A. 17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:
B (strength of the population). 18 And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein,
whether they be strong or weak,
few or many;
C (quality of the land) . 19 And what the land is that they dwell in,
whether it be good or bad;
B’ (strength of the cities). and what cities they be that they dwell in,
whether in tents, or in strong holds;
C’ (quality of the land), 20 And what the land is,
whether it be fat or lean,
whether there be wood therein, or not.
A’. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
2A. 21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath. 22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
2B. 23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff;
2C. and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
2B’. 24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
2A’. 25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.