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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 2:20

And if thou vtter this our businesse, then we wilbe quit of thine oath which thou hast made vs to sweare.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be free from the oath which you have made us swear."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if thou utter this our business, then we shall be guiltless of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if you say anything about our business here, then we will be free from the oath you have made us take.
- Basic English Bible

And if thou make known this our business, we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
- Darby Bible

And if thou shalt utter this our business, then we will be quit of thy oath which thou hast made us to swear.
- Webster's Bible

But if you talk about this business of ours, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear."
- World English Bible

and if thou declare this our matter, then we have been acquitted from thine oath which thou hast caused us to swear.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

But if thou utter this our business, then we will be guiltless of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 2:20

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 2:20


2:18 Into the land - That is, over Jordan, and near the city. This line of scarlet - Probably the same with which she was about to let them down. Window - That it may be easily discerned by our soldiers.

2:19 Upon his head - The blame of his death shall rest wholly upon himself, as being occasioned by his own neglect of the means of safety. Our head - We are willing to bear the sin, and shame, and punishment of it. Be upon him - So as to kill him.

2:21 In the window - Forthwith, partly that the spies might see it hung out before their departure, and so the better know it at some distance; partly lest some accident might occasion a neglect about it.

2:22 Three days - Supporting themselves there with the provisions, which Rahab had furnished them with. The ways - That is, in the road to Jordan, and the places near it, but not in the mountains.


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