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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And that ye will saue aliue my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they haue, and deliuer our liues from death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and spare my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters, with all who belong to them, and deliver our lives from death."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and will deliver our lives from death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that you will keep safe my father and mother and my brothers and sisters and all they have, so that death may not come on us?
- Basic English Bible

that ye will let my father live, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that belong to them, and deliver our souls from death.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

and that you will save alive my father, my mother, my brothers, and my sisters, and all that they have, and will deliver our lives from death."
- World English Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 2:13


2:13 All that they have - That is, their children, as appears from #Jos 6:23|.


Discussion for Joshua 2

  • Lu2677
    Jack Ellington; Joshua 2:1. Scripture says she was a Harlot. V6. "She hid them in the stalks of flax." It doesn't say why the flax was there. It doesn't say she was a business woman, but it does say she was a harlot. The point of the story is that she protected them.
  • Jack Ellington
    In Joshua 2: 1 Here they call Rahab a harlot! Was she a harlot or was she a business woman? Because in Joshua 2:6 it says she hid them in stalks of flax she had laid in order upon the foof of her house.So if she had flax stacked on her roof she must have been a business woman of fine linen.Was she stereotyped? Because of this?
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God can use anybody and anything to achieve His purpose, even a harlot. Even in our lives, all walls of Jericho can be demolished through the Mighty Hand of God through ways we cannot fathom. Stay at the centre of His Will and he will work miracles in your life. Praise Jesus.
  • Irene123
    Rahab in a church today; I was a 'Rahab', and several others in our church - and all the other saints love us and we all pray for each other and NO ONE'S past is EVER mentioned. It's just like the code of the old west - no one is asked of one's past. Just a few of us know of a very few's past. There are certain saints we feel comfortable in that way with; we help each other with our testimonies.
  • Irene123
    I've read this ch. many times, but just this time took notice of v. 10; Rahab says 'they' (her family) remember the Red Sea event. This had to have been told to Rahab as a child; she would be too old at this time to be in this 'lifestyle' still - or maybe not .....? Just as in Deut. God tells His people to read and talk of His word always, the Gentiles keep these stories alive.
  • Michael C.
    Tammy: So true! I have experienced very great kindness from the Lord, and from many of His servants and handmaids, along the way. But sometimes I've seen so much condescending and arrogance too. Jesus felt compassion for the crowds; and so should we, for the same reasons. When they were not able to receive the straight teaching; then He used parables, to reach them on a level they could relate to.

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