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Bible Commentaries

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Joshua 2

Introduction

Overview

Joshua 2:1, Rahab receives and conceals the two spies sent from Shittim; Joshua 2:8, The covenant between her and them; Joshua 2:23, Their return and relation.

Verse 1

sent: or, had sent

Shittim: Numbers 25:1, Numbers 33:49

to spy secretly: Numbers 13:2, Numbers 13:17-21, Judges 18:2, Judges 18:14, Judges 18:17, Matthew 10:16, Ephesians 5:5

even Jericho: Joshua 5:10, Joshua 6:1-24

harlot's house: Though the word zonah generally denotes a prostitute, yet many very learned men are of opinion that it should be here rendered an innkeeper or hostess, from zoon, to furnish or provide food. In this sense it was understood by the Targumist, who renders it, ittetha pundekeetha, "a woman, a tavern-keeper," and so St. Chrysostome, in his second sermon on Repentance, calls her נבםהןךוץפסיב. The Greek נןסםח, by which the LXX render it, and which is adopted by the Apostles, is derived from נוסםבש, to sell, and is also supposed to denote a tavern keeper. Among the ancients, women generally kept houses of entertainment. Herodotus says, "Among the Egyptians, the women carry on all commercial concerns, and keep taverns, while the men continue at home and weave." The same custom prevailed among the Greeks. Joshua 6:17, Joshua 6:25, Matthew 1:5, Rachab, Joshua 21:31, Hebrews 11:31, James 2:25

lodged: Heb. lay

Reciprocal: Genesis 42:9 - Ye are spies Deuteronomy 1:24 - General Joshua 3:1 - Shittim Joshua 6:22 - Joshua Joshua 7:2 - Go up Joshua 18:12 - Jericho Joshua 18:21 - Jericho Judges 1:23 - sent Judges 11:1 - an harlot 1 Samuel 26:4 - General 1 Kings 3:16 - two women 1 Chronicles 19:3 - to search Luke 7:19 - two Luke 19:1 - Jericho

Verse 2

told the king: Psalms 127:1, Proverbs 21:30, Isaiah 43:13, Daniel 4:35

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:24 - General

Verse 3

Bring: Joshua 10:23, Genesis 38:24, Leviticus 24:14, Job 21:30, John 19:4, Acts 12:4, Acts 12:6

to search: Genesis 42:9-12, Genesis 42:31, 2 Samuel 10:3, 1 Chronicles 19:3

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:20 - good courage Judges 4:20 - Is there

Verse 4

Exodus 1:19, 2 Samuel 16:18, 2 Samuel 16:19, 2 Samuel 17:19, 2 Samuel 17:20, 2 Kings 6:19

Reciprocal: Exodus 34:29 - wist Joshua 6:17 - because 1 Samuel 27:10 - And David 2 Samuel 17:17 - stayed Hebrews 11:31 - she had

Verse 5

of shutting: Joshua 2:7, Nehemiah 13:19, Isaiah 60:11, Ezekiel 47:1, Ezekiel 47:2, Ezekiel 47:12, Revelation 21:25

the men went out: Jeremiah 50:20, Romans 3:7, Romans 3:8

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 19:14 - she said 2 Samuel 17:20 - They be gone

Verse 6

to the roof: Joshua 2:8, Exodus 1:15-21, Deuteronomy 22:8, 2 Samuel 11:2, Matthew 24:17

hid them: Exodus 2:2, 2 Samuel 17:19, 1 Kings 18:4, 1 Kings 18:13, 2 Kings 11:2, Jeremiah 36:26, Colossians 3:3, Hebrews 11:23

Verse 7

the fords: Judges 3:28, Judges 12:5

they shut: Joshua 2:5, Acts 5:23

Reciprocal: Joshua 6:1 - was straitly Joshua 22:11 - at the passage

Verse 8

Reciprocal: Joshua 2:6 - to the roof Judges 16:27 - the roof

Verse 9

I know: Exodus 18:11, 2 Kings 5:15, Job 19:25, Ecclesiastes 8:12, Hebrews 11:1, Hebrews 11:2

that the Lord: Genesis 13:14-17, Genesis 15:18-21, Exodus 3:6-8, Deuteronomy 32:8, Psalms 115:16, Jeremiah 27:5, Matthew 20:15

