13:2b 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
(b) After the people had required it of Moses, as it is in
(De 1:22) then the Lord told Moses to do it.
13:16 These [are] the names of the c men whom Moses sent to
spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun
(c) Which in number were twelve according to the twelve
13:19 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.
13:26 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.
13:32 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 stature.
(l) The giants were so cruel, that they spoiled and killed
one another and those that came to them.