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.”

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.

New King James Version
And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men have come here tonight from the children of Israel to search out the country.”

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

NASB 1995
It was told the king of Jericho, saying, "Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land."

NASB 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.”

Amplified Bible
Now the king of Jericho was told, “Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to spy and search out the land.”

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

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it was told the King of Yerikho: “Behold men came here in the night from the sons of Israel to spy 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.

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."

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.

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.

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

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."

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

Literal Standard Version
And it is told to the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men have come in here tonight, from the sons of Israel, to search 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."

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rahab Welcomes the Spies
1Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim, 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 Shittim, 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?











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 935: To come in, come, go in, go

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

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

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

the land.”
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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