Deuteronomy 1:23
New International Version
The idea seemed good to me; so I selected twelve of you, one man from each tribe.

New Living Translation
“This seemed like a good idea to me, so I chose twelve scouts, one from each of your tribes.

English Standard Version
The thing seemed good to me, and I took twelve men from you, one man from each tribe.

Berean Study Bible
The plan seemed good to me, so I selected twelve men from among you, one from each tribe.

King James Bible
And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:

New King James Version
“The plan pleased me well; so I took twelve of your men, one man from each tribe.

New American Standard Bible
The plan pleased me, and I took twelve of your men, one man for each tribe.

NASB 1995
"The thing pleased me and I took twelve of your men, one man for each tribe.

NASB 1977
“And the thing pleased me and I took twelve of your men, one man for each tribe.

Amplified Bible
The plan pleased me and I took twelve of your men, one man from each tribe.

Christian Standard Bible
The plan seemed good to me, so I selected twelve men from among you, one man for each tribe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The plan seemed good to me, so I selected 12 men from among you, one man for each tribe.

American Standard Version
And the thing pleased me well; and I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the answer was good in my eyes, and I brought twelve men of you, each man from a tribe:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the saying pleased me: and I took of you twelve men, one man of a tribe.

Contemporary English Version
It seemed like a good idea, so I chose twelve men, one from each tribe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And because the saying pleased me, I sent of you twelve men, one of every tribe:

English Revised Version
And the thing pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe:

Good News Translation
"That seemed like a good thing to do, so I selected twelve men, one from each tribe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It seemed like a good idea to me. So I chose 12 of your men, one from each tribe.

International Standard Version
Because this suggestion seemed good to me, I chose twelve men from among you, one from each tribe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the thing pleased me well; and I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe;

Literal Standard Version
and the thing is good in my eyes, and I take twelve men from you, one man for the tribe.

NET Bible
I thought this was a good idea, so I sent twelve men from among you, one from each tribe.

New Heart English Bible
The thing pleased me well; and I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe:

World English Bible
The thing pleased me well; and I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe:

Young's Literal Translation
and the thing is good in mine eyes, and I take of you twelve men, one man for a tribe.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Twelve Spies Sent Out
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. 24They left and went up into the hill country, and came to the Valley of Eshcol and spied out the land.…

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

Deuteronomy 1:22
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."

Deuteronomy 1:24
They left and went up into the hill country, and came to the Valley of Eshcol and spied out the land.


Treasury of Scripture

And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:

Deuteronomy 13:3
Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The plan
הַדָּבָ֑ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

seemed
בְּעֵינַ֖י (bə·‘ê·nay)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

good to me,
וַיִּיטַ֥ב (way·yî·ṭaḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

so I selected
וָאֶקַּ֤ח (wā·’eq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3947: To take

twelve
שְׁנֵ֣ים (šə·nêm)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

men
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

from among you,
מִכֶּם֙ (mik·kem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

one
אֶחָ֖ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

from each tribe.
לַשָּֽׁבֶט׃ (laš·šā·ḇeṭ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe


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