your terror: Genesis 35:5, Exodus 15:15, Exodus 15:16, Exodus 23:27, Deuteronomy 2:25, Deuteronomy 11:25, Deuteronomy 28:10, Judges 7:14, 1 Samuel 14:15, 2 Kings 7:6

faint: Heb. melt, Joshua 2:11, 1 Samuel 14:16, 2 Samuel 17:10, Psalms 112:10, Isaiah 19:1, Nahum 2:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 10:1 - that I Exodus 15:14 - hear Leviticus 26:36 - I will send Numbers 14:14 - they have Deuteronomy 1:28 - discouraged Joshua 2:24 - all the inhabitants Joshua 5:1 - heard Joshua 6:1 - because Joshua 6:2 - I have Joshua 7:5 - wherefore Joshua 9:9 - we have Joshua 10:2 - they feared 1 Chronicles 14:17 - the fear of him 2 Chronicles 6:32 - is come 2 Chronicles 14:14 - the fear 2 Chronicles 17:10 - the fear 2 Chronicles 20:29 - they had heard Esther 9:2 - the fear Psalms 8:2 - still Psalms 46:6 - earth Psalms 58:7 - General Psalms 65:8 - afraid Psalms 105:38 - for Psalms 126:2 - then said Psalms 145:6 - And men Isaiah 23:5 - at the Isaiah 33:13 - Hear Jeremiah 49:5 - I will Ezekiel 16:14 - thy renown Ezekiel 21:7 - and every Micah 7:17 - they shall be Zechariah 8:23 - we have Romans 9:17 - that Revelation 11:11 - great

Verse 10

For we: Joshua 4:24, Exodus 14:21-31, Exodus 15:14-16

what ye did: Numbers 21:21-35, Deuteronomy 2:30-37, Deuteronomy 3:1-8

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:16 - for to Exodus 10:1 - that I Exodus 18:1 - done Numbers 14:14 - they have Numbers 22:3 - General Joshua 9:9 - we have 1 Kings 8:42 - For they shall Nehemiah 9:10 - didst Psalms 9:16 - known Isaiah 41:5 - the ends Ezekiel 20:9 - in whose Habakkuk 3:7 - saw the Romans 9:17 - that Hebrews 11:29 - General

Verse 11

our hearts: Joshua 5:1, Joshua 7:5, Joshua 14:8, Deuteronomy 1:28, Deuteronomy 20:8, Isaiah 13:7, Nahum 2:10

did there remain: Heb. rose up, Revelation 6:16

for the Lord: Deuteronomy 4:39, 1 Kings 8:60, Psalms 83:18, Psalms 102:15, Jeremiah 16:19-21, Daniel 4:34, Daniel 4:35, Daniel 6:25-27, Zechariah 8:20-23

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:16 - for to Exodus 15:15 - all the Numbers 22:3 - General Joshua 2:9 - faint Joshua 2:24 - faint 1 Kings 8:42 - For they shall 2 Chronicles 20:6 - God in heaven Nehemiah 9:10 - didst Psalms 9:16 - known Psalms 46:6 - earth Psalms 119:28 - soul Isaiah 19:1 - the heart Jeremiah 49:23 - fainthearted

Verse 12

swear: Joshua 9:15, Joshua 9:18-20, 1 Samuel 20:14, 1 Samuel 20:15, 1 Samuel 20:17, 1 Samuel 30:15, 2 Chronicles 36:13, Jeremiah 12:16

that ye will: 1 Samuel 20:14-17, 1 Samuel 24:21, 1 Samuel 24:22, Esther 8:6, 2 Timothy 1:16-18, James 2:13

my father's: Joshua 2:13, Genesis 24:3, Genesis 24:9, Romans 1:31, 1 Timothy 5:8

give me: Joshua 2:18, Exodus 12:13, Ezekiel 9:4-6, Mark 14:44

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:12 - General Genesis 21:23 - swear Genesis 40:14 - show Exodus 20:7 - guiltless Deuteronomy 6:13 - shalt swear Joshua 6:22 - as ye sware unto her Judges 1:24 - we will 2 Thessalonians 3:17 - the token

Verse 13

my father: It is observable that in this enumeration of her kindred, there is no mention made of a husband. It is most likely that she was a single woman or widow, who obtained an honest livelihood by keeping a house for the entertainment of strangers; and not a woman of ill fame, as some have supposed. The spies sent on this occasion were certainly some of the most confidential persons that Joshua had in his host, and their errand was of the greatest importance; is it then not most likely that they lodged at an inn? Joshua 2:13

