Joshua sends two men from Shittim as spies to go view the land, especially Jericho, to be prepared for when they take over the land.
go spy on the land, especially Jericho
Thank you ma’am
The spies entered into a house owned my a prostitute named Rehab and she allowed them to sty the night
You two can spend the night!
“Some Israelites have come here tonight to search out the land”
The King sent orders to Rehab’s house for her to turn over the spies.
Send orders to Rehab!
“Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have only come to search out the land.”
After the gate closed after dark Rehab sent the men out convincing them they could catch them, but they were on her roof.
“True, the men came to me, but I did not know where they came from.”
Rehab tells the spies she strongly believes God is God in heaven and on Earth, and because she has been so kind to them, that they spare her and her family. The spies agree as long as she does not speak of their intended business, they will be spared.
You have our word, “our life for yours!”
Because I have been kind to you, promise me your mercy on my family and I when you overtake the land, I believe in God.
“Go towards the hill country so that the pursuers may not come upon you.”
Before Rehab sent the spies away, they told her if she tells anyone about their intentions, the promise they made each other will be broken, and her and her family will be overruled like everyone else. She agreed and then sent them away.
If you disobey our oath, your family and yourself will not be shown mercy.