13:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
13:2 Send 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
ruler among them.
13:3 And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them
from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of
the children of Israel.
13:4 And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben,
Shammua the son of Zaccur.
13:5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.
13:6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
13:7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.
13:8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.
13:9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.
13:10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.
13:11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of
Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.
13:12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.
13:13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.
13:14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.
13:15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.
13:16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to
spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun
13:17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan,
and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up
into the mountain:
13:18 And see the land, what it is, and the people that
dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or
13:19 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;
13:20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean,
whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good
courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time
was the time of the first ripe grapes.
13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the
wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
13:22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron;
where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak,
were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in
13:23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down
from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they
bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the
pomegranates, and of the figs.
13:24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the
cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from
13:25 And they returned from searching of the land after
Report on the
13:26 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 Kadesh; and brought back word
unto them, and unto all the congregation, and showed them
the fruit of the land.
13:27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land
whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and
honey; and this is the fruit of it.
13:28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the
land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and
moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
13:29 The Amalekites 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.
13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said,
Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able
to overcome it.
13:31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not
able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than
13:32 And they brought up an evil report 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 eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people
that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which
come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as
grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.