13:2 b 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.
(b) After the people had required it of Moses, as
it is in (Deuteronomy
1:22) then the Lord told Moses to do it.
These [are] the names of the c men whom
Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.
(c) Which in number were twelve according to the
And what the land [is] that they dwell in, whether it [be] d
good or bad; and what cities [they be] that they dwell in, whether in tents, or
in strong holds;
(d) Plentiful or barren.
13:21 So they went up, and
searched the land from the wilderness of e
Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
(e) Which was in the wilderness of Paran.
13:22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto
Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of f
Anak, [were]. (Now g Hebron was built
seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
(f) Which were a type of giant.
(g) Declaring the antiquity of it: also Abraham,
Sarah, Isaac and Jacob were buried there.
And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of
the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of h
Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the
congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
(h) Called also Kadesh-barnea.
13:27 And they told i
him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it
floweth with milk and honey; and this [is] the fruit of it.
(i) That is, Moses.
13:28 Nevertheless the people [be] strong that
dwell in the land, and the cities [are] walled, [and] very great: and moreover
we saw the k children of Anak there.
(k) Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, whom Caleb slew
And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the
children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it,
[is] a land that l eateth up the
inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it [are] men of a great
(l) The giants were so cruel, that they spoiled
and killed one another and those that came to them.