him: and lead him away carefully.

Context
The Promise to Rahab
11And at the hearing these things, we were affrighted, and our heart fainted away, neither did there remain any spirit in us, at your coming in: for the Lord your God he is God in heaven above, and in the earth beneath. 12Now, therefore, swear ye to me by the Lord, that as I have shewed mercy to you, so you also will shew mercy to my father's house: and give me a true token.13That you will save my father and mother, my brethren and sisters, and all things that are theirs, and deliver our souls from death.…
Cross References
Genesis 21:23
Swear therefore by God, that thou wilt not hurt me, nor my posterity, nor my stock: but according to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land wherein thou hast lived a stranger.

Genesis 40:14
Only remember me when it shall be well with thee, and do me this kindness: to put Pharao in mind to take me out of this prison:

Joshua 2:13
That you will save my father and mother, my brethren and sisters, and all things that are theirs, and deliver our souls from death.

Joshua 2:18
If, when we come into the land, this scarlet cord be a sign, and thou tie it in the window, by which thou hast let us down: and gather together thy father and mother, and brethren, and all thy kindred into thy house.

Joshua 2:19
Whosoever shall go out of the door of thy house, his blood shall be upon his own head, and we shall be quit. But the blood of all that shall be with thee in the house, shall light upon our head, if any man touch them.

Joshua 6:22
But Joshua said to the two men that had been sent for spies: Go into the harlot's house, and bring her out, and all things that are hers, as you assured her by oath.

Judges 1:24
They saw a man coming out of the city, and they said to him: Shew us the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy.

Additional Translations
Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD that you will indeed show kindness to my family because I showed kindness to you. Give me a sure signNow therefore, I pray you, swear to me by the LORD, since I have showed you kindness, that you will also show kindness to my father's house, and give me a true token:

Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by Jehovah, since I have dealt kindly with you, that ye also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a true token;

And now swear to me by the Lord God; since I deal mercifully with you, so do ye also deal mercifully with the house of my father:

And now, I pray you, swear to me by Jehovah, since I have dealt kindly with you, that ye will also deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a certain sign,

Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have dealt kindly with you, that ye also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a true token:

Now therefore, I pray you, swear to me by the LORD, since I have showed you kindness, that ye will also show kindness to my father's house, and give me a true token:

Now therefore, please swear to me by Yahweh, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a true token;

'And now, swear ye, I pray you, to me by Jehovah -- because I have done with you kindness -- that ye have done, even ye, kindness with the house of my father, and have given to me a true token,
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