Bamidbar 13
1And Hashem spoke unto Moshe, saying, 2Send thou anashim, that they may spy out Eretz Kena'an, which I give unto the Bnei Yisroel: of every tribe of their avot shall ye send a man, every one a nasi among them. 3And Moshe by the mouth of Hashem sent them from the Midbar Paran; all those men were Roshei Bnei Yisroel. 4And these were their shmot: of the tribe of Reuven, Shammua ben Zaccur. 5Of the tribe of Shim'on, Shaphat ben Chori. 6Of the tribe of Yehudah, Kalev ben Yephunneh. 7Of the tribe of Yissakhar, Yigal ben Yosef. 8Of the tribe of Ephrayim, Hoshea ben Nun. 9Of the tribe of Binyamin, Palti ben Raphu. 10Of the tribe of Zevulun, Gaddiel ben Sodi. 11Of the tribe of Yosef, namely, of the tribe of Menasheh, Gaddi ben Susi. 12Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel ben Gemalli. 13Of the tribe of Asher, Setur ben Michael. 14Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nachbi ben Vophsi. 15Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel ben Machi. 16These are the shmot of the men which Moshe sent to spy out the land. And Moshe called Hoshea ben Nun Yehoshua [See Zecharyah 6:11-12 on the personal name of Moshiach in prophecy]. 17And Moshe sent them to spy out Eretz Kena'an, and said unto them, Get you up to the Negev, and go up into the mountain; 18And see the land, what it is like, and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many; 19And 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 strongholds; 20And what the land is, whether it be fertile or barren, 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. 21So they went up, and searched the land from the midbar of Tzin unto Rechov, as men come to Chamat. 22And they ascended by the south, and came unto Chevron; where Achiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the Anak, were. (Now Chevron was built seven shanim before Tzoan in Mitzrayim.) 23And they came unto the Wadi Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with cluster of anavim echad, and they bore it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs. 24The place was called the Wadi Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the Bnei Yisroel cut down from thence. 25And they returned from searching of the land after arba'im days. 26And they went and came to Moshe, and to Aharon, and to all the congregation of the Bnei Yisroel, unto the Midbar Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto Kol HaEdah, and showed them the pri ha'aretz. 27And they told him, and said, We came unto ha'aretz where thou didst send us, and truly it floweth with cholov and devash; and this is the fruit of it. 28Nevertheless the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and gedolot me'od; and moreover we saw the Anak there. 29The Amalek dwell in the eretz of the Negev; and the Chitti, and the Yevusi, and the Emori, dwell in the hills; and the Kena'ani dwell by the yam, and by the bank of the Yarden. 30And Kalev silenced HaAm before Moshe, and said, Let us go up at once, and take possession of it; for we are well able to overcome it. 31But the anashim that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they are chazak (stronger) than we. 32And they spread an evil report of HaAretz which they had explored unto the Bnei Yisroel, saying, HaAretz, through which we have gone to explore 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. 33And there we saw the Nephilim, the Bnei Anak, which come of the Nephilim; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
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