Joshua 2:17
New International Version
Now the men had said to her, "This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us

New Living Translation
Before they left, the men told her, "We will be bound by the oath we have taken only if you follow these instructions.

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.

Berean Study Bible
The men said to her, “We will not be bound by this oath you made us swear

New American Standard Bible
The men said to her, "We shall be free from this oath to you which 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.

Christian Standard Bible
The men said to her, "We will be free from this oath you made us swear,

Good News Translation
The men said to her, "We will keep the promise that you have made us give.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men said to her, "We will be free from this oath you made us swear,

International Standard Version
The men replied, "We'll be free from our commitment to you to which you've obligated us

NET Bible
The men said to her, "We are not bound by this oath you made us swear unless the following conditions are met:

New Heart English Bible
The men said to her, "We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men told her, "We will be free from the oath which you made us swear, [if you tell anyone what we're doing here].

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the men said unto her: 'We will be guiltless of this thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

New American Standard 1977
And the men said to her, “We shall be free from this oath to you which you have made us swear,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the men said unto her, We will be exempted of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear in the following manner.

King James 2000 Bible
And the men said unto her, We will be guiltless concerning this your oath which you have made us swear.

American King James Version
And the men said to her, We will be blameless of this your oath which you have 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the men said to her, We are clear of this thy oath.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And the men said to her, We will be quit of this thine 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.

World English Bible
The men said to her, "We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear.

Young's Literal Translation
And the men say unto her, 'We are acquitted of this thine oath which thou hast caused us to swear:
Study Bible
The Promise to Rahab
16“Go to the hill country,” she said, “so that your pursuers will not find you. Hide yourselves there for three days until they have returned; then go on your way.” 17The men said to her, “We will not be bound by this oath you made us swear 18unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother and brothers and all your family into your house.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:8
And if the woman is unwilling to follow you, then you are released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there."

Joshua 2:18
unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother and brothers and all your family into your house.

Treasury of Scripture

And the men said to her, We will be blameless of this your oath which you have made us swear.

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

Genesis 24:3-8
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: …

Exodus 20:7
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.







Lexicon
The men
הָאֲנָשִׁ֑ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

said
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to her,
אֵלֶ֖יהָ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“We
אֲנַ֔חְנוּ (’ă·naḥ·nū)
Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 587: We

will not be bound
נְקִיִּ֣ם (nə·qî·yim)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5355: Clean, free from, exempt

by this
הַזֶּ֖ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

oath
מִשְּׁבֻעָתֵ֥ךְ (miš·šə·ḇu·‘ā·ṯêḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7621: Something sworn, an oath

you made us swear
הִשְׁבַּעְתָּֽנוּ׃ (hiš·ba‘·tā·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person feminine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear
Verse 17. - We will be blameless. Perhaps "we would be blameless," and therefore we make the conditions which follow. Something must be supplied to fill up the sense. The most ordinary rule would be to translate "we are blameless," i.e., by making these conditions. But the former yields a better sense. 2:8-21 Rahab had heard of the miracles the Lord wrought for Israel. She believed that his promises would certainly be fulfilled, and his threatenings take effect; and that there was no way of escape but by submitting to him, and joining with his people. The conduct of Rahab proved that she had the real principle of Divine faith. Observe the promises the spies made to her. The goodness of God is often expressed by his kindness and truth, Ps 117:2; in both these we must be followers of him. Those who will be conscientious in keeping promises, are cautious in making them. The spies make needful conditions. The scarlet cord, like the blood upon the doorpost at the passover, recalls to remembrance the sinner's security under the atoning blood of Christ; and that we are to flee thereto for refuge from the wrath of a justly offended God. The same cord Rahab used for the saving of these Israelites, was to be used for her own safety. What we serve and honour God with, we may expect he will bless, and make useful to us.
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