These are the names of the men which Mosessent to spy out the land. And MosescalledOshea the son of NunJehoshua.
And Mosessent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:
And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak,few or many;
And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwellin, whether in tents, or in strong holds;
And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there bewood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripegrapes.
So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman,Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was builtsevenyearsbeforeZoan in Egypt.)
And they came unto the brook[a] of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with onecluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
The place was called the brook[b]Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
And they returned from searching of the landafterfortydays.
And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought backword unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and verygreat: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
The Amalekitesdwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites,dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanitesdwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
And Calebstilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel,saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men[c] of a great stature.
And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.