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1 The LORD spoke to Moses. He said, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Send some men to check out the land of Canaan. I am giving it to the people of Israel. Send one leader from each of Israel's tribes." 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 Desert of Paran. He sent them as the LORD had commanded. All of them were leaders of the people 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 Here are their names. There was Shammua from the tribe of Reuben. Shammua was the son of Zaccur. 4 These are their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zaccur;
5 There was Shaphat from the tribe of Simeon. Shaphat was the son of Hori. 5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;
6 There was Caleb from the tribe of Judah. Caleb was the son of Jephunneh. 6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;
7 There was Igal from the tribe of Issachar. Igal was the son of Joseph. 7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;
8 There was Hoshea from the tribe of Ephraim. Hoshea was the son of Nun. 8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;
9 There was Palti from the tribe of Benjamin. Palti was the son of Raphu. 9 from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu;
10 There was Gaddiel from the tribe of Zebulun. Gaddiel was the son of Sodi. 10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi;
11 There was Gaddi from the tribe of Manasseh. Gaddi was the son of Susi. Manasseh was a tribe of Joseph. 11 from the tribe of Manasseh (a tribe of Joseph), Gaddi son of Susi;
12 There was Ammiel from the tribe of Dan. Ammiel was the son of Gemalli. 12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli;
13 There was Sethur from the tribe of Asher. Sethur was the son of Michael. 13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael;
14 There was Nahbi from the tribe of Naphtali. Nahbi was the son of Vophsi. 14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vophsi;
15 There was Geuel from the tribe of Gad. Geuel was the son of Maki. 15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Maki.
16 Those are the men Moses sent to check out the land. He gave the name Joshua to Hoshea, the son of Nun. 16 These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. (Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.)
17 Moses sent them to check out Canaan. He said, "Go up through the Negev Desert. Go on into the central 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. See whether the people who live there are strong or weak. See 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 "What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Do the towns have high walls around them or not? 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 soil? Is it rich land or poor land? 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. 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 the men went up and checked out the land. They went from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob. It was in the direction of 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 through the Negev Desert and came to Hebron. That's where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai lived. They belonged to the family line of Anak. Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan. Zoan was a city 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 The men came to the Valley of Eshcol. There they cut off a branch that had a single bunch of grapes on it. Two of them carried it on a pole between them. They carried some pomegranates and figs along with it. 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. That's because the men of Israel cut off a bunch of grapes 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 40 days, the men returned from checking out the land. 25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.
26 The men came back to Moses, Aaron and the whole community of Israel. The people were at Kadesh in the Desert of Paran. There the men reported to Moses and Aaron and all of the people. They 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 They gave Moses their report. They said, "We went into the land you sent us to. It really does have plenty of milk and honey! Here's some fruit from the land. 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 who live there are powerful. Their cities have high walls around them and are very large. We even saw members of the family line 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 The Amalekites live in the Negev Desert. The Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the central hill country. The Canaanites live near the Mediterranean Sea. They also live along the Jordan River." 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 interrupted the men who were speaking to Moses. He said, "We should go up and take the land. We can certainly 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 had gone up with him spoke. They said, "We can't attack those people. They are stronger than we are." 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are."
32 The men spread a bad report about the land among the people of Israel. They said, "The land we checked out destroys those who live in it. All of the people we saw there are very big and tall. 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 the Nephilim there. We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes. And that's also how we seemed to them." The children of Anak came from the Nephilim. 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."