And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.
a. the kings men took the bait and went off after the spies.
1. “And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords…”
a. fords [4569 * ma’ abar] [Gesenius: a passing over, a place of passing over.]
b. [Websters: A shallow place in a river or stream allowing one to walk or drive across.