you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness
unto my father's house, and give me a true token:
 And that ye will save alive my father, and my
mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.
And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the
LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.
 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.
And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there
three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.
 And the men said
unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
 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
 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his
blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house,
his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.
 And if thou utter this our business, then
we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.
 And she said, According unto your
words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.
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.
 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.
 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and
all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.
 And it came to pass after three
days, that the officers went through the host;
 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see
the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove
from your place, and go after it.
 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand
cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have
not passed this way heretofore.
 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow
the LORD will do wonders among you.
 And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark
of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went
before the people.
 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight
of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.
 And thou shalt command
the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of
Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.
 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and
hear the words of the LORD your God.
 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is
among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and
the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
 Behold, the
ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan.
 Now therefore
take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.
 And it shall come to pass,
as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth,
shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come
down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
 And it came to pass, when the people removed
from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;
And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were
dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)
 That the
waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that
is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and
were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
 And the priests that bare the ark of
the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed
over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.