Numbers 13 ©
1 The names of the men who were sent to search the land: 17 their instructions: 21 their acts: 26 their relation.
AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
aSend thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a bruler among them.
And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur.
Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.
Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.
Of the tribe of Ephraim, gOshea the son of Nun.
Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.
Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.
Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.
Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.
Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.
Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.
Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.
And see the lland, 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 dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds;
And what the land is, whether it be mfat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of ngood courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
And they ascended by the south, and came unto qHebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now rHebron was built seven years before sZoan in Egypt.)
The place was called the 2brook 3Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
¶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 vKadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
The yAmalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
And they brought up an evil creport 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 deateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are 4men of a great stature.
And there we saw ethe giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as fgrasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.