Numbers 13

CHAPTER 13

Moses Sends Men to Survey the Land

And the  lord spoke to Moses, saying, Send for yourself men, and let them survey the land of the Canaanites! which I give to the sons of Israel for a possession. [2man 1One] per tribe; according to the peoples of their patrimony you shall send them, all being chiefs of them. And [2sent 3them 1Moses] from the wilderness of Paran, by the voice of the  lord. All [2men 3were chiefs 4of the sons 5of Israel 1these]. And these are their names. Of the tribe of Reuben was Shammua son of Zaccur. Of the tribe of Simeon was Shaphat son of Hori. Of the tribe of Judah was Caleb son of Jephunneh. Of the tribe of Issachar was Igal son of Joseph. Of the tribe of Ephraim was Oshea son of Nun. Of the tribe of Benjamin was Palti son of Raphu. 10 Of the tribe of Zebulun was Gaddiel son of Sodi. 11 Of the tribe of Joseph of the sons of Manasseh was Gaddi son of Susi. 12 Of the tribe of Dan was Ammiel son of Gamalli. 13 Of the tribe of Asher was Sethur son of Michael. 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali was Nahbi son of Vophsi. 15 Of the tribe of Gad was Geuel son of Machi. 16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to survey the land. And Moses named Oshea son of Nun -- Joshua. 17 And [2sent 3them 1Moses] to survey the land of Canaan. And he said to them, Ascend in this wilderness! And you shall ascend into the mountain. 18 And you will behold the land, what it is, and the people lying in wait upon it, if they are strong or weak; or if they are few, or many. 19 And what the land is like in which these lie in wait upon it, if it is good, or wicked; and what the cities in which these dwell in them, if in walled or in unwalled. 20 And what the land is like, if plentiful or being neglected; if there is in it trees or not. And attending to constantly you shall take from the fruits of the land. And the days were days in spring, forerunners of the grape. 21 And ascending they surveyed the land from the wilderness of Zin until Rehob, entering Hamath. 22 And they ascended by the wilderness, and came unto Hebron; and there was Ahiman, and Sheshai, and Talmai, the families of Anak; and Hebron [2seven 3years 1was built] before Tanin of Egypt. 23 And they came unto the Ravine of the Cluster. And they beat from there a vine branch and [2cluster 3of the grape 1one] from it; and they lifted it upon bearing poles, and some from the pomegranates, and the fig-trees. 24 And that place they named Ravine of the Cluster, on account of the cluster of grapes which [4beat 5from there 1the 2sons 3of Israel]. 25 And they returned from there [2surveying 3the 4land 1after] forty days. 26 And having gone, they came to Moses and Aaron, and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran Kadesh. And they answered to them a word, and to all the congregation. And they showed the fruit of the land. 27 And they described to him, and they said, We came into the land unto which you sent us, a land flowing milk and honey. And this is its fruit. 28 Only that [6is bold 1the 2nation 3dwelling 4the 5land], and the [2cities 1fortified], being walled, are great -- very much so. And the generation of Anak we saw there. 29 And Amalek dwells in the land, in the land to the south; and the Hittite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite dwell in the mountainous area; and the Canaanite dwell by the sea, and by the Jordan river.

Caleb's Report

30 And Caleb quelled the people before Moses, and said to him, Not so, but ascending we will ascend, and we shall inherit it; for by might we shall be able to prevail against them. 31 And the men, the ones going up with him said, We are not ascending; for in no way should we be able to ascend to that nation, for [2stronger 4than us 1it is 3rather]. 32 And they brought an astonishment of the land of which they surveyed it to the sons of Israel, saying, The land which we went in it to survey -- [2a land 3devouring 4the ones 5dwelling 6upon 7it 1it is]; and all the people whom we see in it [2men 1are exceedingly tall]. 33 And there we saw the giants; and we were [3in the presence of 4them 1as 2locusts]; yes, even so we were in the presence of them.
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