Joshua 2 :15

Joshua 2 :15 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was on the town wall, and she dwelled on the wall.

King James Version (KJV)

Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was on the town wall, and she dwelled on the wall.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the side of the wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Then she let them down from the window by a cord, for the house where she was living was on the town wall.

Webster's Revision

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.

World English Bible

Then she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was on the side of the wall, and she lived on the wall.

English Revised Version (ERV)

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.

Definitions for Joshua 2 :15

Let - To hinder or obstruct.

Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 2 :15

Then she let them down by a cord etc. - The natural place of this verse is after the first clause of Joshua 2:21; for it is certain that she did not let them down in the basket till all those circumstances marked from Joshua 2:16-20 inclusive had taken place.

She dwelt upon the wall - That is, either the wall of the city made a part of her house or her house was built close to the wall, so that the top or battlements of it were above the wall with a window that looked out to the country. As the city gates were now shut there was no way for the spies to escape but through this window; and in order to this she let them down through the window in a basket suspended by a cord, till they reached the ground on the outside of the wall.

Barnes' Commentary on Joshua 2 :15

Upon the town wall - The town wall probably formed the back wall of the house, and the window opened therefore into the country. (Compare Paul's escape, 2 Corinthians 11:33).

Wesley's Commentary on Joshua 2 :15

2:15 Town - wall - Which gave her the opportunity of dismissing them when the gates were shut. Upon the wall - Her particular dwelling was there: which may possibly be added, because the other part of her house was reserved for the entertainment of strangers.
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