1 Then athe Lord spoke to Moses saying,
2 “aSend out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the sons of Israel; you shall send a man from each of their fathers’ tribes, every one a leader among them.”
3 So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran at the 1command of the Lord, all of them men who were heads of the sons of Israel.
6 from the tribe of Judah, aCaleb the son of Jephunneh;
8 from the tribe of Ephraim, aHoshea the son of Nun;
16 These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; but Moses called aHoshea the son of Nun, Joshua.
19 “How is the land in which they live, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they live, are they 1like open camps or with fortifications?
23 Then they came to the 1valley of 2aEshcol and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs.
24 That place was called the valley of 1Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut down from there.
25 When they returned from spying out the land, at the end of forty days,
26 they proceeded to come to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel 1in the wilderness of Paran, at aKadesh; and they brought back word to them and to all the congregation and showed them the fruit of the land.
29 “Amalek is living in the land of athe Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and bthe Amorites are living in the hill country, and cthe Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan.”
30 Then Caleb quieted the people 1before Moses and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it.”
31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “aWe are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us.”
32 So they gave out to the sons of Israel aa bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is ba land that devours its 1inhabitants; and call the people whom we saw in it are men of great size.