Joshua 2:12
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New International Version
"Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign

King James Bible
Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token:

Darby Bible Translation
And now, I pray you, swear to me by Jehovah, since I have dealt kindly with you, that ye will also deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a certain sign,

World English Bible
Now therefore, please swear to me by Yahweh, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a true token;

Young's Literal Translation
'And now, swear ye, I pray you, to me by Jehovah -- because I have done with you kindness -- that ye have done, even ye, kindness with the house of my father, and have given to me a true token,

Joshua 2:12 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Swear unto me by the Lord - This is a farther proof that this woman had received considerable instruction in the Jewish faith; she acknowledged the true God by his essential character Jehovah; and knew that an oath in his name was the deepest and most solemn obligation under which a Jew could possibly come. Does not this also refer to the command of God, Thou shalt fear the Lord, and shalt swear by his name? See the note on Deuteronomy 6:13.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

swear

Joshua 9:15,18-20 And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore to them...

1 Samuel 20:14,15,17 And you shall not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not...

1 Samuel 30:15 And David said to him, Can you bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear to me by God, that you will neither kill me...

2 Chronicles 36:13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck...

Jeremiah 12:16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD lives...

that ye will

1 Samuel 20:14-17 And you shall not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not...

1 Samuel 24:21,22 Swear now therefore to me by the LORD, that you will not cut off my seed after me...

Esther 8:6 For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain...

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.

my father's

Joshua 2:13 And that you will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brothers, and my sisters, and all that they have...

Genesis 24:3,9 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth...

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

give me

Joshua 2:18 Behold, when we come into the land, you shall bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which you did let us down by...

Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token on the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you...

Ezekiel 9:4-6 And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through the middle of Jerusalem...

Mark 14:44 And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.

Library
The Country of Jericho, and the Situation of the City.
Here we will borrow Josephus' pencil, "Jericho is seated in a plain, yet a certain barren mountain hangs over it, narrow, indeed, but long; for it runs out northward to the country of Scythopolis,--and southward, to the country of Sodom, and the utmost coast of the Asphaltites." Of this mountain mention is made, Joshua 2:22, where the two spies, sent by Joshua, and received by Rahab, are said to "conceal themselves." "Opposite against this, lies a mountain on the other side Jordan, beginning from
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Hope for the Heathen
Throughout his ministry Isaiah bore a plain testimony concerning God's purpose for the heathen. Other prophets had made mention of the divine plan, but their language was not always understood. To Isaiah it was given to make very plain to Judah the truth that among the Israel of God were to be numbered many who were not descendants of Abraham after the flesh. This teaching was not in harmony with the theology of his age, yet he fearlessly proclaimed the messages given him of God and brought hope
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Genesis 21:23
Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness I have shown to you."

Genesis 40:14
But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison.

Joshua 2:13
that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them--and that you will save us from death."

Joshua 2:18
unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house.

Joshua 2:19
If any of them go outside your house into the street, their blood will be on their own heads; we will not be responsible. As for those who are in the house with you, their blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on them.

Joshua 6:22
Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, "Go into the prostitute's house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her."

Judges 1:24
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."

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