And the LORD said to Moses,
Cross ReferencesNumbers 12:16
After that, the people set out from Hazeroth and camped in the Wilderness of Paran.
Then all of you approached me and said, "Let us send men ahead of us to search out the land and bring us word of what route to follow and which cities to enter."
The plan seemed good to me, so I selected twelve men from among you, one from each tribe.
I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back to him an honest report.