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Numbers 13

GNT 1 The Lord said to Moses, NIV 1 The LORD said to Moses, GNT 2 "Choose one of the leaders from each of the twelve tribes and send them as spies to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites." NIV 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." GNT 3 Moses obeyed and from the wilderness of Paran he sent out leaders, as follows: NIV 3 So at the LORD's command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites. GNT 16 These are the spies Moses sent to explore the land. He changed the name of Hoshea son of Nun to Joshua. NIV 16 These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. (Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.) GNT 17 When Moses sent them out, he said to them, "Go north from here into the southern part of the land of Canaan and then on into the hill country. NIV 17 When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, "Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country. GNT 18 Find out what kind of country it is, how many people live there, and how strong they are. NIV 18 See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. GNT 19 Find out whether the land is good or bad and whether the people live in open towns or in fortified cities. NIV 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? GNT 20 Find out whether the soil is fertile and whether the land is wooded. And be sure to bring back some of the fruit that grows there." (It was the season when grapes were beginning to ripen.) NIV 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.) GNT 21 So the men went north and explored the land from the wilderness of Zin in the south all the way to Rehob, near Hamath Pass in the north. NIV 21 So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob, toward Lebo Hamath. GNT 22 They went first into the southern part of the land and came to Hebron, where the clans of Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of a race of giants called the Anakim, lived. (Hebron was founded seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) NIV 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.) GNT 23 They came to Eshcol Valley, and there they cut off a branch which had one bunch of grapes on it so heavy that it took two men to carry it on a pole between them. They also brought back some pomegranates and figs NIV 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. GNT 24 (That place was named Eshcol Valley because of the bunch of grapes the Israelites cut off there.) NIV 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshcol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there. GNT 25 After exploring the land for forty days, the spies returned NIV 25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land. GNT 26 to Moses, Aaron, and the whole community of Israel at Kadesh in the wilderness of Paran. They reported what they had seen and showed them the fruit they had brought. NIV 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. GNT 27 They told Moses, "We explored the land and found it to be rich and fertile; and here is some of its fruit. NIV 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. GNT 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and their cities are very large and well fortified. Even worse, we saw the descendants of the giants there. NIV 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there. GNT 29 Amalekites live in the southern part of the land; Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country; and Canaanites live by the Mediterranean Sea and along the Jordan River." NIV 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." GNT 30 Caleb silenced the people who were complaining against Moses, and said, "We should attack now and take the land; we are strong enough to conquer it." NIV 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." GNT 31 But the men who had gone with Caleb said, "No, we are not strong enough to attack them; the people there are more powerful than we are." NIV 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are." GNT 32 So they spread a false report among the Israelites about the land they had explored. They said, "That land doesn't even produce enough to feed the people who live there. Everyone we saw was very tall, NIV 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. GNT 33 and we even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak. We felt as small as grasshoppers, and that is how we must have looked to them." NIV 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."