Joshua 2:3
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New International Version
So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: "Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land."

King James Bible
And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that have come to thee, who have come into thy house: for they have come to search out all the land.

World English Bible
The king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, "Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered into your house; for they have come to spy out all the land."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Jericho sendeth unto Rahab, saying, 'Bring out the men who are coming in unto thee, who have come into thy house, for to search the whole of the land they have come in.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The king of Jericho sent unto Rahab - This appears to be a proof of the preceding opinion: had she been a prostitute or a person of ill fame he could at once have sent officers to have seized the persons lodged with her as vagabonds; but if she kept a house of entertainment, the persons under her roof were sacred, according to the universal custom of the Asiatics, and could not be molested on any trifling grounds. A guest or a friend is sacred in whatever house he may be received, in every part of the east to the present day.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bring

Joshua 10:23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings to him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron...

Genesis 38:24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar your daughter in law has played the harlot...

Leviticus 24:14 Bring forth him that has cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands on his head...

Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

John 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and said to them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that you may know that I find no fault in him.

Acts 12:4,6 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him...

to search

Genesis 42:9-12,31 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, You are spies...

2 Samuel 10:3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, Think you that David does honor your father...

1 Chronicles 19:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Think you that David does honor your father, that he has sent comforters to you?...

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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
Joshua 2:2
The king of Jericho was told, "Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land."

Joshua 2:4
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from.

2 Samuel 17:20
When Absalom's men came to the woman at the house, they asked, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" The woman answered them, "They crossed over the brook." The men searched but found no one, so they returned to Jerusalem.

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