1 And the Lordspakeunto Moses, saying,2 Sendthou men, that they may searchthe landof Canaan, which I giveunto the childrenof Israel: of everytribeof their fathersshall ye senda man, every one a ruler among them.3 And Mosesby the commandmentof the Lordsentthem from the wildernessof Paran: all those menwereheadsof the childrenof Israel.4 And these weretheir names: of the tribeof Reuben, Shammuathe sonof Zaccur.5 Of the tribeof Simeon, Shaphatthe sonof Hori.6 Of the tribeof Judah, Calebthe sonof Jephunneh.7 Of the tribeof Issachar, Igalthe sonof Joseph.8 Of the tribeof Ephraim, Osheathe sonof Nun.nOshea: also called, Joshua9 Of the tribeof Benjamin, Paltithe sonof Raphu.10 Of the tribeof Zebulun, Gaddielthe sonof Sodi.11 Of the tribeof Joseph, namely, of the tribeof Manasseh, Gaddithe sonof Susi.12 Of the tribeof Dan, Ammielthe sonof Gemalli.13 Of the tribeof Asher, Sethurthe sonof Michael.14 Of the tribeof Naphtali, Nahbithe sonof Vophsi.15 Of the tribeof Gad, Geuelthe sonof Machi.16 These arethe namesof the menwhich Mosessentto spy outthe land. And MosescalledOsheathe sonof NunJehoshua.nOshea: also called JoshuanJehoshua: or, Joshua
17 And Mosessentthem to spy outthe landof Canaan, and saidunto them, Get you up this waysouthward, and go upinto the mountain:18 And seethe land, what it is; and the peoplethat dwelleth therein, whether they bestrongor weak, fewor many;19 And what the landisthat they dwell in, whether it begoodor bad; and what citiesthey bethat they dwellin, whether in tents, or in strong holds;20 And what the landis, whether it befator lean, whether there bewoodtherein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bringof the fruitof the land. Now the timewasthe timeof the firstripegrapes.
21 So they went up, and searchedthe landfrom the wildernessof Zinunto Rehob, as men cometo Hamath.22 And they ascendedby the south, and cameunto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the childrenof Anak, were. (Now Hebronwas builtsevenyearsbeforeZoanin Egypt.)23 And they cameunto the brookof Eshcol, and cut downfrom thence a branchwith oneclusterof grapes, and they bareit between twoupon a staff; and they broughtof the pomegranates, and of the figs.nbrook: or, valley24 The placewas calledthe brookEshcol, because ofthe cluster of grapeswhich the childrenof Israelcut down from thence.nbrook: or, valleynEshcol: that is, A cluster of grapes25 And they returnedfrom searchingof the landafterfortydays.
26 And they wentand cameto Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregationof the childrenof Israel, unto the wildernessof Paran, to Kadesh; and brought backwordunto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewedthem the fruitof the land.27 And they toldhim, and said, We cameunto the landwhither thou sentestus, and surely it flowethwith milkand honey; and this isthe fruit of it.28 Neverthelessthe peoplebestrongthat dwellin the land, and the citiesarewalled, andverygreat: and moreover we sawthe childrenof Anak there.29 The Amalekitesdwellin the landof the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwellin the mountains: and the Canaanitesdwellby the sea, and by the coastof Jordan.30 And Calebstilledthe peoplebefore Moses, and said, Let us go upat once, and possessit; for we are well ableto overcome it.31 But the menthat went upwith him said, We be not ableto go upagainst the people; for they arestronger than we.32 And they brought upan evil reportof the landwhich they had searchedunto the childrenof Israel, saying, The land, through which we have goneto search it, isa landthat eateth upthe inhabitantsthereof; and all the peoplethat we sawin itaremenof a great stature.nmen…: Heb. men of statures33 And there we sawthe giants, the sonsof Anak, which comeof the giants: and we were in our own sightas grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.