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1 The LORD spoke to Moses: 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Send out men to explore the land of Canaan, which I'm giving to the Israelites. Send one man from each ancestral tribe, each 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 So Moses sent them out from the Paran desert according to the LORD's command. All the men were leaders among the Israelites. 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 These are their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua, Zaccur's son; 4 These are their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zaccur;
5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat, Hori's son; 5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;
6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb, Jephunneh's son; 6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;
7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal, Joseph's son; 7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;
8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea, Nun's son; 8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;
9 from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti, Raphu's son; 9 from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu;
10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel, Sodi's son; 10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi;
11 from the tribe of Joseph: from the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi, Susi's son; 11 from the tribe of Manasseh (a tribe of Joseph), Gaddi son of Susi;
12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel, Gemalli's son; 12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli;
13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur, Michael's son; 13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael;
14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi, Vophsi's son; 14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vophsi;
15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel, Machi's son. 15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Maki.
16 These are the names of the men whom Moses sent out to explore the land. Moses changed the name of Hoshea, Nun's son, to 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 When Moses sent them out to explore the land of Canaan, he said to them, "Go up there into the arid southern plain and into the mountains. 17 When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, "Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country.
18 You must inspect the land. What is it like? Are the people who live in it strong or weak, 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 Is the land in which they live good or bad? Are the towns in which they live camps or fortresses? 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 Is the land rich or poor? Are there trees in it or not? Be courageous and bring back the land's fruit." It was the season 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 They went up and explored the land from the Zin desert to Rehob, near Lebo-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 arid southern plain and entered Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of the Anakites, lived. (Hebron was built seven years before Tanis 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 Then they entered the Cluster ravine, cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and carried it on a pole between them. They also took 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 called the Cluster ravine because of the cluster of grapes that the Israelites cut down from there. 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshcol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there.
25 They returned from exploring the land after forty days. 25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.
26 They went directly to Moses, Aaron, and the entire Israelite community in the Paran desert at Kadesh. They brought back a report to them and to the entire community and showed them the land's fruit. 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 Then they gave their report: "We entered the land to which you sent us. It's actually full of milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 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 There are, however, powerful people who live in the land. The cities have huge fortifications. And we even saw the descendants of the Anakites 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 The Amalekites live in the land of the arid southern plain; the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the mountains; and the Canaanites live by the sea and along 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 Now Caleb calmed the people before Moses and said, "We must go up and take possession of it, because we are more than able to do 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 went up with him said, "We can't go up against the people because 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 They started a rumor about the land that they had explored, telling the Israelites, "The land that we crossed over to explore is a land that devours its residents. All the people we saw in it are huge men. 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 We saw there the Nephilim (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We saw ourselves as grasshoppers, and that's how we appeared 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."