Numbers 13



Spies Sent To Spy Out The Land Of Canaan

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses saying,

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

1 Later, the LORD told Moses,

1 And the Lord said to Moses,

2 "Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the sons of Israel; you shall send a man from each of their fathers' tribes, every one a leader among them."

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.

2 "Send men to explore the land of Canaan that I'm about to give to the Israelis. Send one man to represent each of his ancestor's tribes, every one of them a distinguished leader among them."

2 Send men to explore and scout out [for yourselves] the land of Canaan, which I give to the Israelites. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader or head among them.

3 So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran at the command of the LORD, all of them men who were heads of the sons of Israel.

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.

3 So that's just what Moses did, sending them from the Wilderness of Paran according to the LORD's instructions. All of the men were Israeli leaders.

3 So Moses by the command of the Lord sent scouts from the Wilderness of Paran, all of them men who were heads of the Israelites.

4 These then were their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur;

4 And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur.

4 These were their names: From Reuben's tribe, Zaccur's son Shammua;

4 These were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zaccur;

5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori;

5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.

5 From Simeon's tribe, Hori's son Shaphat;

5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;

6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh;

6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

6 From Judah's tribe, Jephunneh's son Caleb;

6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;

7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph;

7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.

7 from Issachar's tribe, Joseph's son Igal;

7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;

8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun;

8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.

8 From Ephraim's tribe, Nun's son Hoshea;

8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea [that is, Joshua] son of Nun;

9 from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu;

9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.

9 From Benjamin's tribe, Raphu's son Palti;

9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu;

10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi;

10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.

10 from Zebulun's tribe, Sodi's son Gaddiel;

10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi;

11 from the tribe of Joseph, from the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi;

11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.

11 from Joseph's tribe of Manasseh, Susi's son Gaddi;

11 Of the tribe of Joseph, that is, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi son of Susi;

12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli;

12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.

12 From Dan's tribe, Gemalli's son Ammiel;

12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli;

13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael;

13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.

13 from Asher's tribe, Michael's son Sethur;

13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael;

14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi;

14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.

14 from Naphtali's tribe, Vophsi's son Nahbi;

14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vophsi;

15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

15 and from Gad's tribe, Machi's son Geuel.

15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Machi.

16 These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; but Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Joshua.

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

16 These are the names of the men sent by Moses to explore the land.

16 These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to explore and scout out the land. And Moses called Hoshea son of Nun, Joshua.

The Spies' Instructions

17 When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, "Go up there into the Negev; then go up into the hill country.

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:

17 Moses renamed Nun's son Hoshea to Joshua. Then he sent them out to explore the land of Canaan. He instructed them, "Go up from here through the Negev, then ascend to the hill country.

17 Moses sent them to scout out the land of Canaan, and said to them, Get up this way by the South (the Negeb) and go up into the hill country,

18 "See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.

18 And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

18 See what the land is like. Observe whether the people who live there are strong or weak, or whether they're few or numerous.

18 And see what the land is and whether the people who dwell there are strong or weak, few or many,

19 "How is the land in which they live, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they live, are they like open camps or with fortifications?

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;

19 Look to see whether the land where they live is good or bad, and whether the cities in which they live are merely tents or if they're fortified.

19 And whether the land they live in is good or bad, and whether the cities they dwell in are camps or strongholds,

20 "How is the land, is it fat or lean? Are there trees in it or not? Make an effort then to get some of the fruit of the land." Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.

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 firstripe grapes.

20 Examine the farmland, whether it's fertile or barren, and see if there are fruit-bearing trees in it or not. Be very courageous, and bring back some samples of the fruit of the land."

20 And what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is timber on it or not. And be of good courage and bring some of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.

The Spies' Activities

21 So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob, at Lebo-hamath.

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

21 As it was, that time of year was the season for the first fruits of the grape harvest. So they went to explore the land from the Wilderness of Zin to Rehob, and as far as the outskirts of Hamath.

21 So they went up and scouted through the land from the Wilderness of Zin to Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.

22 When they had gone up into the Negev, they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak were (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

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.)

22 They went through the Negev and reached Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak lived. (Hebron had been constructed seven years before Zoan in Egypt had been built).

22 And then went up into the South (the Negeb) and came to Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai [probably three tribes of] the sons of Anak were there. (Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

23 Then they came to the valley of Eshcol and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs.

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.

23 Soon they arrived in the valley of Eshcol, where they cut a single branch of grapes and carried it on a pole between two men, along with some pomegranates and figs.

23 And they came to the Valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two [of them]; they brought also some pomegranates and figs.

24 That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut down from there.

24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.

24 The entire place was called the Eshcol Valley on account of the cluster of grapes that the men of Israel had taken from there.

24 That place was called the Valley of Eshcol [cluster] because of the cluster which the Israelites cut down there.

The Spies Return

25 When they returned from spying out the land, at the end of forty days,

25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

25 At the end of 40 days, they all returned from exploring the land,

25 And they returned from scouting out the land after forty days.

Report About Canaan

26 they proceeded to come to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; and they brought back word to them and to all the congregation and showed them the fruit 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.

26 came in to Moses and Aaron, and delivered their report to the entire congregation of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran at Kadesh. They brought back their report to the entire congregation and showed them the fruit of the land.

26 They came to Moses and Aaron and to all the Israelite congregation in the Wilderness of Paran at Kadesh, and brought them word, and showed them the land's fruit.

27 Thus they told him, and said, "We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

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.

27 "We arrived at the place where you've sent us," they reported, "and it certainly does flow with milk and honey. Furthermore, this is its fruit,

27 They told Moses, We came to the land to which you sent us; surely it flows with milk and honey. This is its fruit.

28 "Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

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.

28 except that the people who have settled in the land are strong, and their cities are greatly fortified. We also saw the descendants of Anak.

28 But the people who dwell there are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; moreover, there we saw the sons of Anak [of great stature and courage].

29 "Amalek is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan."

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.

29 Amalek lives throughout the Negev, while the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country. The Canaanites live by the sea and on the bank of the Jordan."

29 Amalek dwells in the land of the South (the Negeb); the Hittite, the Jebusite, and the Amorite dwell in the hill country; and the Canaanite dwells by the sea and along by the side of the Jordan [River].

30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, "We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it."

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.

30 Caleb silenced the people on Moses' behalf and responded, "Let's go up and take control, because we can definitely conquer it."

30 Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once and possess it; we are well able to conquer it.

31 But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us."

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 we.

31 "We can't attack those people," the men who were with him said, "because they're too strong compared to us."

31 But his fellow scouts said, We are not able to go up against the people [of Canaan], for they are stronger than we are.

32 So they gave out to the sons of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size.

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.

32 So they put out this false report to the Israelis about the land that they had explored: "The land that we've explored is one that devours its inhabitants. All the people whom we observed were giants.

32 So they brought the Israelites an evil report of the land which they had scouted out, saying, The land through which we went to spy it out is a land that devours its inhabitants. And all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature.

33 "There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight."

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.

33 We also saw the Nephilim, the descendants of Anak. Compared to the Nephilim, as we see things, we're like grasshoppers, and that's their opinion of us!"

33 There we saw the Nephilim [or giants], the sons of Anak, who come from the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.



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