Joshua 2:8
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New International Version
Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof

New Living Translation
Before the spies went to sleep that night, Rahab went up on the roof to talk with them.

English Standard Version
Before the men lay down, she came up to them on the roof

Berean Study Bible
Before the spies lay down for the night, Rahab went up on the roof

New American Standard Bible
Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,

King James Bible
And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

Christian Standard Bible
Before the men fell asleep, she went up on the roof

Contemporary English Version
Rahab went back up to her roof. The spies were still awake, so she told them:

Good News Translation
Before the spies settled down for the night, Rahab went up on the roof

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before the men fell asleep, she went up on the roof

International Standard Version
Before the scouts had lain down, she went up to them on the roof

NET Bible
Now before the spies went to sleep, Rahab went up to the roof.

New Heart English Bible
Before they had lain down, she came up to them on the roof;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Before the spies fell asleep, Rahab went up to them on the roof.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

New American Standard 1977
Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And before they went to sleep, she came up unto them upon the roof;

King James 2000 Bible
And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

American King James Version
And before they were laid down, she came up to them on the roof;

American Standard Version
And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The men that were hidden were not yet asleep, when behold the woman went up to them, and said:

Darby Bible Translation
And before they had lain down, she went up to them upon the roof;

English Revised Version
And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

Webster's Bible Translation
And before they had lain down, she came up to them upon the roof;

World English Bible
Before they had laid down, she came up to them on the roof;

Young's Literal Translation
And -- before they lie down -- she hath gone up unto them on the roof,
Study Bible
The Promise to Rahab
8Before the spies lay down for the night, Rahab went up on the roof 9and said to them, “I know that the LORD has given you this land and that the fear of you has fallen on us, so that all the inhabitants of the land are melting in fear of you.…
Cross References
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 2:9
and said to them, "I know that the LORD has given you this land and that the fear of you has fallen on us, so that all the inhabitants of the land are melting in fear of you.

Treasury of Scripture

And before they were laid down, she came up to them on the roof;







Verse 8. - And before they were laid down, i.e., to sleep on the roof, a common practice in the East in summer. And before they were laid down,.... Under the stalks of the flax; or rather, since they are said to be hid in them, before they were fallen asleep, so Kimchi and Abarbinel:

she came up unto them upon the roof; to acquaint them how things were, and to converse with them on the following subjects. Jos 2:8-21. The Covenant between Her and Them.

8-13. she came up unto them upon the roof and said—Rahab's dialogue is full of interest, as showing the universal panic and consternation of the Canaanites on the one hand (Jos 24:11; De 2:25), and her strong convictions on the other, founded on a knowledge of the divine promise, and the stupendous miracles that had opened the way of the Israelites to the confines of the promised land. She was convinced of the supremacy of Jehovah, and her earnest stipulations for the preservation of her relatives amid the perils of the approaching invasion, attest the sincerity and strength of her faith.2:8-21 Rahab had heard of the miracles the Lord wrought for Israel. She believed that his promises would certainly be fulfilled, and his threatenings take effect; and that there was no way of escape but by submitting to him, and joining with his people. The conduct of Rahab proved that she had the real principle of Divine faith. Observe the promises the spies made to her. The goodness of God is often expressed by his kindness and truth, Ps 117:2; in both these we must be followers of him. Those who will be conscientious in keeping promises, are cautious in making them. The spies make needful conditions. The scarlet cord, like the blood upon the doorpost at the passover, recalls to remembrance the sinner's security under the atoning blood of Christ; and that we are to flee thereto for refuge from the wrath of a justly offended God. The same cord Rahab used for the saving of these Israelites, was to be used for her own safety. What we serve and honour God with, we may expect he will bless, and make useful to us.
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