Judges 1:24
New International Version
the spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, "Show us how to get into the city and we will see that you are treated well."

New Living Translation
They confronted a man coming out of the town and said to him, "Show us a way into the town, and we will have mercy on you."

English Standard Version
And the spies saw a man coming out of the city, and they said to him, “Please show us the way into the city, and we will deal kindly with you.”

Berean Study Bible
and when the spies saw a man coming out of the city, they said to him, “Please show us how to get into the city, and we will treat you kindly.”

New American Standard Bible
The spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, "Please show us the entrance to the city and we will treat you kindly."

King James Bible
And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy.

Christian Standard Bible
The spies saw a man coming out of the town and said to him, "Please show us how to get into town, and we will show you kindness."

Contemporary English Version
While the spies were watching the town, a man came out, and they told him, "If you show us how our army can get into the town, we will make sure that you aren't harmed."

Good News Translation
who saw a man leaving and said to him, "Show us how to get into the city, and we won't hurt you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The spies saw a man coming out of the town and said to him, "Please show us how to get into town, and we will treat you well."

International Standard Version
The scouts observed a man coming out of the city and they promised him, "Please show us the entrance to the city and we'll deal kindly with you."

NET Bible
the spies spotted a man leaving the city. They said to him, "If you show us a secret entrance into the city, we will reward you."

New Heart English Bible
And the spies saw a man coming out of the city, and they captured him, and they said to him, "Please show us the entrance into the city, and we will show you mercy."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The spies saw a man coming out of the city. They told him, "Show us how we can get into the city, and we'll treat you kindly."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him: 'Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with thee.'

New American Standard 1977
And the spies saw a man coming out of the city, and they said to him, “Please show us the entrance to the city and we will treat you kindly.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will show thee mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Show us, we pray you, the entrance into the city, and we will show you mercy.

American King James Version
And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said to him, Show us, we pray you, the entrance into the city, and we will show you mercy.

American Standard Version
And the watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They saw a man coming out of the city, and they said to him: Shew us the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
And the guards saw a man come forth out of the city, and said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, how [we] may enter into the city, and we will shew thee kindness.

English Revised Version
And the watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the spies saw a man coming out of the city, and they said to him, Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will show thee mercy.

World English Bible
The watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said to him, "Please show us the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with you."

Young's Literal Translation
and the watchers see a man coming out from the city, and say to him, 'Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance of the city, and we have done with thee kindness.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Jerusalem and Hebron Captured
23They sent spies to Bethel (formerly known as Luz), 24and when the spies saw a man coming out of the city, they said to him, “Please show us how to get into the city, and we will treat you kindly.” 25So the man showed them the entrance to the city, and they put the city to the sword but released that man and all his family.…
Cross References
Joshua 2:12
Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD that you will indeed show kindness to my family because I showed kindness to you. Give me a sure sign

Judges 1:25
So the man showed them the entrance to the city, and they put the city to the sword but released that man and all his family.

Treasury of Scripture

And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said to him, Show us, we pray you, the entrance into the city, and we will show you mercy.

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Joshua 2:12-14 Now therefore, I pray you, swear to me by the LORD, since I have …

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Lexicon
and when the spies
הַשֹּׁ֣מְרִ֔ים (haš·šō·mə·rîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

saw
וַיִּרְאוּ֙ (way·yir·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

a man
אִ֖ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

coming out
יוֹצֵ֣א (yō·w·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

of
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the city,
הָעִ֑יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

they said
וַיֹּ֣אמְרוּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to him,
ל֗וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

“Please
נָא֙ (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

show
הַרְאֵ֤נוּ (har·’ê·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

us how to get into
מְב֣וֹא (mə·ḇō·w)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3996: An entrance, sunset, the west, towards

the city,
הָעִ֔יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

and we will treat
וְעָשִׂ֥ינוּ (wə·‘ā·śî·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

you
עִמְּךָ֖ (‘im·mə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

kindly.”
חָֽסֶד׃ (ḥā·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty
(24) The spies.--Perhaps, rather, the scouts of the blockading squadron. The Israelites, like most ancient nations, were little able to take cities by storm, and relied either on blockade or on internal treachery.

Saw a man come forth.--Probably he stole out secretly, and was seized by the scouts. Similarly the Persians took Sardis by seizing a path used by a man who had dropped his helmet, and descended the hill fortress to pick it up (Herod. i. 84).

We will shew thee mercy.--They bribed him. with the promise of personal safety. (Compare Joshua 2:12; Joshua 2:6)

Verse 24. - We will show thee mercy. Compare the saving of Rahab alive, with all her house, at the taking of Jericho (Joshua 6:23). This history is not preserved in the parallel place in Joshua 16. 1:21-36 The people of Israel were very careless of their duty and interest. Owing to slothfulness and cowardice, they would not be at the pains to complete their conquests. It was also owing to their covetousness: they were willing to let the Canaanites live among them, that they might make advantage of them. They had not the dread and detestation of idolatry they ought to have had. The same unbelief that kept their fathers forty years out of Canaan, kept them now out of the full possession of it. Distrust of the power and promise of God deprived them of advantages, and brought them into troubles. Thus many a believer who begins well is hindered. His graces languish, his lusts revive, Satan plies him with suitable temptations, the world recovers its hold; he brings guilt into his conscience, anguish into his heart, discredit on his character, and reproach on the gospel. Though he may have sharp rebukes, and be so recovered that he does not perish, yet he will have deeply to lament his folly through his remaining days; and upon his dying bed to mourn over the opportunities of glorifying God and serving the church he has lost. We can have no fellowship with the enemies of God within us or around us, but to our hurt; therefore our only wisdom is to maintain unceasing war against them.
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