Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, 'Go, view the land, especially Jericho.' So they went and entered the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab, and rested there.
But it was told to the king of Jericho, saying, 'Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to spy out the land.'
And the king of Jericho sent word
to Rahab, saying, 'Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to spy out all the land.'
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, 'Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.
It came about, when it was time
to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them.'
But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof.
So the men pursued them on the road to the Jordan, to the crossing places; and as soon as those who were pursuing them had gone out, they shut the gate.