-26 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 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.
And all the children of Israel murmured
against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would
God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send
men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come. ... And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal
: and Caleb
the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite
said unto him, Thou knowest
the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man
of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea. ... Forty years old [was
] I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me
from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought
him word again as [it was
] in mine heart.