PODCAST: Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #175: Numbers 13

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #175, where I read the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day in chronological order. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Today we are reading Numbers 13.

Numbers 13
1 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Ca’-na-an, which I give unto the children of Is’-ra-el: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.

3 And Mo’-ses by the commandment of the Lord sent them from the wilderness of Par’-an: all those men were heads of the children of Is’-ra-el.

4 And these were their names: of the tribe of Reu’-ben, Sham’-mu-a the son of Zac’-cur.

5 Of the tribe of Sim’-e-on, Sha’-phat the son of Hor’-i.

6 Of the tribe of Ju’-dah, Ca’-leb the son of Je-phun’-neh.

7 Of the tribe of Is’-sa-char, I’-gal the son of Jo’-seph.

8 Of the tribe of E’-phra-im, O-she’-a the son of Nun.

9 Of the tribe of Ben’-jam-in, Pal’-ti the son of Ra’-phu.

10 Of the tribe of Ze-bu’-lun, Gad’-di-el the son of So’-di.

11 Of the tribe of Jo’-seph, namely, of the tribe of Ma-nas’-seh, Gad’-di the son of Su’-si.

12 Of the tribe of Dan, Am’-mi-el the son of Ge-mal’-li.

13 Of the tribe of Ash’-er, Se’-thur the son of Mi’-cha-el.

14 Of the tribe of Naph’-ta-li, Nah’-bi the son of Voph’-si.

15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geu’-el the son of Ma’-chi.

16 These are the names of the men which Mo’-ses sent to spy out the land. And Mo’-ses called O-she’-a the son of Nun Je-hosh’-u-a.

17 And Mo’-ses sent them to spy out the land of Ca’-na-an, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:

18 And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

19 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds;

20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.

21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Re’-hob, as men come to Ha’-math.

22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where A-hi’-man, She’-shai, and Tal’-mai, the children of A’-nak, were. (Now He’-bron was built seven years before Zo’-an in E’-gypt.)

23 And they came unto the brook of Esh’-col, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.

24 The place was called the brook Esh’-col, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Is’-ra-el cut down from thence.

25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

26 And they went and came to Mo’-ses, and to Aa’-ron, and to all the congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el, unto the wilderness of Par’-an, to Ka’-desh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.

27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of A’-nak there.

29 The A-mal’-e-kites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hit’-tites, and the Jeb’-u-sites, and the Am’-o-rites, dwell in the mountains: and the Ca’-na-an-ites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jor’-dan.

30 And Ca’-leb stilled the people before Mo’-ses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Is’-ra-el, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of A’-nak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.


When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out to read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless.