25After exploring the land for forty days, the men returned26to Moses, Aaron, and the whole community of Israel at Kadesh in the wilderness of Paran. They reported to the whole community what they had seen and showed them the fruit they had taken from the land.27This was their report to Moses: “We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country—a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is the kind of fruit it produces.28But the people living there are powerful, and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak!
1Then the whole community began weeping aloud, and they cried all night.2Their voices rose in a great chorus of protest against Moses and Aaron. “If only we had died in Egypt, or even here in the wilderness!” they complained.
5Then Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground before the whole community of Israel.6Two of the men who had explored the land, Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, tore their clothing.7They said to all the people of Israel, “The land we traveled through and explored is a wonderful land!8And if the LORD is pleased with us, he will bring us safely into that land and give it to us. It is a rich land flowing with milk and honey.9Do not rebel against the LORD, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They are only helpless prey to us! They have no protection, but the LORD is with us! Don’t be afraid of them!”10But the whole community began to talk about stoning Joshua and Caleb. Then the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to all the Israelites at the Tabernacle.