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Joshua Chapter 2

Spies sent to Jericho

2:1 And Joshua יְהוֹשֻׁעַ
Yəhōšuaʿ,(/ˈdʒɒʃuə/), lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) also known as Yehoshua. Yeshua or Y’shua (ישוע; with vowel pointing Hebrew: יֵשׁוּעַ, romanized: Yēšūaʿ) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation.
the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, and Jerichoיְרִיחוֹ
(/ˈdʒɛrɪkoʊ/ JERR-ik-oh in Hebrew, Yeriẖo, is generally thought to derive from the Canaanite word rēḥ “fragrant”, but other theories hold that it originates in the Canaanite word for “moon” (Yaraḥ) or the name of the lunar deity Yarikh, for whom the city was an early center of worship. For more info click here
. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lay down there.
2:2 And it was reported the king of Jerichoיְרִיחוֹ
(/ˈdʒɛrɪkoʊ/ JERR-ik-oh in Hebrew, Yeriẖo, is generally thought to derive from the Canaanite word rēḥ “fragrant”, but other theories hold that it originates in the Canaanite word for “moon” (Yaraḥ) or the name of the lunar deity Yarikh, for whom the city was an early center of worship. For more info click here
, saying, See, men have come in here tonight of the sons of Israel to search out the land.
2:3 And the king of Jerichoיְרִיחוֹ
(/ˈdʒɛrɪkoʊ/ JERR-ik-oh in Hebrew, Yeriẖo, is generally thought to derive from the Canaanite word rēḥ “fragrant”, but other theories hold that it originates in the Canaanite word for “moon” (Yaraḥ) or the name of the lunar deity Yarikh, for whom the city was an early centre of worship. For more info click here
sent to Rahab, saying, Bring out the men who have come in to you, which are entered into your house. They be come in to search out all the land.

Rahab conceals spies


2:4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said, This way the men came in to me, but I did not from where they [were]
2:5 And it so happened [about the time] the gate was to be shut at dark, that the men went out. I don’t know where they have gone. You go after them and hurry; for ya’ll may overtake them.
2:6 But she had made them go up on the roof, and hid them in the stalks of flax, which she had arranged upon the roof.
2:7 And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan by the fords. And as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.
2:8 And before they had laid down, she came up to them on the roof ;
2:9 And she said to the men, I know that YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has given you the land, and that your terror has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melted before you.
2:10 Because we have heard how YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
dried up the water of the Red sea before you, as ya’ll were going out of Egypt ; also that which ya’ll have done to the two kings of the Amorites, who [were] on beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom ya’ll destroyed.
2:11 And we have heard [these things], our hearts melted, and there not still rises spirit in any man, because of you for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, He [is] Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
in heaven above, and in the earth below.

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Rahab’s Covenant with spies


2:12 Now please, swear to me by YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, since I have shown you kindness, that ya’ll will also show kindness to my father’s house, and give me a true token
2:13 And [that] ya’ll will keep alive my father, and my mother, and my brothers, and my sisters, and all that they [own], and deliver our souls from death.
2:14 And the men said to her, Our life is yours, if ya’ll don’t tell this business of our then it shall be, when YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has given us the land, that we will deal with you in kindness and truth
2:15 Then she let them down by a rope through the window for her house [was] upon the town wall, and she lived in the wall.
2:16 And she said to them, Go to the mountain, unless the pursuers come on you. And hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers return and afterward may ya’ll go your way.
2:17 And the men said to her, We [will be] guiltless from this your oath which you have made us swear.
2:18 Look, [when] we come into the land, you shall bind this scarlet thread of line in the window which you did let us down by and you shall bring your father, and your mother, and your brothers, and all your father’s household, to the house.
2:19 And it shall be, [that] anyone who shall go outside from the doors of your house, his blood [shall be] on his head, and we [will be] innocent. And anyone who is with you in the house, his blood [shall be] on our head, if any hand be is on him.
2:20 But if you reveal this business of ours, then we will be guiltless from your oath which you have made us swear.
2:21 And she said, According to your words, so [be] it. And she sent them away, and they departed and she tied the scarlet line in the window.
2:22 And they went, and came to the mountain, and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had returned and the pursuers searched in all the way, but did not find [them].
2:23 And the two men returned, and came down from the mountain, and crossed over, and came to Joshua יְהוֹשֻׁעַ
Yəhōšuaʿ,(/ˈdʒɒʃuə/), lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) also known as Yehoshua. Yeshua or Y’shua (ישוע; with vowel pointing Hebrew: יֵשׁוּעַ, romanized: Yēšūaʿ) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation.
the son of Nun, and reported to him all that happened to them
2:24 And they said to Joshua יְהוֹשֻׁעַ
Yəhōšuaʿ,(/ˈdʒɒʃuə/), lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) also known as Yehoshua. Yeshua or Y’shua (ישוע; with vowel pointing Hebrew: יֵשׁוּעַ, romanized: Yēšūaʿ) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation.
, Truly YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has delivered into our hands all the land ; for even all the inhabitants of the land have melted before us.

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