Joshua 2:14
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"Our lives for your lives!" the men assured her. "If you don't tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the LORD gives us the land."

King James Bible
And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And the men said to her, Our lives shall pay for yours, if ye do not make this our business known; and it shall be when Jehovah shall give us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

World English Bible
The men said to her, "Our life for yours, if you don't talk about this business of ours; and it shall be, when Yahweh gives us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with you."

Young's Literal Translation
And the men say to her, 'Our soul for yours -- to die; if ye declare not this our matter, then it hath been, in Jehovah's giving to us this land, that we have done with thee kindness and truth.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Our life for yours - "May our life be destroyed if we suffer yours to be injured!" This is what was anciently called in our country pledging - staking, a man's life for that of his neighbor or friend.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for your's [heb] instead of you to die

1 Kings 20:39 And as the king passed by, he cried to the king: and he said, Your servant went out into the middle of the battle; and, behold...

when the Lord

Joshua 6:17,25 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live...

Genesis 24:49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand...

Numbers 10:29-32 And Moses said to Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying to the place of which the LORD said...

Judges 1:24,25 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...

1 Samuel 20:8 Therefore you shall deal kindly with your servant; for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the LORD with you...

2 Samuel 9:1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

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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 24:49
Now if you will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so I may know which way to turn."

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 2:15
So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall.

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