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Joshua 2:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the men said unto her, We will be guiltless of this thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the men said unto her, We [will be] blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The men said to her, “We [shall be] free from this oath to you which you have made us swear,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the men said to her, We [will be] blameless of this thy oath which thou hast made us swear.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the men said to her, We will be quit of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the men said unto her,—Free, will we be from this thine oath which thou hast made us swear:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the men say unto her, 'We are acquitted of this thine oath which thou hast caused us to swear:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they said to her: We shall be blameless of this oath, which thou hast made us swear,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the men said vnto her, Wee will bee blamelesse of this thine oath which thou hast made vs sweare:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the men said to her, We are clear of this thy oath.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the men said unto her, We [will be] blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the men y582
[0582] Standard
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
x376
(0376) Complement
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
her, We x587
(0587) Complement
אֲנַחְנוּ
'anachnuw
{an-akh'-noo}
Apparently from H0595; we.
[will be] blameless 5355
{5355} Prime
נָקִי
naqiy
{naw-kee'}
From H5352; innocent.
of this thine oath 7621
{7621} Prime
שְׁבוּעָה
sh@buw`ah
{sheb-oo-aw'}
Feminine passive participle of H7650; properly something sworn, that is, an oath.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x2088
(2088) Complement
זֶה
zeh
{zeh}
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
thou hast made us swear. 7650
{7650} Prime
שָׁבַע
shaba`
{shaw-bah'}
A primitive root; properly to be complete, but used only as a denominative from H7651; to seven oneself, that is, swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times).
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Joshua 2:16-21.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Joshua 2:8-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Joshua 2:17

Said — Or, had said; namely, before she let them down; it being very improbable, either that she would dismiss them before the condition was agreed on; or that she would discourse with them, or they with her, about such secret and weighty things after they were let down, when others might overhear them. Blameless — That is, free from guilt or reproach if it be violated, namely, if the following condition be not observed.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Joshua 2:17

And the men said unto her, (h) We [will be] blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.

(h) We will be released from our oath if you perform this condition that follows for so shall you and yours be delivered.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Joshua 2:20 And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.
Genesis 24:3-8 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: ... And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Leviticus 19:11-12 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. ... And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I [am] the LORD.
Numbers 30:2 If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
2 Samuel 21:1-2 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, [It is] for Saul, and for [his] bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. ... And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites [were] not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)
2 Samuel 21:7 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD'S oath that [was] between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.
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Gn 24:3. Ex 20:7. Lv 19:11. Nu 30:2. Jsh 2:20. 2S 21:1, 7.

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