Moses Sent Out 12 Spies. When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he told them, “Go through the Negev and then into the mountain region. 18 See what the land is like and whether the people living there are strong or weak, few or many. 19 Is the land they live in good or bad? Do their cities have walls around them or not? 20 Is the soil rich or poor? Does the land have trees or not? Do your best to bring back some fruit from the land.” (It was the season when grapes were beginning to ripen.). What did the 12 Spies find? Why did they bring back such a different report? Who were the Giants and who were the Grasshoppers? Why did the Nation of Israel want Moses out as their leader?