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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Stalks of flax - literally, "the carded fibres of the tree." The flax in Palestine grew to more than three feet in height, with a stalk as thick as a cane. It was probably with the flax stalks, recently cut (compare Exodus 9:31, note) and laid out on the house roof to dry, that Rahab hid the spies.
LibraryGenealogy According to Luke.
^C Luke III. 23-38. ^c 23 And Jesus himself [Luke has been speaking about John the Baptist, he now turns to speak of Jesus himself], when he began to teach, was about thirty years of age [the age when a Levite entered upon God's service--Num. iv. 46, 47], being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son [this may mean that Jesus was grandson of Heli, or that Joseph was counted as a son of Heli because he was his son-in-law] of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?
"It came about when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them."
So the men pursued them on the road to the Jordan to the fords; and as soon as those who were pursuing them had gone out, they shut the gate.
However, Rahab the harlot and her father's household and all she had, Joshua spared; and she has lived in the midst of Israel to this day, for she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
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