Bible: Num 13:26-33

The Spies’ Reports

13:26 They came back 1  to Moses and Aaron and to the whole community of the Israelites in the wilderness of Paran at Kadesh. 2  They reported 3  to the whole community and showed the fruit of the land. 13:27 They told Moses, 4  “We went to the land where you sent us. 5  It is indeed flowing with milk and honey, 6  and this is its fruit. 13:28 But 7  the inhabitants 8  are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. Moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. 13:29 The Amalekites live in the land of the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the sea and along the banks 9  of the Jordan.” 10 

13:30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses, saying, “Let us go up 11  and occupy it, 12  for we are well able to conquer it.” 13  13:31 But the men 14  who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against these people, because they are stronger than we are! 13:32 Then they presented the Israelites with a discouraging 15  report of the land they had investigated, saying, “The land that we passed through 16  to investigate is a land that devours 17  its inhabitants. 18  All the people we saw there 19  are of great stature. 13:33 We even saw the Nephilim 20  there (the descendants of Anak came from the Nephilim), and we seemed liked grasshoppers both to ourselves 21  and to them.” 22 

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