Joshua 2:4
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New Living Translation
Rahab had hidden the two men, but she replied, "Yes, the men were here earlier, but I didn't know where they were 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;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

2:4 And the woman - Or, But the woman had taken - and had hid them, before the messengers came from the king; as soon as she understood from her neighbours, that there was a suspicion of the matter, and guessed that search would be made. And this is justly mentioned as a great and generous act of faith, Heb 11:31, for she apparently ventured her life upon a steadfast persuasion of the truth of God's word and promise given to the Israelites. Whence they were - Her answer contained in these and the following words, was false, and therefore unquestionably sinful; tho' her intention was good therein. But it is very probable, she being an Heathen, might think, that an officious lie is not unlawful.

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Cross References
James 2:25
Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road.

Joshua 2:3
So the king of Jericho sent orders to Rahab: "Bring out the men who have come into your house, for they have come here to spy out the whole land."

Joshua 2:5
They left the town at dusk, as the gates were about to close. I don't know where they went. If you hurry, you can probably catch up with them."

2 Samuel 17:19
The man's wife put a cloth over the top of the well and scattered grain on it to dry in the sun; so no one suspected they were there.

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