The goodness of God is often expressed by his kindness and truth, #Ps 117:2|; in both these we must be followers of him. 2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. 6 But shee had brought them vp to the roofe of the house, and hid them with the stalkes of flaxe, which she had laid in order vpon the roofe. 2 And it was told the king of Iericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night, of the children of Israel, to search out the countrey. 16 And she said vnto them, Get you to the mountaine, lest the pursuers meete you; and hide your selues there three dayes, vntill the pursuers bee returned, and afterward may ye goe your way. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there. 2. King James Version » Joshua » Chapter 2. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, ther... Read verse in King James Version Joshua 2 - NIV: Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. 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 befell them: And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us. Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. We are sure this was a good work; it is so spoken of by the apostle, #Jas 2:25|; and she did it by faith, such a faith as set her above the fear of man. And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not. God knew where there was one that would be true to them, though they did not. Those only are true believers, who find in their hearts to venture for God; they take his people for their people, and cast in their lot among them. Joshua 2dropdownKing James Versiondropdown. And the pursuers sought them thorowout all the way, but found them not. 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. 3 And the king of Iericho sent vnto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entred into thine house: for they bee come to search out all the countrey. When God, by his providence, has given us rest, we ought to consider what service we may do to our brethren. 1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. That which seems to us most accidental, is often overruled by the Divine providence to serve great ends. King James Version: Joshua Chapter 2 1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. 24 And they saide vnto Ioshua, Truely the Lord hath deliuered into our hands all the land; for euen all the inhabitants of the countrey doe faint because of vs. Rahab receives and hides two Israelites. 1 Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho. Joshua chapter 11 KJV (King James Version) 1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,. And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath. (22-24)1-7 Faith in God's promises ought not to do away, but to encourage our diligence in the use of proper means. 10-15 Joshua says to the people, Ye shall pass over Jordan, and shall possess the land; because God had said so to him. 19 And it shall bee, that whosoeuer shall goe out of the doores of thy house into the street, his blood shalbe vpon his head, and wee will bee guiltlesse: and whosoeuer shall bee with thee in the house, his blood shalbe on our head, if any hand be vpon him. 22 And they went, and came vnto the mountaine, and abode there three dayes, vntill the pursuers were returned. 21 And shee saide, According vnto your words, so be it. 4 And the woman tooke the two men, and hid them, & said thus: There came men vnto mee, but I wist not whence they were: 5 And it came to passe about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was darke, that the men went out: whither the men went, I wote not: pursue after them quickely, for ye shall ouertake them. Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee. 17 And the men said vnto her, Wee will bee blamelesse of this thine oath which thou hast made vs sweare: 18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt binde this line of scarlet threed in the window which thou didst let vs downe by: and thou shalt bring thy father and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy fathers houshold home vnto thee. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee. The same cord Rahab used for the saving of these Israelites, was to be used for her own safety.