1And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying,2Send thou men that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give unto the sons of Israel; of every tribe of their fathers ye shall send a man, each one a prince among them.3And Moses by the commandment of the Lord sent them from the wilderness of Paran; all those men were princes of the sons of Israel.4And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua, the son of Zaccur.5Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat, the son of Hori.6Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb, the son of Jephunneh.7Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal, the son of Joseph.8Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hosea, the son of Nun.9Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti, the son of Raphu.10Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel, the son of Sodi.11Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi, the son of Susi.12Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel, the son of Gemalli.13Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur, the son of Michael.14Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi, the son of Vophsi.15Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel, the son of Machi.16These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hosea, the son of Nun, Joshua.17And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan and said unto them, Go up this way towards the Negev and go up into the mountain18and see the land, what it is, and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, few or many,19and how the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad, and what cities there are that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds,20And what the land is, whether it is fertile or sterile, whether there are trees 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.
21So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.22And they ascended by the Negev and came unto Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the sons of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)23And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and from there they cut down a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates and of the figs.24The place was called the brook Eshcol because of the cluster of grapes which the sons of Israel cut down from there.25And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
26And they went and came to Moses and to Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran to Kadesh and brought back word unto them and unto all the congregation and showed them the fruit of the land.27And they told him and said, We came unto the land where thou didst send us, and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.28Nevertheless the people are strong that dwell in that land, and the cities are very great and strong; and moreover we saw the sons of Anak there.29Amalek dwells in the land of the Negev, and the Hittite and the Jebusite and the Amorite dwell in the mountains, and the Canaanite dwells by the sea and by the side of the Jordan.30Then 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.31But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against that people, for they are stronger than we.32And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out unto the sons of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone through to spy it out, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.33And there we saw giants, the sons of Anak, of the race of the giants; and we were in our own sight as locusts, and so we were in their sight.