Joshua 2 :4

Joshua 2 :4 Translations

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:

King James Version (KJV)

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 said thus, There came men to 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' Commentary 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.

Wesley's Commentary on Joshua 2 :4

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