Chapter Two of the Book Of Josue
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11 And hearing these things we were affrighted, and our heart fainted away, neither did there remain any spirit in us at your coming in: for the Lord your God he is God in heaven above, and in the earth beneath. 12 Now therefore swear ye to me by the Lord, that as I have shewn mercy to you, so you also will shew mercy to my father's house: and give me a true token, 13 That you will save my father and mother, my brethren and sisters, and all things that are theirs, and deliver our souls from death. 14 They answered her: Be our lives for you unto death, only if thou betray us not. And when the Lord shall have delivered us the land, we will shew thee mercy and truth. 15 Then she let them down with a cord out of a window: for her house joined close to the wall.
16 And she said to them: Get ye up to the mountains, lest perhaps they meet you as they return: and there lie ye hid three days, till they come back, and so you shall go on your way. 17 And they said to her: We shall be blameless of this oath, which thou hast made us swear: 18 If when we come into the land, this scarlet cord be a sign, and thou tie it in the window, by which thou hast let us down: and gather together thy father and mother, and brethren and all thy kindred into thy house. 19 Whosoever shall go out of the door of thy house, his blood shall be upon his own head, and we shall be quit. But the blood of all that shall be with thee in the house, shall light upon our head, if any man touch them. 20 But if thou wilt betray us, and utter this word abroad, we shall be quit of this oath which thou hast made us swear.
21 And she answered: As you have spoken, so be it done. And sending them on their way, she hung the scarlet cord in the window. 22 But they went and came to the mountains, and stayed there three days till they that pursued them were returned. For having sought them through all the way, they found them not. 23 And when they were gone back into the city, the spies returned, and came down from the mountain: and passing over the Jordan, they came to Josue the son of Nun, and told him all that befel them. 24 And said: The Lord hath delivered all this land into our hands, and all the inhabitants thereof are overthrown with fear.