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The men said to her, "We will keep the promise that you have made us give.
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And they said to her: We shall be blameless of this oath, which thou hast made us swear,
Joshua 2:20 But if thou wilt betray us, and utter this word abroad, we shall be quit of this oath, which thou hast made us swear.
Genesis 24:3-8 That I may make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that thou take not a wife for my son, of the daughters of the Chanaanites, among whom I dwell: . . .
Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord his God in vain.
Leviticus 19:11,12 You shall not steal. You shall not lie: neither shall any man deceive his neighbour. . . .
Numbers 30:2 If any man make a vow to the Lord, or bind himself by an oath: he shall not make his word void but shall fulfil all that he promised.
2 Samuel 21:1,2,7 And there was a famine in the days of David for three years successively: and David consulted the oracle of the Lord. And the Lord said: It is for Saul, and his bloody house, because he slow the Gabaonites. . . .
ContextThe Promise to Rahab
…16And she said to them: Get ye up to the mountains, lest perhaps they meet you as they return: and there lie ye hid three days, till they come back, and so you shall go on your way. 17And they said to her: We shall be blameless of this oath, which thou hast made us swear,18If, when we come into the land, this scarlet cord be a sign, and thou tie it in the window, by which thou hast let us down: and gather together thy father and mother, and brethren, and all thy kindred into thy house.…
But if the woman will not follow thee, thou shalt not be bound by the oath: only bring not my son back thither again.
If, when we come into the land, this scarlet cord be a sign, and thou tie it in the window, by which thou hast let us down: and gather together thy father and mother, and brethren, and all thy kindred into thy house.
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