Now Moses said to Hobab1 son of Reuel2 the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law,3 "We are setting out for the place about which the LORD said, 'I will give it to you.'4 Come with us and we will treat you well, for the LORD has promised good things to Israel."
He answered, "No, I will not go;5 I am going back to my own land and my own people.6"
But Moses said, "Please do not leave us. You know where we should camp in the desert, and you can be our eyes.732
If you come with us, we will share with you8 whatever good things the LORD gives us.9"