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Joshua 2:12

2:12 So now, promise me this with an oath sworn in the Lord’s name. 1  Because I have shown allegiance to you, show allegiance to my family. 2  Give me a solemn pledge 3 

Joshua 2:17

2:17 The men said to her, “We are not bound by this oath you made us swear unless the following conditions are met: 4 

1 tn Heb “Now, swear to me by the Lord.”

sn To swear an oath in the Lord’s name would make the Lord the witness and guarantor of the promise attached to the oath. If the person making the oath should go back on the promise, the Lord would judge him for breaking the contract.

2 tn Heb “with the house of my father.”

3 tn Heb “true sign,” that is, “an inviolable token or pledge.”

4 tn Heb “We are free from this oath of yours which you made us swear.” The words “unless the following conditions are met” are not in the Hebrew text, but are added for clarification.

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