Joshua 2:22
New International Version
When they left, they went into the hills and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had searched all along the road and returned without finding them.

New Living Translation
The spies went up into the hill country and stayed there three days. The men who were chasing them searched everywhere along the road, but they finally returned without success.

English Standard Version
They departed and went into the hills and remained there three days until the pursuers returned, and the pursuers searched all along the way and found nothing.

Berean Study Bible
So the spies went out into the hill country and stayed there three days, until their pursuers had returned without finding them, having searched all along the road.

King James Bible
And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.

New King James Version
They departed and went to the mountain, and stayed there three days until the pursuers returned. The pursuers sought them all along the way, but did not find them.

New American Standard Bible
So they departed and came to the hill country, and remained there for three days, until the pursuers returned. Now the pursuers had searched for them all along the road, but had not found them.

NASB 1995
They departed and came to the hill country, and remained there for three days until the pursuers returned. Now the pursuers had sought them all along the road, but had not found them.

NASB 1977
And they departed and came to the hill country, and remained there for three days until the pursuers returned. Now the pursuers had sought them all along the road, but had not found them.

Amplified Bible
They left and went [on their way] to the hill country [west of Jericho], and stayed there [hidden in the caves] three days until the pursuers returned. The pursuers had searched all along the road but had not found them.

Christian Standard Bible
So the two men went into the hill country and stayed there three days until the pursuers had returned. They searched all along the way, but did not find them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the two men went into the hill country and stayed there three days until the pursuers had returned. They searched all along the way, but did not find them.

American Standard Version
And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they went to the mountain and they stayed there three days until those who had gone after them returned, and those who had gone after them searched for them on every road, and when they did not find them, they themselves returned

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they came to the hill-country, and remained there three days; and the pursuers searched all the roads, and found them not.

Contemporary English Version
The spies hid in the hills for three days while the king's soldiers looked for them along the roads. As soon as the soldiers gave up and returned to Jericho,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they went and came to the mountains, and stayed there three days till they that pursued them were returned. For having sought them through all the way, they found them not.

English Revised Version
And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.

Good News Translation
The spies went into the hills and hid. The king's men looked for them all over the countryside for three days, but they did not find them, so they returned to Jericho.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men went to the mountains and stayed there for three days until the king's men returned to Jericho. The king's men had searched for them all along the road but had not found them.

International Standard Version
The scouts left for the hill country and remained there for three days until the search party returned. The search party searched the entire road, but was unable to find them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned; and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.

Literal Standard Version
And they go, and come to the mountain, and abide there three days until the pursuers have turned back; and the pursuers seek in all the way, and have not found.

NET Bible
They went to the hill country and stayed there for three days, long enough for those chasing them to return. Their pursuers looked all along the way but did not find them.

New Heart English Bible
They went, and came to the mountain, and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had returned. The pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but did not find them.

World English Bible
They went, and came to the mountain, and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had returned. The pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but didn't find them.

Young's Literal Translation
And they go, and come in to the mountain, and abide there three days until the pursuers have turned back; and the pursuers seek in all the way, and have not found.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Promise to Rahab
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. 22 So the spies went out into the hill country and stayed there three days, until their pursuers had returned without finding them, having searched all along the road. 23Then the two men started back, came down from the hill country, and crossed the river. So they came to Joshua son of Nun and reported all that had happened to them.…

Cross References
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.

Joshua 2:23
Then the two men started back, came down from the hill country, and crossed the river. So they came to Joshua son of Nun and reported all that had happened to them.


Treasury of Scripture

And they went, and came to the mountain, and stayed there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.

found them not

1 Samuel 19:10-12
And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night…

2 Samuel 17:20
And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house, they said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.

Psalm 32:6,7
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him…









(22) Three days--i.e., probably until the completion of three days from the commencement of their mission, according to the usual inclusive reckoning of the Old Testament.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the [spies] went out
וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

into the hill country
הָהָ֔רָה (hā·hā·rāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

and stayed
וַיֵּ֤שְׁבוּ (way·yê·šə·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

there
שָׁם֙ (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

three
שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

days,
יָמִ֔ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

their pursuers
הָרֹדְפִ֑ים (hā·rō·ḏə·p̄îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

had returned
שָׁ֖בוּ (šā·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

without
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

finding them,
מָצָֽאוּ׃ (mā·ṣā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

having searched
וַיְבַקְשׁ֧וּ (way·ḇaq·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

along the road.
הַדֶּ֖רֶךְ (had·de·reḵ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action


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