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Ang mga Espiya(A)

13 Nagsiling ang Ginoo kay Moises, “Magpadala ka sang mga tawo sa pagpang-espiya sa Canaan—ang duta nga ihatag ko sa inyo nga mga Israelinhon. Ang mga tawo nga imo ipadala mga pangulo sang kada tribo sang Israel.” Gintuman ni Moises ang ginsugo sa iya sang Ginoo. Halin didto sa kamingawan sang Paran ginpadala niya sa Canaan ang mga pangulo sang mga Israelinhon. 4-15 Amo ini ang ila mga tribo kag ang ila mga ngalan:

Tribo Pangulo
ReubenShamua nga anak ni Zacur
SimeonShafat nga anak ni Hori
JudaCaleb nga anak ni Jefune
IsacarIgal nga anak ni Jose
EfraimHoseas nga anak ni Nun
BenjaminPalti nga anak ni Rafu
ZebulunGadiel nga anak ni Sodi
Manase nga anak ni JoseGadi nga anak ni Susi
DanAmiel nga anak ni Gemali
AsherShetur nga anak ni Micael
NaftaliNabi nga anak ni Vofsi
GadGeuel nga anak ni Maki

16 Sila ang mga tawo nga ginpadala ni Moises sa pagpang-espiya sa Canaan. (Gin-ilisan ni Moises ang ngalan ni Hoseas nga anak ni Nun nga Josue.)

17 Antes sila ginpalakat ni Moises sa pagpang-espiya sa Canaan, nagsiling siya sa ila, “Maglakat kamo paaminhan kag magkadto sa Negev,[a] kag magderetso sa kabukiran. 18 Tan-awa ninyo kon ano ang hitsura sang duta, kag kon bala ang mga tawo didto makusog ukon maluya, kag kon madamo sila ukon diutay lang. 19 Tan-awa ninyo kon ano nga klase sang duta ang ila ginapuy-an, kon bala maayo ukon indi. Tan-awa ninyo ang ila mga banwa kon bala napalibutan sang pader ukon wala. 20 Tan-awa man ninyo kon bala mapatubason ang duta ukon indi, kag kon may mga kahoy ukon wala. Kag tinguhai gid ninyo nga makadala sang mga prutas sa inyo pagbalik.” (Panahon gid sadto nga tigluluto sang ubas.)

21 Gani naglakat sila kag gintan-aw nila ang duta halin sa kamingawan sang Zin hasta sa Rehob malapit sa Lebo Hamat. 22 Nag-umpisa sila sa Negev hasta nga nakaabot sila sa Hebron, nga sa diin nagaestar sila ni Ahiman, Sheshai, kag Talmai, nga mga kaliwat ni Anak. (Ining Hebron gintukod pito ka tuig antes gintukod ang Zoan sa Egipto.) 23 Pag-abot nila sa Eshcol nga ililigan sang tubig, nagtapas sila sang isa ka pungpong sang ubas. Puwerte ini kabug-at gani ginbutang ini sa tukon kag gintuwangan sang duha ka tawo. Nagdala man sila sang mga prutas nga pomegranata kag higos.[b] 24 Ato nga ililigan sang tubig gintawag nga Eshcol[c] tungod sa pungpong sang ubas nga gintapas sang mga Israelinhon.

25 Pagkatapos sang 40 ka adlaw nga pagpang-espiya sa duta, nagbalik sila 26 kay Moises, kay Aaron, kag sa bug-os nga katilingban sang Israel sa Kadesh, didto sa kamingawan sang Paran. Ginsugid nila sa bug-os nga katilingban ang ila nakita, kag ginpakita nila ang ila dala nga mga prutas. 27 Nagsiling sila kay Moises, “Nagkadto kami sa lugar nga ginpakadtuan mo sa amon, kag maayo ini kag mapatubason nga duta. Ari pa gani ang mga prutas. 28 Pero gamhanan ang mga tawo nga nagaestar didto, kag dalagko gid ang ila mga banwa kag napalibutan sang mga pader. Nakita pa gani namon didto ang mga kaliwat ni Anak. 29 Ang mga Amaleknon nagaestar sa Negev; ang mga Hithanon, mga Jebusnon, kag mga Amornon nagaestar sa mga kabukiran; kag ang mga Canaanhon nagaestar malapit sa dagat kag sa higad sang Suba sang Jordan.”

