ContextThe Promise to Rahab
15Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall, so that she was living on the wall. 16She said to them, Go to the hill country, so that the pursuers will not happen upon you, and hide yourselves there for three days until the pursuers return. Then afterward you may go on your way. 17The men said to her, We shall be free from this oath to you which you have made us swear, 18unless, when we come into the land, you tie this cord of scarlet thread in the window through which you let us down, and gather to yourself into the house your father and your mother and your brothers and all your fathers household. 19It shall come about that anyone who goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head, and we shall be free; but anyone who is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head if a hand is laid on him. 20But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be free from the oath which you have made us swear. 21She said, According to your words, so be it. So she sent them away, and they departed; and she tied the scarlet cord in the window.
22They departed and came to the hill country, and remained there for three days until the pursuers returned. Now the pursuers had sought them all along the road, but had not found them. 23Then the two men returned and came down from the hill country and crossed over and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and they related to him all that had happened to them. 24They said to Joshua, Surely the LORD has given all the land into our hands; moreover, all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before us.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the side of the wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
Then she let them down with a cord out of a window: for her house joined close to the wall.
Darby Bible Translation
And she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was upon the city-wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
English Revised Version
Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
Webster's Bible Translation
Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town-wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
World English Bible
Then she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was on the side of the wall, and she lived on the wall.
Young's Literal Translation
And she causeth them to go down by a rope through the window, for her house is in the side of the wall, and in the wall she is dwelling;
LibraryThe 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 …
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