Webster Bible

Numbers 13

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

Numbers 13:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Numbers 13:2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them. Numbers 13:3 And Moses, by the commandment of the LORD, sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men [were] heads of the children of Israel. Numbers 13:4 And these [were] their names: Of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur. Numbers 13:5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori. Numbers 13:6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. Numbers 13:7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph. Numbers 13:8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun. Numbers 13:9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu. Numbers 13:10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi. Numbers 13:11 Of the tribe of Joseph, [namely], of the tribe of Manassah, Gaddi the son of Susi. Numbers 13:12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli. Numbers 13:13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. Numbers 13:14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi. Numbers 13:15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi. Numbers 13:16 These [are] the names of the men whom Moses sent to explore the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.

Their instructions.

Numbers 13:17 And Moses sent them to explore the land of Canaan, and said to them, Go ye up this [way] southward, and ascend the mountain: Numbers 13:18 And see the land, what it [is]; and the people that dwell therein, whether they [are] strong or weak, few or many; Numbers 13:19 And what the land [is] that they dwell in, whether it [is] good or bad; and what cities [they are] that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds; Numbers 13:20 And what the land [is], whether it [is] fertile or barren, whether there is wood in it, 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.

Their acts.

Numbers 13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamath. Numbers 13:22 And they ascended by the south, and came to Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, [were]. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) Numbers 13:23 And they came to the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence 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. Numbers 13:24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence. Numbers 13:25 And they returned from exploring the land after forty days.

Their relation.

Numbers 13:26 And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them, and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. Numbers 13:27 And they told him, and said, We came to the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this [is] the fruit of it. Numbers 13:28 Nevertheless, the people [are] strong that dwell in the land, and the cities [are] walled, [and] very great: and moreover, we saw the children of Anak there. Numbers 13:29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. Numbers 13:30 And 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. Numbers 13:31 But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they [are] stronger than we. Numbers 13:32 And they brought an evil report of the land which they had searched to the children of Israel, saying, The land through which we have passed to search it, [is] a land that eateth up its inhabitants; and all the people that we saw in it, [are] men of a great stature. Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, [who come] of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

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