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1 The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Send you men, that they may spy out the land of Kana`an, which I give to the children of Yisra'el: of every tribe of their fathers shall you send a man, everyone 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 Moshe sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the mitzvah of the LORD: all of them men who were heads of the children of Yisra'el. 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 were their names: Of the tribe of Re'uven, Shammua the son of Zakkur. 4 These are their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zaccur;
5 Of the tribe of Shim`on, Shafat the son of Hori. 5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;
6 Of the tribe of Yehudah, Kalev the son of Yefunneh. 6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;
7 Of the tribe of Yissakhar, Yig'al the son of Yosef. 7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;
8 Of the tribe of Efrayim, Hoshea the son of Nun. 8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;
9 Of the tribe of Binyamin, Palti the son of Rafu. 9 from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu;
10 Of the tribe of Zevulun, Gaddi'el the son of Sodi. 10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi;
11 Of the tribe of Yosef, [namely], of the tribe of Menashsheh, 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, `Ammi'el the son of Gemalli. 12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli;
13 Of the tribe of Asher, Setur the son of Mikha'el. 13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael;
14 Of the tribe of Naftali, Nachbi the son of Vofsi. 14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vophsi;
15 Of the tribe of Gad, Ge'u'el the son of Makhi. 15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Maki.
16 These are the names of the men who Moshe sent to spy out the land. Moshe called Hoshea the son of Nun Yehoshua. 16 These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. (Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.)
17 Moshe sent them to spy out the land of Kana`an, and said to them, Go 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 who 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. Be 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 Tzin to Rechov, to the entrance of Hamat. 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 by the South, and came to Hevron; and Achiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of `Anak, were there. (Now Hevron was built seven years before Tzo`an in Mitzrayim.) 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 They came to the valley of Eshkol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it on 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 Eshkol, because of the cluster which the children of Yisra'el 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 spying out the land at the end of forty days. 25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.
26 They went and came to Moshe, and to Aharon, and to all the congregation of the children of Yisra'el, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them, and to all the congregation, and shown 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 They told him, and said, We came to the land where you sent us; and surely it flows 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 However the people who 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 dwells in the land of the South: and the Hittite, and the Yevusi, and the Amori, dwell in the hill-country; and the Kana`ani dwells by the sea, and along by the side of the Yarden. 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 Kalev stilled the people before Moshe, 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 who went up with him said, We aren't 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 They brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out to the children of Yisra'el, saying, The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up the inhabitants of it; and all the people who 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 There we saw the Nefilim, the sons of `Anak, who come of the Nefilim: 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."