New International Version
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.
King James Bible
And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:
Darby Bible Translation
And the woman had taken and concealed the two men; and she said, Yes, the men did come unto me, but I knew not whence they were;
World English Bible
The woman took the two men and hid them. Then she said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I didn't know where they came from.
Young's Literal Translation
And the woman taketh the two men, and hideth them, and saith thus: 'The men came in unto me, and I have not known whence they are;
Joshua 2:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And hid them - Probably she secreted them for the time being in some private corner, till she had the opportunity of concealing them on the house-top in the manner mentioned Joshua 2:6.
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LibraryThe 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
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?
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."
At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, they left. I don't know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them."
2 Samuel 17:19
His wife took a covering and spread it out over the opening of the well and scattered grain over it. No one knew anything about it.
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