The Spies Report to Joshua
Leaving Rahab, the spies made their way safely out through the gate of the city, and made their way to the mountain where they hid themselves until it was safe to continue with their return journey home. Arriving home, they reported to Joshua and told him that the Lord had been good to them, and in fact had delivered into their hands all the land; for all the inhabitants of the land were in fear of them. So Joshua early the next morning moved the company of the children of Israel from where they were encamped near the Jordan and lodged there preparatory to crossing over. And after three days, the officers went through the hosts and told the people that when they see the covenant of the ark of their God and the priests the Levites bearing it, then they should remove from their lodgings and follow after it; but not to get closer than two thousand cubits of it, and certainly not to pass it, because they did not know the way, and must be led by the ark of the covenant of the Lord.