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Numbers 13 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Spies View the Land

(Deu 1:19–33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:1 - And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:2 - 'Send for thee men, and they spy the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the sons of Israel; one man, one man for the tribe of his fathers ye do send, every one a prince among them.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:3 - And Moses sendeth them from the wilderness of Paran by the command of Jehovah; all of them are men, heads of the sons of Israel they are,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:4 - and these their names: For the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zaccur.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:5 - For the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:6 - For the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:7 - For the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:8 - For the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea, son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:9 - For the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:10 - For the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:11 - For the tribe of Joseph, (for the tribe of Manasseh,) Gaddi son of Susi.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:12 - For the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:13 - For the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:14 - For the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vopshi.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:15 - For the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Machi.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:16 - These are the names of the men whom Moses hath sent to spy the land; and Moses calleth Hoshea son of Nun, Jehoshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:17 - And Moses sendeth them to spy the land of Canaan, and saith unto them, 'Go ye up this way into the south, and ye have gone up the mountain,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:18 - and have seen the land what it is, and the people which is dwelling on it, whether it is strong or feeble; whether it is few or many;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:19 - and what the land is in which it is dwelling, whether it is good or bad; and what are the cities in which it is dwelling, whether in camps or in fortresses;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:20 - And what the land is, whether it is fat or lean; whether there is wood in it or not; and ye have strengthened yourselves, and have taken of the fruit of the land;' and the days are days of the first-fruits of grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:21 - And they go up and spy the land, from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob at the going in to Hamath;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:22 - and they go up by the south, and come in unto Hebron, and there are Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, children of Anak (and Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt),
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:23 - and they come in unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down thence a branch and one cluster of grapes, and they bear it on a staff by two, also some of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:24 - That place hath one called Brook of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut from thence.

The Spies' Reports

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:25 - And they turn back from spying the land at the end of forty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:26 - And they go and come in unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto all the company of the sons of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and they bring them and all the company back word, and shew them the fruit of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:27 - And they recount to him, and say, 'We came in unto the land whither thou hast sent us, and also it is flowing with milk and honey -- and this is its fruit;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:28 - only, surely the people which is dwelling in the land is strong; and the cities are fenced, very great; and also children of Anak we have seen there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:29 - Amalek is dwelling in the land of the south, and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite is dwelling in the hill country, and the Canaanite is dwelling by the sea, and by the side of the Jordan.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:30 - And Caleb stilleth the people concerning Moses, and saith, 'Let us certainly go up -- and we have possessed it; for we are thoroughly able for it.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:31 - And the men who have gone up with him said, 'We are not able to go up against the people, for it is stronger than we;'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:32 - and they bring out an evil account of the land which they have spied unto the sons of Israel, saying, 'The land into which we passed over to spy it, is a land eating up its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in its midst are men of stature;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:33 - and there we saw the Nephilim, sons of Anak, of the Nephilim; and we are in our own eyes as grasshoppers; and so we were in their eyes.'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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