Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 13\\

In this chapter an order is given by the Lord, to send twelve men into
the land of Canaan, to search and spy it, and which was accordingly
executed, \\#Nu 13:1-3\\; and the names of the twelve persons are given,
\\#Nu 13:4-16\\; the instructions they received from Moses, what part of
the land they should enter into first, and what observations they
should make on it, \\#Nu 13:17-20\\; which they attended to, and on their
return brought some of the fruit of the land with them, \\#Nu 13:21-26\\;
and gave an account of it, that it was a very fruitful land, but the
inhabitants mighty, and their cities walled, \\#Nu 13:27-29\\; which threw
the people into confusion, but that they were stilled by Caleb, one of
the spies, who encouraged them, \\#Nu 13:30\\; but all the rest, excepting
Joshua, brought an ill report of it, as not to be subdued and conquered
by them, \\#Nu 13:31-33\\.