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1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses saying, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the sons of Israel; you shall send a man from each of their fathers' tribes, every one a leader 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 from the wilderness of Paran at the command of the LORD , all of them men who were heads of the sons 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 These then were their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur; 4 These are their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zaccur;
5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori; 5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;
6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh; 6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;
7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph; 7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;
8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun; 8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;
9 from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu; 9 from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu;
10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi; 10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi;
11 from the tribe of Joseph, from the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi; 11 from the tribe of Manasseh (a tribe of Joseph), Gaddi son of Susi;
12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli; 12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli;
13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael; 13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael;
14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi; 14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vophsi;
15 from 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 whom Moses sent to spy out the land; but 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 When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, "Go up there into the Negev; then 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 "See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it 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 "How is the land in which they live, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they live, are they like open camps or with fortifications? 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 "How is the land, is it fat or lean? Are there trees in it or not? Make an effort then to get some 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 as far as Rehob, at Lebo-hamath. 21 So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob, toward Lebo Hamath.
22 When they had gone up into the Negev, they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak were. (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 Then they came to the valley of Eshcol and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and 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 sons of Israel 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 When 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 proceeded to come to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; and they brought back word to them and to 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 Thus they told him, and said, "We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with 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 "Nevertheless , the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants 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 is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and 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 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, "We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely 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 too strong for us." 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are."
32 So they gave out to the sons of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great 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 also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim ); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, 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."