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Numbers 13 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Spies Sent into Canaan

(Deu 1:19–33 )
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Then Yahweh spoke to Moses saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:2 - “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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:3 - So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran at the [fn]command of Yahweh, all of them men who were heads of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:4 - These then were their names:

from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan and said to them, “Go up [fn]there into the [fn]Negev; then go up into the hill country.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:18 - “And see what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:19 - “And how is the land in which they live, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they live, are they [fn]like open camps or with fortifications?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:20 - “And how is the land, is it fat or lean? Are there trees in it or not? [fn]Make an effort then to get some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.
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So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob, [fn]at Lebo-hamath.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:22 - And they had gone up into the Negev and [fn]came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the [fn]descendants of Anak were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
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Then they came to the [fn]valley of [fn]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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:24 - That place was called the valley of [fn]Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut down from there.

The Spies Recount What They Saw

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:26 - and went and came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel [fn]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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:27 - Thus they recounted to 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:28 - “Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the [fn]descendants of Anak there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:29 - “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.”
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Then Caleb quieted the people [fn]before Moses and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we are surely able to overcome it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:31 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:32 - So they gave out to the sons of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land, which we have passed through to spy out on, is a land that devours its [fn]inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:33 - “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.”
LSB Footnotes
Lit mouth
Lit here
South country, so in ch
Lit in
Lit Use your strength
Or to the entrance of Hamath
Lit one came; some mss they came
Lit children
Or wadi
Lit cluster
Lit cluster
Lit to
Lit born ones
Lit toward
Or settlers

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