And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
'Send for thee men, and they spy the land of Canaan, which I
am giving to the sons of Israel; one man, one man for the tribe of his fathers
ye do send, every one a prince among them.'
And Moses sendeth them from the wilderness of Paran by the
command of Jehovah; all of them are men, heads of the sons of Israel
and these their names: For the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son
For the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori.
For the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh.
For the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph.
For the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea, son of Nun.
For the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu.
For the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi.
For the tribe of Joseph, (for the tribe of Manasseh,) Gaddi
son of Susi.
For the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli.
For the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael.
For the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vopshi.
For the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Machi.
These are the names of the men whom Moses hath sent
to spy the land; and Moses calleth Hoshea son of Nun, Jehoshua.
And Moses sendeth them to spy the land of Canaan, and saith
unto them, 'Go ye up this way into the south, and ye have gone up the
and have seen the land what it is, and the people
which is dwelling on it, whether it is strong or feeble; whether it is
few or many;
and what the land is in which it is dwelling, whether
it is good or bad; and what are the cities in which it is
dwelling, whether in camps or in fortresses;
And what the land is, whether it is fat or
lean; whether there is wood in it or not; and ye have strengthened yourselves,
and have taken of the fruit of the land;' and the days are days of the
first-fruits of grapes.
And they go up and spy the land, from the wilderness of Zin
unto Rehob at the going in to Hamath;
and they go up by the south, and come in unto Hebron, and
there are Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, children of Anak (and Hebron was
built seven years before Zoan in Egypt),
and they come in unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down
thence a branch and one cluster of grapes, and they bear it on a staff by two,
also some of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
That place hath one called Brook of Eshcol, because
of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut from thence.
And they turn back from spying the land at the end of forty
And they go and come in unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto
all the company of the sons of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh;
and they bring them and all the company back word, and shew them the fruit of
And they recount to him, and say, 'We came in unto the land
whither thou hast sent us, and also it is flowing with milk and honey --
and this is its fruit;
only, surely the people which is dwelling in the land is
strong; and the cities are fenced, very great; and also children of Anak we
have seen there.
Amalek is dwelling in the land of the south, and the
Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite is dwelling in the hill country, and
the Canaanite is dwelling by the sea, and by the side of the Jordan.'
And Caleb stilleth the people concerning Moses, and saith,
'Let us certainly go up -- and we have possessed it; for we are thoroughly able
And the men who have gone up with him said, 'We are not able
to go up against the people, for it is stronger than we;'
and they bring out an evil account of the land which they
have spied unto the sons of Israel, saying, 'The land into which we passed over
to spy it, is a land eating up its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw
in its midst are men of stature;
and there we saw the Nephilim, sons of Anak, of the
Nephilim; and we are in our own eyes as grasshoppers; and so we were in their