New International Version
So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared the man and his whole family.
King James Bible
And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family.
Darby Bible Translation
And he shewed them how to enter into the city. And they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family.
World English Bible
He showed them the entrance into the city; and they struck the city with the edge of the sword; but they let the man go and all his family.
Young's Literal Translation
And he sheweth them the entrance of the city, and they smite the city by the mouth of the sword, and the man and all his family they have sent away;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Show us - the entrance into the city - Taken in whatever light we choose, the conduct of this man was execrable. He was a traitor to his country, and he was accessary to the destruction of the lives and property of his fellow citizens, which he most sinfully betrayed, in order to save his own. According to the rules and laws of war, the children of Judah might avail themselves of such men and their information; but this does not lessen, on the side of this traitor, the turpitude of the action.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Historical Books.
1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho--and she lives among the Israelites to this day.
He then went to the land of the Hittites, where he built a city and called it Luz, which is its name to this day.
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