Joshua 2:17
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New International Version
Now the men had said to her, "This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us

King James Bible
And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.

Darby Bible Translation
And the men said to her, We will be quit of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.

World English Bible
The men said to her, "We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear.

Young's Literal Translation
And the men say unto her, 'We are acquitted of this thine oath which thou hast caused us to swear:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hide yourselves there three days - They were to travel by night, and hide themselves in the day-time; otherwise they might have been discovered by the pursuers who were in search of them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Joshua 2:20 And if you utter this our business, then we will be quit of your oath which you have made us to swear.

Genesis 24:3-8 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth...

Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

Leviticus 19:11,12 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another...

Numbers 30:2 If a man vow a vow to the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word...

2 Samuel 21:1,2,7 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered...

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The Country of Jericho, and the Situation of the City.
Here we will borrow Josephus' pencil, "Jericho is seated in a plain, yet a certain barren mountain hangs over it, narrow, indeed, but long; for it runs out northward to the country of Scythopolis,--and southward, to the country of Sodom, and the utmost coast of the Asphaltites." Of this mountain mention is made, Joshua 2:22, where the two spies, sent by Joshua, and received by Rahab, are said to "conceal themselves." "Opposite against this, lies a mountain on the other side Jordan, beginning from
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Hope for the Heathen
Throughout his ministry Isaiah bore a plain testimony concerning God's purpose for the heathen. Other prophets had made mention of the divine plan, but their language was not always understood. To Isaiah it was given to make very plain to Judah the truth that among the Israel of God were to be numbered many who were not descendants of Abraham after the flesh. This teaching was not in harmony with the theology of his age, yet he fearlessly proclaimed the messages given him of God and brought hope
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Genesis 24:8
If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there."

Joshua 2:18
unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house.

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