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Numbers 13:27–14:2

27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly 7flows with omilk and honey, pand this is its fruit. 28 Nevertheless the qpeople who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of rAnak there. 29 sThe Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”

30 Then tCaleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

31 uBut the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 And they vgave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and wall the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the 8giants (xthe descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were ylike 9grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were zin their sight.”

Israel Refuses to Enter Canaan

14 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people awept that night. bAnd all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness!

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