What God's People Found
people who lived long ago were called Israelites. For a while they lived
in a land called Egypt. Here they were very unhappy. Their enemies treated
them unkindly. God saw this and he planned to help them. He told his brave
servant Moses to lead them away from the land of Egypt to another country.
and all the people traveled for many days. Then they came near the
country, which God planned to give them for their new home. But they did
not enter that country at once. They sent some men to visit the country to
learn what kind of people lived in it. The rest of the people waited while
these men went ahead to see the new land.
forty days those men walked about in the new country, learning of its
people. They ate some of the fruit, which grew on the trees of the land.
And they tasted the juicy grapes, which grew in the vineyards. They had
never seen such large grapes before. On their way back they carried a
bunch of the grapes to show their friends. They carried other fruits also.
And they told their friends that many more grapes as large and sweet were
waiting for them in the vineyards. They told them about the people whom
they saw in the land. And they also told them about the cities in which
those people lived. This was the land God promised to give to the
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