Joshua 2:20
New International Version
But if you tell what we are doing, we will be released from the oath you made us swear."

New Living Translation
If you betray us, however, we are not bound by this oath in any way.”

English Standard Version
But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be guiltless with respect to your oath that you have made us swear.”

Berean Study Bible
And if you report our mission, we will be released from the oath you made us swear.”

King James Bible
And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

New King James Version
And if you tell this business of ours, then we will be free from your oath which you made us swear.”

New American Standard Bible
But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be exempt from the oath which you have made us swear.”

NASB 1995
"But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be free from the oath which you have made us swear."

NASB 1977
“But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be free from the oath which you have made us swear.”

Amplified Bible
But if you tell [anyone] this business of ours, we shall be blameless and free from the oath which you made us swear.”

Christian Standard Bible
And if you report our mission, we are free from the oath you made us swear.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if you report our mission, we are free from the oath you made us swear.""

American Standard Version
But if thou utter this our business, then we shall be guiltless of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you will tell this matter, we are pure from the oath which you have made us swear”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if any one should injure us, or betray these our matters, we shall be quit of this thine oath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if thou wilt betray us, and utter this word abroad, we shall be quit of this oath which thou hast made us swear.

English Revised Version
But if thou utter this our business, then we will be guiltless of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

Good News Translation
However, if you tell anyone what we have been doing, then we will not have to keep our promise which you have made us give you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you tell anyone what we're doing here, we will be free from the oath which you made us swear."

International Standard Version
But if you report this incident, we'll be free from the oath to which you've made us swear."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if thou utter this our business, then we will be guiltless of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.'

Literal Standard Version
and if you declare this—our matter, then we have been acquitted from your oath which you have caused us to swear.”

NET Bible
If you should report what we've been up to, we are not bound by this oath you made us swear."

New Heart English Bible
But if you talk about this business of ours, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear."

World English Bible
But if you talk about this business of ours, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear."

Young's Literal Translation
and if thou declare this our matter, then we have been acquitted from thine oath which thou hast caused us to swear.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Promise to Rahab
19If anyone goes out the door of your house into the street, his blood will be on his own head, and we will be innocent. But if a hand is laid on anyone with you in the house, his blood will be on our heads. 20And if you report our mission, we will be released from the oath you made us swear.” 21“Let it be as you say,” she replied, and she sent them away. And when they had gone, she tied the scarlet cord in the window.…

Cross References
Joshua 2:19
If anyone goes out the door of your house into the street, his blood will be on his own head, and we will be innocent. But if a hand is laid on anyone with you in the house, his blood will be on our heads.

Joshua 2:21
"Let it be as you say," she replied, and she sent them away. And when they had gone, she tied the scarlet cord in the window.


Treasury of Scripture

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

And if thou

Proverbs 11:13
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

we will be quit

Joshua 2:17
And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.









Verse 20. - And if thou utter this our business. This was an obvious condition. Rahab's betrayal of the spies could not save Jericho, but it would destroy them, or at least expose them to imminent danger. She would, therefore, by mentioning the matter, deprive herself of all title to protection.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you report
תַּגִּ֖ידִי (tag·gî·ḏî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

our mission,
דְּבָרֵ֣נוּ (də·ḇā·rê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

we will be
וְהָיִ֣ינוּ (wə·hā·yî·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

released
נְקִיִּ֔ם (nə·qî·yim)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 5355: Clean, free from, exempt

from the oath
מִשְּׁבֻעָתֵ֖ךְ (miš·šə·ḇu·‘ā·ṯêḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 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 7650: To seven oneself, swear


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