Deuteronomy 1 ©
Moses' speech at the end of the fortieth year, in which he rehearseth the story of God's sending Israel from Horeb to go and possess the promised land, of giving them officers, of passing through the wilderness to Kadesh, of sending the spies to search the land, and of God's anger for their incredulity and disobedience.
On hthis side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to *declare this law, saying,
Turn you, and take your journey, and jgo to the mount of the Amorites, and unto 2all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.
uYe shall not 6respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for vthe judgment is God's: and wthe cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
¶And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.
And fthey turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was *wroth, and sware, saying,
Then ye answered and said unto me, We zhave sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.