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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shee let them downe by a coard thorow the window: for her house was vpon the towne wall, and she dwelt vpon the wall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall, so that she was living on the wall.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the side of the wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then she let them down from the window by a cord, for the house where she was living was on the town wall.
- Basic English Bible

And she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was upon the city-wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Then she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was on the side of the wall, and she lived on the wall.
- World English Bible

And she causeth 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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was upon the side of the wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 2:15


2:15 Town - wall - Which gave her the opportunity of dismissing them when the gates were shut. Upon the wall - Her particular dwelling was there: which may possibly be added, because the other part of her house was reserved for the entertainment of strangers.


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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