The Meaning of Joshua 2 Explained

Joshua 2

[1] And Joshua  the son  of Nun  sent  out of Shittim  two  to spy  secretly,  saying,  view  the land,  even Jericho.  and came  into an harlot's  house,  named  Rahab,  and lodged  [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.  [3] And the king  of Jericho  sent  unto Rahab,  saying,  Bring forth  that are come  into thine house:  for they be come  to search out  all the country.  [4] And the woman  took  the two  and hid  them, and said  thus, There came  unto me, but I wist  not whence  [5] And it came to pass about the time of shutting  of the gate,  when it was dark,  went out:  went  I wot  not: pursue  after  them quickly;  for ye shall overtake  [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.  [7] 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.  [8] And before they were laid down,  she came up  unto them upon the roof;  [9] And she said  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. [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.  [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,  in heaven  above,  and in earth  [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:  [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.  [14] 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. [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.  [16] And she said  you to the mountain,  lest the pursuers  meet  you; and hide  yourselves there three  days,  until the pursuers  be returned:  and afterward  your way.  [17] said  unto her, We will be blameless  of this thine oath  which thou hast made us swear.  [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,  unto thee. [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. [20] And if thou utter  this our business,  then we will be quit  of thine oath  which thou hast made us to swear.  [21] And she said,  According unto your words,  so be it. And she sent them away,  and she bound  the scarlet  line  in the window.  [22] 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  [23] So the two  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: [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.

What does Joshua 2 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Joshua 2

1  Rahab receives and conceals the two spies sent from Shittim
8  The covenant between her and them
23  Their return and description of events

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