Joshua 2:17
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English Standard Version
The men said to her, “We will be guiltless with respect to this oath of yours that you have made us swear.

King James Bible
And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.

American Standard Version
And the men said unto her, We will be guiltless of this thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said to her: We shall be blameless of this oath, which thou hast made us swear:

English Revised Version
And the men said unto her, We will be guiltless of this thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the men said to her, We will be blameless of this thy oath which thou hast made us swear.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"When we heard this" - Rahab proceeded to tell them, transferring the feelings of her own heart to her countrymen - "our heart did melt" (it was thus that the Hebrew depicted utter despair; "the hearts of the people melted, and became as water," Joshua 7:5), "and there did not remain any more spirit in any one:" i.e., they lost all strength of mind for acting, in consequence of their fear and dread (vid., Joshua 5:1, though in 1 Kings 10:5 this phrase is used to signify being out of one's-self from mere astonishment). "For Jehovah your God is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath." To this confession of faith, to which the Israelites were to be brought through the miraculous help of the Lord (Deuteronomy 4:39), Rahab also attained; although her confession of faith remained so far behind the faith which Moses at that time demanded of Israel, that she only discerned in Jehovah a Deity (Elohim) in heaven and upon earth, and therefore had not yet got rid of her polytheism altogether, however close she had come to a true and full confession of the Lord. But these miracles of divine omnipotence which led the heart of this sinner with its susceptibility for religious truth to true faith, and thus became to her a savour of life unto life, produced nothing but hardness in the unbelieving hearts of the rest of the Canaanites, so that they could not escape the judgment of death.

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Joshua 2:20 And if you utter this our business, then we will be quit of your oath which you have made us to swear.

Genesis 24:3-8 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth...

Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

Leviticus 19:11,12 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another...

Numbers 30:2 If a man vow a vow to the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word...

2 Samuel 21:1,2,7 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered...

Cross References
Genesis 24:8
But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this oath of mine; only you must not take my son back there."

Joshua 2:18
Behold, when we come into the land, you shall tie this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and you shall gather into your house your father and mother, your brothers, and all your father's household.

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