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But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.
The city shall be
under the ban, it and all that is in it belongs to the Lord; only Rahab the harlot and all who are with her in the house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent.
As ye sware unto her
Now therefore, please swear to me by the Lord, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father’s household, and give me a
pledge of truth,
Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the leaders of the congregation swore an oath to them.
2 Samuel 21:2
So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them (now the Gibeonites were not of the sons of Israel but of the remnant of the Amorites, and
the sons of Israel made a covenant with them, but Saul had sought to kill them in his zeal for the sons of Israel and Judah).
In whose eyes a reprobate is despised,
who honors those who fear the Lord;
swears to his own hurt and does not change;
He took one of the royal
family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath. He also took away the mighty of the land,
Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace.