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1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Send thou men, that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a prince among them. 2 "Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders."
3 And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the commandment of Jehovah: all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel. 3 So at the LORD's command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites.
4 And these were their names: Of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur. 4 These are their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zaccur;
5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori. 5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;
6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;
7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph. 7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;
8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun. 8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;
9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu. 9 from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu;
10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi. 10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi;
11 Of the tribe of Joseph, [namely], of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. 11 from the tribe of Manasseh (a tribe of Joseph), Gaddi son of Susi;
12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli. 12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli;
13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. 13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael;
14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi. 14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vophsi;
15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi. 15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Maki.
16 These are the names of the men that Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua. 16 These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. (Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.)
17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way by the South, and go up into the hill-country: 17 When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, "Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country.
18 and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many; 18 See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.
19 and what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad; and what cities they are that they dwell in, whether in camps, or in strongholds; 19 What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified?
20 and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first-ripe grapes. 20 How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees on it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land." (It was the season for the first ripe grapes.)
21 So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath. 21 So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob, toward Lebo Hamath.
22 And they went up by the South, and came unto Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 22 They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, lived. (Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
23 And they came unto the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it upon a staff between two; [they brought] also of the pomegranates, and of the figs. 23 When they reached the Valley of Eshcol, they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates and figs.
24 That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the children of Israel cut down from thence. 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshcol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there.
25 And they returned from spying out the land at the end of forty days. 25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.
26 And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 26 They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community at Kadesh in the Desert of Paran. There they reported to them and to the whole assembly and showed them the fruit of the land.
27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us; and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. 27 They gave Moses this account: "We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit.
28 Howbeit the people that dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, [and] very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there.
29 Amalek dwelleth in the land of the South: and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the hill-country; and the Canaanite dwelleth by the sea, and along by the side of the Jordan. 29 The Amalekites live in the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the Jordan."
30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it."
31 But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are."
32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature. 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.
33 And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."