New International Version
Now the men had said to her, "This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us
King James Bible
And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
Darby Bible Translation
And the men said to her, We will be quit of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
World English Bible
The men said to her, "We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear.
Young's Literal Translation
And the men say unto her, 'We are acquitted of this thine oath which thou hast caused us to swear:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hide yourselves there three days - They were to travel by night, and hide themselves in the day-time; otherwise they might have been discovered by the pursuers who were in search of them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe 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
If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there."
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.
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