And they went and came to the houseof a woman, a
and they lay down there.
it was reported to the sovereign
o, saying, “
men from thechildren of Yisra’
out the land.”
And the sovereign of Yeri
, saying, “Bring out the men who
you, who have enteredyour house, for they have
the woman had taken the twomen and hid them. So she said, “Themen
came to me,
where they were from.
it came to be as the gate was being shut, when it was dark, that the
men went out. I
where themen went. Pursue them
, so thatyou overtake them.”
she had brought them up to the
them with the stalks of
ax, which she had laid out on the roof.
And the men pursued them by the
to the Yard
n, to the fords. And they
shut the gate afterwards as soon as the pursuers had gone out.
And before they lay down, she cameup to them on the roof,
and she said to the men, “I
you the land and thatthe
of you has fallen on us and that
the inhabitants of the land melt away
“For we have
dried up the water of the Sea of Reedsfor you when you came out of Mitsrayim
and what you did to the two sovereigns
of the Amorites who were beyond theYard
on and O
, whom you putunder the
“And when we
melted and there was no spirit left inanyone
of you, for
in the heavensabove and on earth beneath.
, please swear to me by
, since I have shown you
, that you also
to my father’s house and
give me a
spare my father and mymother and my brothers and my sistersand
that they have and
our lives from
And the men said to her, “Our livesfor yours, if
you do not
expose thismatter of ours, then it
us the land, that we
treat you in
So she let them down by a rope
through the window, for her house was
on the city wall and she dwelt on thewall.
And she said to them, “Go to themountain, lest the pursuers
uponyou. And you
hide there three days,until the pursuers have returned and
afterwards go on your
And the men said to her, “We arereleased from this
of yours whichyou have made us swear,
unless, when we
into the land,you bind this line of
cord in the
window through which you let us down
you bring your father and
your mother and your brothers and
your father’s household to your ownhome.
that anyone who
goes outside the
of your houseinto the street, his
is on his ownhead and we are innocent. And anyonewho is with you in the house, his
is on our head if a
is laid on him.
“And if you expose this matter of ours, then we
which you made us swear.”
And she said, “
.” And she
themaway and they went. And she
cord in the window.
So they left and came to the mountainand stayed there three days until the pursuers returned. And the pursuers
sought them in
the two men returned and camedown from the mountain and passedover. And they came to Yahusha sonof Nun and related to him
that had befallen them.