Numbers 13:16
New International Version
These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. (Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.)

New Living Translation
These are the names of the men Moses sent out to explore the land. (Moses called Hoshea son of Nun by the name Joshua.)

English Standard Version
These were the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

Berean Study Bible
These were the names of the men Moses sent to spy out the land; and Moses gave to Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.

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

New King James Version
These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Joshua.

New American Standard Bible
These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; but Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Joshua.

NASB 1995
These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; but Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Joshua.

NASB 1977
These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; but Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Joshua.

Amplified Bible
These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; but Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Joshua (the LORD is salvation).

Christian Standard Bible
These were the names of the men Moses sent to scout out the land, and Moses renamed Hoshea son of Nun, Joshua.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These were the names of the men Moses sent to scout out the land, and Moses renamed Hoshea son of Nun, Joshua.

American Standard Version
These are the names of the men that Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
These are the names of the men whom Moshe sent to spy the land, and Moshe called Husha, son of Nun, Yeshua.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land; and Moses called Ause the son of Naue, Joshua.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are the names of the men, whom Moses sent to view the land: and he called Osee the son of Nun, Josue.

English Revised Version
These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

Good News Translation
These are the spies Moses sent to explore the land. He changed the name of Hoshea son of Nun to Joshua.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. But Moses gave Hoshea, son of Nun, the name Joshua.

International Standard Version
These are the names of the men sent by Moses to explore the land. Moses renamed Nun's son Hoshea to Joshua.

JPS Tanakh 1917
These are the names of the men that Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

Literal Standard Version
These [are] the names of the men whom Moses has sent to spy out the land; and Moses calls Hoshea son of Nun, Joshua.

NET Bible
These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to investigate the land. And Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.

New Heart English Bible
These are the names of the men who Moses sent to spy out the land. Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

World English Bible
These are the names of the men who Moses sent to spy out the land. Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

Young's Literal Translation
These are the names of the men whom Moses hath sent to spy the land; and Moses calleth Hoshea son of Nun, Jehoshua.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Spies Explore Canaan
15and from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Machi. 16These were the names of the men Moses sent to spy out the land; and Moses gave to Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua. 17When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he told them, “Go up through the Negev and into the hill country.…

Cross References
Numbers 13:8
from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;

Numbers 13:15
and from the tribe of Gad, Geuel son of Machi.

Deuteronomy 32:44
Then Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and recited all the words of this song in the hearing of the people.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Oshea

Hosea 1:1
The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.

Romans 9:25
As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

Jehoshua

Numbers 13:8
Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.

Numbers 14:6,30
And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: …

Exodus 17:9
And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.









(16) And Moses called Oshea . . . --It is not distinctly stated that the change of name took place at this time. It may have taken place at an earlier period, and have been confirmed on the present occasion, as in the case of Israel (Genesis 32:28; Genesis 35:10), and of Bethel (Genesis 28:19; Genesis 35:15). On the other hand, it is quite possible that the name may have been proleptically adopted in Exodus 17:9; Exodus 17:13; Exodus 24:13; Exodus 32:17; Exodus 33:11, and Numbers 11:28. The original name Hoshea means help, or salvation. The name Joshua, or Jehoshua, means Jehovah is help, or salvation. . . . Verse 16. - Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua. The change was from הושֵׁעַ (Hoshea, help or salvation) to יְהושֻׁעַ (Jehoshua - the same name with the first syllable of the sacred name prefixed, and one of the vowel points modified). It was afterwards contracted into יֵשׁוּעַ (Jeshua; cf. Nehemiah 8:17), and has come to us in its current form through the Vulgate. The Septuagint has here ἐπωνόμασε τὸν Αὐσὴ Ιησοῦν, and so the name appears in the New Testament. It is an obvious difficulty that Joshua has already been called by his new name at Exodus 17:9, and in every other place where he has been mentioned. In fact he is only once elsewhere called Hoshea, and that in a place (Deuteronomy 32:44) where we should certainly not have expected it. There are two ways of explaining the difficulty, such as it is. We may suppose that the change of name was really made at this time, as the narrative seems (on the face of it) to assert; and then the previous mentions of Joshua by his subsequent and more familiar name will be cases of that anticipation which is so common in Scripture (cf., e.g., Matthew 9:9 with Mark 2:14). Or we may suppose, what is perhaps more in harmony with the course of Joshua's life, that the change bad been already made at the time of the victory over Amalek. In that case the Vav consec. in וַיִּקִרָא (and... called) must be referred to the order of thought, not of time, and a sufficient reason must be shown for the interpolation of the statement in this particular place. Such a reason may fairly be found in the probable fact that the names of the spies were copied out of the tribal registers, and that Joshua still appeared under his original name in those registers. As to the significance of the change, it is not easy to estimate it aright. On the one hand, the sacred syllable entered into so many of the Jewish names that it could not have seemed a very marked change; on the other hand, the fact that our Saviour received the same name because he was our Saviour throws a halo of glory about it which we cannot ignore. In the Divine providence Hoshea became Joshua because he was destined to be the temporal saviour of his people, and to lead them into their promised rest.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
These
אֵ֚לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

were the names
שְׁמ֣וֹת (šə·mō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8034: A name

of the men
הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֔ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

Moses
מֹשֶׁ֖ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

sent
שָׁלַ֥ח (šā·laḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

to spy out
לָת֣וּר (lā·ṯūr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8446: To meander, about, for, trade, reconnoitring

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

and Moses
מֹשֶׁ֛ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

gave
וַיִּקְרָ֥א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

to Hoshea
לְהוֹשֵׁ֥עַ (lə·hō·wō·šê·a‘)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1954: Hoshea -- 'salvation', the name of several Israelites

son
בִּן־ (bin-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Nun
נ֖וּן (nūn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5126: Nun -- father of Joshua

{the name} Joshua.
יְהוֹשֻֽׁעַ׃ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites


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