Números 13

1 {\cf2 (13:2)} And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.

3 {\cf2 (13:4)} Then Moses sent them out of the wildernesse of Paran at the commandement of the Lorde: all those men were heades of the children of Israel.

4 {\cf2 (13:5)} Also their names are these: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the sonne of Zaccur:

5 {\cf2 (13:6)} Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the sonne of Hori:

6 {\cf2 (13:7)} Of the tribe of Iudah, Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh:

7 {\cf2 (13:8)} Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the sonne of Ioseph:

8 {\cf2 (13:9)} Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the sone of Nun:

9 {\cf2 (13:10)} Of the tribe of Beniamin, Palti the sonne of Raphu:

10 {\cf2 (13:11)} Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the sone of Sodi:

11 {\cf2 (13:12)} Of the tribe of Ioseph, to wit, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the sonne of Susi:

12 {\cf2 (13:13)} Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the sonne of Gemalli:

13 {\cf2 (13:14)} Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the sonne of Michael:

14 {\cf2 (13:15)} Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the sonne of Vophsi:

15 {\cf2 (13:16)} Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the sonne of Machi.

16 These [are] the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.

17 {\cf2 (13:18)} So Moses sent them to spie out the lande of Canaan, & said vnto them, Go vp this way toward the South, and go vp into the moutaines,

18 {\cf2 (13:19)} And consider the land what it is, and the people that dwel therein, whether they be strong or weake, either fewe or many,

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;

20 {\cf2 (13:21)} And what the land is: whether it be fat or leane, whether there be trees therein, or not. And be of good courage, and bring of the fruite of the lande (for then was the time of the first ripe grapes)

21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

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 Egypt.)

23 {\cf2 (13:24)} Then they came to the riuer of Eshcol, and cut downe thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it vpon a barre betwene two, and brought of the pomegranates and of the figges.

24 {\cf2 (13:25)} That place was called the riuer Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes, which the children of Israel cut downe thence.

25 {\cf2 (13:26)} Then after fourtie dayes, they turned againe from searching of the land.

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 shewed them the fruit of the land.

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.

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.

29 {\cf2 (13:30)} The Amalekites dwell in the South countrey, and the Hittites, and the Iebusites, & the Amorites dwell in the mountaines, & the Canaanites dwell by the sea, & by the coast of Iorden.

30 {\cf2 (13:31)} Then Caleb stilled the people before Moses, & saide, Let vs go vp at once, and possesse it: for vndoubtedly we shall ouercome it.

31 {\cf2 (13:32)} But the men, that went vp with him, saide, we be not able to goe vp against the people: for they are stronger then we.

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.

33 {\cf2 (13:34)} For there we sawe gyants, the sonnes of Anak, which come of the gyants, so that we seemed in our sight like grashoppers: and so wee were in their sight.