"I said to you, 'You have come to the hillcountry of the Amoriteswhich the LORD our God is about to give us.
21'See, the LORD your God has placed the landbefore you; go up, takepossession, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has spoken to you. 1Do not fear or be dismayed.'
"2Then all of you approached me and said, 'Let us sendmenbefore us, that they may search out the land for us, and bringback to us word of the way by which we should go up and the citieswhich we shall enter.'
"The thingpleased me and I tooktwelve of your men, oneman for each tribe.
"3They turned and went up into the hillcountry, and came to the valley of Eshcol and spied it out.
"Then they took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us; and they brought us back a report and said, 'It is a goodlandwhich the LORD our God is about to give us.'
"4Yet you were not willing to go up, but 5rebelledagainst the acommand of the LORD your God;
and 6you grumbled in your tents and said, 'Because the LORDhates us, He has brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us.
28'Where can we go up? Our brethren have made our heartsmelt, saying, "The people are bigger and tallerthan we; the cities are large and fortified to heaven. And besides, we saw7the sons of the Anakimthere."'
"Then I said to you, 'Do not be shocked, norfear them.
'The LORD your God who goesbefore you will 8Himselffight on your behalf, bjust as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,
and in the wildernesswhere you sawhow9the LORD your Godcarried you, just as a mancarries his son, in all the waywhich you have walkeduntil you came to thisplace.'