Matthew Bible

Numbers 13

The names of the men who were sent to search the land.

Numbers 13:1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses saying: Numbers 13:2 Sende men out to serche the lande of Canaan, whyche I geue vnto the chyldren of Israel: of euery trybe of their fathers a man and let them all be soche as are ruelars among them. Numbers 13:3 And Moses at the commaundement of the Lorde sent forth out of the wyldernesse of Pharan: soche men as were all heades among the chyldren of Israell, whose names are these. Numbers 13:4 In the trybe of Ruben, Sammua the sonne of Zacur: Numbers 13:5 In the trybe of Symeon, Saphat the sonne of Hori. Numbers 13:6 In the trybe of Iuda Caleph the sonne of Iephune. Numbers 13:7 In the trybe of Isachar, Igeal þe sonne of Ioseph. Numbers 13:8 In the trybe of Ephraim, Hosea the sonne of Nun. Numbers 13:9 In the trybe of Beniamin, Palthy the sonne of Raphu. Numbers 13:10 In the trybe of Zabulon, Gadiel the sonne of Sodi. Numbers 13:11 In the trybe of Ioseph: that was of Manasse, Gaddi the sonne of Susi. Numbers 13:12 In the trybe of Dan, Amiel the sonne of Gemali. Numbers 13:13 In the trybe of Aser, Sethur the sonne of Micheel. Numbers 13:14 In þe trybe of Nephthali Nahebi the sonne of Vaphsi. Numbers 13:15 In the trybe of Gad, Guel the sonne of Machi. Numbers 13:16 These are the names of the men whych Moses sent to spye out the lande. And Moses called þe name of Hosea the sonne of Nun, Iosua.

Their instructions.

Numbers 13:17 And Moses sent them forth to spye out þe land of Canaan, & sayd vnto them: gett you southward and go vp in to the hye contrey, Numbers 13:18 and se the lande what maner thyng it is and the people þt dwelleth therin: whether they be strong or weake, ether fewe or many, Numbers 13:19 and what the lande is that they dwel in whether it be good or bad, and what maner of cyties they dwel in whether they dwel in tentes or walled townes, Numbers 13:20 and what maner of lande it is: whether it be fatt or leane, and whether there be trees therin or not. And be of a good courage, and brynge of the frutes of the land. And it was aboute the tyme that grapes are fyrst rype.

Their acts.

Numbers 13:21 And they went vp & searched out the land from the wyldernesse of Zin vnto Rehob, as men go to Hemath, Numbers 13:22 & they ascended vnto þe south & came vnto Hebron, where Ahiman was & Sesai and Thalmani the sonnes of Enacke. Hebron was bylt .vij. yere before Zoan in Egypt. Numbers 13:23 And they came vnto þe riuer of Escol & they cut doune there a braunch wt one clouster of grapes & bare it vpon a staffe betwene twayne, and also of the pomgranates and of the fygges of the place. Numbers 13:24 The ryuer was called Nehell Escoll, because of the clouster of grapes whych the children of Israel cut doune there. Numbers 13:25 And they turned backe agayn from searchynge the land, at .xl. dayes ende.

Their relation.

Numbers 13:26 And they went and came to Moses and Aaron & vnto all the multitude of the chyldren of Israell, vnto the wyldernesse of Pharan: euen vnto Cades, and broughte them worde and also vnto all the congregation, and shewed them the frute of the lande. Numbers 13:27 And they tolde hym sayinge: we came vnto the land wether thou sendest vs, and surelye it is a lande that floweth wyth milke and honye and here is of þe frute of it. Numbers 13:28 Neuerthelesse the people be strong that dwell in the lande, and the Cytyes are walled and exceadynge greate, and moreouer, we sawe the chyldren of Enack ther. Numbers 13:29 The Amaleckes dwell in the south contre, & the Hethytes, Iebusites and the Amorites dwel in the mountaynes, and the Cananites dwell by the sea and a longe by the costet of Iordan. Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stylled the murmure of the people agaynst Moses saynge: let vs go vp and conquere it, for we be able to ouercome it. Numbers 13:31 But the men that went vp wyth hym, sayde: We be not able to go vp agaynste the people for they are stronger then we: Numbers 13:32 And they brought vp an euel reporte of the land whych they had searched, vnto the chyldren of Israel saiynge: The lande whyche we haue gone throwe to searche it out, is a lande that eateth vp the inhabiters therof, and the people that we sawe in it are men of stature. Numbers 13:33 And there we sawe also gyauntes, the chyldren of Enack whych are of the gyauntes. And we semed in oure syght as it were greshoppers and so we dyd in their syght.

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