Joshua 2:2
New International Version
The king of Jericho was told, "Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land."

New Living Translation
But someone told the king of Jericho, “Some Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.”

English Standard Version
And it was told to the king of Jericho, “Behold, men of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land.”

Berean Study Bible
And it was reported to the king of Jericho: “Behold, some men of Israel have come here tonight to spy out the land.”

New American Standard Bible
It was told the king of Jericho, saying, "Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land."

King James Bible
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.

Christian Standard Bible
The king of Jericho was told, "Look, some of the Israelite men have come here tonight to investigate the land."

Contemporary English Version
But someone found out about them and told the king of Jericho, "Some Israelite men came here tonight, and they are spies."

Good News Translation
The king of Jericho heard that some Israelites had come that night to spy out the country,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king of Jericho was told, "Look, some of the Israelite men have come here tonight to investigate the land."

International Standard Version
Then the king of Jericho was told, "Look! Israeli men arrived tonight to scout out the land."

NET Bible
The king of Jericho received this report: "Note well! Israelite men have come here tonight to spy on the land."

New Heart English Bible
The king of Jericho was told, "Look, men of the children of Israel came in here to spy out the land."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king of Jericho was told, "Some Israelites have entered the city tonight. They came to gather information about our land."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying: 'Behold, there came men in hither to-night of the children of Israel to search out the land.'

New American Standard 1977
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, men of the sons of Israel have come here this night to spy out the land.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in here tonight of the children of Israel to search out the country.

American King James Version
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in here to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.

American Standard Version
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to-night of the children of Israel to search out the land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An it was reported to the king of Jericho, saying, Men of the sons of Israel have come in hither to spy the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was told the king of Jericho, and was said : Behold there are men come in hither, by night, of the children of Israel, to spy the land.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, men have come hither to-night from the children of Israel to search out the land.

English Revised Version
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to-night of the children of Israel to search out the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to-night of the children of Israel, to search out the country.

World English Bible
The king of Jericho was told, "Behold, men of the children of Israel came in here tonight to spy out the land."

Young's Literal Translation
And it is told to the king of Jericho, saying, 'Lo, men have come in hither to-night, from the sons of Israel, to search the land.
Study Bible
Rahab Welcomes the Spies
1Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Acacia Grove, saying, “Go, inspect the land, especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. 2And it was reported to the king of Jericho: “Behold, some men of Israel have come here tonight to spy out the land.” 3So the king of Jericho sent to Rahab and said, “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, for they have come to spy out the whole land.”…
Cross References
Joshua 2:1
Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Acacia Grove, saying, "Go, inspect the land, especially Jericho." So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.

Joshua 2:3
So the king of Jericho sent to Rahab and said, "Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, for they have come to spy out the whole land."

Treasury of Scripture

And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in here to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.

told the king

Psalm 127:1
A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

Proverbs 21:30
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Isaiah 43:13
Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?







Lexicon
And it was reported
וַיֵּ֣אָמַ֔ר (way·yê·’ā·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to the king
לְמֶ֥לֶךְ (lə·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Jericho:
יְרִיח֖וֹ (yə·rî·ḥōw)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3405: Jericho -- a city in the Jordan Valley captured by Joshua

“Behold,
הִנֵּ֣ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

some men
אֲ֠נָשִׁים (’ă·nā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

have come
בָּ֣אוּ (bā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

here
הֵ֧נָּה (hên·nāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2008: Hither, thither

tonight
הַלַּ֛יְלָה (hal·lay·lāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

to spy out
לַחְפֹּ֥ר (laḥ·pōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2658: To pry into, to delve, to explore

the land.”
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
2:1-7 Faith in God's promises ought not to do away, but to encourage our diligence in the use of proper means. The providence of God directed the spies to the house of Rahab. God knew where there was one that would be true to them, though they did not. Rahab appears to have been an innkeeper; and if she had formerly been one of bad life, which is doubtful, she had left her evil courses. That which seems to us most accidental, is often overruled by the Divine providence to serve great ends. It was by faith that Rahab received those with peace, against whom her king and country had war. We are sure this was a good work; it is so spoken of by the apostle, Jas 2:25; and she did it by faith, such a faith as set her above the fear of man. Those only are true believers, who find in their hearts to venture for God; they take his people for their people, and cast in their lot among them. The spies were led by the special providence of God, and Rahab entertained them out of regard to Israel and Israel's God, and not for lucre or for any evil purpose. Though excuses may be offered for the guilt of Rahab's falsehood, it seems best to admit nothing which tends to explain it away. Her views of the Divine law must have been very dim: a falsehood like this, told by those who enjoy the light of revelation, whatever the motive, would deserve heavy censure.
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