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Joshua 2:4

    Joshua 2:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men to me, but I knew not from where they were:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the woman took the two men, and hid them; and she said, Yea, the men came unto me, but I knew not whence they were:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the woman took the two men and put them in a secret place; then she said, Yes, the men came to me, but I had no idea where they came from;

    Webster's Revision

    And the woman took the two men, and hid them; and she said, Yea, the men came unto me, but I knew not whence they were:

    World English Bible

    The woman took the two men and hid them. Then she said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I didn't know where they came from.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the woman took the two men, and hid them; and she said, Yea, the men came unto me, but I wist not whence they were:

    Definitions for Joshua 2:4

    Whence - From where.
    Wist - Knew; to have known.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 2:4

    And hid them - Probably she secreted them for the time being in some private corner, till she had the opportunity of concealing them on the house-top in the manner mentioned Joshua 2:6.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 2:4

    I wist not whence they were - Rahab acted as she did from the belief in God's declared word, and conviction that resistance to His will would be both vain and wicked Joshua 2:9-11. Thus, she manifested a faith both sound and practical, and is praised accordingly Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25. The falsehood to which she had recourse may be excused by the pressure of circumstances and by her own antecedents, but cannot be defended.