The Land of Jericho – Joshua 2


Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two  men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho.  And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named  Rahab, and lodged there. 

Joshua 2:2 And it was told the king of  Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night  of the children of Israel to search out the country. 

Joshua 2:3  And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth  the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine  house: for they be come to search out all the country. 

Joshua 2:4  And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said  thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they  were: 

Joshua 2:5 And it came to pass about the time of  shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went  out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them  quickly; for ye shall overtake them. 

Joshua 2:6 But she had  brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with  the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.   

Joshua 2:7 And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan  unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after  them were gone out, they shut the gate.  

Joshua 2:8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto  them upon the roof; 

Joshua 2:9 And she said unto the men, I  know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your  terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the  land faint because of you. 

Joshua 2:10 For we have heard how  the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when  ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of  the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon  and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. 

Joshua 2:11 And as soon as  we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did  there remain any more courage in any man, because of you:  for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and  in earth beneath. 

Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear  unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness,  that ye will also shew kindness unto my father’s house, and  give me a true token: 

Joshua 2:13 And that ye will save alive  my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters,  and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.  

Joshua 2:14 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. 

Joshua 2:15 Then she let them down by a cord through  the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and  she dwelt upon the wall. 

Joshua 2:16 And she said unto them,  Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and  hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be  returned: and afterward may ye go your way. 

Joshua 2:17 And  the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine  oath which thou hast made us swear. 

Joshua 2:18 Behold, when  we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet  thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and  thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy  brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.  

Joshua 2:19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the  doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon  his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be  with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if  any hand be upon him. 

Joshua 2:20 And if thou utter this our  business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast  made us to swear. 

Joshua 2:21 And she said, According unto  your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they  departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.  

Joshua 2:22 And they went, and came unto the mountain, and  abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and  the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but  found them not.  

Joshua 2:23 So the two men returned, and descended from the  mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of  Nun, and told him all things that befell them: 

Joshua 2:24 And  they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into  our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the  country do faint because of us.   KJV

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