20 "I said to you, 'You have come to the hill country of the Amorites which the LORD our God is about to give us.
21 'See, the LORD your God has placed the land before you; go up, take possession, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has spoken to you. 1Do not fear or be dismayed.'
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22 "2Then all of you approached me and said, 'Let us send men before us, that they may search out the land for us, and bring back to us word of the way by which we should go up and the cities which we shall enter.'
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23 "The thing pleased * me and I took twelve * of your men, one man for each tribe.
24 "3They turned and went up into the hill country, and came to the valley of Eshcol and spied it out.
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25 "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 good land which the LORD our God is about to give us.'
26 "4Yet you were not willing to go up, but 5rebelled against the acommand of the LORD your God;
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27 and 6you grumbled in your tents and said, 'Because the LORD hates us, He has brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us.
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28 'Where can we go up? Our brethren have made our hearts melt, saying, "The people are bigger and taller than we; the cities are large and fortified to heaven. And besides, we saw 7the sons of the Anakim there."'
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29 "Then I said to you, 'Do not be shocked, nor fear them.
30 'The LORD your God who goes before you will 8Himself fight on your behalf, bjust * as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,
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31 and in the wilderness where you saw how 9the LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked until you came to this place.'