Joshua 2

CLV(i) 1 And Joshua son of Nun sends from Shittim, two men, spies, silently, saying, `Go, see the land--and Jericho;' and they go and come into the house of a woman, a harlot, and her name [is] Rahab, and they lie down there. 2 And it is told to the king of Jericho, saying, `Lo, men have come in hither to-night, from the sons of Israel, to search the land. 3 And the king of Jericho sends unto Rahab, saying, `Bring out the men who are coming in unto you, who have come into your house, for to search the whole of the land they have come in. 4 And the woman takes the two men, and hides them, and said thus:`The men came in unto me, and I have not known whence they [are];" 5 and it comes to pass--the gate is to [be] shut--in the dark, and the men have gone out; I have not known whither the men have gone; pursue you, hasten after them, for you overtake them;. 6 and she has caused them to go up on the roof, and hides them with the flax wood, which is arranged for her on the roof. 7 And the men have pursued after them the way of the Jordan, by the fords, and the gate they have shut afterwards, when the pursuers have gone out after them. 8 And--before they lie down--she has gone up unto them on the roof, 9 and she said unto the men, `I have known that Yahweh has given to you the land, and that your terror has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted at your presence. 10 `For we have heard how Yahweh dried up the waters of the Red Sea at your presence, in your going out of Egypt, and that which you have done to the two kings of the Amorite who [are] beyond the Jordan; to Sihon and to Og whom you devoted. 11 And we hear, and melt does our heart, and there has not stood any more spirit in [any] man, from your presence, for Yahweh your Elohim, He [is] Elohim in the heavens above, and on the earth beneath. 12 `And now, swear you, I pray you, to me by Yahweh--because I have done with you kindness--that you have done, even you, kindness with the house of my father, and have given to me a true token, 13 and have kept alive my father, and my mother, and my brothers, and my sisters, and all that they have, and have delivered our souls from death.. 14 And the men say to her, `Our soul for yours--to die; if you declare not this our matter, then it has been, in Yahweh's giving to us this land, that we have done with you kindness and truth.. 15 And she causes them to go down by a rope through the window, for her house [is] in the side of the wall, and in the wall she [is] dwelling;" 16 and she said to them, `To the mountain go, lest the pursuers come upon you; and you have been hidden there three days till the turning back of the pursuers, and afterwards you go on your way.. 17 And the men say unto her, `We are acquitted of this your oath which you have caused us to swear. 18 lo, we are coming into the land, this line of scarlet thread you do bind to the window by which you have caused us to go down, and your father, and your mother, and your brethren, and all the house of your father you do gather unto you, to the house;" 19 and it has been, any one who goes out from the doors of your house without, his blood [is] on his head, and we are innocent; and any one who is with you in the house, his blood [is] on our head, if a hand is on him;" 20 and if you declare this our matter, then we have been acquitted from your oath which you have caused us to swear.. 21 And she said, `According unto your words, so it [is];' and she sends them away, and they go; and she binds the scarlet line to the window. 22 And they go, and come in to the mountain, and abide there three days until the pursuers have turned back; and the pursuers seek in all the way, and have not found. 23 And the two men turn back, and come down from the hill, and pass over, and come in unto Joshua son of Nun, and recount to him all that has come upon them;" 24 and they say unto Joshua, `Surely Yahweh has given into our hand all the land; and also, all the inhabitants of the land have melted at our presence..