New International Version
But if you tell what we are doing, we will be released from the oath you made us swear."
King James Bible
And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.
Darby Bible Translation
And if thou make known this our business, we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
World English Bible
But if you talk about this business of ours, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear."
Young's Literal Translation
and if thou declare this our matter, then we have been acquitted from thine oath which thou hast caused us to swear.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If thou utter this our business - It was prudent to make her life depend on her secresy; had it been otherwise she might have been tempted to give information, not only concerning the spies, but concerning the designs of the Israelites. But her life being at stake, added to every other motive, she kept the secret for the sake of her own personal safety and that of all her relatives.
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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 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.
"Agreed," she replied. "Let it be as you say." So she sent them away, and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.
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