And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayenge:
Sende men out to serche the londe of Canaan which I geue vnto the childern of Israel: of euery trybe of their fathers a man and let them all be soche as are melars amonge them.
And Moses at the commaundement of the Lorde sent forth out of the wildernesse of Pharan: soche men as were all herdes amonge the childern of Israel whose names are these.
In the trybe of Ruben Sammua ye sonne of Zacur:
In the trybe of Symeon Saphat the sonne of Hori.
In the trybe of Iuda Caleph the sonne of Iephune.
In the trybe of Isachar Igeal the sonne of Ioseph.
In the trybe of Ephraim Hosea the sonne of Nun.
In the trybe of Ben Iamin Paltithe sonne of Raphu.
In the trybe of Zabulon Gadiel the sonne of Sodi.
In the trybe of Ioseph: In the trybe of Manasse Gaddi the sonne of Susi.
In the trybe of Dan Amiel the sonne of Gemali.
In the trybe of Asser Sethur the sonne of Micheel.
In the trybe of Nephtali Nahebi the sonne of Vaphsi.
In the trybe of Gad Guel the sonne of Machi.
These are the names of the men whiche Moses sent to spie out the londe. And Moses called the name of Hosea the sonne of Nun Iosua.
And Moses sent them forth to spie out the lande of Canaan and sayed vnto them: get you southwarde and goo vpp in to the hye contre
and see the londe what maner thynge it is ad the people that dwelleth therein: whether they be stronge or weke ether fewe or many
and what the londe is that they dwell in whether it be good or bad and what maner of cities they dwell in: whether they dwell in tentes or walled townes
ad what maner of londe it is: whether it be fatt or leane and whether there be trees therein or not. And be of a good corage and brynge of the frutes of the londe. And it was aboute the tyme that grapes are first rype.
And they went vp and serched out the lande from the wildernesse of Zin vnto Rehob as men goo to Hemath
and they ascended vnto the south and came vnto Hebron where Ahiman was and Sesai and Thalmani the sonnes of Enacke. Hebron was bylt .vij. yere before Zoan in Egipte.
And they came vnto the ryuer of Escol and they cutt doune there a braunch with one clouster of grapes and bare it apo a staffe betwene twayne and also of the pomgranates and of the fygges of the place.
The ryuer was called Escol because of the clouster of grapes whiche the childern of Israel cutt doune there.
And they turned backe agayne from serchinge the londe at .xl. dayes ende.
And thei went and came to Moses and Aaron and vnto all the multitude of the childern of Israel vnto the wildernesse of Pharan: euen vnto Cades and brougthe them worde and also vnto all the congregacion and shewed them the frute of the lande.
And they tolde him sayenge: we came vnto the londe wether thou sendedst vs and surely it is a lode that floweth with milke and honye and here is of the frute of it
Neuerthelesse the people be stronge yt dwell in the londe and the cities are walled and exceadinge greate and moreouer we sawe the childre of Enack there.
The amaleckes dwel in the south cuntre and the Hethires Iebusites and the Amorites dwell in the moutaynes and the Cananites dwell by the see ad alonge by the coste of Iordayne.
And Caleb stylled the murmure of the people agenst Moses sayenge: let vs goo vp and conquere it for we be able to ouercome it.
But the men that went vpp with him sayde: We be not able to goo vpp agenst the people for they are stronger then we:
And they broughte vpp an euell reporte of the londe which they had serched vnto the childern of Israel sayenge. The londe which we haue gone thorowe to serche it out is a londe that careth vpp the inhabiters thereof and the people that we sawe in it are men of stature.
And there we sawe also geantes the childre of Enack which are of the geautes. And we semed in oure syght as it were greshoppers and so we dyd in their sighte.