Reciprocal: Joshua 2:12 - my father's Joshua 2:18 - thy father

Verse 14

for yours: Heb. instead of you to die, 1 Kings 20:39

when the Lord: Joshua 6:17, Joshua 6:25, Genesis 24:49, Numbers 10:29-32, Judges 1:24, Judges 1:25, 1 Samuel 20:8, 2 Samuel 9:1, Proverbs 18:24, Matthew 5:7

Reciprocal: Leviticus 5:4 - to do evil Deuteronomy 7:2 - make no Joshua 2:19 - his blood Proverbs 11:13 - he Acts 23:22 - General

Verse 15

she let them: 1 Samuel 19:12-17, Acts 9:25, 2 Corinthians 11:33

for her house: Joshua 6:20

Reciprocal: Acts 17:10 - the brethren

Verse 16

Get you: Joshua 2:22, 1 Samuel 23:14, 1 Samuel 23:29, Psalms 11:1

Reciprocal: Acts 17:10 - the brethren Acts 17:14 - as it

Verse 17

Joshua 2:20, Genesis 24:3-8, Exodus 20:7, Leviticus 19:11, Leviticus 19:12, Numbers 30:2, 2 Samuel 21:1, 2 Samuel 21:2, 2 Samuel 21:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:8 - clear Joshua 6:22 - as ye sware unto her Ecclesiastes 9:2 - feareth

Verse 18

scarlet thread: Joshua 2:21, Leviticus 14:4, Numbers 4:8, Numbers 19:6, Hebrews 9:19

bring: Heb. gather

thy father: Joshua 2:13, Joshua 6:23, Genesis 7:1, Genesis 12:2, Genesis 19:12-17, Esther 8:6, Luke 19:9, Acts 10:27, Acts 10:33, Acts 11:14, 2 Timothy 1:16

Reciprocal: Joshua 2:12 - give me Song of Solomon 4:3 - scarlet Ezekiel 9:6 - but 2 Corinthians 11:33 - I let

Verse 19

whosoever: Exodus 12:13, Exodus 12:23, Numbers 35:26-28, 1 Kings 2:36-42, Matthew 24:17, Acts 27:31, Philippians 3:9, Hebrews 10:29, 1 John 2:27, 1 John 2:28

his blood: Leviticus 20:9, Leviticus 20:11, 2 Samuel 1:16, 2 Samuel 3:28, 2 Samuel 3:29, Ezekiel 33:4, Ezekiel 33:5, Matthew 27:24, Matthew 27:25, Acts 18:6, Acts 20:26

his blood: Joshua 2:14, 2 Samuel 4:11, 1 Kings 2:32, Matthew 27:25

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:22 - be guiltless 1 Kings 2:37 - thy blood Ezekiel 9:6 - but James 2:25 - when

Verse 20

And if thou: Proverbs 11:13

we will be quit: Joshua 2:17

Verse 21

And she bound: Joshua 2:18, Matthew 7:24, John 2:5

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:21 - Let me depart

Verse 22

found them not: 1 Samuel 19:10-12, 2 Samuel 17:20, Psalms 32:6, Psalms 32:7

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:20 - good courage Joshua 2:16 - Get you Joshua 6:17 - because

Verse 23

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:20 - good courage Judges 18:9 - Arise 2 Samuel 17:20 - when they had sought

Verse 24

Truly the Lord: Joshua 1:8, Joshua 21:44, Joshua 21:45, Exodus 23:31, Numbers 13:32, Numbers 13:33, Proverbs 25:13

all the inhabitants: Joshua 2:9-11, Psalms 48:5, Psalms 48:6, Revelation 6:16, Revelation 6:17

faint: Heb. melt, Joshua 2:9, Joshua 2:11, Joshua 5:1, Exodus 15:15

Reciprocal: Numbers 22:3 - General Deuteronomy 1:28 - discouraged Joshua 6:1 - because Joshua 6:2 - I have Joshua 10:2 - they feared Judges 7:14 - into his hand Judges 18:9 - Arise 2 Chronicles 14:14 - the fear Psalms 46:6 - earth Psalms 119:28 - soul Proverbs 27:17 - so Isaiah 19:1 - the heart

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 2". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/joshua-2.html.