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1 And the Lord said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Send men to get knowledge about the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from every tribe of their fathers you are to send a man, every one a chief 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 waste land of Paran as the Lord gave orders, 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, that is of the family 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, Gevel, the son of Machi. 15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Maki.
16 These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to get knowledge about the land. And Moses gave to Hoshea, the son of Nun, the name of 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 So Moses sent them to have a look at the land of Canaan, and said to them, Go up into the South and 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 what the land is like; and if the people living in it are strong or feeble, small or great in number; 18 See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.
19 And what sort of land they are living in, if it is good or bad; and what their living-places are, tent-circles or walled towns; 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 if the land is fertile or poor, and if there is wood in it or not. And be of good heart, and come back with some of the produce of the land. Now it was the time when the first grapes were ready. 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 got a view of the land, from the waste land of Zin to Rehob, on the way to Hamath. 21 So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob, toward Lebo Hamath.
22 They went up into the South and came to Hebron; and Ahiman and Sheshai and Talmai, the children of Anak, were living there. (Now the building of Hebron took place seven years before that of 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 to the valley of Eshcol, and cutting down a vine-branch with its grapes, two of them took it on a rod between them; and they took some pomegranates and 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 named the valley of Eshcol because of the grapes which the children of Israel took from there. 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshcol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there.
25 At the end of forty days they came back from viewing the land. 25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.
26 And they came back to Moses and Aaron and all the children of Israel, to Kadesh in the waste land of Paran; and gave an account to them and to all the people and let them see the produce 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 said, We came to the land where you sent us, and truly it is flowing with milk and honey: and here is some of the produce 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 But the people living in the land are strong, and the towns are walled and very great; further, 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 And the Amalekites are in the South; and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill-country; and the Canaanites by the sea and by the side of 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 Then Caleb made signs to the people to keep quiet, and said to Moses, Let us go up straight away and take this land; 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 who had gone 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 gave the children of Israel a bad account of the land they had been to see, saying, This land through which we went is a land causing destruction to those living in it; and all the people we saw there are men of more than common size. 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 There we saw those great men, the sons of Anak, offspring of the Nephilim: and we seemed to ourselves no more than insects, and so we seemed to them. 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."