- And afterwards the people set forth from Aseroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Pharan.
Num 13:2 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
Num 13:3 Send for thee men, and let them spy the land of the Chananites, which l give to the sons of Israel for a possession; one man for a tribe, thou shalt send them away according to their families, every one of them a prince.
Num 13:4 And Moses sent them out of the wilderness of Pharan by the word of the Lord; all these were the princes of the sons of Israel.
Num 13:5 And these are their names: of the tribe of Ruben, Samuel the son of Zachur.
Num 13:6 Of the tribe of Symeon, Saphat the son of Suri
Num 13:7 Of the tribe of Judah, Chaleb the son of Jephonne.
Num 13:8 Of the tribe of Issachar, Ilaal the son of Joseph.
Num 13:9 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Ause the son of Naue.
Num 13:10 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Phalti the son of Raphu.
Num 13:11 Of the tribe of Zabulon, Gudiel the son of Sudi.
Num 13:12 Of the tribe of Joseph of the sons of Manasse, Gaddi the son of Susi.
Num 13:13 Of the tribe of Dan, Amiel the son of Gamali.
Num 13:14 Of the tribe of Aser, Sathur the son of Michael.
Num 13:15 Of the tribe of Nephthali, Nabi the son of Sabi.
Num 13:16 Of the tribe of Gad, Gudiel the son of Macchi.
Num 13:17 These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; and Moses called Ause the son of Naue, Joshua.
Num 13:18 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Chanaan, and said to them, Go up by this wilderness; and ye shall go up to the mountain,
Num 13:19 and ye shall see the land, what it is, and the people that dwells on it, whether it is strong or weak, or whether they are few or many.
Num 13:20 And what the land is on which they dwell, whether it is good or bad; and what the cities are wherein these dwell, whether they dwell in walled cities or unwalled.
Num 13:21 And what the land is, whether rich or poor; whether there are trees in it or no: and ye shall persevere and take of the fruits of the land: and the days were the days of spring, the forerunners of the grape.
Num 13:22 And they went up and surveyed the land from the wilderness of Sin to Rhoob, as men go in to Ĉmath.
Num 13:23 And they went up by the wilderness, and departed, as far as Chebron; and there was Achiman, and Sessi, and Thelami, the progeny of Enach. Now Chebron was built seven years before Tanin of Egypt.
Num 13:24 And they came to the valley of the cluster and surveyed it; and they cut down thence a bough and one cluster of grapes upon it, and bore it on staves, and they took of the pomegranates and the figs.
Num 13:25 And they called that place, The valley of the cluster, because of the cluster which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
Num 13:26 And they returned, from thence, having surveyed the land, after forty days.
Num 13:27 And they proceeded and came to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Pharan Cades; and they brought word to them and to all the congregation, and they shewed the fruit of the land:
Num 13:28 and they reported to him, and said, We came into the land into which thou sentest us, a land flowing with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
Num 13:29 Only the nation that dwells upon it is bold, and they have very great and strong walled towns, and we saw there the children of Enach.
Num 13:30 and Amalec dwells in the land toward the south: and the Chettite and the Evite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite dwells in the hill country: and the Chananite dwells by the sea; and by the river Jordan.
Num 13:31 And Chaleb stayed the people from speaking before Moses, and said to him, Nay, but we will go up by all means, and will inherit it, for we shall surely prevail against them.
Num 13:32 But the men that went up together with him said, We will not go up, for we shall not by any means be able to go up against the nation, for it is much stronger than we.
Num 13:33 And they brought a horror of that land which they surveyed upon the children of Israel, saying, The land which we passed by to survey it, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of extraordinary stature.
Num 13:34 And there we saw the giants; and we were before them as locusts, yea even so were we before them.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]