Joshua 2:8
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

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

New King James Version
Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,

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

NASB 1995
Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,

NASB 1977
Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,

Amplified Bible
Now before the two men lay down [to sleep], Rahab came up to them on the roof,

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they still had not fallen asleep, and she went up to them on the roof

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass when the men who pursued after them were gone forth, and before the spies had lain down to sleep, that she came up to them on the top of the house;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And before they lie down, she has gone 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;

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 who dwell in 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 who dwell in 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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Before
טֶ֣רֶם (ṭe·rem)
Adverb
Strong's 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

[the spies]
וְהֵ֖מָּה (wə·hêm·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

lay down for the night,
יִשְׁכָּב֑וּן (yiš·kā·ḇūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 7901: To lie down

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

went up
עָלְתָ֥ה (‘ā·lə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

on
עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the roof
הַגָּֽג׃ (hag·gāḡ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1406: A roof, the top of an altar


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