Lo! when we are coming into the land, this cord of crimson thread, must thou bind in the window by which thou didst let us down, and, thy father and thy mother and thy brethren and all the household of thy father, must thou gather together unto thee unto the house.
And she said - According to your words, so, shall it be. Thus sent she them away and they departed, - and she bound the crimson cord in the window.
And it came to pass, at the end of three days after they had solemnised with them a covenant, that they heard that, near neighbours, they were unto them, and, in their midst, they were dwelling. So the sons of Israel brake up, and came in unto their cities on the third day, - their cities, being Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim. And the sons of Israel smote them not, because the princes of the assembly had sworn unto them by Yahweh, God of Israel, - but all the assembly murmured against the princes. read more.
And all the princes said unto all the assembly, We, have sworn unto them, by Yahweh, God of Israel, - now, therefore, we may not touch them. This, will we do unto them, even let them live, - lest there come on us wrath, because of the oath which we have sworn unto them. And the princes said unto them - Let them live. So they became hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the assembly, as the princes spake unto them.
And, ere yet they slept, she, went up unto them, upon the roof; and said unto the men, I know that Yahweh hath given unto you the land, - and that the terror of you hath fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land, have melted away, from before you. For we have heard how Yahweh, dried up, the waters of the Red Sea from before you, when ye came forth out of Egypt, - and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites who were over the Jordan unto Sihon and unto Og, whom ye devoted to destruction; read more.
and, when we heard, then did our heart melt, and there rose up no longer any spirit in any man because of you, - for, as for Yahweh your God, he, is God - in the heavens above, and upon the earth beneath. Now, therefore I pray you, swear unto me by Yahweh, since I have dealt with you in lovingkindness, that, ye also, will deal with the house of my father in lovingkindness, and will give me a token of faithfulness, and will save alive my father and my mother, and my brethren and my sisters, and all that they have, - and will deliver our souls from death. And the men said unto her, Our souls in your stead unto death, if ye utter not this our business, - so shall it be, when Yahweh shall give us the land, that we will deal with thee in lovingkindness and in faithfulness. And she let them down with a cord through the window, - for, her house, was within the wall of the rampart, and, within the rampart, she was dwelling. And she said unto them - To the mountain, get you, lest the pursuers, fall in, with you, - and hide yourselves there, three days until the pursuers return, and, afterwards, shall ye go your way. And the men said unto her, - Free, will we be from this thine oath which thou hast made us swear: Lo! when we are coming into the land, this cord of crimson thread, must thou bind in the window by which thou didst let us down, and, thy father and thy mother and thy brethren and all the household of thy father, must thou gather together unto thee unto the house. And it shall be, whosoever shall go forth out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood, shall be on his own head and, we, shall be free, - but, whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood, shall be on our heads, if a, hand, be upon him. Or, if thou utter this our business, then shall we be free from this thine oath which thou hast made us swear. And she said - According to your words, so, shall it be. Thus sent she them away and they departed, - and she bound the crimson cord in the window.