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6:17 devoted . . . for destruction. In the holy war the city was reserved for God. The consequence is seen in v. 21, the awful reality of God’s judgment on Jericho, as also on the whole of Canaan (11:11–12, 14, 20; Lev. 27:28–29; Deut. 13:16; 20:10–18).
Only Rahab . . . and all who are with her. Judgment does not exclude grace. The mercy she sought in 2:12 will be extended to her.