Joshua 2:6
New International Version
(But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid out on the roof.)

New Living Translation
(Actually, she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them beneath bundles of flax she had laid out.)

English Standard Version
But she had brought them up to the roof and hid them with the stalks of flax that she had laid in order on the roof.

Berean Study Bible
(But Rahab had taken them up to the roof and hidden them among the stalks of flax that she had laid out there.)

New American Standard Bible
But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof.

King James Bible
But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

Christian Standard Bible
But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them among the stalks of flax that she had arranged on the roof.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them among the stalks of flax that she had arranged on the roof.

International Standard Version
But she had taken them up to the roof and had hidden them among stalks of flax that she had laid out in order on the roof.

NET Bible
(Now she had taken them up to the roof and had hidden them in the stalks of flax she had spread out on the roof.)

New Heart English Bible
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(She had taken them up to the roof and covered them with the flax which she had laid up there.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had spread out upon the roof.

New American Standard 1977
But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But she had brought them up to the roof of the house and hid them among the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

King James 2000 Bible
But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

American King James Version
But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.

American Standard Version
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But she had brought them up upon the house, and hid them in the flax-stalks that were spread by her on the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But she made the men go up to the top of her house, and covered them with the stalks of flax, which was there.

Darby Bible Translation
But she had taken them up to the roof, and secreted them under the stalks of flax, which she had laid out on the roof.

English Revised Version
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

Webster's Bible Translation
But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

World English Bible
But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.

Young's Literal Translation
and she hath caused them to go up on the roof, and hideth them with the flax wood, which is arranged for her on the roof.
Study Bible
Rahab Welcomes the Spies
5At dusk, when the gate was about to close, the men went out, and I do not know which way they went. Pursue them quickly, and you may catch them!” 6(But Rahab had taken them up to the roof and hidden them among the stalks of flax that she had laid out there.) 7So the king's men set out in pursuit of the spies along the road to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as they had gone out, the gate was shut.…
Cross References
James 2:25
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute justified by her actions when she welcomed the messengers and sent them off on another route?

Joshua 2:5
At dusk, when the gate was about to close, the men went out, and I do not know which way they went. Pursue them quickly, and you may catch them!"

Joshua 2:7
So the king's men set out in pursuit of the spies along the road to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as they had gone out, the gate was shut.

Joshua 6:25
And Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her father's household and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent to spy out Jericho. So she has lived among the Israelites to this day.

Treasury of Scripture

But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.

to the roof

Joshua 2:8
And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

Exodus 1:15-21
And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: …

Deuteronomy 22:8
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

hid them

Exodus 2:2
And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

2 Samuel 17:19
And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known.

1 Kings 18:4,13
For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.) …







Lexicon
(But [Rahab]
וְהִ֖יא (wə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

had taken them up
הֶעֱלָ֣תַם (he·‘ĕ·lā·ṯam)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to the roof
הַגָּ֑גָה (hag·gā·ḡāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1406: A roof, the top of an altar

and hidden them
וַֽתִּטְמְנֵם֙ (wat·tiṭ·mə·nêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2934: To hide, conceal

among the stalks
הָעֵ֔ץ (hā·‘êṣ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6086: Tree, trees, wood

of flax
בְּפִשְׁתֵּ֣י (bə·p̄iš·tê)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6593: Flax, linen

that she had laid out
הָעֲרֻכ֥וֹת (hā·‘ă·ru·ḵō·wṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

[there].)
הַגָּֽג׃ (hag·gāḡ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1406: A roof, the top of an altar
(6) The stalks of flax.--It is remarked that flax and barley are both early crops (Exodus 9:31), and that the first month (see Joshua 4:19) was the time of barley harvest. (Comp. 2Samuel 21:9.)

Verse 6. - But she had brought them up. Literally, and she caused them to ascend; but our version has very properly (see ver. 4) given the preterite the pluperfect sense here. "Two strangers, Israelites, spies, have a safe harbour provided them, even amongst their enemies, against the proclamation of a king." "Where cannot the God of heaven either find or raise up friends to His own causes and servants?" (Bp. Hall.) To the roof of the house. The flat roofs of Oriental, and even of Greek and Italian houses, are used for all kinds of purposes, especially for drying corn and other things for domestic use (see 1 Samuel 9:25, 26; 2 Samuel 11:2; 2 Samuel 16:22; 2 Kings 23:12. Also Acts 10:9, where the roof is used as a place of retirement and repose). Stalks of flax. Literally, flax of the tree. The word translated flax either of the raw material or of the linen made from it. Here it must mean flax as it came cut from the field; that is, as our version translates it, the stalks of flax (λινοκαλάμη, LXX.), which grows in Egypt to a height of three feet, and may be presumed to have attained a height not much less at Jericho. The word עָרַד which signifies to lay in a row, and is used of the wood on the altar in Genesis 22:9, and of the shew bread in Leviticus 24:6, confirms this view. It is obvious that this would have formed a most sufficient hiding place for the fugitives. "Either faith or friendship are not tried but in extremities. To show countenance to the messengers of God while the publique face of the State smiles upon them, is but a courtesie of course; but to hide our own lives in theirs when they are persecuted is an act which looks for a reward" (Bp. Hall). 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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