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Numbers Chapter 13

Spies sent out

13:1 AND YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
spoke to Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
, saying,
13:2 Send you men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel of every tribe of their fathers shall ya’ll send a man, every one a ruler among them.
13:3 And Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
by the commandment of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
sent them from the wilderness of Paran all those men [were] heads of the children of Israel.
13:4 And these [were] their names of the tribe of Reubenרְאוּבֵן
or Reuven Standard Rəʾūven, meaning “behold, a son”. he was the first of the six sons of Jacob and Leah (Jacob’s oldest son) For more info click here
, Shammua the son of Zaccur.
13:5 Of the tribe of Simeonשמעון
(/ˈsɪmiən/) is a given name (Biblical Šimʿon, Tiberian Šimʿôn), usually transliterated as Shimon. In Greek, it is written Συμεών, hence the Latinized spelling Symeon. It is a cognate of the name Simon “he has heard” For more info click here
, Shaphat the son of Hori.
13:6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
13:7 Of the tribe of Issacharיִשָּׂשכָר‎
Modern: Yīssaḵar, Tiberian: Yīśśāḵār, “There is reward” the fifth of the six sons of Jacob and Leah (Jacob’s ninth son) For more info click here
, Igal the son of Josephיוֹסֵף
Yosef Meaning: Jehovah shall add, God will add, taken away or praise, fame taken away. For more info click here
.
13:8 Of the tribe of Ephraimאֶפְרַיִם
(/ˈiːfriːəm/;ʾEp̄rayīm, in pausa: אֶפְרָיִם‎ ʾEp̄rāyīm). The Book of Genesis related the name “Ephraim” to the Hebrew root פָּרָה (pārā), meaning “to be fruitful”. This referring to Joseph’s ability to produce children, specifically while in Egypt (termed by the Torah as the land of his affliction). The name Ephraim can therefore be translated as “I will be fruitful”, with the prefix of aleph (א‎) indicating the first person, singular, future tense For more info click here
, Oshea the son of Nun.
13:9 Of the tribe of Benjaminבִּנְיָמִי
Bīnyāmīn Meaning: “Son of (the) right” or “Son of My right hand” was the last of the two sons of Jacob and Rachel (Jacob’s thirteenth child and twelfth and youngest son) For more info click here
, Palti the son of Raphu.
13:10 Of the tribe of Zebulunזְבֻלוּן/זְבוּלֻן/זְבוּלוּן
Modern: Zəvūlūn) he name is derived from the Northwest Semitic root zbl, common in 2nd millennium BCE Ugaritic texts as an epithet (title) of the god Baal, as well as in Phoenician and (frequently) in Biblical Hebrew in personal names. For more info click here
, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.
13:11 Of the tribe of Josephיוֹסֵף
Yosef Meaning: Jehovah shall add, God will add, taken away or praise, fame taken away. For more info click here
, [namely], of the tribe of Manassehמְנַשֶּׁה
/məˈnæsə/; Mənaššé, “Forgetter”; Greek: Μανασσῆς Manasses; was the fourteenth king of the Kingdom of Judah. He was the oldest of the sons of Hezekiah and his mother Hephzibah (2 Kings 21:1). He became king at the age of 12 and reigned for 55 years.
, Gaddi the son of Susi.
13:12 Of the tribe of Danדָּן
Dān, “judgment” or “he judged”) was the first of the two sons of Jacob and Bilhah (Jacob’s fifth son). His mother, Bilhah, was Rachel’s handmaid, who becomes one of Jacob’s concubines. For more info click here
, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.
13:13 Of the tribe of Asherאָשֵׁר
’Āšēr), was the last of the two sons of Jacob and Zilpah (Jacob’s eighth son). The text of the Torah states that the name of Asher means “happy” or “blessing”, implying a derivation from the Hebrew term osher in two variations—beoshri (meaning in my good fortune). For more info click here
, Sethur the son of Michael.
13:14 Of the tribe of Naphtaliנַפְתָּלִי
(/ˈnæftəlaɪ/ Modern: Naftalī, Tiberian: Nap̄tālī, “my struggle”) was the sixth son of Jacob, the second of his two sons with Bilhah. He was the founder of the Israelite tribe of Naphtali. For more info click here
, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.
13:15 Of the tribe of Gadגָּד‎
Modern: Gad, Tiberian: Gāḏ, “luck/fortunate”) was, the first of the two sons of Jacob and Zilpah (Jacob’s seventh son) and the founder of the Israelite tribe of Gad. For more info click here
, Geuel the son of Machi.
13:16 These [are] the names of the men which Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
sent to spy out the land. And Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.
13:17 And Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, Get you up this [way] southward, and go up into the mountain
13:18 And see the land, what it [is]; and the people that stays in it, whether they [be] strong or weak, few or many ;
13:19 And what the land [is] that they stay in, whether it [be] good or bad ; and what cities [they be] that they stay in, whether in tents, or in strong holds ;
13:20 And what the land [is], whether it [be] fat or lean, whether there be wood in it, or not. And be ya’ll of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time [was] the time of the firstripe grapes.

The spies journey and report


13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
13:22 And they ascended by the south, and came to Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, [were].(Now Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
13:23 And they came to the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from there 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.
13:24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from there.
13:25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
13:26 And they went and came to Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh ; and brought back word to them, and to all the congregation, and shown them the fruit of the land.
13:27 And they told him, and said, We came to the land where you sent us, and surely it flows with milk and honey ; and this [is] the fruit of it.
13:28 Nevertheless the people [be] strong that stay in the land, and the cities [are] walled, [and] very great and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
13:29 The Amalekites stay in the land of the south and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, stay in the mountains and the Canaanites stay by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
13:31 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.
13:32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched to the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, [is] a land that eats up the inhabitants of it; and all the people that we saw in it [are] men of a great stature.
13:33 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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