Deuteronomy 1:22
New International Version
Then all of you came to me and said, “Let us send men ahead to spy out the land for us and bring back a report about the route we are to take and the towns we will come to.”

New Living Translation
“But you all came to me and said, ‘First, let’s send out scouts to explore the land for us. They will advise us on the best route to take and which towns we should enter.’

English Standard Version
Then all of you came near me and said, ‘Let us send men before us, that they may explore the land for us and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up and the cities into which we shall come.’

Berean Study Bible
Then all of you approached me and said, “Let us send men ahead of us to search out the land and bring us word of what route to follow and which cities to enter.”

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
“And every one of you came near to me and said, ‘Let us send men before us, and let them search out the land for us, and bring back word to us of the way by which we should go up, and of the cities into which we shall come.’

New American Standard Bible
“Then all of you approached me and said, ‘Let us send men ahead of us, so that they may spy out the land for us, and bring back to us word of the way by which we should go up, and the cities which we should enter.’

NASB 1995
“Then all of you approached me and said, ‘Let us send men before us, that they may search out the land for us, and bring back to us word of the way by which we should go up and the cities which we shall enter.’

NASB 1977
“Then all of you approached me and said, ‘Let us send men before us, that they may search out the land for us, and bring back to us word of the way by which we should go up, and the cities which we shall enter.’

Amplified Bible
“Then all of you approached me and said, ‘Let us send men [into the land] before us, so that they may explore and search the area for us, and bring back to us word regarding the way we should go, and the cities we should enter.’

Christian Standard Bible
“Then all of you approached me and said, ‘Let’s send men ahead of us, so that they may explore the land for us and bring us back a report about the route we should go up and the cities we will come to.’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then all of you approached me and said, ‘Let’s send men ahead of us, so that they may explore the land for us and bring us back a report about the route we should go up and the cities we will come to.’

American Standard Version
And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up, and the cities unto which we shall come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you came near to me, all of you, and you said: ‘We will send men before us; they will spy the land for us and they will give us a statement and they will show us the way to go into it and the towns to enter.’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ye all came to me, and said, Let us send men before us, and let them go up to the land for us; and let them bring back to us a report of the way by which we shall go up, and of the cities into which we shall enter.

Contemporary English Version
Then all of you came to me and said, "Before we go into the land, let's send some men to explore it. When they come back, they can tell us about the towns we will find and what roads we should take to get there."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you came all to me, and said: Let us send men who may view the land, and bring us word what way we shall go up, and to what cities we shall go.

Good News Translation
"But you came to me and said, 'Let's send men ahead of us to spy out the land, so that they can tell us the best route to take and what kind of cities are there.'

International Standard Version
"Then all of you approached me and said: 'Let's send out men in advance of us so they can survey the land and bring back a report to us on how we'll go up to their cities.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said: 'Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us back word of the way by which we must go up, and the cities unto which we shall come.'

Literal Standard Version
And you come near to me, all of you, and say, Let us send men before us, and they search the land for us, and they bring us back word [concerning] the way in which we go up into it, and the cities to which we come in;

New American Bible
Then all of you approached me and said, “Let us send men ahead to spy out the land for us and report to us on the road we should follow and the cities we will come upon.”

NET Bible
So all of you approached me and said, "Let's send some men ahead of us to scout out the land and bring us back word as to how we should attack it and what the cities are like there."

New Revised Standard Version
All of you came to me and said, “Let us send men ahead of us to explore the land for us and bring back a report to us regarding the route by which we should go up and the cities we will come to.”

New Heart English Bible
You came near to me everyone of you, and said, "Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up, and the cities to which we shall come."

World English Bible
You came near to me everyone of you, and said, "Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up, and the cities to which we shall come."

Young's Literal Translation
And ye come near unto me, all of you, and say, Let us send men before us, and they search for us the land, and they bring us back word concerning the way in which we go up into it, and the cities unto which we come in;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Twelve Spies Sent Out
21See, the LORD your God has placed the land before you. Go up and take possession of it as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has told you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” 22Then all of you approached me and said, “Let us send men ahead of us to search out the land and bring us word of what route to follow and which cities to enter.” 23The plan seemed good to me, so I selected twelve men from among you, one from each tribe.…

Cross References
Numbers 13:1
And the LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 13:2
"Send out for yourself men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each of their fathers' tribes send one man who is a leader among them."

Deuteronomy 1:23
The plan seemed good to me, so I selected twelve men from among you, one from each tribe.


Treasury of Scripture

And you came near to 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.

Numbers 13:1-20
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, …











(22) And ye came near . . . and said, We will send.--A new aspect is here given to the sending of the twelve spies. In Numbers 13:1 the incident is introduced thus: "And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Send thou men." We learn here that the proposal in the first instance came from the people. Moses would naturally refer it to Jehovah; and, when approved, the scheme was carried out.

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.--We read in Deuteronomy 1:33 that the Lord "went in the way before them to search out a place" for them to encamp in. But here the spies and Israel proposed to take the guidance of their march into their own hands. It is noticeable that in the campaigns of Joshua, not one step was taken without Divine direction. Thus the sending of the twelve spies, in the light in which the people intended it, was an act of unbelief. "In this thing (Deuteronomy 1:32) ye did not believe the Lord your God." (See also Note on Joshua 2:1.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then all of you
כֻּלְּכֶם֒ (kul·lə·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

approached
וַתִּקְרְב֣וּן (wat·tiq·rə·ḇūn)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

me and said,
וַתֹּאמְר֗וּ (wat·tō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Let us send
נִשְׁלְחָ֤ה (niš·lə·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

men
אֲנָשִׁים֙ (’ă·nā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

ahead of us
לְפָנֵ֔ינוּ (lə·p̄ā·nê·nū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 6440: The face

to search out
וְיַחְפְּרוּ־ (wə·yaḥ·pə·rū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2658: To pry into, to delve, to explore

the land
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and bring us
וְיָשִׁ֤בוּ (wə·yā·ši·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

word
דָּבָ֔ר (dā·ḇār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of what route
הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ (had·de·reḵ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

to follow
נַעֲלֶה־ (na·‘ă·leh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

and which cities
הֶֽעָרִ֔ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

to enter.”
נָבֹ֖א (nā·ḇō)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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