30 Ginpakalma ni Caleb ang mga tawo sa atubangan ni Moises, kag nagsiling siya, “Malakat kita subong dayon kag agawon naton ang duta, kay sigurado gid nga maagaw ta ini.”

31 Pero nagsiling ang mga tawo nga nag-upod kay Caleb sa pagpang-espiya, “Indi naton masarangan ang pagsalakay sa ila, kay mas makusog sila sang sa aton.” 32 Kag ginpalapnag nila sa mga Israelinhon ang indi maayo nga balita parte sa duta nga ila gintan-aw. Amo ini ang ila ginsiling, “Ang duta nga amon gintan-aw nagahalit[d] sa iya mga pumuluyo, kag wala labot sina, ang mga tawo nga nakita namon didto puwerte kataas. 33 May nakita gani kami nga mga higante,[e] nga mga kaliwat ni Anak. Daw mga tibakla lang ang amon panan-aw sa amon kaugalingon kon ikomparar sa ila, kag amo man sina ang ila panan-aw sa amon.”

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Footnotes

  1. 13:17 Negev: Ang kadutaan sa bagatnan sang Canaan.
  2. 13:23 higos: ang bunga sang kahoy nga higera (ukon, fig tree).
  3. 13:24 Eshcol: buot silingon sa Hebreo, pungpong.
  4. 13:32 nagahalit: sa literal, nagalamon.
  5. 13:33 higante: sa Hebreo, Nefilim. Tan-awa ang Gen. 6:1-4.

Exploring Canaan

13 The Lord said to Moses, “Send some men to explore(A) the land of Canaan,(B) which I am giving to the Israelites.(C) From each ancestral tribe(D) send one of its leaders.”

So at the Lord’s command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites.(E) These are their names:

from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zakkur;

from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori;

from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;(F)

from the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;

from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;(G)

from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti son of Raphu;

10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel son of Sodi;

11 from the tribe of Manasseh (a tribe of Joseph), Gaddi son of Susi;

12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel son of Gemalli;

13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur son of Michael;

14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi son of Vophsi;

15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Maki.

16 These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore(H) the land. (Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun(I) the name Joshua.)(J)

17 When Moses sent them to explore Canaan,(K) he said, “Go up through the Negev(L) and on into the hill country.(M) 18 See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. 19 What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified? 20 How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees in it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land.(N)” (It was the season for the first ripe grapes.)(O)

21 So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin(P) as far as Rehob,(Q) toward Lebo Hamath.(R) 22 They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron,(S) where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai,(T) the descendants of Anak,(U) lived. (Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)(V) 23 When they reached the Valley of Eshkol,[a](W) they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates(X) and figs.(Y) 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshkol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there. 25 At the end of forty days(Z) they returned from exploring the land.(AA)

Report on the Exploration

26 They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community at Kadesh(AB) in the Desert of Paran.(AC) There they reported to them(AD) and to the whole assembly and showed them the fruit of the land.(AE) 27 They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey!(AF) Here is its fruit.(AG) 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large.(AH) We even saw descendants of Anak(AI) there.(AJ) 29 The Amalekites(AK) live in the Negev; the Hittites,(AL) Jebusites(AM) and Amorites(AN) live in the hill country;(AO) and the Canaanites(AP) live near the sea and along the Jordan.(AQ)

30 Then Caleb(AR) silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”

31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.”(AS) 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report(AT) about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours(AU) those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.(AV) 33 We saw the Nephilim(AW) there (the descendants of Anak(AX) come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers(AY) in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 13:23 Eshkol means cluster; also in verse 24.

13 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.

And Moses by the commandment of the Lord sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.

And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur.

Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.

Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.

Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.

Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.

10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.

11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.

12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.

13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.

14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.

15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.

17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:

18 And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

19 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds;

20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.

21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.

24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.

25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

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 Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.

27 And they told 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.

28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.

30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

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 eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

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