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Numbers 13:17

    Numbers 13:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Moses 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:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way by the South, and go up into the hill-country:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Moses sent them to have a look at the land of Canaan, and said to them, Go up into the South and into the hill-country;

    Webster's Revision

    And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way by the South, and go up into the hill-country:

    World English Bible

    Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, "Go up this way by the South, and go up into the hill country:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way by the South, and go up into the mountains:

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 13:17

    Southward - Rather, "by the Negeb," or south-country; a well-defined tract of territory forming the southernmost and least fertile portion of the land of Canaan and of the subsequent inheritance of Judah. It extended northward from Kadesh to within a few miles of Hebron, and from the Dead Sea westward to the Mediterranean (see especially Joshua 15:21-32).

    Into the mountain - The hill-country of southern and central Canaan, mostly within the borders of Judah and Ephraim. It commences a few miles south of Hebron, and extending northward to the plain of Jezreel, runs out eventually northwest-ward into the sea in the headland of Carmel.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 13:17

    13:17 Southward - Into the southern part of Canaan, which was the nearest part, and the worst too, being dry and desert, and therefore fit for them to enter and pass through with less observation. Into the mountain - Into the mountainous country, and thence into the valleys, and so take a survey of the whole land.