Spies sent to the city of Jericho. Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” Was it not enough, that our nature, when thou tookest it upon thee, had been sunk to the deepest misery and sin, short of hell, but as if to surprize and overpower the mind both of angels and of men, even Rahab, was made choice of to be thine ancestor after the flesh!

Dear Lord! Joshua 2:24 Then the two men returned and came down from the hill country and crossed over and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and they related to him all that had happened to …

Was it not enough, O thou Son of God, in thy pity to our fallen nature, that thou shouldst leave the glories of eternity, and take upon thee our flesh; but that thou shouldst stoop to the lowest possible abasement in the assumption of our nature, and condescend to spring from a stock such as this woman!

Through him shall publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God, while self-righteous Pharisees are cast out. may my soul pause over this Chapter, and contemplate thine unequalled condescension and love, in the instance of this woman. Joshua 2:24, ESV: "And they said to Joshua, “Truly the LORD has given all the land into our hands.And also, all the inhabitants of the land melt away because of us.”" They said to Joshua, “The LORD has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us.” Joshua 2:24 REV and Commentary - They said to Joshua, Truly Yahweh has given into our hands all the land. may thy precious blood be sprinkled on the door of my heart, as the scarlet thread was fastened to the window of the harlot t ' s house, that in the hour of visitation, as in the destruction of Jericho, thy destroying angel may see that sweet token between my God and me, and spare my soul.
1. It is thine own arm which hath brought salvation, and to thee alone be all the glory?Their report was confident. Then the two men returned and came down from the hill country and crossed over and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and they related to him all that had happened to them. Come in, and receive God's promises! Thus a lie is ornamented with splendid decorations both by the Italian and English poet, and the whole formed into an anti-apostolic maxim, Let us do Evil, that Good may come of it. REFLECTIONS. Joshua 2:24 Context. Even in Jericho the Lord will seek out and save his people, if a soul of his be there. Joshua 2:24 - They said to Joshua, Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary.

And convinced of my security and shelter in thy blood and righteousness, may my faith stand firm within, and never go out while the judgments of my God are passing, as in the case of Jericho, on the un godly: for sweet is that assurance, he that believeth shall not make haste.But chiefly, dearest Jesus! It had been demonstrated quite clearly that the people were terrified of them so that it was clear that YHWH had delivered the land into their hands. All flesh is corrupt before thee, and all alike filthy and polluted. PAUSE, my soul, over this chapter, and contemplate the several parts of it, and beg of God the Holy Ghost, who hath caused it to be written for thy instruction, to be thy teacher. The Book of Joshua Reaching the Other Side Commentary on Joshua 4. Joshua 2 – The Salvation of Rahab A. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window. Secretly — With reference not to his enemies, that being the practice of all spies, but to the Israelites; a good caution to prevent the inconveniency which possibly might have arisen, if their report had been discouraging. Go to To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechemand called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officersyour fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old timeAnd I took your father Abraham from the other side of the floodand I plagued Egypt according to that which I did amongst themand the Egyptians pursued after your fathers, with chariots and horsemen, into the Red seaAnd I brought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordanand I gave them into your hand, that ye might possess their landThen Balak the son of Zippor, the king of Moab, aroseand sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse youthe Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites and the JebusitesAnd I have given you a land for which you did not labourand cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in themof the vineyards and oliveyards, which ye planted not, do ye eatand put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egyptor the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwellGod forbid that we should forsake the Lord, to serve other godsAnd the Lord drave out from before us all the peoplehe will not forgive your transgressions nor your sinsfor it hath heard all the words of the Lord which he spake unto usit shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your GodSo Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, And they buried him in the border of his inheritanceAnd the children of Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshuaand all the days of the elders that overlived Joshuaand which had known all the works of the Lord, that he had done for IsraelAnd the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egyptin a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for an hundred pieces of silverand it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph