1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent from Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, Jericho. And they went, and came to an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there. 2 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, men came here tonight of the people of Israel to search out the country. 3 And the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men who have come to you, who have entered into your house; for they have come to search out all the country. 4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men to me, but I know not from where they were; 5 And it came to pass about the time of the closing of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out; where the men went I know not; pursue after them quickly; for you shall overtake them. 6 But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. 7 And the men pursued after them on the way to the Jordan, to the fords; and as soon as those who pursued after them were gone out, they closed the gate. 8 And before they lay down, she came up to them upon the roof; 9 And she said to the men, I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that your terror has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. 10 For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you, when you came out of Egypt; and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites, who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you completely destroyed. 11 And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted, nor did courage remain in any man, because of you; for the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth below. 12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear to me by the Lord, since I have shown you kindness, that you will also show kindness to my father’s house, and give me a true sign; 13 (K) And that you will keep alive my father, and my mother, and my brothers, and my sisters, and all that they have, and save our lives from death. 14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if you do not utter our business. And it shall be, when the Lord has given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with you. 15 Then she let them down by a rope through the window; for her house was upon the town wall, and she lived upon the wall. 16 And she said to them, Go to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers return; and afterwards may you go your way. 17 And the men said to her, We will be guiltless with respect to this oath of yours which you have made us swear. 18 Behold, when we come to the land, you shall bind this line of scarlet thread in the window from which you let us down; and you shall bring your father, and your mother, and your brothers, and all your father’s household, home to you. 19 And it shall be, that whoever shall go out of the doors of your house to the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless; and whoever shall be with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him. 20 And if you utter our business, then we will be quit of your oath which you have made us swear. 21 And she said, According to your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed; and she bound the scarlet line in the window. 22 And they went, and came to the mountain, and stayed there three days, until the pursuers returned; and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not. 23 So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that had befallen them; 24 And they said to Joshua, Truly the Lord has delivered to our hands all the land; for all the inhabitants of the country faint because of us.