Bible: Joshua 2:1-7

Joshua Sends Spies into the Land

2:1 Joshua son of Nun sent two spies out from Shittim secretly and instructed them: 1  “Find out what you can about the land, especially Jericho.” 2  They stopped at the house of a prostitute named Rahab and spent the night there. 3  2:2 The king of Jericho received this report: “Note well! 4  Israelite men have come here tonight 5  to spy on the land.” 2:3 So the king of Jericho sent this order to Rahab: 6  “Turn over 7  the men who came to you 8  – the ones who came to your house 9  – for they have come to spy on the whole land!” 2:4 But the woman hid the two men 10  and replied, “Yes, these men were clients of mine, 11  but I didn’t know where they came from. 2:5 When it was time to shut the city gate for the night, the men left. 12  I don’t know where they were heading. Chase after them quickly, for you have time to catch them! 2:6 (Now she had taken them up to the roof and had hidden them in the stalks of flax she had spread out 13  on the roof.) 2:7 Meanwhile 14  the king’s men tried to find them on the road to the Jordan River 15  near the fords. 16  The city gate was shut as soon as they set out in pursuit of them. 17 

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