The Tribes of Israel - Number 13

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  Numbers 13:1 

Numbers 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. 

Numbers 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. 

Numbers 13:4 And  these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua  the son of Zaccur. 

Numbers 13:5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat  the son of Hori. 

Numbers 13:6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son  of Jephunneh. 

Numbers 13:7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son  of Joseph. 

Numbers 13:8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of  Nun. 

Numbers 13:9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of  Raphu. 

Numbers 13:10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of  Sodi. 

Numbers 13:11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of  Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. 

Numbers 13:12 Of the tribe of  Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli. 

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

Numbers 13:14 Of the tribe of  Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi. 

Numbers 13:15 Of the tribe of  Gad, Geuel the son of Machi. 

Numbers 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 Jehoshua.  

Numbers 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: 

Numbers 13:18 And see  the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein,  whether they be strong or weak, few or many; 

Numbers 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; 

Numbers 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.  

Numbers 13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the  wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.  

Numbers 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 Egypt.) 

Numbers 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. 

Numbers 13:24  The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the  cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from  thence. 

Numbers 13:25 And they returned from searching of the  land after forty days.  

Numbers 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 shewed them the  fruit of the land. 

Numbers 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.  

Numbers 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. 

Numbers 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. 

Numbers 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. 

Numbers 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 we. 

Numbers 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. 

Numbers 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.   

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