But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. Then she said, "Of course the men came to me. But I didn't know where they were from.
The men left when it was time to close the gate at dark, but I don't know where the men went. Hurry! Chase after them! You might catch up with them."
But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the flax stalks that she had laid out on the roof.
The men from Jericho chased after them in the direction of the Jordan up to the fords. As soon as those chasing them went out, the gate was shut behind them.