25 They took some of the fruit of the land with them and brought it down to us. And they gave us this report: “It is a good land that Hashem our God is giving to us.”
va-yik-KHU v’-ya-DAM mi-p’-REE ha-A-retz va-yo-RI-du ay-LAY-nu va-ya-SHI-vu o-TA-nu da-VAR va-YO-m’-RU to-VAH ha-A-retz a-sher a-do-NAI e-lo-HAY-nu no-TAYN LA-nu
כה וַיִּקְחוּ בְיָדָם מִפְּרִי הָאָרֶץ וַיּוֹרִדוּ אֵלֵינוּ וַיָּשִׁבוּ אֹתָנוּ דָבָר וַיֹּאמְרוּ טוֹבָה הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר־יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ נֹתֵן לָנוּ׃
1:25 It is a good land that Hashem our God is giving to us.
The spies committed a grave sin by rejecting the Land of Israel. But despite their rejection of the land, even they could not deny its beauty and its bounty. The spies carried back a cluster of grapes, a fig and a pomegranate. Upon their return, they reported “We came to the land you sent us to; it does indeed flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit” (Numbers 13:27). How magnificent is Eretz Yisrael — even those who slight it cannot help but be struck by its grandeur!